After being named to the Atlantic Region’s first-team All-Star by D3hoops.com, College of Staten Island junior forward Will Fonseca backed things up with a third-team All-America citation from the same organization, it was announced this weekend. For Fonseca, this is his first All-America accolade of his career, and comes on the heels of his record breaking 2014-15 season.
The Dolphins finished 20-9 overall, complete with a successful defense of the ECAC Metro NY/NJ Championship, winning the tourney for the third time overall. Fonseca dumped 41 of his 732 points this season in the ECAC Final, breaking CSI’s single-season point-scoring record in the process, formerly held by Hall of Famer Rob Roesch in 1987-88. Fonseca’s point total was good for a 26.1 per game clip through 29 games adding a whopping 350 rebounds, or 12.5 per game. He also led the team with 49 total blocked shots.
A second-year junior for the squad, Fonseca was the CUNYAC’s Player of the Year in 2014-15, and most recently also nabbed first-team All-Atlantic Region honors from the National Association of Basketball Coaches. His 1.094 career points place his 26th in CSI history through just two season, while his 517 rebounds rank him 24th all-time.
Fonseca was the only CUNYAC athlete to be honored as a D3hoops.com All-America. Dickinson College’s Gerry Wixted won Player of the Year honors, while Bob Semling of Wisconsin-Stevens Point took Coach of the Year honors. Ohio Wesleyan guard Nate Axelrod won Rookie of the Year laurels.