UNH's Michelle Thornton named to America East All-Championship Team

BOSTON - Senior back Michelle Thornton (Gloucester, Ont.) of the University of New Hampshire women's soccer team was selected to the America East All-Championship Team, it was announced at the conclusion of the conference tournament on Sunday. Thornton was also named to the All-Championship Team in 1998, when the Wildcats advanced to the conference title game.

Thornton, who was named to the All-Conference Second Team last week, started all 20 games and directed the UNH backfield from the sweeper position. She recorded two goals, including the game-winning goal against Northeastern, and one assist for a total of five points this season. In her four-year career, Thornton - also a four-year letterwinner on the UNH women's ice hockey team that won a national title in 1998 - compiled 14 points on five goals and four assists. Other soccer accolades include selection to the All-Conference First Team in 1997 and 1998 (her freshman and sophomore seasons).

New Hampshire finished the regular season tied for fourth in the America East standings and was ousted in the first round of the conference tournament to end the year with a 6-11-3 record.

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