For the third straight week, Syracuse Orange women’s basketball player Kamilla Cardoso has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Freshman of the Week. This is the fourth week in a row a Syracuse player has been selected: Cardoso (Feb. 1, Jan. 25) and Priscilla Williams (Jan. 18).
Cardoso was honored for a third-straight time after averaging 18.7 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 2.3 blocks in three Syracuse games. She is the first player since 2012 to earn three consecutive ACC Freshman of the Week honors (Duke’s Elizabeth Williams).
In Syracuse’s first game of the week, Cardoso led the team with 18 points on 9-for-12 shooting in the team’s loss to Georgia Tech. On Thursday, Cardoso recorded her fourth double-double of the season with 16 points and 13 rebounds in Syracuse’s win over Wake Forest.
On Sunday, Cardoso and Kiara Lewis led all scorers with 22 points to push the Orange past Pitt. Cardoso also added eight rebounds. The freshman shot 7-14 from the field and connected on 8-11 of her free throw attempts.
Cardoso currently leads the ACC in field goal percentage (60.4) and offensive rebounds per game (3.67). She is also the only ACC basketball player (male or female) to average more than three blocks per game (3.13).
.@kamillascsilva is our Freshman of the Week... again— ACC Women's Basketball (@accwbb) February 8, 2021
She averaged 18.7 pts, 8.3 reb and 2.3 blk over three games for @CuseWBB last week! pic.twitter.com/SB6DlhN1F4
Reminder: Fan voting is now live for the Basketball Hall of Fame Awards! Vote Cardoso for the Lisa Leslie Center of the Year and Tiana Mangakahia for the Nancy Lieberman Point Guard of the Year.
Next up, the Orange will travel to Florida State on Thursday, Feb. 11 for an 8 p.m. EST matchup on ACC Network