The University of Maine Women's Basketball team will begin play in the America East tournament tonight, a day after a couple players took home postseason awards.Senior Ashleight Roberts and Sophomore Liz Wood were both named to the second team all-conference squad, while Wood was also selected to the all-defensive and all-academic team with a 3.95 GPS.

The Bears enter the tournament as the #4 seed after completing its best season in nearly 10 years with an overall record of 16-13 and 10-6 in America East. Their opponent is #5 Hartford who they split with in the regular season. Maine has lost three straight against the Hawks in the tournament with their last win coming in 1996 . Tip-off for tonight's game is at 8:15.

Here are the other major awards handed out at Thursday's postseason awards banquet.

Coach of the Year

Katie Abrahamson-Henderson, Albany

Rookie of the Year

Sara Tarbert, UMBC

Sixth Player of the Year

Morgan Lumb, Fr., G, Hartford

Defensive Player of the Year

Chikilra Goodman, Stony Brook

Player of the Year

Shereesha Richards, Albany