PAWTUCKET, R.I.—UMass Boston freshman forward Joie Grassi (Plymouth, Mass.) was named the Little East Conference Rookie of the Week after leading women's basketball to a 2-1 opening week, the league office announced Monday afternoon.
Grassi paced the Beacons with her 13 points and 6.7 rebounds per game. She also shot 50 percent from the field, 55.6 percent from distance and tacked on 2.3 steals per game. The Plymouth North High School product posted at least eight points and six rebounds in every game, and shot 50 percent in every contest.
She opened her collegiate career with a game-high 18 points and six rebounds in the Beacons' 70-59 season-opening win over the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. She tacked on a team-high 13 points on Friday against Colby College, before tacking on eight points and a career-high eight rebounds in a blowout win over Rivier University.
Grassi and the Beacons will return to action on Tuesday night when the Beacons travel to Fisher College at 6 p.m.