Oct. 27, 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 the third week in a row for her play during the week of October 20-26, it was announced today by the conference office. Mulry has been selected for the award a league-high four times this season. Her honor marks the sixth time in eight 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 weeks of September 22-28, October 6-12 and October 13-19 and freshman defender Samantha Place (Newton, NJ) was the top rookie choice for the week of September 29 to October 5.

Mulry tallied three points on a goal and an assist in a pair of matches for the Beacons. The freshman netted a goal in UMass Boston's school-record tying victory at Massachusetts Maritime Academy on October 22 and assisted on the Beacons' only goal vs. Keene State College on October 25.

The forward ranks third in the conference in total points with 25 and second with 12 goals, while owning a .308 shot percentage to lead UMass Boston. Her goal-total is the most in a season for a freshman at UMB in school history and the second-highest for any UMass Boston player in a season. Her point total not only leads the team, but is also tied for the second-highest output in a season 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 seven of 17 matches. She has been an extremely reliable goal-scorer over the past 11 matches, having scored at least one goal in seven of them and has netted at least one goal in eight matches on the year, including three with two or more. Mulry became the first player in three years to net three goals in a match when she registered a hat trick in a 6-0 victory at Wheelock College on October 9.

The Beacons are currently 6-10-1 on the season, including a 2-3-1 mark in Little East Conference play to place them fifth in the LEC standings. UMass Boston's win total is tied for the most in school annals and it has clinched a Little East Conference playoff berth for the first time in school history. The Beacons will be in action again on Tuesday, October 28 wheny they travel to Framingham, MA to take on Framingham State College at 3:00 p.m.