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Regional Digest: Carla Berube Named NESCAC Coach Of Year

Carla Berube NamedNESCAC Coach Of Year Former UConn women's basketball player Carla Berube, now the coach at Tufts, was named NESCAC women's basketball coach of the year. Mairead Hynes of Conn College was named rookie of the year and Sara Binkhorst, a guard from West Hartford who plays for Bowdoin, was chosen to the first team. ... Guard Taylor McBride (Willimantic) has been named Little East Conference defensive player of the year in women's basketball. The first team has Eastern forward Jill Ritrosky and Western guard Caroline Brasa of East Hartford. Ritrosky also made the all-defensive team. Guard Kaitlyn LaBonte (South Windsor) of Western made the all-rookie team. ......