Women's Soccer

    Arnold a Finalist for Umbro/Soccer News Net Player of the Year

    Go Hoosiers! Kristin Arnold is one of 21 finalists for the Umbro/Soccer News Net Player of the Year.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Kristin Arnold is one of 21 finalists for the Umbro/Soccer News Net Player of the Year.
    Go Hoosiers!

    Dec. 21, 2007

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana women's soccer player Kristin Arnold is one of 21 players that has been named a finalist for the Umbro/Soccer News Net Player of the Year Award. Arnold led the Hoosiers with 10 goals and 24 points in 2007, including the sixth hat trick in school history, against Northwestern on Sept. 28.

    Online fan voting will account for 40% of the total toward the award. The remaining 60% of the vote will be cast by the editorial staffs of the six web sites, as well as from sponsor Umbro. Fans can vote for Arnold by clicking here.

    The editors of each of the six sites in the Soccer News Net network nominated up to three local players for the award, each of which will be eligible for the Umbro regional player of the year award. The nominations included athletes playing at colleges within each site's coverage area, as well as athletes from the area playing collegiately elsewhere in the country.

    Three additional at-large selections rounded out the nominations.

    Fans from across the country will be able to vote for the top collegiate player. Voting will begin on Tuesday December 18 and run through Wednesday December 26. Voting will be conducted on Big Apple Soccer (www.bigapplesoccer.com), ChicagoLand Soccer News (www.chicagolandsoccernews.com), LA Soccer News (www.lasoccernews.com), New England Soccer News www.newenglandsoccernews.com), Philly Soccer News (www.phillysoccernews.com) and Dallas Soccer News. (www.dallassoccernews.com)

    The nominated athletes are:

    ChicagoLand Soccer News.com
    Kristin Arnold, forward, Indiana University
    Cynthia Morote-Ariza, forward, Loyola-Chicago
    Brittany Bock, forward, Notre Dame

    Big Apple Soccer.com
    Sue Weber, defender, Hofstra University
    Christina DiMartino, forward, UCLA (Massapequa, N.Y.)
    Yael Averbuch, midfielder, North Carolina (Upper Montclair, N.J.)



    Philly Soccer News.com
    Jillian Loyden, goalkeeper, Villanova
    Kylee Rossi, forward, Tennessee (Pennington, N.J.)
    Alyssa Naeher, goalkeeper, Penn State

    New England Soccer News
    Meghan Schnur, midfielder, Connecticut
    Brittany Taylor, defender, Connecticut
    Katie Schoepfer, forward, Penn State (Waterford, Conn.)

    Los Angeles Soccer News
    Lauren Cheney, forward, UCLA
    Amy Rodriguez, forward, USC
    Kristin Olsen, goalkeeper, USC

    Dallas Soccer News
    Ashlee Pistorius, forward, Texas A&M
    Kasey Moore, defender, Texas
    Kerri Hanks, forward, Notre Dame, (Allen, Texas)

    At Large
    Mami Yamaguchi, forward, Florida State
    Ashley Banks, forward, West Virginia
    Angie Woznuk, forward, Portland


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