Lady Chiefs nab postseason Skyway hardware
WAUBONSEE—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 the 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.
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.
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.