St. John’s basketball guard Leilani Correa named to All-Big East First Team

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St. John’s basketball guard Leilani Correa was named to the All-Big East First Team. 

It’s been a disappointing season in Queens within the women’s program of the St. John’s basketball team (7-14, 4-12 Big East) but the overwhelming positive has been he continued development of sophomore guard Leilani Correa.

Correa was named to the All-Big East First Team after averaging 18.0 points per game while shooting 39.6-percent from the field, yet only firing at a 25.2-percent from three-point territory.

The Manchester, New Jersey native was a Preseason All-Big East selection alongside teammate Qadashah Hoppie, who had her season cut extremely short due to shoulder surgery.

Leilani Correa also averaged 5.3 rebounds, 2.6 assists, and 1.9 steals per contest.

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Joining the St. John’s guard on the All-Big East First Team is Paige Bueckers, Christyn Williams, Lexi Held, Sonya Morris, Selena Lott, Desiree Elmore, Andra Espinoza-Hunter, Lauren Park-Lane, and Maddie Siegrist.

Bueckers was named as the Big East’s Freshman of the Year as well as the Player of the Year, the first time the same player has won both awards since Maya More of the UConn Huskies.

As a freshman, Correa was pegged as the Big East’s Sixth-Woman of the Year and an unanimous selection to Big East All Freshman Team.

St. John’s basketball guard looking to turn season around

After becoming the first player in program history to post three-straight 30-point games, Leilani Correa has extremely cooled off with just one double-figure outing in her last five games.

Correa is averaging just 6.5 points over her final five games of the regular season as the Red Storm posted a 2-3 record in those games.

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St. John’s earned the No. 8 seed in the Big East Women’s Basketball Tournament and will face No. 9 seed Xavier (5-9, 2-8 Big East) on Friday morning at 11:00am EST (Big East Digital Network) at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.

The winner gets No. 1 UConn (21-1, 18-0 Big East) on Saturday afternoon.