Senior Albright Lions women’s basketball player Alysha Lofton was named to the D3Hoops.com 2018 All-Middle-Atlantic Region First Team, announced on March 13.
Lofton is the first Lions player to be named to the team since Kelecia Harris earned first team honors after the 2015-16 season. The honors come just after Lofton was recently named MAC Commonwealth women’s basketball player of the year, while earning All-MAC Commonwealth first team honors.
She played a major role in leading the Lions to their third consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance, and fourth straight MAC Commonwealth Tournament Championship Game appearance. Lofton found herself in the top 10 in five major statistical categories in the conference. She led the conference with 2.7 steals per game, ranked fourth with 14.4 points per game and 1.6 blocks per game in addition to placing fifth with 3.7 assists per game, and seventh with 7.6 rebounds per game. Lofton also posted five double-doubles during the season.
Lofton was named MAC Commonwealth player of the week four times this season, and recorded the programs first triple-double against Stevenson on January 27th. She will finish her collegiate career with 1,012 points, and ranks in the top-five in Albright history for career assists and blocks.
Players chosen to the D3hoops.com All-Region team are eligible for All-American selection. The men’s All-American team will be announced at the end of this week, in conjunction with the Division III men’s championships, and the women’s will be announced in the week following the Division III women’s semifinals.
This is the 17th year D3hoops.com has named an All-Region team and this year’s All-America team will be the 21st annual All-American selections. The D3hoops.com All-American teams, along with those of the respective coaches’ associations, are the only ones recognized in the NCAA record book.