This post was written by Hatchet senior staff writer Alex Kist.
After a standout week, including a big performance against one of the top teams in the league, senior forward Jonquel Jones earned her fifth Atlantic 10 conference Player of the Week Award this season, the league announced Monday.
Jones helped the Colonials down La Salle on Wednesday, 83-59. She notched 13 points, posted 16 rebounds and added four blocks.
Jones’ 6-foot-4 height and guard-like abilities with the ball have stumped opponents and helped the Colonials lead the nation with 52.3 rebounds per game. Jones paces the NCAA in rebounds herself, averaging 15.4 boards per contest.
In Sunday’s match against Duquesne, the senior post led the Colonials with 18 rebounds. With the help of assists from graduate student guard Lauren Chase, Jones tallied 24 points. She also added seven blocks, silencing the Dukes’ offensive drives.
Jones and the rest of the Colonials take on Massachusetts on Wednesday at 7 p.m.