Sinclair’s McNeil, Schroeder named NJCAA First Team All-Americans

Sean McNeil and Amanda Schroeder have brought national attention to the Sinclair Community College men’s and women’s basketball programs, and the accolades continue. McNeil and Schroeder were named NJCAA First Team All-Americans.

A 6-foot sophomore from Carroll High School, Schroeder is one of the most storied players in women’s junior college basketball history. She became the all-time scoring leader in NJCAA history when she recorded 23 points in Sinclair’s 72-54 victory over Clark State Community College in the first round of the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC) tournament. The previous record was 1,560 points, set by Desiree Francis of Kirkwood Community College in Iowa from 1996-98.

Schroeder averaged 26.5 points per game over her career, which topped the former all-time career mark of 25.8, which was held by Meleena Edwards of Mercer County Community College in New Jersey, also tallied from 1996-98.

Schroeder has yet to announce her next college destination. McNeil, a 6-foot-4 freshman sharpshooter recently said he has narrowed his choices to the University of Dayton and two others. He led all NJCAA Division II players with 29.7 points per game. The Union, Ky. native established a Sinclair single-game scoring record with 55 points against Bryant & Stratton on Nov. 17, 2018. He also added 6.1 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game while converting 43.1 percent of his shot beyond the arc and 87.6 percent from the free throw line.

Schroeder is expected to announce her college choice in the near future. McNeil did not disclose the other two schools he is considering along with UD, but in a Tweet last month he said he trimmed the list to the UD and five other programs: Oregon, Western Kentucky, Texas Tech, Ole Miss and West Virginia.

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