CASTINE, Maine -- Juniors Nicholas DePatsy (Waldoboro, Maine), Andrew Liebert (Plano, Texas), Riley MacLeod (Bucksport, Maine), and senior Adam Richardson (Bradley, Maine) have been named to the 2018-2019 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court. The NABC Honors Court recognizes the talents and gifts the student-athletes possess off the court and the hard work they exhibit in the classroom.
DePatsy, a junior International Business & Logistics major, started all 25 games for the Mariners, averaging 36.8 minutes and 15.6 points per game. DePatsy set a new single-game record for three-pointers made (9) and recorded a career-high 33 points on February 9 at Thomas College. The team captain, also set single-season records in three-point field goals made (97), total minutes (922), and minutes average. Following the 2018-2019 season, DePatsy landed a spot on the Second Team All-North Atlantic Conference (NAC) and was named to the NAC All-Academic team for the second-straight season.
Liebert, a junior Power Engineering Technology major, started in 12 games, averaging 25.1 minutes and 7.3 points per game. The forward scored a career-high 21 points on February 1 when he shot a perfect 100 percent from the floor (8-8) to tie the MMA single-game record. Following the 2018-2019, season Liebert was named to the NAC Men's Basketball Sportsmanship Team for the second-straight season.
MacLeod, a junior International Business & Logistics major, started in five games for the Mariners, averaging 14.6 minutes and 3.7 points per game. The team captain scored a career-high 14 points at SUNY Canton on January 4. Following the 2018-2019 season, MacLeod was named to the NAC All-Academic team for the second season in a row.
Richardson, a May Power Engineering Technology graduate, started all 25 games this season and ended the season ranking 10th among all NCAA Division III players in field goal percentage (64.2), after leading the Mariners and the NAC in points per game (18.6), total points (465), assists (71) and assists per game (4.6). Richardson was named Maine Maritime Academy's 2018-2019 Male Athlete of the Year, the 2018-2019 NAC Men's Basketball Player of the Year and Senior Scholar Athlete of the Year while earning NAC First Team, Maine Men's Basketball Coaches and Writers Association (MMBCWA) Second Team, D3hoops.com All-Northeast Region Third Team and ECAC First Team honors.
In order to be named to the Honors Court, a student-athlete must meet a high standard of academic criteria. The qualifications are as follows:
1. Academically a junior or senior and a varsity player.
2. Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.2 or higher at the conclusion of the 2018-2019 academic year.
3. Students must have matriculated at least one year at their current institution.
4. Member of a NCAA Division I, II, III, or NAIA Division I or II institution with a NABC member coach.
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