Courtesy: Fairfield University

Garden Catering Student-Athletes of the Month

Courtesy: Fairfield University
March 01, 2017

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Kelsey Carey and Tyler Nelson have been named the Garden Catering Student-Athletes of the Month for their performances in the month of February.

Carey, a senior, led the Stags to a 6-2 record in the final month of the season to secure the third seed in the upcoming MAAC Tournament. The forward averaged 14.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per game during the month. In the team’s 56-39 win over Saint Peter’s on the 14th, Carey led all scorers with a game-high 19 points. On February 23rd against Canisius, she had an 18 point seven rebound effort in a 57-48 Fairfield win. And on senior day which also marked the final day of the regular season, she recorded a team-high 14 points to go along with nine boards. At the conclusion of the regular season Carey was named to the All-MAAC First Team, her first nod to the top team. Fairfield kicks off the MAAC Tournament at the Times Union Center in Albany, N.Y. playing the winner of sixth-seeded Marist and 11th seed Saint Peter’s in the quarterfinals on Saturday at noon.

Nelson was the engine behind the men’s basketball team posting a 6-3 record in the month of February while locking up the fifth seed in the MAAC Tournament. The junior posted 18.4 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 4.8 assists per game during the final month of the regular season. The guard had two double-doubles starting with 16 points and 10 assists on February 2nd against Niagara. And in the overtime thriller against Quinnipiac, he had a career-high 12 assists to go along with 24 points. Nelson finished the season second in the MAAC in scoring at 18.9 points per game while leading the league in minutes played (36.1). The guard also picked up an All-MAAC First Team selection, the third All-MAAC accolade of his career. The team competes on Saturday at 9:30 p.m. against fourth seeded Siena in the MAAC Championships held at the Times Union Center in Albany, N.Y.

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