America East Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year

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America East Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year
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Given forthe most outstanding basketball player in the America East Conference
CountryUnited States
History
First award1980
Most recentAnthony Lamb, Vermont

The America East Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year, known also as the Kevin Roberson America East Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year, is a basketball award given to the America East Conference's most outstanding player. The award was first given following the 1979–80 season, the first year of the conference's existence (then called ECAC North). Nine players have earned the award multiple times. Only three, however, have been named player of the year three times: Reggie Lewis of Northeastern (1985–1987), Taylor Coppenrath of Vermont (2003–2005), and Jameel Warney of Stony Brook (2014–2016).

The award was named in honor of former winner Kevin Roberson of Vermont after he was killed by a drunk driver in his hometown of Buffalo, New York in May 1993.

Vermont has had the most all-time awards with 11. Northeastern, Stony Brook, and Boston University (the latter of which left the conference in 2013) are second with five, while four other schools have at least two awards apiece. In terms of individual winners, Vermont and BU are tied for the lead with five each. There has been one co-player of the year award tie (1979–80). Coincidentally, it was the first year that the award was given.

Key[edit]

Co-Players of the Year
* Awarded a national Player of the Year award:
Helms Foundation College Basketball Player of the Year (1904–05 to 1978–79)
UPI College Basketball Player of the Year (1954–55 to 1995–96)
Naismith College Player of the Year (1968–69 to present)
John R. Wooden Award (1976–77 to present)
Player (X) Denotes the number of times the player has been awarded the America East Player of the Year award at that point

Winners[edit]

Malik Rose was a two-time Player of the Year as a Drexel Dragon (1995, 1996). Drexel has since left America East to join the Colonial Athletic Association.
Season Player School Position Class Reference
1979–80 Rufus Harris Maine SF Senior
1979–80 Ron Perry Holy Cross SG Senior
1980–81 Mike Ferrara Colgate SG Senior
1981–82 Perry Moss Northeastern PG/SG Junior
1982–83 Jeff Cross Maine C Junior
1983–84 Mark Halsel Northeastern F Senior
1984–85 Reggie Lewis Northeastern SF Sophomore
1985–86 Reggie Lewis (2) Northeastern SF Junior
1986–87 Reggie Lewis (3) Northeastern SF Senior
1987–88 Larry Jones Boston University PF Senior
1988–89 Jeff Robinson Siena SF/SG Junior
1989–90 Steven Key Boston University PG Senior
1990–91 Matt Johnson Vermont SF Senior
1991–92 Kevin Roberson Vermont C Senior
1992–93 Vin Baker Hartford C Senior
1993–94 Scott Drapeau New Hampshire PF Junior
1994–95 Malik Rose Drexel PF Junior
1995–96 Malik Rose (2) Drexel PF Senior
1996–97 Tunji Awojobi Boston University PF Senior
1997–98 Craig "Speedy" Claxton Hofstra PG Sophomore
1998–99 Mike Pegues Delaware PF Junior
1999–00 Craig "Speedy" Claxton (2) Hofstra PG Senior
2000–01 Norman Richardson Hofstra SG Senior
2001–02 T. J. Sorrentine Vermont PG Sophomore
2002–03 Taylor Coppenrath Vermont PF Sophomore
2003–04 Taylor Coppenrath (2) Vermont PF Junior
2004–05 Taylor Coppenrath (3) Vermont PF Senior
2005–06 Jamar Wilson Albany SG Junior
2006–07 Jamar Wilson (2) Albany SG Senior
2007–08 Marqus Blakely Vermont PF Sophomore
2008–09 Marqus Blakely (2) Vermont PF Junior
2009–10 Muhammad El-Amin Stony Brook SG Senior
2010–11 John Holland Boston University SG/SF Senior
2011–12 Darryl Partin Boston University SG Senior [1]
2012–13 Tommy Brenton Stony Brook SF Senior [2]
2013–14 Jameel Warney Stony Brook PF Sophomore [3]
2014–15 Jameel Warney (2) Stony Brook PF Junior [4]
2015–16 Jameel Warney (3) Stony Brook PF Senior [5]
2016–17 Trae Bell-Haynes Vermont PG Junior [6]
2017–18 Trae Bell-Haynes (2) Vermont PG Senior [7]
2018–19 Anthony Lamb Vermont PF Junior [1]

Winners by school[edit]

School (year joined) Winners Years
Vermont (1979) 11 1991, 1992, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2017, 2018, 2019
Boston University (1979)[a] 5 1988, 1990, 1997, 2011, 2012
Northeastern (1979)[b] 5 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987
Stony Brook (2001) 5 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Hofstra (1994)[b] 3 1998, 2000, 2001
Albany (2001) 2 2006, 2007
Drexel (1991)[b] 2 1995, 1996
Maine (1979) 2 1980, 1983
Colgate (1979)[c] 1 1981
Delaware (1991)[b] 1 1999
Hartford (1985) 1 1993
Holy Cross (1979)[d] 1 1980
New Hampshire (1979) 1 1994
Siena (1984)[e] 1 1989
Binghamton (2001) 0
UMass Lowell (2013) 0
UMBC (2003) 0

Footnotes[edit]

  • a Boston University left for the Patriot League in 2013.
  • b Delaware, Drexel, and Hofstra all left in 2001 to join the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA). Northeastern left for the CAA in 2005.
  • c Colgate left in 1990 to join its football team in the Patriot League.
  • d Holy Cross left in 1983 to join the MAAC. The Crusaders are now in the Patriot League.
  • e Siena left in 1989 to join the MAAC.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lamb Unanimously Chosen Player of Year to Highlight 18-19 Men's #AEHoops Awards". America East Conference. March 8, 2019. Retrieved March 8, 2019.