For the second time in as many seasons, Leilani Correa earned recognition from the Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association on Monday morning, as the sophomore guard was named to the All-Met First Team.
A First Team All-BIG EAST selection, Correa paced the Red Storm in scoring over the 2020-21 campaign. The Manchester, N.J., native averaged 17.6 points per game to rank fifth overall in the BIG EAST. With 387 points through 22 games, Correa recorded the 11th-highest single-season scoring average in school history. During conference action, Correa averaged 17.5 points per outing against BIG EAST foes to sit sixth in the standings. Correa reached double figures 16 times on the year, leading the Red Storm in scoring on 10 different occasions.
Correa also engraved her name in the St. John’s record book, cracking the 30-point plateau five times on the year. She is the only player in program history to record 30 or more points a combined eight times in her young career, and the first player to do so since the realignment of the BIG EAST. Correa also set a program-record for consecutive 30-point performances on the season, notching three, including back-to-back 33-point showings against top-25 teams.
The 6-foot guard recorded a new career-best for points during the season, registering a BIG EAST single-game high 35 points on two different occasions. Correa’s pair of 35-point efforts is the fourth-highest single game total in program history. With 35 points, Correa became the first Red Storm player to eclipse that mark since Tawana Jackson put up 36 against Boston College on Feb. 1, 1995.
In addition to her scoring prowess, Correa led the Johnnies and ranked inside the top-10 in the league for steals at 1.8 per game. She also pulled down 5.4 rebounds, while dishing out 2.7 assists per contest.
Correa becomes the 33rd Johnnie in program history to earn All-Met honors, and the 14th to do so during the Joe Tartamella era.
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