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Contact: William Sodoma
Date: March 6, 2009
WATERVILLE, Maine --- Colby College’s Rachael Mack (Cony/Augusta, Maine) was the best in high school basketball last year in Maine and this year was honored as the Maine Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (MWBCA) Rookie of the Year on Friday.
Mack, the Miss Maine Player of the Year while at Cony High School, also made the MWBCA All-Rookie Team.
Mack led the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) in three of the eight statistical categories the league puts out in a weekly release. She was first in blocked shots per game (1.56, 39 total), field goal percentage (.558, 101-for-181), and was tied for first in free throw percentage (.846, 66-for-78). Mack also was fifth in the conference in rebounding (7.4) and 18th in scoring (10.7).
Mack helped Colby (13-12) lead the league in team free throw percentage (.748) and the Mules were second in field goal percentage defense (.346).
Maine Women’s Basketball Coaches Association
Player of the Year: Val Beckwith, Bates; Rookie of the Year: Rachael Mack, Colby; Coach of the Year: Adrienne Shibles, Bowdoin
First Team All-State
Val Beckwith, senior, Bates; Stacey Kent, senior, Southern Maine; Shelby Bradford, junior, Husson; Caitlyn Laflin, junior, Maine-Farmington; Nicole Paradis, junior, Southern Maine
Second Team All-State
Alli Gamache, senior, University of New England; Maria Noucis, senior, Bowdoin; Alexa Kaubris, senior, Bowdoin; Erica Davis, senior, Maine-Presque Isle; Ashley Ames, senior, Maine-Fort Kent; Kaylie DeMillo, sophomore, Southern Maine
Rachael Mack, Colby; Jill Henrikson, Bowdoin; Samantha Goda, Maine Maritime Academy; Bree Hanscom, Husson; Kristi Violette, Southern Maine