Downing and Donnelly Named All-NEC

Delaney Downing & Kate Donnelly
Delaney Downing & Kate Donnelly

FAIRFIELD, CT (April 28, 2011) - Sacred Heart juniors Delaney Downing (Englewood, CO) and Kate Donnelly (Centerville, MA) were named to the 2001 Northeast Conference Doubles All-Conference first team in a vote by the league's head coaches.

This is the second-straight year the duo has earned all-conference accolades. Downing and Donnelly were named to the Doubles All-NEC second team in 2010.  The duo finished the 2010-11 season a team-best 16-6 overall and 12-4 playing at #3.  Against the Northeast Conference, Downing and Donnelly posted a 6-1 mark.

Downing led all Pioneers with 22 total doubles wins while Donnelly earned 20 doubles victories this season.