Worcester Earns Spot on the MWBCA All-State First Team for Second Straight Season

Worcester Earns Spot on the MWBCA All-State First Team for Second Straight Season

CASTINE, Maine - The 2019 Maine Women's Basketball Coaches Association (MWBCA) postseason accolades have been released and senior guard Kenzie Worcester has earned her second straight First Team selection, becoming the first player since Kelly A. Dow '00 (1999, 2000) to earn first team honors in back-to-back seasons and the fourth Eagle in program history to accomplish this feat.

Worcester, a 2017 Second Team All-State and a 2018 First Team All-State selection, becomes the fourth player in program history and the first since Sharon Siebert '91 (1989, 1991, 1992) to earn three or more All-State honors in their careers, after earning the program's ninth and her first career Conference Player of the Year award this season, while becoming the second player in program history to earn All-Conference honors all fours years of their career. She has also been selected to the d3Hoops.com All-Northeast Region Third Team and to the New England Women's Basketball Association (NEWBA) All-Region Second Team, becoming the first player in program history to earn NEWBA All-Region honors twice and in back-to-back seasons. Worcester was also chosen to play in the NEWBA Senior All-Star game following her senior season as well.

The 2019 captain helped lead Husson to an 82-31 (.726) record, including a 69-8 (.896) mark against conference foes with four-straight North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Championships and NCAA Tournament berths during her four-year career, while being named the Conference All-Tournament MVP for the fourth consecutive time this past season.

In her senior season, she led the NAC in field goals made (176 overall, 85 NAC), field goals per game (6.5, 6,1), three-point percentage (39.6%, 39.3%), points (514, 243), and points per game (19.0, 17.4). She also ranked in the top five in most statistical categories, including three-pointers made (61, 33), free throw percentage (84.9%, 80%), steals (54, 34), steals per game (2.0, 2.4), assists (87, 51) and assists per game (3.2, 3.6).

The senior guard was named the NAC Player of the Week an impressive eight times this season, and was also recognized numerous times by the MWBCA and the NEWBA for her prowess on the court.

In 2018-19, Worcester recorded nine games with twenty or more points, two games with thirty or more, and became the second-most career points scorer (1869) in program history on December 30th when Husson upset nationally ranked #8 University of Chicago.

This season, she also became the first guard in Husson history to join an exclusive club of six players to achieve the combination of 1000-plus points, 500 or more rebounds, 150-plus assists, and 150-plus steals throughout their career.

During her senior season, Worcester eclipsed the Eagles' career records for scoring average (16.7), field goals attempted (1394), three-pointers made (177), free throw percentage (84.3%). She also moved up the HU career leaderboard in games played (112, t-5th), field goals made (655, 2nd), three-pointers attempted (450, 2nd), three-point percentage (39.3, 2nd), free throws made (382, 4th) and attempts (453), assists (341, 5th), steals (226, t-7th), assists average (3.0, 10th), steals average (2.0, t-11th), rebounds (547, 13th), blocked shots (38, t-18th), blocked shots average (0.3, t-24th), and rebounding average (4.9, 25th).

She also became the program's all-time NCAA era career leader in points, scoring average, field goals made and attempts, three-pointers made, free throw percentage, assists, games played, games started, minutes (3799) and minutes average (33.9)

Worcester, who is regarded as the best scorer in HU history, finished her career with the most 30 or more points games in program history with seven, while also becoming just the second player in program history to record two seasons of 500 or more points.