Fonville, Limberiou Named All-Landmark, Stanford Voted Rookie of the Year
WASHINGTON - The Landmark Conference coaches voted and named two Cardinals to the All-Conference teams, announced on Wednesday.
Bryson Fonville headlined the awards for Catholic, as the sophomore was named 1st Team All-Landmark. Junior Steve Limberiou, who's season was cut short to injury was voted to the 2nd Team, and freshman standout Corey Stanford was picked as the Landmark Rookie of the Year.
Fonville led the Landmark in assists with 5.7 per game and ranks fourth in assist to turnover ratio at 2.3. The Cardinals lead NCAA Division III in fewest turnovers per game at 8.8 and their success has been attributed in large part due to Fonville at the point guard position.
Fonville was named the conference Player of the Week on January 20 after leading CUA to a 2-0 week and a hold of first place with wins over Juniata and Moravian. He scored a career-high 33 points and played the entire game without a turnover in the win at Juniata. Fonville then followed that up with a 26-point, 8 assist performance against Moravian. That same week, Fonville earned a spot on the D3Hoops.com Team of the Week for his performance.
This is Limberiou's second appearance on the 2nd Team All-Landmark, after earning the award in 2012-13. Limberiou started and played in 19 games before sitting the remainder of the season with an injury. The junior sharpshooter led the Cardinals in three-pointers (52) and steals (25) before his departure and was also one of the top-10 free throw shooters in the conference with an 82% accuracy.
Limberiou scored his 1,000th career point on January 8 after tying his career-high of 33 points against DeSales. In fitting fashion, his milestone point was scored on a three-pointer, his seventh of the night, to lead Catholic to a 76-63 victory. He became the 41st member of the 1,000 point club at Catholic and ranks 28th on the all-time scoring list.
Stanford played in every game for Catholic this season with 22 starts, including the last 18 consecutive games. He averaged 13.1 points per game, but was even better in conference play at 16.9 points per game. Stanford pulled down 7.0 rebounds per game including 2.3 offensive boards each game. He led all freshmen in conference scoring and rebounds.
He finishes his rookie campaign with 340 points and 181 rebounds. Stanford made an immediate impact for head coach Steve Howes, scoring 24 points in just his second career game, while going 5-of-7 from downtown. He scored a career-high 27 points on two occasions and led the team with four double-doubles.
The 2013-14 Landmark Men's Basketball All-Conference Teams:
|First Team||Second Team|
||So.||F||South Pasadena, Calif.
||So.||G||Silver Spring, Md.
||Scranton||Jr.||G||Clarks Green, Pa.
||Mike Klinger||Drew||So.||G||Franklin Park, N.J.
||Mill Hall, Pa.
* 2012-13 First Team All-Landmark