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Syracuse Women’s Basketball: Alexis Peterson on Lieberman Award watch list

The SU senior is among the best point guards in the nation

Syracuse v UConn Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

The Syracuse Orange women’s basketball team is coming off of their best-ever season with high hopes for 2016-2017. Senior guard Alexis Peterson is at the top of the roster as a leader and scorer and she’s one of twenty players on the watch list for the 2017 Nancy Lieberman Award, which recognizes the top point guard in women's NCAA Division I basketball.

Peterson comes into the season 16th all-time in scoring with 1,207 career points. She’s also currently ninth in SU history with an average of 3.6 assists per game. Last season she dominated during the Orange’s post-season run, averaging 20.7 point per game in those contests. She ended up receiving All-ACC First Team, ACC All-Defensive Team, and All-ACC Tournament accolades.

Peterson is also one of only four ACC players on the watch list.