Laskaris earned the accolade despite playing just 20 minutes during the Judges' 80-72 win against #25 Emmanuel College last Tuesday. The 5-foot-9 guard poured in a game-high 18 points on 6-for-8 shooting, leading a Brandeis squad that shot 49 percent from the field. Laskaris also went 4-4 at the line and 2-2 from downtown, and added four rebounds and two assists.
In her second season with the Judges, Laskaris has gotten off to a scorching start offensively. The sophomore has played in just two contests this year due to injury, but leads Brandeis with 19.5 points per game on 50-percent shooting – she scored a career-high 21 points during a November 16 loss to Colby. Overall, she is shooting 57 percent from 3-point range and 87.5 percent at the charity stripe, both team-highs as well.
The Judges are 2-3 under head coach Carol Simon this season, including 1-1 against ranked teams. Brandeis will host UMass-Dartmouth tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m.
Laskaris is a 2012 graduate of Swampscott High School. She is the daughter of Peter and Helen Laskaris, Swampscott, Mass.