BOSTON - Cyndi Poehner(Greenwich, Conn.) and Kristen Ouellette(Weatogue, Conn.), seniors on the University of New Hampshire women's soccer team, were named to the America East All-Championship Team for their outstanding postseason performance, the conference announced at the conclusion of Sunday's league title game.
Poehner, an All-Conference Second Team selection at back, excelled in her role this season as the leader of the team's defensive effort as the 'Cats shut out the opposition in nine of 18 matches. She was also a weapon on offense, as her counterattacks and dangerous services into the box created scoring opportunities for her teammates. Poehner recorded one goal - the game-winning tally vs. Colorado - and one assist in 2002.
Ouellette, an All-Conference First Team selection and two-time Player of the Week honoree in 2002, leads America East in both goals-against-average (0.78) and save percentage (.885). Her GAA broke the school record for a single season. Those overall impressive numbers, which also include five shutouts and an 8-3-1 record, improved to a 0.33 GAA and a .947 save percentage in eight conference games.
UNH was the second seed in the America East Championships and ended the season at 10-6-2 (4-1-1 conference) when the Wildcats were ousted from the semifinals by Stony Brook in overtime penalty kicks following a scoreless tie through the overtime sessions.