FAIRFIELD, CT (April 23, 2012) - Sacred Heart junior Emily Pepe (East Quogue, NY) was named the Northeast Conference Player of the Week after leading her team to the top-seed in the Northeast Conference Tournament.
The junior attacker collected 14 total points while helping the Pioneer's avoid play-off elimination, secure the number one seed in the NEC tournament and a share of the NEC regular season championship. Pepe scored four goals with ten assists in the two games combined and set a new school record in the process. On Friday night, she scored twice and assisted on four other SHU goals as the Pioneers topped Bryant 11-10. Pepe did all her scoring in the first half helping the Pioneers build a 7-4 lead at the half en-route to the win. The junior was then a major factor in Sunday's win, scoring twice and dishing out a career-high six assists. The New York native couldn't have picked a better time for her offensive outburst as the Pioneer's entered the second half of Sunday's game down 9-4, but with 30 minutes remaining Pepe scored once and assisted on four of the Pioneer's goals, including the assists on Alyssa Dorsey's game winner. Her eight points also marked a career-high, while her six assists gave the junior the school record for assist in a season with 43. She breaks the record of 38 set by Mary Montesarchio during the 2008 season.
Pepe and the Pioneers begin their title quest on Friday afternoon when they face Mount St. Mary's at 1:00 pm on Campus Field.