Kovatch and Williams Named to NEC’s All-Decade Team


Red Flash women’s basketball stars Jess Kovatch and Alli Williams were selected to the Northeast Conference All-Decade Team in December. 

Kovatch earned back-to-back NEC Player-of-the-Year awards in 2017-18 and 2018-19. Last season during her senior year, she became the all-time leading scorer at SFU and in the NEC. 

Kovatch was known for her deadly three-pointer. Her 472 career three-pointers ranks second all-time in NCAA history. She is currently playing professionally in Germany. 

Williams, a 2014 graduate of SFU, is now an assistant coach for the Red Flash women’s basketball team after a three-year professional career overseas.

During her collegiate career, Williams became the 11th player in Division I history to record 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 300 steals. She scored a career-high 47 points in a triple-overtime game against Sacred Heart in 2014. 

Williams ranks third all-time at Saint Francis in scoring with 2,178 points. 

“I always took pride in being a very hard worker and being the best I could be,” said Williams. “I also had great coaches and teammates that helped me along the way.”

A 10-member panel selected the 10 members of the All-Decade Team. Saint Francis Director of Athletics Susan Robinson Fruchtl and Associate Professor of Communications and former SFU Sports Information Director Pat Farabaugh were members of the panel.

Robert Morris’ Artemis Spanou was named the NEC’s Player-of-the-Decade.