After a record-breaking campaign that saw the College of Staten Island women’s basketball team secure a championship, junior Christina Pasaturo has been given the ECAC’s highest honor, named its Player of the Year in the Metro NY/NJ region. Pasaturo headlined the list along with FDU-Florham’s Kendrea Williams who was named Rookie of the Year and Moravian Head Coach Mary Beth Spirk, named Coach of the Year.
The award nod for Pasaturo comes on the heels of a CUNYAC Player of the Year citation for the junior guard, along with earning the CUNYAC Tournament Most Valuable Player award after CSI’s 53-42 win over Brooklyn College in the Final. It was CSI’s first CUNYAC title since 2005, pioneered by Pasaturo’s 629-point season, a new school record. Pasaturo also set the school’s single season three-point shooting mark with 109 long-range check-ins, the second highest mark in NCAA Division III.
“To receive this award from the ECAC is such a great honor,” Pasaturo said. “I definitely could not have accomplished what I did this year without my teammates or coaching staff.”
Alongside the boisterous offensive numbers, Pasaturo also led the team defensively with 84 steals and shared the team lead with 22 blocked shots. She was also tops on the team with 126 assists, good for 4.3 per game. According to Pasaturo, however, the numbers wan in comparison to the achievement of winning the CUNYAC Championship at the conclusion of the season.
“Winning the title definitely stands out the most and I am already looking forward to achieving that team goal again next season.”
With her senior season still on tap, Pasaturo stands to break numerous career bests at the College, including the team’s scoring record, which stands less than 60 points away. Pasaturo also ranks in the all-time top 10 in assists and steals.
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