WASHINGTON - Senior Michelle DeSantis of The Catholic University of America women's basketball team has been selected to the All-Middle Atlantic Region First Team, as released by D3hoops.com on Monday afternoon.
A native of Trumbull, Conn., DeSantis was honored as the 2016-17 Landmark Conference Player of the Year and earned her third consecutive spot on the All-Conference First Team. She is the only guard selected to the All-Region First Team.
DeSantis led the Landmark in 3-point percentage (47.1). She is number two in the Landmark for assists (118) and steals (62), as well as third in field goal percentage (51.7).
DeSantis became the 20th member of Catholic women's basketball's 1000-point club on November 27, 2016, for which she was selected Landmark Athlete of the Week.
During her senior campaign, DeSantis posted her highest scoring season with 459 points. She put up double-digit points in 23 games, including a career-high 36 points against Juniata on January 28. With 1414 total career points, DeSantis is the fourth all-time scorer in Catholic women's basketball history.
On January 21, with the help of DeSantis, Catholic downed No. 3 Scranton, 82-78, in overtime. DeSantis had a team-high 22 points as the Cardinals handed the Royals their first regular season loss since January 17, 2015, when Catholic topped Scranton, 46-42, inside the DuFour Center.
Additionally, DeSantis was one of three active players to be selected to the Landmark Conference All-Decade team. She has led the Cardinals to three consecutive appearances in the Landmark Championship Finals and two NCAA Tournament runs.
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