Dec. 17, 2013
CHANDLER, Ariz. -- University of Michigan senior Rachael Mack (Bromsgrove, England/Bromsgrove School) was selected as one of four finalists for the Honda Sports Award for field hockey, the honor that recognizes the national player of the year.
Connecticut's Marie Elena Bolles was the award winner, while Maryland's Jill Witmer and North Carolina's Emily Wold rounded out the finalists. The nominees were chosen by a panel of coaches representing the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA). The Honda Sports award winner is chosen after voting by administrators from more than 1,000 NCAA member schools. Each NCAA member institution has a vote.
The Honda Sports Award is presented annually by the CWSA to the top female athletes in 12 NCAA sports. Each sport's individual winner is a candidate for the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year Award and the 2014 Honda Cup.
Mack is the third Wolverine player to be named a Honda Award finalist. Kelli Gannon earned the distinction in 2000, while April Fronzoni was named a finalist in 2002 and 2003.
Michigan's first four-time All-American in program history, Mack ranked third in the nation with 1.05 goals per game this season, recording a career-high 21 goals, six assists and 48 points. She was named the 2013 NFHCA West Region Player of the Year, Big Ten Player of the Year and Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year.
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.
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