Central Connecticut sophomore Betsy Vendel was named All-Northeast Conference Second Team on Thursday night. The Blue Devil attacker finished her second season in New Britain with an impressive 60 points. Her 60 points led the NEC this season and was the second highest single-season total in CCSU history.
Vendel scored 31 times this season, but her real value to her team was in creating scoring chances. She set a new CCSU single-season record with 29 assists. That mark passed the record she had set last year as a freshman with 2 assists. With seasons of 29 and 24 assists Vendel already holds the Blue Devils career assist record with 54.
This season Vendel's 60 points led the conference, she also led the NEC in points per game 3.75. She was second in assists per game with 1.81.
Vendel was named the NEC Rookie of the Year following her freshman season. In two seasons she has produced the second and third highest single-season point totals in CCSU history (55, 60). She also has the two highest single-season assist totals in school history (24, 29).
After only two seasons Vendel is among the top three all-time in points at CCSU, as her teams have set a program record for wins each year. This season the Blue Devils won seven games topping their mark of five set in 2010.