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2014 America East Conference Awards: Jameel Warney Takes Home Top Honor

Jameel Warney took home the Player of the Year award in the America East Conference, but it was Vermont that racked up more than its share of honors.

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The America East Conference was won by Vermont during the regular season, and there is a good reason why if you look at the award winners. Three Catamounts players placed on the All-Conference First Team, led by Brian Voelkel who also took home Defensive Player of the Year honors in the league.

The top award went to Vermont's chief rival for the chance to dance this March. Jameel Warney, just the seventh sophomore to win the Player of the Year award, shot nearly 63 percent during the season. He averaged 14.7 points and nearly eight rebounds per game for the second-place Seawolves.

UMBC's Rodney Elliott joined Voelkel and Warney as unanimous choices for their awards. The Retrievers' freshman earned Rookie of the Year honors, while also landing on the third team All-Conference squad.

Here is the complete list of America East Awards:

2013-4 America East Awards

Player of the Year: Jameel Warney, Stony Brook
Rookie of the Year: Rodney Elliott, UMBC
6th Man of the Year: Antonio Bivins, UMass Lowell
Defensive Player of the Year: Brian Voelkel, Vermont
Coach of the Year: John Becker, Vermont

First Team All-Conference

Mark Nwakamma, Jr., Hartford
Jameel Warney, So., Stony Brook
Sandro Carissimo, Sr., Vermont
Clancy Rugg, Sr., Vermont
Brian Voelkel, Sr., Vermont

Second Team All-Conference

Peter Hooley, So., Albany
Sam Rowley, Jr., Albany
Jordan Reed, So., Binghamton
Akeem Williams, Sr., UMass-Lowell
Carson Puriefoy, So., Stony Brook

Third Team All-Conference

Xavier Pollard, Jr., Maine
Rodney Elliott, Fr., UMBC
Antonio Bivins, Sr., UMass-Lowell
Dave Coley, Sr., Stony Brook
Anthony Jackson, Sr., Stony Brook

All-Defensive Team

John Puk, Albany
Corban Wroe, Hartford
Dave Coley, Stony Brook
Ethan O'Day, Vermont
Brian Voelkel, Vermont

All-Rookie Team

Yosef Yacob, Binghamton
Rodeney Elliott, UMBC
Jacoby Armstrong, New Hampshire
Ahmad Walker, Stony Brook
Kurt Steidl, Vermont