Dec. 2, 2013
CHANDLER, Ariz. -- University of Michigan senior Rachael Mack (Bromsgrove, England/Bromsgrove School) was named to the Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division I All-America first team, the NFHCA announced today (Monday, Dec. 2). With the accolade, Mack becomes the first four-time All-American in U-M program history.
Michigan has had an All-American on its roster in 16 of the last 18 years, with 19 Wolverines combining for a total of 32 citations. Mack is the ninth different U-M player to garner first-team honors and the first since assistant coach Lucia Belassi White in 2007. Mack previously earned second team (2011, '12) and third team (2010) accolades over her first three seasons.
Named the 2013 NFHCA West Region Player of the Year, the Big Ten Player of the Year and unanimously as Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year, Mack posted a career-high 21 goals, six assists and 48 points to lead the Big Ten and rank third nationally with 1.05 goal per game. She posted two hat tricks, most notably a career-best four-goal effort against Ball State, and netted seven game-winning goals this season, including a pair of overtime game-winners against league rivals Ohio State and Penn State.
She is a four-time NFHCA West Region first team selection and four-time All-Big Ten honoree, earning first team honors in each of her final three seasons. As a freshman, she was named the Big Ten Tournament MVP after posting 10 points over three games, including a semifinal hat trick vs. Penn State, to lead U-M to the 2010 tournament crown.
Mack appeared in all 86 Wolverine games over her four collegiate seasons and made 81 starts at forward. She compiled career stats of 73 goals, 20 assists and 166 points, establishing Michigan program records for career goals and career points. She broke the records in dramatic fashion, scoring both goals in a 2-1 overtime victory at rival Ohio State.
Over Mack's career at Michigan, the Wolverines posted a 57-29 record, captured back-to-back Big Ten titles (2010, '11), won the 2010 Big Ten Tournament title, and made three straight NCAA Tournament appearances (2010-12).
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