BOSTON - Kristen Ouellette (Weatogue, Conn.), a senior goalkeeper on the University of New Hampshire women's soccer team, was named Player of the Week by America East on Monday. It is the second time this month that the Wildcat captain received the honor; she was also named top player Oct. 7.
Ouellette had a 0.67 GAA and a .923 save percentage in two games last week. She recorded her third shutout of the year with a season-high 11 saves against Hartford (Oct. 27) and UNH's 1-0 victory in that game vaulted the Wildcats into first place in the conference standings. Eight of those saves were recorded in the second half as she preserved the one-goal lead.
This season, Ouellette has a 0.24 GAA and a .963 save percentage in six America East matches. Ouellette currently has the second-best single season GAA in UNH history at 0.94. The Wildcat benchmark of 0.90 was set by All-American Maja Hansen in 1994. Ouellette's other numbers include a 7-2-0 record and a league-leading .866 save percentage.
With a strong senior campaign, Ouellette has lowered her career GAA to 1.22, which is tied for the second-best mark in the program's history.
New Hampshire (9-5-1 overall, 4-1-1 America East) returns to action Oct. 31 at Maine and concludes the regular season with Senior on Nov. 3 (1 p.m.) vs. Binghamton Day at Lewis Fields.