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UVM's Carissimo, Butler earn weekly honors

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BURLINGTON, Vt. -

Vermont senior Sandro Carissimo was named the America East Co-Player of the Week on Monday. Carissimo shared the honor with Stony Brook's Jameel Warney.

Carissimo averaged 22 points and five rebounds, while shooting 53.6 percent from the field and 50 percent from 3-point range to lead Vermont to a 1-1 week.

Carissimo helped Vermont earn a 62-48 win over UMass Lowell in the America East Conference opener to start the week. The Sleepy Hollow, N.Y. native netted 14 points and added seven rebounds against the River Hawks.

Carissimo, who scored a career-high 25 points at Harvard a year ago, led all-scorers with a career-high 30 points against the Crimson on Saturday. He went 11-for-19 from the field and was 4-for-6 from 3-point range in the contest.

Carissimo ranks seventh in America East in scoring (14.5 ppg), is fifth in 3-point field goal percentage (42.9%) and sixth in 3-point field goals made (1.8 pg).

Vermont stands at 4-7 overall and 1-0 in America East. The Catamounts return to action on December 30 when they host Lyndon State at 7 p.m. at Patrick Gymnasium.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Vermont freshman Kylie Butler has been named the America East Rookie of the Week for the second time this season. The league office made the announcement on Monday.

Butler averaged 15.7 points, 9.0 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.6 steals in three games for the Catamounts. She also shot 42.1 percent from the field and went 6-for-16 from 3-point range.

Butler posted career-highs of 23 points and six assists at Lehigh in the first game of the Christmas City Classic hosted by the Mountain Hawks. She was 8-for-13 from the field and 3-for-6 from 3-point range, while also grabbing four rebounds and collecting two steals.

Butler added 15 points and a career-high 15 rebounds for her second career double-double against Youngstown State in the consolation game of the Christmas City Classic and was named to the all-tournament team, her second all-tournament team of the season.

Butler helped Vermont pick up a win to start the week with nine points and eight rebounds in a victory over Canisius.

Butler is the second Catamount this season to post a double-double scoring at least 15 points and grabbing at least 15 rebounds. Teammate Niki Taylor posted a double-double with 23 points and 15 rebounds in a win over UMass Lowell in the conference opener on December 1.

Butler ranks 12th among the America East scoring leaders, averaging 11.1 points per game, and is fifth in the league in rebounding, collecting 7.1 caroms per contest.

Vermont stands at 4-7 overall and is 1-0 in America East. The Catamounts return to action on December 29 when they host Boston University at 2 p.m. at Patrick Gymnasium.

Courtesy: Vermont Athletics

 

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