Karly Stache, a junior guard from Louisville, Tenn. (Heritage HS) for the North Greenville University women’s basketball team, has been selected as the National Christian Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCCAA) Player of the Year.
Stache led the Crusaders in scoring with a 15.2 points per game average and knocked down a stunning 80 three pointers. . She finished 9th nationally in NCAA Division II in three-pointers per game (3.1 – the national leader was 3.9), and was 18th in three-point field goal percentage. She shot 80-189 for a 42.3% shooting percentage from beyond the arc. She has also led North Greenville in scoring all three of her years on Coach Jayne Arledge’s squad.
By virtue of her POTY honor, Stache was also a NCCAA All-South Regional selection, along with teammate Christina Carlis. Carlis averaged 9.8 ppg. And 4.3 rebounds and handed out a team best 88 assists. She also led in free throws made with 104.
“I am extremely proud of Karly and Christina,” Arledge noted after the selections. “Karly is probably one of the best shooters I’ve ever coached and she is highly deserving of the honor. She passed the 1,000 point mark late this season and has a chance to break NGU’s scoring record next season. We get her back for one more year and I’m looking forward to watching her shoot one more season. “
“Christina is one of those players that make things happen when she’s on the court,” Arledge added. “She has the capability of taking over games and she did that numerous times this last season, and her selection to the All-Region team is a nice reward for her hard work.”