Rams Pick Up Multiple All-Conference Awards
Mar 1, 2006

The All-Skyline awards were released on Tuesday, February 28th, 2006 and the Rams received multiple awards. Senior forward Kenny McMillan (Bronx, NY/All Hallows) was named Player of the Year and First-Team All-Skyline for the second consecutive season. Senior guard Dashawn Warren (Astoria, NY/W.C. Bryant) was named First-Team All-Skyline, freshman guard Daimien Santana (Brooklyn, NY/Grady) was named Co-Rookie of the Year and Head Coach Erik Smiles and his staff received Coach/Coaching Staff of the Year for the second year in a row. The teams are selected by the Skyline Conference men's basketball coaches.

McMillan led the Rams to their first-ever Skyline Conference Championship and finished first on the team in points, rebounds, blocks and steals, notching 14 double-doubles this year. He became the schools All-Time leading scorer on Dec. 20th and currently holds 1,737 points and 998 rebounds to date. He made the D3Hoops Team of the Week twice, was named Skyline Player of the Week twice and Met Basketball Player of the Week twice. He set a career-high of 42 points on February 11th. Kenny ranks 7th in the nation in rebounding and 27th in steals per game.

Warren finished second on the team in scoring this season (14.6 points per game) and led the team in assists with 100. Dashawn was named the MVP of the Skyline Conference Championship game and was also named MVP of the regular-season tournament championship, the Rees Jewelers Christmas Classic. He made the Skyline Honor Roll twice and D3Hoops Team of the Week once. He ranks 58th in the nation for assists per game with 4.76.

Santana averaged 10.6 points for the Rams. He posted two double-doubles this year and scored in double figures 14 times. He has 244 total points, 103 rebounds, 54 assists and 34 steals. He set game-highs of 23 points, nine assists and 10 rebounds this season. He also averaged 72.3-percent from the free-throw line.

Coach Smiles (Bridgeport '01) picks up his second consecutive Coach of the Year title. Over two seasons as head coach, Smiles has accumulated a record of 42-14, a 75.0% win percentage. Smiles has made two appearances at the Skyline Finals, including winning the schools first-ever Skyline Conference Championship this year and leading the team to their first trip to the NCAA Tournament.

FIRST TEAM:

Mike Benziger, Manhattanville

Mike Hoyt, Mount Saint Mary

Kenny McMillan, Farmingdale State

James Mooney, Mount Saint Vincent

Dashawn Warren, Farmingdale State

SECOND TEAM:

Donte Chisolm, Manhattanville

Michael Garrett, Old Westbury

Ian Ribald, Yeshiva

Brandon Weldon, Mount Saint Mary

Tim Williams, Stevens

HONORABLE MENTION:

Robert Benton, Maritime

Waleed Farid, Stevens

Jorge Martinez, St. Joseph's

Julio Ramirez, Mount Saint Mary

Zach Wyatte, Kings Point

PLAYER OF THE YEAR:

Kenny McMillan, Farmingdale State

CO-ROOKIES OF THE YEAR:

David Acree, St. Joseph's

Daimien Santana, Farmingdale State

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR:

Gerard Danzy, Maritime

COACH/COACHING STAFF OF THE YEAR:

Erik Smiles, Farmingdale State

SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD

Stevens Institute of Technology

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