The Team of the Week started in the 1997-98 season, recognizing the top performance at each of the five positions from the previous week.
|Pat Maloney, Catholic||G||Misty Hart, Christopher Newport|
|Terell Dozier, Colby-Sawyer||F | G||Jill Roth, Muhlenberg|
|John Schmiegel, Hamilton||F||DeAnn Edge, Anderson|
|Mike Barrouk, Wilkes||F||Steph Groneau, Buena Vista|
|Aaron Guckian, Connecticut College||C||Gretchen MacColl, Trinity (Conn.)|
|Games of Feb. 23-March 1, 1998.|
Pat Maloney led Catholic to a 3-0 week and the Capital Athletic Conference championship. The freshman guard averaged 18.7 points per game for the Cardinals, including 21 against Goucher, ranked fifth in the Middle Atlantic region. Maloney shot 8-for-16 from 3-point range and 19-for-21 from the free throw line.
Terell Dozier shot 82.4 percent from the field and averaged 18.0 points and 11.0 rebounds in two Commonwealth Coast Conference tournament games. Colby-Sawyer's junior forward shot 8-for-9 with 19 points and 8 rebounds in the win against Curry and was 6-for-8 with 17 points and and 14 rebounds in the semifinal loss to Roger Williams.
Hamilton junior forward John Schmiegel averaged 24.5 points and 17.5 rebounds per game, including 27 points and 16 rebounds in a win against 21-2 Williams. Schmiegel shot 70 percent from the floor (16-for-23) and 81 percent from the foul line (17-for-21).
Wilkes senior Mike Barrouk was the catalyst as the Colonels captured the Middle Atlantic Conference championship. In a 3-0 week for the Colonels, Barrouk averaged 20.7 points, 6.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 3.3 steals. Barrouk held Lebanon Valley College's Andy Panko to just 10 points in the conference semifinal win against the Flying Dutchmen. For the week Barrouk shot 55.5 percent from the floor and 77.8 percent from the foul line.
Aaron Guckian averaged 20.5 points and 13.0 rebounds to help lead Connecticut College (21-3) to crucial wins against Amherst and Trinity and secure the first-ever NCAA Tournament bid for the Camels. Guckian, who also sang the national anthem before the Amherst game, had 21 points and 11 rebounds as Connecticut College snapped a 13-game losing streak against the Lord Jeffs. Guckian followed that performance with a 20-point, 15-rebound effort against Trinity College to help the Camels tie a school record for wins in a season.
Christopher Newport's Misty Hart leads the women's team with 35.0 points per game and was named Dixie Conference tournament most valuable player. She added 11 rebounds, four steals and shot 56.3 percent (9-for-16) shooting from 3-point range.
Jill Roth was the leading scorer and rebounder in both Centennial Conference playoff games for Muhlenberg. She scored a conference championship game-record of 27 in 71-61 upset of Johns Hopkins. Roth averaged 23.5 points per game and shot 6-for-9 from 3-point range for the week while averaging 9.0 rebounds.
Anderson's DeAnn Edge averaged 15 points, 9.0 rebounds and 7.5 assists per game. In the Ravens' win against Franklin in the ICAC Tournament's first round, Edge scored 17 points with nine assists and six rebounds. With that win the Ravens established a school record for wins in a season with 14.
Steph Groneau, right, averaged 18.5 points and 11.5 rebounds for Buena Vista University. The senior forward shot 60% (15-for-25) from the field and added 3.5 assists.
Gretchen MacColl was named the final Team of the Week member for the final Team of the Week of the year. She scored 52 points on 18-for-29 shooting, adding 44 rebounds and three blocked shots.