Third Annual Golden Maddies: Best Starter

The nominees for the third annual Golden Maddies Best Starter (Oscar equivalent: Actress In A Leading Role) are as follows.

NOMINEE

SEASON HIGHLIGHTS

# 17 Essence Carson, Guard

Games Started: 34
Games Played: 34
Average: 10.0 ppg (career-high), 2.1 rpg (career-high), 1.4 apg (career-high)
Season High Points: 28 @ Detroit, 9/10/09
Scored 10-plus points 15 times and 20-plus points twice, grabbed five or more rebounds three times. Led the team in scoring six times and rebounds three times.
Golden Maddie Experience: 2008 Nominee, Best Starter

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# 12 Loree Moore, Guard

Games Started: 32
Games Played: 34
Average: 6.3 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 3.9 apg (team-high)
Season High: 15 (Twice), last vs. Detroit, 7/02/09
Scored 10-plus points six times. Collected five or more rebounds nine times. Led New York in assists a team-high 20 times and rebounds five times.
Golden Maddie Experience: 2007 & 2008 Nominee, Best Starter

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# 20 Shameka Christon, Forward

Games Started: 31
Games Played: 32
Average: 16.1 ppg (team/career-high), 4.9 rpg, 1.8 apg
Season High: 32 vs. Atlanta, 7/19/09
Scored 10-plus points 15 times and scored 20-plus points a team-high 11 times. Grabbed five or more rebounds 15 times. Led the team in scoring a team-high 17 times, rebounds eight times and assists four times. Earned Eastern Conference Player of the Week honor from the WNBA on July 20.
Golden Maddie Experience: 2007 & 2008 Nominee, Best Starter

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# 33 Cathrine Kraayeveld, Forward

Games Started: 26
Games Played: 34
Average: 9.0 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 0.9 apg
Season High: 18 vs. Minnesota, 8/23/09
Posted 10-plus points 12 times. Collected five or more rebounds 15 times. Led the team in scoring twice, rebounds seven times and assists once.
Golden Maddie Experience: 2007 & 2008 Nominee, Best Starter

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# 4 Janel McCarville, Center

Games Started: 32
Games Played: 32
Average: 12.3 ppg, 5.5 rpg (team/career-high), 2.8 apg (career-high)
Season High: 28 vs. Washington, 7/30/09
Scored 10-plus points 15 times and 20-plus points four times. Grabbed five or more boards a team-high 19 times. Led the Liberty in rebounds a team-high 10 times, assists seven times and scoring six times.
Golden Maddie Experience: 2007 & 2008 Winner, Best Starter; 2009 Winner, Best Play

To qualify for this category, players had to start 20 or more games.

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