Mack, Thomas Collect Synapse Sports Postseason Honors
Rachael Mack (L) and Lauren Thomas

Dec. 5, 2012

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan junior Rachael Mack (Bromsgrove, England/Bromsgrove School) and freshman Lauren Thomas (Aylesbury, England/Aylesbury HS) were selected to the Synapse Sports All-America field hockey teams.

Mack, who was named to the 2012 Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division I All-America second team last month, was named Second Team All-American by Synapse, while Thomas was named to the All-Rookie squad.

Mack, who led the Wolverines in goals (19), points (45) and shots (98), is a three-time Longstreth/NFHCA All-American and All-Big Ten honoree. She posted five multi-goal efforts and tallied at least one point in 16 of 22 games this season. Mack already ranks third all time in U-M program history with 52 career goals and stands fourth with 118 points. She is one of nine Wolverines to earn multiple All-America honors and becomes just the third player in program history to garner three citations.

Thomas, one of two primary strikers on U-M's corner unit, finished fifth on the team in points (12) and ranked second among U-M freshmen with five goals, including four over the last eight games. She was named to the All-Big Ten second team and Longstreth/NFHCA All-West Region second team after starting all 22 games in the Wolverine backfield.

Michigan (15-7, 4-2 Big Ten) concluded the 2012 campaign with its 11th NCAA Tournament appearance in 14 seasons. The Wolverines shared second place in the Big Ten regular-season standings and advanced to the Big Ten Tournament final for the 11th time in program history.

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