WILMINGTON, N.C. – The North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) has named Charlotte’s Alexis Alexander and Lefty Webster to its all-state second team, as announced by the organization Wednesday.
It marks the fourth time in head coach Cara Consuegra’s five seasons the 49ers were represented on the squads and the third year in which the program received multiple selections.
Alexander, who graduated in May with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, was voted Charlotte’s MVP after putting together her best season in the Niners uniform. She capped her career with an All-Conference USA Second Team accolade, leading the 49ers in scoring (14.6 ppg) and rebounding (8.1 pg).
The Atlanta native converted a team-high 54.0 percent of her field goals and was one of only three players in C-USA to rank among the Top 10 for scoring and rebounding. She garnered MVP plaudits at the GSU Thanksgiving Classic in her hometown after steering Charlotte to the tournament title with triumphs over Mercer and host Georgia State, averaging 14.0 points and 5.5 rebounds along the way.
She had a career-high 30 points Nov. 15 against Robert Morris, tying for the second most by a 49ers player in Halton Arena history. Her 30 points marked the ninth time under Consuegra and 43rd time overall in program history in which a Charlotte player reached the 30-point plateau in a single game. Her seven 20-plus scoring efforts led the Niners this past year.
Webster was the only 49ers player to start all 31 games and she joined Alexander on the All-Conference USA Second Team. She is one of only two players in school history, along with Alicia Abernathy, to earn multiple All-C-USA accolades.
The Norfolk, Virginia, product joined the 1,000-point club as its 22nd member against Marshall (Feb. 18) and became only the 10th to reach the milestone in three seasons or less. She reached the mark in the eighth fewest games (86) in school history.
She netted 27 double-figure scoring games, including three of at least 20 points, with her season-best 24 coming against Marshall as she surpassed the 1,000-point barrier. Nearly one-half of the double-digit scoring efforts, 13, came in a row and all were against league opponents.
The pair helped lead Charlotte to a 19-11 overall record, including 12-6 in conference, and a WNIT berth for the 13th time in the last 14 seasons. The 49ers earned a coveted double-bye into the league tournament quarterfinals as a top-four seed.
Eleven returners, including three starters and three players who redshirted last season, return to the roster for 2016-17 as Consuegra begins her sixth year in charge of the program.