Lynx reap WNBA honors: Reeve (coach); Fowles (defense)

BY foxsports • September 30, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) Minnesota's Cheryl Reeve is the WNBA coach of the year and Lynx center Sylvia Fowles is the league's defensive player of the year.

The awards were announced by the league Friday.

Reeve also won the coaching honor in 2011. She drew 17 votes from the national media panel after leading Minnesota to the best record in the WNBA. Los Angeles Sparks coach Brian Agler was second with 12 votes.

Fowles has won the defensive player of the year three times. She joins Tamika Catchings (five) and Sheryl Swoopes (three) as the only players to win the award at least three times. The Lynx's 6-foot-6 center received 19 of the 39 votes. Seattle's Breanna Stewart was second with eight.

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