AMHERST, Mass. - Amherst College's Ali Doswell '17 was named the D3hoops.com Northeast Region Player of the Year, head coach G.P. Gromacki was named the Northeast Region Coach of the Year, and Meredith Doswell earned Second Team All-Northeast Region honors as recently announced by the organization.
Ali Doswell enjoyed an outstanding senior season that has resulted in a return trip to the NCAA Division III Championship Final Four. Doswell, who was named the NESCAC Player of the Year and a First Team All-NESCAC selection, earned D3hoops.com Northeast Player of the Year honors as well as a First Team All-Northeast Region mention. Doswell, Amherst's all-time leader in points and three-pointers made, averages 12.9 points per game, 4.8 rebounds per game, 2.9 assists per game, a 42% field goal percentage, a 37.4% from three-point range, and a 78.9% efficiency clip from the free throw line. Doswell is the first Amherst women's basketball player to earn the honor since Jaci Daigneault '11 and Caroline Stedman '12 accomplished the feat in back-to-back seasons in 2011 and 2012.
Meredith Doswell, a Second Team All-NESCAC selection in 2016-17, has been a force for Amherst at both ends of the floor averaging 8.3 points and 6.3 rebounds per game. Also the team leader in blocked shots with a 1.5 swats per game mark, Meredith Doswell ranks in the program's top 10 in blocked shots, points, and assists.
Now in his 10th season at the helm, Gromacki has guided Amherst to an unblemished, 31-0 record entering Final Four action for the third time since taking over the program in 2007-08. Named the NESCAC Coach of the Year for the second time in as many seasons, Gromacki's Purple & White have turned in a phenomenal season averaging 70.1 points per game while allowing just 40.0 points per contest. Gromacki was named D3hoops.com Northeast Region Coach of the Year in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2016 and 2017.