Player of the Year Kendall Sosa of Illinois Wesleyan headlines 2021 WBCA NCAA Division III Coaches’ All-America team

ATLANTA (April 28, 2021) – Kendall Sosa of Illinois Wesleyan University is the 2021 WBCA NCAA Division III Player of the Year and headlines the 2021 WBCA NCAA Division III Coaches’ All-America team, the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association announced today.

Sosa, a 5-foot-9 senior guard from Bloomington, Illinois, led the Titans to a 6-4 record and a berth in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin Tournament championship game. Her 26.7-point-per-game scoring average was tops in the CCIW and No. 2 in the nation. Sosa finished her career at Illinois Wesleyan at ninth on the school’s all-time scoring list with 1,304 points. Sosa also set the Titans' single-game scoring record with 47 points.

The WBCA presents the Player of the Year award annually to the top player in five of the six WBCA membership divisions (NCAA Divisions II, and III, NAIA, two-year college and high school). The Player of the Year and the 10-member Coaches’ All-America team in each division are selected by a committee of WBCA member coaches in that division. The Wade Trophy is presented to the best player in NCAA Division I.

"The WBCA is pleased to name Kendall Sosa as the 2021 WBCA NCAA Division III Player of the Year,” said WBCA Executive Director Danielle Donehew. “Kendall has played an integral role in guiding her team to an outstanding season under extraordinary circumstances because of the pandemic. She is very deserving of this distinguished honor. The WBCA applauds Kendall for her hard work, dedication and contributions to the game during the 2020-21 season.”

Here are the 2021 WBCA NCAA Division III Coaches’ All-Americans:





Shannon Devitt

College of New Jersey



Kiera Downey

Rhodes College



Nicole Heffington

John Carroll University



Kaylee Otlowski

Salisbury University



Leah Porath

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh



Kenedy Schoonveld

Hope College



Kendall Sosa

Illinois Wesleyan University



Leah Springer

Messiah University

Grad Student


Jenna Taylor

Simpson College



Olivia Voskuil

Hope College



“We congratulate the 10 members of the 2021 WBCA NCAA Division III Coaches’ All-America team for what they have accomplished in this challenging season,” said Donehew. “These young women have worked to elevate their teams and themselves to an elite level of competition. Through their exceptional talents on the basketball court, they have also lifted the women’s game.”

Here are the student-athletes who received 2021 WBCA NCAA Division III Coaches’ All-America honorable mention:



Megan Bauman

Babson College

Taylor Brown

Montclair State University

Jayneisha Davis

Messiah University

Hailey Derosia

Keene State College

Maiah Domask

University of Wisconsin-Platteville

Megan Dorney

Whitworth University

Payton Draper

Wartburg College

Lilly Edwards

Baldwin Wallace University

Jackie Feldt

Coe College

McKenzee Gertz

Colorado College

Sophia Guerrier

Rhode Island College

Nicole Hiller

Babson College

Raenett Hughes

University of Texas at Dallas

Erin Hughes

Washington & Lee University

Amanda Johnson

Catholic University

Averi Jordan

DeSales University

Elyce Knudsen

Millikin University

Shannon McCoy

Kean University

Katie McShea

Marymount University

Bridget Monaghan

University of Scranton

Jordan Moretti

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Olivia Nagy

John Carroll University

Abigail Oguich

University of Lynchburg

Madison Schmitz

College of Saint Benedict

Annie Tate

Wheaton College (IL)

Kaitlyn Walker

St. John Fisher College

About the WBCA
Founded in 1981, the Women's Basketball Coaches Association is the professional association for coaches of women's and girls' basketball at all levels of competition. The WBCA offers educational resources that coaches need to help make themselves better leaders, teachers and mentors to their players; provides opportunities for coaches to connect with peers in the profession; serves as the unifying voice of a diverse community of coaches to the organizations that control the game; and celebrates those coaches, players and other individuals who excel each year and contribute to the advancement of the sport. Visit for more details about the association.

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