Freshman Jaymesha Sanders (West Haven, Conn.) averaged a double-double in the first week of her rookie campaign, dropping 16.3 points per game and grabbing 10.7 rebounds per game. In a season-opening loss at Mount Ida, Sanders scored 13 points, with nine rebounds and two assists.
In the opener of the St. Joseph of Connecticut Tip-Off Tournament, Sanders posted her first collegiate double-double with 20 points and 13 rebounds, while adding 3 steals in a win over Fitchburg State. In the championship game, she came back with another double-double, scoring 16 points and pulling down 10 rebounds as the Nighthawks beat the host Bluejays for the title. Sanders earned USJ Tip-off Tournament All-Tournament honors for her performance in Hartford, Connecticut.
This is the first career Rookie of the Week honors for West Haven High School graduate.