Temgoua Named 2011 Liberty League Player of the Year
Feb. 23: Senior co-captain Ralph Temgoua was named the 2011 Liberty League Player of the Year on Thursday. He is the second Saints men's basketball player to earn the honor in three seasons. Temgoua also earned a spot on the All-Conference First Team, while fellow senior co-captain Garrett Sharlow earned Honorable Mention status for his efforts during the season.
Temgoua, who was recognized by the league for the third year in a row, led St. Lawrence in scoring, minutes played, steals, rebounds and assists. He recorded his 1,000th career point on December 2nd against Ithaca to become the 24th player in the program's history to reach the milestone. The Paris, France native also scored a career-high 31 points in a thrilling 68-66 victory over Union on his home court. Recording double-figures in 22 of 25 games this season, he was sixth in the Liberty League in scoring and seventh in rebounding, and also earned performer of the week honors three times this season. Temgoua concluded his phenomenal four-year career as the seventh leading scorer in program's history with 1,320 points in 102 games, and added 280 assists, 647 rebounds, 127 steals and 28 blocks.
Sharlow, who was also recognized by the Liberty League for the third time in his career, overcame a midseason injury to earned Honorable Mention. He was ranked second on the team in points averaged and third in rebounds. The Massena, NY native reached double-figures in 12 of the 17 games he played, and notched a season-high 18 points twice during the campaign. Sharlow concluded a stellar four-year career with the Saints as the fourteenth leading scorer in the program with 1,151 points in 96 games, and added 124 assists, 595 rebounds, 105 steals and 14 blocks.
Hobart's Joe Gibbons earned Defensive Player of the Year, while Clarkson's John Coleman was named Rookie of the Year. Mike Neer of Hobart and his coaching staff earned Coaching Staff of the Year.