Plouffe Named To Preseason All-Big East Team, Morse Earns Honorable Mention

Katherine Plouffe will be the focal point for Marquette this year with her preseason all-conference honors. -

The women's side of the Big East has done things a little different than the men's side.

While the men's basketball side of the Big East aimed at two five man all-conference teams, the women's basketball side changed things up. They've named a preseason player of the year and a rookie of the year, like the men did, but they had the coaches vote on a ten woman all-conference team. Senior forward Katherine Plouffe is Marquette's lone representative on the all-conference team, and it's a well deserved honor for the Canadian native.

UPDATE: Thanks to MUTV Sports, I've added the preseason Honorable Mentions to the list of awards, including Marquette's own Arlesia Morse! Belated congratulations, Arlesia!

Let's get to the full list of the awards!

Big East Preseason Player of the Year: Brittany Hrynko, G, DePaul

Big East Preseason Rookie of the Year: Shayla Cooper, F, Georgetown

Big East Preseason All-Conference Team:

Daress McClung, G/F, Butler
Marissa Janning, G, Creighton
Sarah Nelson, F, Creighton
Jasmine Penny, F, DePaul
Andrea White, F, Georgetown
Katherine Plouffe, F, Marquette
Tori Rule, G, Providence
Aliyyah Handford, G, St. John's
Ka-Deidre Simmons, G, Seton Hall
Caroline Coyer, G, Villanova

Big East Preseason Honorable Mention:

Arlesia Morse, G, Marquette
Ashley Wanninger, G, Xavier
Eugenia McPherson, G, St. John's

For our predictions post from yesterday, I only named five players to the all-conference team. I didn't expect the 10 member team, but the good news is that all five players that I picked - McClung, Janning, Nelson, Plouffe, and Simmons - all showed up on the all conference team, and I made the easy pick on Hrynko as the preseason Player of the Year, as well. Due to the number of departed seniors, it was hard to come up with five players for my predictions, so we'll see how this list compares to the postseason all-conference honors in March.

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