Kowalski, Mack both earn all-state honors

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: March 10, 2011
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Rachael Mack (Charlie Spatz photography)

WATERVILLE, Maine --- Colby College's Jules Kowalski (Montville, N.J.) and Rachael Mack (Augusta, Maine) were both named to the Maine Women's Basketball Coaches Association All-State First Team on Thursday.

Kowalski, who  earned New England Small College Athletic Conference first team honors last week, was fifth in the NESCAC in scoring (12.1), fourth in rebounding (7.5), fifth in field goal percentage (.520), fourth in defensive rebounding (5.36), eighth in blocks (1.07), and ninth in free throw percentage (.775). Kowalski was strong in conference games, averaging 13.2 points (ranked third) and a league-best 8.8 rebounds. A two-year captain, she finished her career with 1,059 points and 749 rebounds.

Mack ranks first in the NESCAC in rebounding (8.2), first in free throw shooting (.846), fourth in scoring (12.5), and fourth in field goal percentage (.521) and was a second team All-NESCAC selection. Mack was the only player in the NESCAC in the top five in both offensive and defensive rebounding. She was fourth in the league in conference game only scoring and third in rebounding. Heading into her senior season next year, Mack has 907 points, 611 rebounds, 103 assists, 95 blocked shots, and 86 steals. Mack made the All-State second team last year.

Kowalski and Mack helped the Mules to a 46-11 record and two straight trips to the NCAA Division III Tournament the past two years.

Maine Women's Basketball Coaches Association All-State Team

First Team

Katie Bergeron, Sr. – Bowdoin College

Courtney Cochran, Jr. – Univeristy of Southern Maine

Jules Kowalski, Sr. – Colby College

Rachael Mack, Jr. – Colby College

Kelley Paradis, Jr. – University of New England


Second Team

Carrie Bunnell, Sr. – University of New England

Annie Burns, Jr. – Bates College

Samantha Goda, Jr. – Maine Maritime

Jill Henrikson, Jr. – Bowdoin College

Bethany Sevey, Sr. – Husson University


All-Rookie Team

Erin McNamara, University of Southern Maine

Abby Young, St. Joseph's College

Meredith Kelly, Bates College

Rashell Saucier, UMaine Presque Isle

Mackenzie Dufour, University of New England



Player of the Year: Katie Bergeron, Bowdoin; Rookie of the Year: Erin McNamara, USM; Coach of the Year: Adrienne Shibles, Bowdoin


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