Mark Perez-Krywanay

Staff Writer

 

Ron Jantz | Women’s basketball player, Madison Bonner was selected to the All-OCCAC Honorable Mention Team for Division III. Se was also named Conference Player of the Week for the week of Feb. 20-25.

Lorain County Community College women’s basketball player Madison Bonner was selected to the All-Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC) Honorable Mention team for Division III. Bonner also placed fourth in D-III Player of the Year voting.

“I’m just thankful that I had the opportunity to play at LCCC and progressed as a player from last year as well as getting honorable mention,” said Bonner.

Bonner started every game for the Commodores this season and averaged 14.8 points per game, 1.8 assists per game, 4.5 rebounds per game, and 1.3 steals per game. She was the only Commodore to average double-digit points this season.

“I think her award is very deserving,” said Vince Granito, head coach of the women’s basketball team at LCCC. “It is a tremendous honor to be included with the group regardless of the team or honorable mention.”

Bonner had a standout season for the Lady Commodores. She scored her season-high 34 points on the road against the University of Pittsburgh-Titusville in a 70-60 win. She also scored 26 points, a field goal percentage of 52.9, and shot 66 percent from the 3-point line against Penn State DuBois. Bonner added a near double-double in the Commodores’ last game against Hocking College, scoring 22 points and nine rebounds in a 65-58 win.

“The voting is done by the coaches, but we are not allowed to vote for our own players, so all her votes came from the other coaches and not all players who were nominated made it,” said Granito. “Madi has been one of our best players over the last two season, so this is a great honor.”

There were only three women who finished ahead of Bonner in Player of the Year voting; were all from Columbus State.

“LCCC has only had a couple of players make all-league over the last four years so this is great for our program and should serve as motivation for our returning players,” Granito said.

The last Commodore on the women’s team that was named to the All-OCCAC team was Onyx Lopez, who was given an honorable mention.

Earlier this season, Bonner broke Onyx Lopez’s scoring title which was set last year, making Bonner the Commodore’s all-time leading scorer. Additionally, Bonner was named OCCAC Player of the Week for the week of Feb. 20-25.