Alison Cappelloni: All-Court Star

 

Women's Basketball All-American

By Gerry Boyle '78
Photography by Charlie Spatz '13
 

Alison Cappelloni
Alison Cappelloni, All-America
It was expected that Alison Cappelloni ’10 would be an impact player for Colby women’s basketball. Cappelloni met all expectations, racking up awards for weeks after the team concluded its best-ever season, compiling a 24-5 record.

As Colby was going to press, Cappelloni, a 6-1 forward, had been named:

• an NCAA State Farm Coaches’ All-America honorable mention pick, one of only two NESCAC players selected,
• a D3hoops.com All-Northeast Region Team, second-team choice,
• a New England Women’s Basketball Association and the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) all-star,
• a NESCAC first-team selection, and a Maine Women’s Basketball Coaches
Association first-team pick.

Cappelloni finished her Colby career with 1,229 points to rank sixth all-time in program history. She had 646 rebounds, 138 assists, and set Colby records for three-point field goals made in a career (186) and in a single-season (63 in her senior year). She also finished fourth in NESCAC free-throw shooting (.790) this year.

An English major, Cappelloni is modest about her individual accomplishments on the court. She pointed out that all of the players, including co-captains Samantha Allen ’10 and Rachel Mack ’11, prided themselves on defense, rebounding, and court position. “You can always control those things,” she said. “It’s an effort thing.”
 
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