Motter and Nall net all-conference accolades

headshots of Motter and Nall


GREENWOOD, Ind. – Sophomores Maleha Motter (Danville, Ind.) and Alexis Nall (Mount Vernon, Ind.) both received all-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference accolades Wednesday afternoon.

After both players received honorable mention awards in their freshmen campaigns, Motter was named to the first team and Nall the second team for 2017-18. The tandem helped guide HC to an 18-9 overall and 13-5 HCAC records this season.

Motter is the first Hanover player to appear on the conference's top team since Alicia Hopkins in 2014-15. The sophomore was the only player in the HCAC to average a double-double, 13.3 points and 11.1 rebounds per game, as her rebounding average also led the league and ranked among the top 40 in NCAA Division III.

The Danville, Ind. native recorded 299 total rebounds this season, which broke a 10-year-old record set by Molly Martin in 2007-08. Her total on the glass also ranked inside the top 25 in the country. Motter, a one-time HCAC Player of the Week award winner in 17-18, also led the conference and was 58th nationally in double-doubles with 11.  

Nall also set a program single season record, with hers coming in field goal percentage, 0.583. The overall shooting clip for Nall was also first in the HCAC and ninth nationally.

The sophomore paced the Panthers at 14.4 points per game this season and all eight of her double-doubles came against HCAC opponents. Nall did most of her damage against conference foes this season, including the HCAC Tournament, where she averaged 20.0 points and 8.7 rebounds over a two-game stretch. After a career high 29-point performance against nationally ranked Rose-Hulman in the semis, she was named to the all-tournament team.

In addition to the two all-conference awards, the HCAC tabbed senior Julia Miller (Hartsville, Ind.) as Hanover's all-sportsmanship selection. Miller averaged just over six minutes per game in 15 outings this year and posted a pair of eight-point performances, including a Senior Day win over Defiance on Feb. 17.

Hanover will look to build off a strong finish to the 2017-18 campaign in the offseason, as they won six of their final seven games and produced an 11-5 record once the calendar turned to 2018.

Contact: Tyler Jester