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Rachael  McKinnon
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Rachael McKinnon

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Brooklin, Ontario

High School:
Sinclair Secondary School

Height:
5-9

Position:
Attack

Major:
Communications


Career Highs:

  •  Goals: 4, 10 times, last Fresno State (2/14/16)
  •  Assists: 1, four times, last Colorado (2/11/15)
  •  Points: 4, 13 times, last Fresno State (2/14/16)
  •  Shots: 14, Colorado (2/12/16)
  •  Ground Balls: 2, six times, last St. Mary’s (4/16/16)
  •  Draw Controls: 3, George Washington (2/22/13)
  •  Caused Turnovers: 2, Colorado (2/12/16)

2016:

  • Played in 15 games for Denver, starting DU's first two games and the senior day game against St. Mary's (4/16/16).
  • Scored four goals in consecutive games to start the season against Colorado (2/12/16) and at Fresno State (2/14/16).
  • Finished the season with 13 goals, six ground balls and two caused turnovers.


2015:

  • Played in all 18 games, starting two.
  • Tallied 24 points on 23 goals and one assist.
  • Registered three groundballs and two caused turnovers.
  • Tied career-high with four goals against Boston (Mar. 11).
  • Recorded a a four-point game (3 g and 1 a) at Colorado (Feb.11).
  • Scored three or more goals on three occasions.
  • Named to MPSF All-Academic Team

2014:

  • Played in all 21 games.
  • Fourth on the team in points with 53 on 51 goals and two assists.
  • Ranked tied-60th in the NCAA for goals-per-game with 2.43.
  • 85.6 percent shots on goal (83-97).
  • Tied-second on the team in game-winning goals with three.
  • Scored at least one goal in all but two games.
  • Recorded hat tricks against Colorado (Feb. 19), Fresno State (Feb. 23), Winthrop (Mar. 17), High Point (Mar. 20), Brown (Mar. 24), St. Mary's (Mar. 30), UC Davis (Apr. 6), Oregon (Apr. 25), Oregon (May 2), Stanford (May 4) and Jacksonville (May 9).
  • Named MPSF All-Academic Scholar-Athlete for maintaining a 3.0 GPA or higher.

2013:

  • Played in all 21 games.
  • Named MPSF Rookie of the Week (April 1).
  • 77.8 percent shots on goal (42-54).
  • Recorded hat tricks at Mary's (April 21), Oregon (April 26) and Jacksonville (May 10).
  • Season-high three draw controls at George Washington (Feb. 22).
  • Voted Team's Most Valuable Freshman.
  • Named to Dean's List in winter.

BEFORE DENVER:

  • Led Lady Blue Knights Edge Elite club team to a 42-0 record during the 2011 and 2012 seasons.
  • Was a six-time Provincial Gold Medalist and won gold at 2012 Ontario Summer Games.
  • Had the second-most points in the OWL (Ontario Women's Lacrosse League).
  • Selected to the OWL All-Star Team.
  • Served as team captain.
  • Named Top 50 for U-19 Canadian Lacrosse Team.
  • Helped club team win the Florida Presidents Cup Championship in 2010.
  • Played four years for Sinclair Secondary School.
  • Was a LOSSA Gold Medalists in 2010.
  • Earned OFSAA Bronze Medals in 2009 and 2012.
  • Named Athlete of the Year in 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012.
  • Earned Most Significant Contributor for Lacrosse in 2011 and 2012.
  • Also played varsity field hockey, hockey and Cross Country in high school.
  • Also played box lacrosse, leading her team to Provincial Gold Medals in 2009 and 2010, while serving as team captain.
  • Named to National All-Star Team at Box Lacrosse Nationals.
  • Won Provincials with the Whitby Warriors while serving as Assistant Captain.
  • Co-Coached U-11 Blue Knight Team to an undefeated season and Provincial Gold Championship.

PERSONAL:

  • Born June 29, 1994 in Markham, Ontario.
  • Daughter of Mike and Vicki McKinnon.
  • Has one brother, Wyatt.
  • Chose Denver because of the beautiful city and campus, the team, the program and the academics offered.
  • Hopes to one day go into coaching.
  • Enjoys hockey, fitness, box lacrosse and field lacrosse.
  • Member of the Whitby Warriors, Durham West Lightning, Whitby Wolves and Elite Training Systems.
  • Volunteers as co-coach for the U-11 Lady Blue Knights lacrosse team.
  • Volunteers as a camp counselor for lacrosse and hockey camps.
  • Communications major.

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