SOMERSET, N.J. – After a record-breaking week, graduate student Katherine Haines earned her second consecutive Northeast Conference Player of the Week honor, as announced by the conference office this afternoon. The honor comes on the heels of Haines posting the first triple-double in program history and becoming the 20th player in program history to eclipse 1,000 career points.
Haines' second straight Player of the Week honor makes her the first player in the NEC to earn back-to-back Player of the Week awards this season. This announcement now gives Haines three NEC Player of the Week award in 2018-19, giving her the most of any player in the conference with seven weeks of the regular season remaining.
In Saturday's two-point win at St. Francis Brooklyn, Haines became the first-ever Pioneer to record a triple-double as she tallied a game-high 25 points, 15 rebounds and 11 blocks in the 68-66 triumph. The 11th triple-double in NEC history is just the second to include double-digit blocks. Her 11 blocks also stand as a Division I record for Sacred Heart.
Her record-breaking week continued on Monday as Haines became a 1,000-career point scorer at Sacred Heart, joining a list that includes 20 players and just 13 at the Division I level (since 1999-00). Needing 16 points to point the esteemed club, Haines netted 19 points on 8-for-14 shooting in a 72-64 MLK Day home win over Wagner. For the week, Haines averaged 22 points, nine rebounds and 5.5 blocks per game while shooting a team-leading 55.9 percent from the floor.
Still undefeated in NEC play, Haines and Sacred Heart hit the road for a big series starting with a matchup at the defending conference champ St. Francis U on Saturday (4 pm). A clash with fellow unbeaten Robert Morris follows on Monday night (7 pm).