CARMEL, Ind. – The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) announced the members of the 2021 All Conference teams as well as the other marquee awards following the 2021 season.
Lexi Dellinger (Berne, Ind.) from Anderson University was named the 2022 HCAC Player of the Year. The senior led the league in scoring, with a 22.4 points per game average, racking up 560 points in 2021-22. Her 44.6 percent three point shooting percentage also led the league, to go with her 3.2 three pointers per game. She also led the HCAC in free throw percentage, with an 89.3 percentage. Her 3.6 assists per game average was fifth-best in the league, while her 1.4 assist to turnover ratio was the third best in the conference.

Fellow Raven, Payton Moore (Spiceland, Ind.) was voted the 2022 HCAC Defensive Player of the Year. The senior led the league by a large margin in blocked shots (2.4 bpg) and blocks (52). Moore also led the HCAC in rebounds, with a 10.7 rebounds per game average, pulling in 235 boards over the course of the 2021-22 season.
The HCAC also recognizes a Newcomer of the Year, a student athlete in their first year of academic competition. Grace Bezold (Covington, Ky.) from Hanover College was voted as the Newcomer of the Year. The first year notched a career-high 33 points on February 12, and averaged 12.3 points a game, amassing 282 points on the season.
Leading Transylvania University to an undefeated season, Juli Fulks was named the 2022 HCAC Coach of the Year in a vote of the league coaches.

The HCAC also honors an All-Conference First Team, Second Team, and Honorable Mention Team. The women’s coaches also recognize a Newcomer Team. The members of those teams are selected by a vote of league coaches and can be found below.

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Player of the Year – Lexi Dellinger, Anderson University
Defensive Player of the Year – Payton Moore, Anderson University
Newcomer of the Year – Grace Bezold, Hanover College
Coach of the Year – Juli Fulks, Transylvania University 

2022 HCAC All-Conference First Team

Lexi DellingerSRGAnderson University
Brianna GilligSRFBluffton University
Madison KellioneJRGTransylvania University
Payton MooreSRFAnderson University
Morgan SmithJRFBluffton University
Kennedi StacyJRGTransylvania University

2022 HCAC All-Conference Second Team

Laken BallJRFTransylvania University
Jamie BaumFYGRose-Hulman institute of Technology
Grace BezoldFYFHanover College
Destinee CrossSRFFranklin College
Rowan HeinSOGRose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Chloe JansenJRGMount St. Joseph University

2022 HCAC All-Conference Honorable Mention

Jordan BarlowJRFRose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Katherine BenterFYGHanover College
Taylor HeathFYGHanover College
Macy MillerSRFManchester University
Jessica NixSRGFranklin College
Nysha SpeedSRGDefiance College
Taylor SteinbrunnerJRGDefiance College
Dasia ThorntonJRFTransylvania University

2022 HCAC Newcomer Team

Eva BazzoniFYGManchester University
Jamie BaumFYGRose-Hulman Institute of Technology 
Grace BezoldFYFHanover College
Taylor HeathFYGHanover College
Katherine BenterFYGHanover College
Kayla PriggeFYGBluffton University