Oct. 12, 2009

NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA - University of Massachusetts Boston women's soccer player Kristin Mulry (Holbrook, MA) has been named Little East Conference Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week for her play during the week of October 5-11, it was announced today by the conference office. The honor marks the second time this season that Mulry has received the award, having also been named the league's top offensive player for the week of September 14-20.

Mulry tallied three goals in two matches for the week. The sophomore netted a pair of goals in the Beacons' 10-0 victory over visiting Newbury College on October 6 and scored with 6:30 left in regulation to give UMass Boston a 1-0 victory over Little East Conference foe Western Connecticut State University on October 10 for the Beacons' first-ever win over the Colonials.

For the season, Mulry currently leads the league with 2.17 points per match with 26 points in 12 matches and is the LEC's top goal scorer with 12 markers for 1.00 per match. The forward also ranks second among conference leaders with three game-winning scores. She has made the most of her shots, scoring on an astounding 55% of her 22 shots to lead the team and has been incredibly accurate when she takes aim, putting 82% of her shots on net to easily lead UMass Boston. Her point and goal total is the third most for a season in school history, while her total of four multiple-goal matches ties her own mark from a year ago for the second-most in school annals. She also ranks third on the Beacons' all-time season list for game-winners. Mulry became just the second player in school history to notch more than one hat trick for her career, when she netted three goals in a 4-3 victory at Fitchburg State College on September 22.

A graduate of Hingham High School, Mulry enjoyed a tremendous first year for UMass Boston in 2008 as the Little East Conference Rookie of the Year. She broke every freshman offensive school record for the Beacons, including points (29) and goals (14) and was also named to the LEC All-Star Second Team. In just 33 career matches, Mulry already ranks second on the UMass Boston career list for points (55), goals (26), multiple goal matches (8) and game-winning goals (5).

The Beacons currently own a school-record nine-match unbeaten streak and are 9-2-1 on the season, including 3-0-1 in Little East Conference play to stand second in the league standings. UMass Boston will be in action again on Saturday, October 17 when it travels to Keene, NH for a showdown with the league's first place team, Keene State College, at 1:00 p.m.