Oct. 13, 2008

NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA - University of Massachusetts Boston women's soccer player Kristin Mulry (Holbrook, MA) has been named Little East Conference Women's Soccer Rookie of the Week for her play during the week of October 6-12, it was announced today by the conference office. Mulry has been selected for the award twice this season and her honor marks the fourth time in six weeks that a UMB player has been named the top rookie. Freshman midfielder Molly Kuchar (Ashville, NC) was tabbed for the week of September 1-7, Mulry was the top rookie for the week of September 22-28 and freshman defender Samantha Place (Newton, NJ) was the top rookie choice for the week of September 29 to October 5.

Mulry put together the most prolific week of her young career with five goals and 10 points in three matches. The forward netted at least one goal in all three matches, beginning the week with a score at Newbury College in the Beacons' 7-1 victory on October 7. She netted a season-high three goals, including the game-winner, in a 6-0 win at Wheelock College on October 9 to become the first player for UMass Boston to register a hat trick since September 14, 2005 when Laura Bullis netted three goals vs. Mitchell College. The victory also extended UMB's school-record unbeaten streak to four. Mulry capped the week with a marker vs. regionally-ranked Eastern Connecticut State University to give the Beacons a 2-1 lead at the time on October 11.

The freshman ranks second in the conference in total points with 18 and goals with nine, while owning a .290 shot percentage to lead UMass Boston players with five or more shots taken. Her goal-total is the most in a season for a freshman at UMB in school history. A graduate of Hingham High School, she has one game-winning goal on the year to tie for the team-lead and has started five of 12 matches. She has been an extremely reliable goal-scorer over the past six matches, having scored at least one goal in five of them and has netted at least one goal in six matches on the year, including a pair with two or more.

The Beacons are currently 5-6-1 on the season, including a 2-1-1 mark in Little East Conference play to place them fourth in the LEC standings. UMass Boston will be in action again on October 14 when it travels to nearby Emerson College for a 6:00 p.m. match.