NEW YORK, N.Y. – The Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association selected Maritime senior guard Tim Hoch (Coventry, R.I./Fishers Island N.Y.) to its listing of Division II-III Honorable Mention honorees for their first week of reporting for the 2016-17 season.
The honor comes following Hoch’s selection to the Skyline Conference honor roll on Monday.
This is Maritime’s first selection to the MBWA Weekly Awards of the season, and first since classmate Patrick MacDonald (Buffalo, N.Y./Canisius) was selected in February this past year.
Earning the distinction of Division II-III Player of the Week was Thomas Bonacum of Ramapo. In addition to Hoch, eight other student-athletes were named to the honorable mention listing, including Malin Segal of Sarah Lawrence and Jamail Stanley of Old Westbury, as three players represented the Skyline Conference.
Hoch set a personal best with 20 points in Thursday’s conference opener to Purchase, he followed that up by setting that bar even higher with a total of 27 points in Saturday’s win over the Merchant Marine Mariners.
Including in Hoch’s 27 points on Saturday was a program-record eight three-point baskets as he helped the team to a season-high 12 three-point shots in the win. For the week, Hoch averaged 23.5 points per game while also averaging four rebounds and three assists per contest.
Overall he shot 15-for-27 from the field, which includes his 11-for-20 from beyond the arc. Hoch also was a perfect 6-for-6 from the free-throw line and chipped in with two steals and two blocks on the week.
Maritime (4-3, 1-1 Skyline) will resume league play on Thursday evening, when the team travels to take on the Yeshiva Maccabees at 8 p.m. from the Max Stern Athletic Center in New York City.