FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Sacred Heart University men's basketball senior-captain Sean Hoehn was named the Northeast Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week, as announced by the league office Monday afternoon.
Hoehn earned his first career NEC Player of the Week honor following the final regular season outings of his career. He contributed in every which way for the Pioneers, who picked up wins over Robert Morris and NEC regular season co-champion Saint Francis U to claim the #3 seed in the NEC Tournament. Hoehn averaged 22.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.5 steals, and posted stellar 62.5/66.7/90.0 shooting splits.
The Morristown, NJ native exploded for 31 points on 11-15 shooting from the field and 5-6 from downtown in Thursday's 87-63 victory over the Colonials. It marked his third 30+ point outing of the year and he added five rebounds and three steals. He came back to tally 14 points, four rebounds and five assists in Saturday's 94-84 win over the Red Flash. Hoehn heads into the postseason ranked third in the NEC in scoring (17.9), fifth in three-point accuracy (.414) and free throw percentage (.848), sixth in steals (1.5) and ninth in made three-pointers (2.1/game).
The Pioneers will be back in action on Wednesday, Mar. 6, when the third-seeded Pioneers play host to the sixth-seeded LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds at 6 p.m. in the NEC Tournament quarterfinals.