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Feb. 22, 2012

LANCASTER, PA - Johns Hopkins women's basketball placed three on the All-Centennial Conference teams, as announced by the league office late Tuesday afternoon. Senior Chantel Mattiola is a first team honoree for the second-straight year while junior Alex Vassila earns second-team honors and senior Stephanie Fong collects honorable mention honors.

Mattiola earned her second-straight first team accolades after her record-setting year for the Blue Jays. Mattiola became the all-time leader in three-pointers with 151 on her career. This season, Mattiola has knocked down 51 to lead the Blue Jays and Centennial. Mattiola is averaging 12.8 points, 3.6 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 2.1 steals per game. The senior guard ranks sixth in the conference in scoring and leads the league in assist/turnover ratio (2.2). She leads the with an 86.9% clip from the free throw line (73-for-84), which ranks her 12th in the nation.

Vassila, a second team pick, earned all-conference honors for the first time in her career. Vassila is averaging 10.7 points per game and pulling down 9.2 rebounds per contest. The junior leads the league in blocks with 57 and is currently second on the JHU career blocked shot list with 123. Vassila ranks second in the league in field goal percentage, shooting 48.9 percent from the floor (114-for-233).

Fong rounded out Hopkins’ All-Centennial honorees after earning an honorable mention nod this season. Fong leads the Blue Jays and ranks second in the league with 136 assists this season and is second in the league in free throw shooting with a 86.1% clip from the charity stripe (68-for-79).  

Senior Kat Fox was named to the All-Sportsmanship team as well, this season. The Centennial Conference Student-Athlete Advisory Committee established the All-Sportsmanship team in 2007. Each team elected one member from their team who displayed good sportsmanship throughout the season to be a member of the All-Centennial sportsmanship team.

Johns Hopkins leads all Conference teams with 20 All-Centennial first-team nods since 1994, followed by Muhlenberg (15), Franklin & Marshall (12) and Swarthmore (12). McDaniel (10) is fifth, followed by Gettysburg (9), Dickinson (8), Ursinus (6), Washington College (2) and Haverford (1).

The Blue Jays will host the Centennial Conference Tournament this weekend in Goldfarb Gym. Top-seeded Hopkins will face the winner of Wednesday's first round game between fourth-seeded Haverford and fifth-seeded Ursinus. JHU will play in the first semifinal on Friday, February 24 at 6 pm. The second semifinal featuring second-seeded Franklin & Marshall and third-seeded Muhlenberg will tip at 8 pm. 



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