Career Performance Helps Vitelli to Season’s First CACC Player of the Week Award

Career Performance Helps Vitelli to Season’s First CACC Player of the Week Award

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – A career performance by Jordan Vitelli helped lead the No. 16 University of the Sciences women's basketball team to a fourth quarter comeback win over Le Moyne on Saturday afternoon, and now it has led to the sophomore being named the first Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Women's Basketball Player of the Week award of the 2017-18 season.

She shared the honors with Caldwell's Kristen Drogsler. It was the second career CACC Player of the Week award for Vitelli, who was also a three-time CACC Rookie of the Week in 2016-17.

Vitelli scored 17 of her career-high 27 points against Le Moyne in just eight minutes in the second half, as she shot a near-perfect 4-of-5 from beyond the arch and a perfect 5-of-5 from the free throw line. She both began and ended a 10-0 run with 3-pointers to give USciences its second lead of the second half, 63-60, with 6:14 to play.

For the game, Vitelli made 6-of-11 from beyond the arc and a perfect 7-of-7 from the free throw line, both of which matched a career-best. 

She began her season by scoring 13 points in 21 minutes in a win over Southern New Hampshire on Friday night.  

Vitelli averaged 20.0 points in just 20.0 minutes per game between the two contests. She did so shooting efficiently, making 11-of-20 from the field, 9-of-18 from 3-point range a perfect 9-of-9 from the free throw line.

She added four total rebounds and an assist and turned the ball over just once in 40 minutes.

Vitelli and the No. 16 University of the Sciences women's basketball team end their season-opening three-game home-stand on Wednesday, Nov. 15 when they welcome Bloomsburg to Bobby Morgan Arena for a 6 p.m. tip.