Price and Marosites lauded as D2CCA All-Region picks

HIGH POINT, N.C. – Haris Price was named first-team All-Southeast Region and Kayla Marosites earned a slot on the second squad by the Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) Thursday.

There are now 13 different players in the history of the school to earn an all-region, all-district or All-American honor as Carson-Newman places two players on the list for a second-straight season after Price and Mika Wester were first-teamers a year ago.

Price is the sixth player in school history to earn an all-region or All-American honor in multiple seasons as she becomes the first Lady Eagles to be on the top team multiple times in the school's Division II era.

C-N is one of two teams to have two players represented on all-region units joining fellow South Atlantic Conference team Anderson. The Trojans put Alexy Mollenhauer on the top team and Ace Easter on the second squad.

The 2018-19 first-team all-conference pick became the fifth player in the history of the school to earn a slot on the first team All-SAC unit multiple times in her career after being on the club as a junior. The Gatlinburg, Tenn. native ranks sixth in the country in free-throw percentage at 90 percent on the season. She is second in scoring at 18.9, second in assist-to-turnover ratio at 1.89, second in field goals made at 202, second in field-goal percentage at 52 and third in steals at 63.

After being a first-team All-American last season, the point guard is shooting a higher percentage from the field and the charity stripe while scoring more points than 2017-18. Price has scored in double figures 23 times including three with at least 30 points.

The three-time SAC Player of the Week become the first C-N player in 40 years to score at least 40 points when she dropped 44 at Lenoir-Rhyne on Feb. 2 going 16-for-26 from the field scoring 31 in the second half. The last Lady Eagle to accomplish the feat was Data Caldwell's school-record 47 on Feb. 22, 1979, 790 games and 14,592 days prior.

Roughly a month earlier, Price went for 39 points on 16-for-20 shooting against Catawba. On the school's scoring list, she sits in seventh with 1,362 having scored 1,683 overall for her career. The senior is eighth on the program's assists ledger with 337 and sixth on the three-point list with 130.

Marosites was named second-team All-SAC last season bumping up to the first team as a junior. The guard leads the league and is fourth in the nation with 20 double-doubles on the year. Her total rebound tally of 325 boards is good for 10th in Division II while ranking 15th in rebounding average at 11.2 and 16th with four offensive rebounds per game. She is top 10 in the conference in scoring, ninth, free-throw percentage, fifth, steals, fifth, and three-pointers made, eighth.

In Wednesday's SAC Quarterfinal contest, the Elizabethton, Tenn. native became the first C-N player since at least 2000 to rack up at least 20 double-doubles in a season passing Shari Buford's mark of 19 from 2009-10.

The two-time SAC Player of the Week recorded a program record of 22 rebounds in a game against Columbus State on Nov. 25. She has scored in double figures 24 times and has 23 games with at least 10 boards leading the team in the latter category 24 times.

On Feb. 21, Marosites became the first Lady Eagles in the history of the program to be named to the Google Cloud CoSIDA Academic All-District team sporting a 3.73 grade-point average in child and family studies.

In her second season at the Creek, the junior has moved into the top 10 in two categories. Her 106 made three-pointers places her ninth on the list and her 689 rebounds has her sitting in 10th. With 834 career points, she will become the 23rd member of the school's 1,000-point club early in her senior season.

Coverage of the contest can be found locally on 106.3 WPFT-FM starting at 7:15 p.m. with "The AEC Countdown to Tip-Off" on the Eagle Sports Network. Audio and video streams can also be found by visiting

First Team

Name School Yr. Hometown

Alexy Mollenhauer, Anderson (S.C.) University (Jr. – Lindale, Texas)

Jessica Harris, Lander University (Jr. – Sumter, S.C.)

Felecity Havens, University of Mount Olive (Sr. – Lorain, Ohio)

Haris Price, Carson-Newman University (Sr. – Gatlinburg, Tenn.)

Kianna Wynn, Barton College (Sr. – Knightdale, N.C.) 

Second Team

Ace Easter, Anderson (S.C.) University (Sr. – Maiden, N.C.)

Kayla Marosites, Carson-Newman University (Jr. – Elizabethton, Tenn.)

Tabitha Odabe, Flagler College (Sr. – Keystone Heights, Fla.)

Shaunice Fulmore, Francis Marion University (Sr. – Lake City, S.C.)

Tatiana Wayne, Columbus State University (Sr. – Lawrenceville, Ga.)

Kwajelin Farrar, USC Aiken (So. – Grovetown, Ga.) 

Southeast Region Player of the Year

Alexy Mollenhauer, Anderson (S.C.) University (Jr. – Lindale, Texas)

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