The Berkeley College men's and women's basketball teams dominated the USCAA and HVIAC weekly awards for the period of Monday, December 30 through Sunday, January 5. On the women's side, Sabriana Franck was selected the Player of the Week both Nationally and Regionally, while Daniella Wood earned the HVIAC Rookie of the Week recognition. For Berkeley's men, Joshua Hardy earned regional Player of the Week honors, while Daquan Jackson was the HVIAC's top rookie.
On the women's side, Franck earned USCAA and HVIAC Player of the Week honors for the first time this season after her phenomenal performances in the NHTI New Year's Classic this past weekend. The Mount Vernon, NY native averaged 21 points across two games including a 27-point outburst that gave the Knights a 64-54 triumph over NHTI (January 5). Her teammate, Daniella Wood, earned four fourth HVIAC Rookie of the Week honor this season. This past Sunday against the Lynx, she put forth a stellar defensive effort, swatting three shots and adding three steals. She also snatched 10 rebounds, as well.
The Knights will resume their schedule next weekend with a pair of Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference contests. Berkeley will play at Word of Life on Saturday, January 11, before turning around and playing a road contest the next day At Albany College of Pharmacy. Both clashes are set for 2:00pm starts.
For Berkeley's men, Joshua Hardy earned his second Player of the Week distinction of the 2018-2019 campaign. The newcomer led the Knights during a 1-1 week, averaging 15.5 points (50 percent FG), 8.0 rebounds, and 1.5 steals per game in the NHTI New Year's Classic this past weekend. As for Jackson, he Jackson earned the fourth weekly honor (third Rookie of the Week) of his freshman campaign after dropping 15 points (7-12 FG) with nine boards and two blocks to help Berkeley over Maine-Augusta, 93-71.
The Knights will return to the court Wednesday evening, as Berkeley will welcome the Falcons of Fisher College to New York. The game between the two squads will take place at the Hill Center on the campus of St. Joseph's College of Brooklyn. Start-time is scheduled for 8:15pm.