Monday, February 19, 2018

Women's Basketball - Mueller earns second MAC Commonwealth Player of the Week nod

Shelby Mueller was named MAC Commonwealth Player of the Week.
(Photo courtesy of Lycoming Sports Information)
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – After averaging 19.5 points and 9.5 rebounds to help the Lycoming College women’s basketball team seal up the No. 3 seed in the MAC Commonwealth Championship, senior Shelby Mueller (Collegeville, Pa./Spring-Ford) has earned her second conference player of the week award, the conference office in Annville, Pa., announced on Monday, Feb. 19.

Mueller paced the Warriors in a key 80-66 win over Lebanon Valley to guarantee the team’s highest seed in the postseason since 1997-98, as she posted 16 points, nine rebounds, three blocks, three steals and two assists. The 5-11 post player added 23 points on 8-of-11 shooting with 10 rebounds, a block and a steal in the team’s regular-season finale, a 62-57 setback at Albright.

Mueller finished the regular season as the MAC Commonwealth scoring leader with an average of 15.3 points per game. She also leads the conference in free throw percentage (.857) and is tied for the lead with 12 double-doubles. She is also second in rebounding (10.0), fourth in field goal percentage (.482), fifth in blocked shots (1.4) and 11th in steals (1.7).

In the midst of one of the best seasons in program history, Mueller can become the eighth player in school history to average a double-double in a season and the first since Annette Weller in 1994-95. Her 367 points are 16th in program history, 97 free throws third, .851 free throw percentage fourth, 241 rebounds fifth and 33 blocks seventh.

She holds the school-record with 322 career free throws made and is fifth in school history with 1,258 career points, fourth with 24 double-doubles, fifth with 468 field goals, fourth with 730 rebounds, third with a .791 free throw percentage, fourth with 103 blocked shots and 11th with 149 steals.

Mueller, a two-time All-MAC Commonwealth selection, earned her first conference player of the week award on Dec. 11 after crossing 1,000 career points. Sophomore Akilah McFadden (Lewisburg, Pa./Lewisburg Area) also earned the award on Feb. 5.

The Warriors finished the regular-season with a 17-7 overall record, tied for the second-most wins in program history, and an 11-5 MAC Commonwealth record, tied for the most in program history. They enter the postseason with the MAC Commonwealth Championship as the No. 3 seed, heading to the No. 2 seed, Albright, on Wednesday, Feb. 20, for a 6 p.m. game. All MAC Commonwealth Championship games will have admission set for $6 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2 for students and children under six-years-old are free.

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