For Immediate Release: February 19, 2006
Contact: David O'Brian (
Phone: 607-777-6478

Sario named America East Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week

VESTAL, N.Y.-- Junior guard Laura Sario (Espoo, Finland) has been named the America East Player of the Week for Feb. 12-18. It marks the third time in her career she has received a weekly accolade from the conference but the first time she has earned Player of the Week honors (she was named the top rookie twice during her freshman season).

Sario averaged 16.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists in Binghamton's two victories last week. She scored a team-best 14 points against UMBC on Wednesday and a game-high 19 points at Vermont. Sario also grabbed six rebounds and a dished out a game-high five assists in the game against the Catamounts.

Heading into Wednesday's game against Stony Brook, Sario ranks sixth in the America East Conference with 13.7 points per game. Against conference opponents, she is averaging 14.5 points per outing.

Binghamton (10-15, 6-6 AE) is currently tied for third in the America East Conference.

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