October 28, 2009

THREE WOMEN'S SOCCER ATHLETES GARNER CONFERENCE AWARDS

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Senior Shaunna Kaplan (Framingham, Mass.), sophomore Kelly Mooney (Canton, Mass.) and freshman Monique Lamotte (Tampa, Fla.), all of the University of New Hampshire women's soccer team, earned end-of-the-season America East honors, the conference announced Wednesday afternoon.

The three were all named to the All-Conference Second Team, while Lamotte received an additional honor with her selection to the All-Rookie Team.

Kaplan, an All-Rookie Team member herself in 2006, was named to her first all-conference team after starting all 18 games and tallying six points on two goals and two assists. The forward tied for the team lead in assists and ranked second on the team in points and goals.

Mooney, a back, was also selected to her first all-conference squad after starting all 17 games she played. Mooney was a defensive leader in the young Wildcat backfield that helped hold UNH opponents to under three goals in 16 of 18 matches.

Lamotte, one of the fastest rising stars, not just at the midfield spot, but in the entire conference, ranked third on the team with five points on a pair of goals and an assist. In 18 matches, including 17 starts, Lamotte tied for the team lead in goals.

The No. 6 Wildcats, who earned their ninth straight berth in the America East Championship tournament - the longest active streak in the league - returns to action Thursday, Oct. 29 at 2 p.m. when they travel to take on third-seeded Maine in the quarterfinal round.

 

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