McFarland and Parrott Earn AMCC All-Conference Honors

Release Date:
February 28, 2012
The Office of Sports Information
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2011-2012 Men's Basketball AMCC All-Conference Teams

PITTSBURGH, PA – The Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference released the men’s All-Conference selections for the 2011-12 season, February 28. Earning a slot on the First Team was junior Dan McFarland (Lancaster, NY/St. Mary’s) while junior Chris Parrott (Warsaw, NY/Warsaw) grabbed a spot on the Third Team.

Logging twenty nine minutes a game, McFarland finished the season as the league’s third leading scorer after averaging 17.9 points per game.  His 192 made field goals and 483 points scored were the second most in the AMCC this year. In addition to his creative ability to put the ball in the basket, McFarland finished the season averaging 3.2 assists per game;  he is the only AMCC player to rank in the top nine slots in both scoring and assists. The southpaw  finished the season among the top fifteen players ranked in several other categories as well: #2 in steals (2.1 spg); #2 in assist/turnover ratio (1.8); #8 in field goal percentage (.507); #9 in free throw percentage (.761); #13 in defensive rebounds (3.7 drpg) and #14 in rebounding (5.2 rpg). He was the team’s leading scorer sixteen times and leading rebounder nine times during the season. This marks the second year that McFarland has been named to an AMCC All-Conference team (Second Team in 2010-11). 

As a third year player,  Parrott’s hustle, hard work and consistency earned him the respect of the opposing coaches who placed him on the AMCC All-Conference Third Team. The academic senior did most of his scoring from the perimeter, but also went inside and mixed it up on the glass. He was the Hawks second leading scorer (12.8 ppg) and rebounder (5.3 rpg). He, too, completed his junior year ranked in the top fifteen slots in several categories: #10 in defensive rebounding (3.9); #11 in free throw shooting percentage (.728);  #13 in scoring; #13 in rebounding; and #13 in blocked shots (0.6). Parrott led the team in scoring six times and led the team in rebounding ten times.

The Hawks finished the season with an 11-7 AMCC record and a fourth seed in the league tournament. Hilbert (15-12 overall) beat up on D’Youville College in a first round victory (92-72) before they dropped a 63-52 semifinal loss to the eventual AMCC champions, Medaille College.

Headlining the First, Second and Third All-Conference teams are the Co-Newcomers of the Year (Nolan Albrecht, Franciscan and Sean Bellomo, Medaille), the Co-Players of the Year (David Palmer, Greensburg, and Russ Conley, Behrend), the Defensive Player of the Year (Mike Dixon, La Roche) and the Coach of the Year (Mike MacDonald, Medaille). 

Hilbert College, located in suburban Hamburg, N.Y., south of Buffalo, is a private four-year college founded in 1957 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition. With nearly 1,100 students, Hilbert is a dynamic Western New York college that offers career-focused majors, including one of the top criminal justice programs in the region, and more than 50 minors and concentrations. The college’s engaging, student-centered campus community offers numerous leadership, internship, and service learning opportunities from which students launch successful careers while making positive changes in their communities. The Hilbert Blueprint promotes a well-rounded student experience over four years – starting with the Foundations Seminar in the freshman year, followed by Sophomore Service, Junior Symposium, and culminating with the Senior Capstone. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs and new Accelerated Degree Programs geared to adult learners.