2010 All-Mountain West Conference Women's Soccer Teams Announced
New Mexico's Jennifer Williams and Kelli Cornell Named Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year
Nov. 2, 2010
SAN DIEGO -
The Mountain West Conference announced its 2010 women's soccer awards today. The league's eight head coaches selected the all-Conference first and second teams, Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year, Freshman of the Year and Coach of the Year.
Junior forward Jennifer Williams of New Mexico garnered MWC Offensive Player of the Year honors, while Lobo sophomore goalkeeper Kelli Cornell earned the MWC Defensive Player of the Year award. San Diego State's Haley Palmer was tabbed MWC Freshman of the Year, and New Mexico head coach Kit Vela collected her second MWC Coach of the Year accolades (remove s). The Lobos claimed their first regular-season Mountain West Conference women's soccer title after finishing with a 5-0-2 league record.
Williams was tabbed as the MWC Offensive Player of the Year after leading the Lobos to the No. 1 seed in the MWC Championship. She finished first in the league in points (12) and goals (4), and tied for first in assists (4) in Conference games. Cornell earned MWC Defensive Player of Year honors after recording a league-best .914 goals save percentage during in Conference play. The sophomore netminder allowed three goals total in seven league games, while also pitching three shutouts. Palmer was named MWC Freshman of the Year after anchoring a San Diego State defense the allowed only four goals (0.57 avg. per game) during Mountain West play.