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Not to be confused with the Mid-American Conference (MAC) Men's Basketball Player of the Year.
MAAC Men's Basketball Player of the Year
Awarded forthe most outstanding basketball player in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
CountryUnited States
First awarded1982
Currently held byRyan Rossiter, Siena
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The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Men's Basketball Player of the Year is a basketball award given to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference's most outstanding player. The award was first given following the 1981–82 season. Three players have won the award multiple times: Steve Burtt and Luis Flores each won twice, while Lionel Simmons won three times. Simmons, along with winning his third MAAC Player of the Year award, was also the consensus National Player of the Year in 1990.

The 2011 recipient is Ryan Rossiter from Siena. Unlike most other Division I conferences' Men's Basketball Player of the Year awards, there has never been a tie in the MAAC award's history. Of current member schools, only Loyola (MD) has never had a winner.


Co-Players of the Year
* Awarded a national Player of the Year award:
the Naismith College Player of the Year or the John R. Wooden Award
Player (X) Denotes the number of times the player has been awarded the Player of the Year award


Season Player School Position Class Reference
1981–82 Brown, WilliamWilliam Brown Saint Peter's
1982–83 Steve Burtt Iona Point guard Junior
1983–84 Steve Burtt (2) Iona Point guard Senior
1984–85 Cozzens, RandyRandy Cozzens Army
1985–86 George, TonyTony George Fairfield
1986–87 Houston, KevinKevin Houston Army
1987–88 Lionel Simmons La Salle Small forward Sophomore
1988–89 Lionel Simmons (2) La Salle Small forward Junior
1989–90 Lionel Simmons* (3) La Salle Small forward Senior
1990–91 Brown, MarcMarc Brown Siena
1991–92 Woods, RandyRandy Woods La Salle Point guard Senior
1992–93 Bullock, KeithKeith Bullock Manhattan
1993–94 Bennerman, DoremusDoremus Bennerman Siena
1994–95 Wise, CraigCraig Wise Canisius
1995–96 Barley, DarrellDarrell Barley Canisius
1996–97 Timinskas, MindaugasMindaugas Timinskas Iona Small forward Senior
1997–98 Hameed, KashifKashif Hameed Iona
1998–99 Young, AlvinAlvin Young Niagara Shooting guard Senior
1999–00 Tariq Kirksay Iona Shooting guard/Small forward Senior
2000–01 Stewart, DemondDemond Stewart Niagara
2001–02 Porter, MarioMario Porter Rider
2002–03 Luis Flores Manhattan Point guard Junior
2003–04 Luis Flores (2) Manhattan Point guard Senior
2004–05 Juan Mendez Niagara Center/Power forward Senior
2005–06 Keydren Clark Saint Peter's Point guard Senior
2006–07 Jared Jordan Marist Point guard Senior
2007–08 Jason Thompson Rider Center Senior
2008–09 Kenny Hasbrouck Siena Shooting guard Senior
2009–10 Alex Franklin Siena Small forward Senior [1]
2010–11 Ryan Rossiter Siena Power forward Senior [2]

Winners by school[]

School (year joined) Winners Years
Iona (1981) 5 1983, 1984, 1997, 1998, 2000
Siena (1989) 5 1991, 1994, 2009, 2010, 2011
La Salle[a] 4 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992
Manhattan (1981) 3 1993, 2003, 2004
Niagara (1989) 3 1999, 2001, 2005
Army (1981)[b] 2 1985, 1987
Canisius (1989) 2 1995, 1996
Rider (1995) 2 2002, 2008
Saint Peter's (1981) 2 1982, 2006
Fairfield (1981) 1 1986
Marist (1995) 1 2007
Loyola (MD) (1989) 0



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