Spears Selected to Play in NEWBA Senior All-Star Classic

Spears Selected to Play in NEWBA Senior All-Star Classic

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Nighthawks senior Destiny Spears (Arnold, Md.) has been selected to participate in the New England Women's Basketball Association Senior All-Start Classic game as determined by the head coaches of the region and announced on Tuesday by the NEWBA Office.

Ending with the Nighthawks final game on Feb. 24, Spears finished the season with 15 double-doubles, sixth-most in the region. Spears also made 161 field goals this season, becoming the second player in program history to make 500 career field goals. The 161 field goals rank 20th in the region.

Defensively, Spears ranked third in total steals in the region with 91 and third in steals per game, averaging 3.4 SPG. Spears also played the sixth-most minutes in the region at 954 minutes.

"I was honestly shocked when I got the call from Coach Marc," said Spears. "I never expected this at all. But I'm so happy that I get to play in one more game representing Newbury College!"

Spears was named the New England Collegiate Conference Player of the Year in 2017-18.

Spears joins Catherine O'Connell as the only Nighthawks in program history to participate in the Senior All-Star Classic.

The Senior All-Star Classic will be held on March 24 at 1:00 p.m. at Ainsworth Gym on the campus of Smith College in Northampton, Mass. 

The following student-athletes have been selected to play in the Senior All-Star Classic.

Amanda Beatty, Castleton
Madison Beck, WPI
Maddie Bledsoe, Wesleyan
Georgia Bourikas, Suffolk
Leah Douty, UMass Dartmouth
Teagan Dunn, Roger Williams
Makayla Farrara, Castleton
Kayla Guest, St. Joseph (Conn.)
Chelsea Houlihan, UMass Dartmouth
Heather King, Springfield
Alicia Kutil, UMass Dartmouth
Sam MacDonald, UNE
Paige Marquez, Smith
Chanelle Melton, Bridgewater State
Raegan Mulherin, Framingham State
Mariah Nicholas, Roger Williams
Dorothy O'Neill, Western New England
Olivia Shaw, UNE
Destiny Spears, Newbury
Brittany Stone, Regis
Anna Walther, Roger Williams