2018-19 College Recap: Misericordia University men

MAC Freedom Player of the Year Jason Kenny.
MAC Freedom Player of the Year Jason Kenny.

Coach: Will Chandler

Conference: 7-7 in Middle Atlantic Conference Freedom

Overall: 14-12

Top Player: Jason Kenny, a senior guard from Mid Valley, shared the MAC Freedom scoring lead at 21.0 points per game and surpassed the 2,000-point mark for his career. His performance led to All-Atlantic District selection from the National Association of Basketball Coaches, first-team All-Atlantic Region from D3hoops.com and both Player of the Year and Scholar-Athlete of the Year from the MAC Freedom. He led the MAC Freedom in steals (2.1 per game), ranked second in three-point percentage (40.4) and fourth in free throw percentage (84.4).

District 2 Alumni: Chandler is a Scranton High graduate and his team included Kenny, Valley View graduate Alec Rodway, Lakeland graduate Tony Harding and Holy Redeemer graduate Zach Brennan. Rodway, a guard, missed the start of his senior season with an injury. He wound up playing in 21 games, including 19 starts, and finished fifth in the MAC Freedom in assists (3.4 per game) and assist/turnover ratio (1.6) while contributing 5.6 points and 2.4 rebounds per game. Harding, an honorable mention All-MAC Freedom choice, averaged 12.7 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.5 assists while starting in 25 of the 26 games as a junior forward. Brennan, a junior guard, played in 14 games and scored 5 points.

Notes: Misericordia’s season ended when it lost at home to Marymount University, 76-69, in the first round of the ECAC Tournament. … Kenny joined his coach, Chandler, as the only two people to score 2,000 points in Misericordia school history. He finished with 2,074. He also finished second in career assists with 359 and third in steals with 195. … Chandler had closed his playing career as the second-leading scorer in NCAA Division III history with 2,898 points. … Rodway finished seventh in school history with 281 career assists. … Harding surpassed 1,000 points for his career while scoring 25 points in a game at Delaware Valley.