NP’s Kiser is Liberty League’s top rookie

NP’s Kiser is Liberty League’s top rookie

North Providence native Christina Kiser, who is a freshman guard on the Bard College women’s basketball team, was recently named the Liberty League’s Rookie of the Year after averaging 24.1 points per game for the Division III Raptors. Kiser was a First-Team All-State player last season for La Salle Academy who also played in the North Providence Youth Basketball Association before high school.
Former Ricci, NPYBA player also receives Second-Team honor at D-III Bard College

TROY, N.Y. – North Providence native Christina Kiser, who is a freshman guard on the Bard College women’s basketball team, was recently named the Liberty League’s Rookie of the Year after putting together a superb season for the Division III Raptors.

Kiser, who was named the Rookie of the Week nine times and led the league in scoring, also made the All-Liberty League’s Second Team. She is the first women’s basketball player from Bard to win a major postseason award in six years.

Kiser finished the season averaging 24.1 points per game – she was in the Top 5 in the nation in that category all season long – and she also led the team in rebounds, steals, blocks, field goal percentage, and free throw percentage. Bard went 5-20 this season, but she averaged 31 points in those five victories.

In Liberty League play, Kiser led the conference in free throws (118) and was second in free throw percentage (.797).

Kiser scored 30 or more points in seven games, and despite missing two games with an injury, she finished the season with 554 points.

Kiser attended Ricci Middle School and played in the North Providence Youth Basketball Association before continuing her basketball career at La Salle Academy.

She was a three-year starter for the Rams who, during her time in the backcourt, helped the team accumulate a 70-7 league record and capture two state championships and two Division I titles.

As a senior, she earned First-Team All-State honors, as she led the Rams to an undefeated regular-season mark and the Division I crown by averaging 15 points per game.