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Contact: William Sodoma
Date: March 11, 2010
WATERVILLE, Maine --- Senior guard/forward Alison Cappelloni (Sudbury, Mass.) continues to pile up honors after being named one of 40 finalists for the NCAA Division III State Farm Coaches All-America Team.
Cappelloni is one of five players selected from Region 1 (New England). The other four players are Jessica Chapin of Brandeis University, Caroline Stedman of Amherst College, Melissa Teel of Western Connecticut State, and Babson College's Nicole Wurdeman. There are eight regions across the country.
The 40 finalists were selected by a vote of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) member coaches. The field of 40 will be narrowed to a 10-member All-America Team. The team will be announced on Thursday, March 18, at the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Championship Banquet in Bloomington, Illinois.
Cappelloni already has been named a NESCAC first team all-conference selection and a Maine State first team pick. She finished her career with 1,229 points to rank sixth all-time in program history and had 646 rebounds and 138 assists. Cappelloni holds Colby records for 3-point field goals made in a career (186) and single-season 3-point field goals (63 this year).
In the latest NESCAC statistics, Cappelloni is the only player in the top 10 in scoring, rebounding, and 3-point field goal percentage. She also finished fourth in league free throw shooting (.790).