Shira Shecht (#33)
Shira Shecht Makes Her Move For Monmouth U.
After a rough first season where she mostly sat on the bench and learned the game of basketball US style, Shira Shecht is starting to be a major contributor to the Monmouth University women's basketball team. Not yet in the starting 5, Shecht still had 9 points against St. Peters College on December 10th. She was also singled out by her coach Jenny Palmateer for her defense.
Shecht, from Pardessiya, Israel, was one of the top high school players in Israel and the captain of the Junior National Team. Even so, her first outing with Monmouth last year was a disaster and relegated her to the sidelines, where she came in sporadically and averaged less than 2 points per game. Now a sophomore, Shecht has come off the bench in the last 3 games in December to score 9 points against St. Peters, 12 against Winthrop and 7 against Manhattan College. Shecht, who also excels in the classroom, is the daughter of Yossi and Nedia Shecht.
FORMER PEACOCK SOCCER CAPTAIN, LIAD AMIR, RECEIVES ANNUAL MAAC POST-GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Edison, N.J. – Bob McCloskey Insurance, a corporate partner of the MAAC, has awarded post-graduate scholarships to Saint Peter’s Liad Amir, and Canisius’ Maura Frauenhofer.
As part of Bob McCloskey Insurance’s partnership with the MAAC, two post-graduate scholarships are presented to a male and female student-athlete in the league’s member institutions who perform exceptionally both athletically and academically. The scholarships promote these accomplished student-athletes to continue their education by attending graduate school. Along with academic and athletic success, other criteria in selecting the honorees includes: campus involvement, community service, volunteer activities and leadership demonstration.
Amir displayed his leadership qualities as a team captain for the Saint Peter’s men’s soccer team where he led the program to a MAAC Championship in 2010, the program’s first since 2003. Amir was on the All-Academic Team from 2009-2011. He was also the Vice President of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, a member of the Sigma Beta Delta business honor society, and a volunteer with Special Olympics and youth soccer programs. Liad graduated from Saint Peter’s Magna Cum Laude and is currently attending graduate school at Saint Peter’s.
“Liad and Maura have both represented their schools and the MAAC with the highest degree of integrity,” said Rob McCloskey, President of Bob McCloskey Insurance. “Their academic excellence in the classroom and in athletic competition should be an inspiration to their teammates, classmates and family The entire team at Bob McCloskey Insurance wishes them the best of success in their future endeavors.”
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