May Earns All-BIG EAST Honors|
Nov. 7, 2008
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Senior midfielder Kristin May (Hudson, Ohio/Walsh Jesuit) was named to the 2008 All-BIG EAST Conference Women’s Soccer Second Team. May helped to guide the University of Cincinnati women’s soccer program to its highest finish in the BIG EAST regular season, its best overall record (10-7-3) since the 2002 season, and a BIG EAST Women’s Soccer Championship Quarterfinal appearance.
May finished the season with 13 points, scoring five goals and notching a team-high three assists. May scored two game-winning goals, one in UC’s 2-1 victory at DePaul and the other coming in her two-goal performance in UC’s 2-1 win over Villanova. She was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll three times in 2008.
“This is a very well deserved honor,” said first-year head coach Michelle Salmon. “Kristin did and outstanding job stepping up in key moments all season. She is a true team player and a true team leader for our program and was by far one of the best players in the BIG EAST this season.”
Notre Dame’s Kerri Hanks was named the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year, while classmate and teammate Carrie Dew was named the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year. Irish head coach Randy Waldrum earned BIG EAST Coach of the Year honors, while freshman Melissa Henderson was named BIG EAST Rookie of the Year. West Virginia junior Carolyn Blank and Villanova senior midfielder Erin Hardiman were each named BIG EAST Midfielder of the Year. Connecticut senior goalkeeper Stephanie Labbe was named BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Year.
The announcement came at the annual awards banquet held the night before the semifinal games of the BIG EAST Championship. This year’s Championship is being held Nov. 7 and 9 at Alumni Field on the campus of the University of Notre Dame. All three games will be televised live nationally on CBS College Sports. In addition the title game also will be broadcast on numerous local regional sports networks and streamed online at www.bigeast.tv for $3.95.