April 17, 2006
PHILADELPHIA - Saint Joseph's Chet Stachitas has been named to the All-Big Five Second Team as selected by the Herb Good Basketball Club and honored at the club's 61st annual banquet this evening.
Stachitas, a 6-5 senior guard from Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, was named to the 2006 Atlantic 10 All-Conference 2nd Team as he was SJU's second leading scorer with 13.3 points per game. He topped the team in 3-point percentage (40.5) and converted 80.5 percent from the foul line as the Hawks led the nation in free throw percentage (79.9). The senior scored double figures 24 times and earned a spot on the Atlantic 10 All-Championship Team as the Hawks reached the title game.
Stachitas, who closed out his career with 1,122 points to rank 22nd on the Hawks' all-time list, also holds the SJU record for games played in a career with 130.
During his career, he was part of a 96-35 record, which is tied as the second best win total for a four-year class in school history. Saint Joseph's also reached the postseason all four years, including a berth in the 2004 NCAA Elite Eight.
Stachitas was joined on the second team by Jermaine Thomas (La Salle), Mark Zoller (Penn), Mike Nardi (Villanova) and Antywane Robinson (Temple).
The All-Big Five First Team was comprised of Randy Foye (Villanova), Allan Ray (Villanova), Kyle Lowry (Villanova), Steve Smith (La Salle), Ibrahim Jaaber (Penn) and Mardy Collins (Temple). Foye received the Robert V. Geasey Trophy as the Big Five's Player of the Year.