Jorgensen Named to Atlantic 10 Preseason Third Team

Photo Credit: Alan Hubbard
Photo Credit: Alan Hubbard

KINGSTON, R.I. - Rhode Island junior Nicole Jorgensen was named to the Atlantic 10 Preseason All-Conference Third Team, as announced by the league Tuesday afternoon.

In voting among the A-10's head coaches, Jorgensen was one of five players named to the preseason all-conference third team. As a sophomore, the 6-5 center averaged 14.9 points and 7.8 rebounds per game.

Joining Jorgensen on the third team were Richmond guard Alex Parson, Saint Joseph's guard Alyssa Monaghan, Saint Louis guard Jordyn Frantz, and VCU guard Tera Reed.

The Quincy, Mass. native enters her junior year averaging 10.7 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 1.0 blocks per game. Jorgensen set the program record last season with 17 field goals made against Fordham. She was named the Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week twice in her freshman campaign and has posted 12 career double-doubles during her first two seasons with the Rams.

Rhode Island was picked to finish 13th in the Atlantic 10 Preseason Poll. Duquesne was picked to win the conference in voting among the league's head coaches, collecting 12 first-place votes. Dayton was picked second, earning two first place votes. Fordham, George Washington, and Saint Joseph's rounded out the top five.

The Rams open the season on Thursday, Nov. 8 against Boston College at 7 p.m. in the Ryan Center.

2018-19 Atlantic 10 Preseason All Conference Team
First Team
Jayla Scaife - Dayton - G - Jr.
Chassidy Omogrosso - Duquesne - G - Sr.
Julijana Vojinovic - Duquesne -  G - Sr.
Bre Cavanaugh - Fordham - G - R-So.
Nicole Cardaño-Hillary - George Mason - G - So. 

Second Team
Justine Lyon - Davidson - G - Sr.
Lauren Cannatelli - Dayton - G - Sr.
Kadri-Ann Lass - Duquesne - G/F - Sr.
Mei-Lyn Bautista - George Washington - G - Sr.
Hailey Leidel - Massachusetts - G/F - Jr.

Third Team
Nicole Jorgensen - Rhode Island - C - Jr.
Alex Parson - Richmond - G - So. 
Alyssa Monaghan - Saint Joseph's - G - Sr. 
Jordyn Frantz - Saint Louis - G - Sr.
Tera Reed - VCU - G - So.

All-Defensive Team
Jayla Scaife - Dayton - G -Jr.
Kadri-Ann Lass - Duquesne - G/F - Sr. 
Conor Richardson - Duquesne - G - Sr.
Nicole Cardaño-Hillary - George Mason - G - So.
Mei-Lyn Bautista - George Washington - G - Sr.
Kerri McMahan - Saint Louis - G - R-Sr.

2018-19 Atlantic 10 Preseason Coaches Poll
1. Duquesne (12) - 194
2. Dayton (2) - 183
3. Fordham - 159
George Washington - 159
5. Saint Joseph's - 112
6. VCU - 108
7. Saint Louis - 104
8. George Mason - 102
9. Massachusetts - 90
10. Richmond - 87
11. Davidson - 72
12. St. Bonaventure - 46
13. Rhode Island - 31
14. La Salle - 23
Number in parenthesis indicates number of first-place votes