Mt. Vernon's Stokes named WBCA All-American

Missouri Southern women's basketball sophomore guard and Mt. Vernon native Lacy Stokes was named an WBCA All-American as announced by the organization Friday Mar. 17.

Stokes is the fourth player in Lions history to have back-to-back seasons earning All-American honors joining Margaret Womack (1984-86), Anita Rank (1986-88) and Sonya Harlin (1993-95). Last season Stokes was a D2CCA All-American selection after averaging 19.7 points, 5.7 rebounds, 5.6 assists and 3.3 steals a game with a 2.94 assist-turnover ratio as a freshman.

This season, Stokes averaged 17.3 points, 5.2 assists, 4.1 rebounds and 2.4 steals a game with a 3.32 assist-turnover ratio while helping the Lions to a program record 29 wins, the first MIAA Tournament championship since 1996 and advanced to the Central Region Tournament championship for the first time since 1994. Stokes was named a first-team All-MIAA guard and All-Defensive team selection for the second year in a row along with being named D2CCA All-Region, MIAA Tournament MVP and onto the Central Region All-Tournament team this season.

Among program ranks as a sophomore this season, Stokes had the most points, field goals made, free throws made, assists and assist-turnover ratio while being second for steals. At time of publication this season she ranks among NCAA Division II players sixth for assists with 186, seventh for assist-turnover ratio with 3.32, 11th for steals with 88, 13th for field goals made with 223, 14th for assists per game with 5.2, 19th for free throws made with 140 and 39th for steals per game with 2.44. Stokes led the MIAA in assist-turnover ratio, assists, assists per game, field goals made, free throws made and steals while being fourth for points per game with 17.3 and steals per game.

Stokes in career ranks at Missouri Southern is third for steals with 189, fourth for assists with 360, fifth for free throws made and attempted going 303-for-413, seventh for field goals attempted with 1,064 and 10th for scoring with 1,235. She is fourth among active players in Division II for career scoring average with 18.4, 11th for assist average with 4.85, 35th for free throws attempted with 413, 37th for free throws made with 303, 39th for assists with 360 and 83rd for points scored with 1,235. Among active players listed as sophomores in Division II Stokes leads everyone in career scoring average, assists and assist average and is second for scoring, free throws made and attempted. Overall across all NCAA Divisions for active players Stokes is 23rd for scoring average and 406th for scoring.

The Player of the Year and the 10-member Coaches' All-America team in each division are selected by a committee of WBCA member coaches in that division. Brooke Olson was named the WBCA Division II Player of the Year.


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