Mack, Vaughan in senior game; Mack All-Region

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: March 13, 2012
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Jil Vaughan

WATERVILLE, Maine ---- Colby College's Rachael Mack (Augusta, Maine) and Jil Vaughan (Wareham, Mass.) will play one more game when the pair participate in the New England Women’s Basketball Association (NEWBA) Senior All-Star Classic on Saturday, March 24, at Western New England University.

Mack also was honored Tuesday by being named to the All-Northeast Region Fourth Team.
Players were nominated for the senior game by their coaches and sports information directors. Coaches then selected the 22 participants through a vote. Rosters will be announced at a later date.

Mack finished tied for fifth in career scoring at Colby with 1,241 points. She also pulled down 802 rebounds and had 156 assists, 125 steals, and 122 blocked shots. Mack shot .51.7 percent from the field (468-for-905), 41.9 percent from 3-point range (36-for-86), and 85.4 percent from the foul line (269-for-315). Mack started all 107 games in which she played at Colby.
Mack finished sixth in both scoring (12.8) and rebounding (7.3) in the latest NESCAC statistics. She also ranked third in field goal percentage (49.6 percent), fourth in 3-point field goal percentage (41 percent), and 10 in blocked shots (1.04 per game, 27 total). Mack also shot 88.4 percent (38-for-43) from the foul line and would have the top percentage in the league, but she did not have the minimum number of made free throws to qualify.
Vaughan, a 6-3 senior forward, finished her career with 887 points, 630 rebounds, 110 assists, and 108 blocked shots. She shot 51.5 percent from the field in her four years.
Vaughan is first in the NESCAC in field goal percentage (56.2) and blockes shots per game (1.81). Vaughan also was third in rebounding (8.6) and ffith in scoring (13.2).

Mack and Vaughan helped the Mules to a 78-30 record over the past four seasons and two trips to the NCAA Division III Tournament.

The other players invited to the senior game include: Courtney Cirillo, Keene State College; Stephanie Coro, Rhode Island College; Shelly DePina, Bridgewater State University; Cynthia Gaudet, Rhode Island College; Ashley Geel, Saint Joseph's College; Lauren Hannmann, WPI; Jill Henrikson, Bowdoin College; Morgan Kendrew, Brandeis University; Kathleen King, Babson College; Meghan Kirwan, Emmanuel College; Erika Murphy, Elms College; Kelley Paradis, University of New England; Vanessa Powers, Castleton State College; Rachel Riley, Rhode Island College; Margo Russell, University of New England; Jenn Shinall, Connecticut College; Stephanie Slonski, Western Connecticut State University; Jen Wehner, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts; Rachel Williams, New England College; Nicki Wurdeman, Babson College


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