After averaging 21.0 points per game in a week that included a narrow loss to No. 22/22 DePaul, followed by a double-digit win over Butler, Leilani Correa has earned a spot on the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll, it was announced this morning by the league office.
Correa, who has been recognized by the conference seven times this season including BIG EAST Player of the Week, averaged 21.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 2.0 blocks per game during the Red Storm’s 1-1 week.
After posting a game-high 33 points against DePaul on Wednesday night, the Manchester, N.J., native became the first player in program history to string together three straight 30-point performances. Correa has reached the 30-point plateau a BIG EAST-leading five times this season. She also grabbed four rebounds, two blocks and a steal against the nationally-ranked Blue Demons.
Facing off against Butler on Saturday afternoon, Correa chipped in nine points against the Bulldogs. The 6-foot guard also pulled down a team-best 10 rebounds to go along with three assists and three steals.
Entering the week, Correa sits third in the BIG EAST in scoring with 20.9 points per game, good enough to rank 27th on the national level. The sophomore guard has reached double figures in 14 of the 16 games she has played in this season, finishing with 20-plus points on eight different occasions.
Correa and the Red Storm will return to action on Wednesday when the Johnnies welcome No. 2/1 Connecticut to Carnesecca Arena for a 6 p.m. matchup on SNY.
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