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A Trio of Lady Chiefs Receive Post-Season Honors

ISCC Recognizes Lady Chiefs

Waubonsee Community College women’s basketball players Colleen Purcell, Karla Vietinghoff and Maxzine Rossler were all recently recognized by the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference (ISCC). Purcell and Vietinghoff were both named to the All-ISCC First Team, while Rossler was tabbed All-ISCC Second Team.

Purcell, a sophomore from Oswego High School, averaged 14.9 points and 8.9 rebounds per game in ISCC play. The 6’1” center also made 53 percent of her shots from the field, handed out 39 assists and blocked 17 shots in conference action. On the season Purcell averaged 11.8 points-per-game, booking a team-high 368 points. She also pulled down 7.3 rebounds per contest and blocked 32 shots in 31 games played.

Vietinghoff, a freshman from Hampshire High School, averaged 13.9 points and 8.5 rebounds per game in league action. The 5’8” forward shot 88 percent (23 of 26) from the foul line and 42 percent (23 of 53) from three-point range during ISCC games. Overall on the season Vietinghoff averaged 10.9 points, scoring 340 points total. She also averaged 7.7 rebounds per contest, grabbing a team-high 238 boards on the season. In addition Vietinghoff connected on a team-high 50 three-pointers and tied for the team lead in steals with 66.

After helping lead the Lady Chiefs’ soccer team to the NJCAA National Tournament for the first time ever and becoming Waubonsee’s first two-time NJCAA All-American in soccer, Rossler did not even take a day off before stepping onto the basketball court. The Hinckley-Big Rock High School graduate went on to average 13.3 points and 4.3 assists, while grabbing 69 rebounds and recording 39 steals in the Lady Chiefs’ 14 ISCC games. Overall on the season, the 5’6” sophomore guard averaged 12.0 points-per-game, netting exactly 300 points to give Waubonsee a trio of 300-point scorers. Rossler also nailed 39 three-pointers, handed out 90 assists and tied for the team lead with 66 steals.   

Waubonsee finished second in the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference with an 11-3 record, equaling the program’s record for conference wins in a season. After struggling to a 7-12 record in mid-January, the Lady Chiefs won a school-record 11 straight games. However, the Lady Chiefs were eliminated in the first round of the Region IV Division II District K Tournament by ISCC champion Elgin Community College, to finish the season 18-13 overall.