Dec 20, 2014 2:35 PM
UNH women's soccer players earn accolades on and off the field
The UNH women's soccer team won its first ever America East championship in November and subsequently made its first appearance in the NCAA tournament in school history.
The Wildcats' success was due in large to freshman Brooke Murphy who scored 11 goals for UNH. Murphy scored in each of UNH's conference tournament games including a goal in the opening minutes of the America East championship game against Hartford.
Murphy's efforts on the field paid off Tuesday as she was named to the Division 1 Women's Soccer Best Freshman 2nd team by TopDrawSoccer.com, coming in 22nd overall.
In addition to dominating on the field this season, the Wildcats have been equally as impressive in the classroom.
Senior Caroline Murray was named to the National Soccer Coaches Asscociation of America All-East Region Third Team after posting a 3.70 GPA while studying psychology. Murray scored the game winning goal against Hartford helping UNH capture the America East crown.
Senior Hannah Blondin posted a 3.88 GPA studying environmental conservation and sustainability and junior Kristen O'Neil of Hampton posted a 3.35 GPA majoring in international business. Both were NSCAA All-East Region Honorable Mention selections.