UNH Women's Soccer Honors Student-Athletes At Banquet

DURHAM, N.H. -- The University of New Hampshire women's soccer program presented team awards to three student-athletes and recognized the accomplishments of 16 Wildcats who were named to the America East Academic Honor Roll at its annual banquet, which was held earlier this month.

The Player's Award is presented to the team member whom the players select as deserving a special honor for the respect she has earned from her peers. This year's recipient was senior back Stacey Staff (Danbury, Conn.), who served as a tri-captain in 1999. She sarted all 18 matches and was a solid foundation for the defensive unit for the last two years after missing the previous two seasons due to injuries.

The Honor Award, which is bestowed upon the player whom the coaching staff recognizes for outstanding contributions to the team, was presented to junior back Jennifer Martin (Thomspon, Conn.). Martin was limited to five matches but her off-the-field contributions were obviously deemed invaluable by the coaching staff.

The Student-Athlete Award is presented to the Wildcat earning the highest GPA during the fall semester. Junior forward Marky Solomon (Foster, R.I.) earned that distinction for the second consecutive year while pursuing a degree in mathematics. For the second time in three years, Solomon was sidelined with a knee injury and did not see any game action in 1999.

Solomon headed the list of 16 UNH women's soccer players who recorded at least a 3.0 GPA to qualify for the conference's Academic Honor Roll. The other Wildcats who made the grade were: Sue Abbene (Oyster Bay, N.Y.), Angeline Alexakos (Bedford, N.H.), Kristin Cannistraro (West Newton, Mass.), Nicole Coupland (Londonderry, N.H.), Andrea Encarnacao (Wakefield, Mass.), Tara Foley (Springfield, Mass.), Jess Halas (Danbury, Conn.), Kristy Hemsley (St. Bruno, Quebec), Stacey Horn (Kingston, Pa.), Kristin Ouellette (Weatogue, Conn.), Sarah Sargent (Glastonbury, Conn.), Farrell Swain (West Simsbury, Conn.), Michelle Thornton (Gloucester, Ontario), Martin and Staff.

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