NEW HAVEN, Conn. – University of the Sciences freshman Taylor Hamm has won her second career Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) weekly award, as she was selected as the Co-CACC Defensive Player of the Week on Monday.
Already named the CACC Rookie of the Week on Nov. 19, Hamm now becomes the second Devil to be selected as the Defensive Player of the Week this season, joining Alex Thomas.
Hamm had multiple steals in both games, as USciences opened CACC play with two dominant defensive performances against Holy Family and Chestnut Hill last week. She averaged 2.5 steals and had a block in just 16.5 minutes per game, and also added 4.5 rebounds (2.0 defensive), 8.0 points and 2.0 assists per game.
The freshman began her CACC career with 11 points, four rebounds and two steals in 17 minutes against Holy Family on Tuesday, when University of the Sciences' 14 steals as a team were its most in a game in nearly three years.
USciences then held Chestnut Hill to 19.1 percent shooting, while forcing 25 turnovers and blocking six shots on Saturday. The six rejections were the Devils' most in over two years.
Hamm forced three of those turnovers with steals, and she also blocked a shot. She added five points, five rebounds and three assists.
No. 10 University of the Sciences now takes nearly three weeks off and will enter the Christmas holiday undefeated at 8-0. The Devils next play on Dec. 28 at No. 3 Bentley, in what will likely be a top-10 showdown.