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Cornell Earns Second Mountain West Conference Defensive Player of the Week Award
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  10/05/2009
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Oct. 5, 2009

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - University of New Mexico redshirt freshman Kelli Cornell has been named Mountain West Conference Player of the Week as announced by the conference office today. The San Clemente, Calif., native was rewarded for her performance in a 1-0 victory over TCU on Oct. 3 in the Lobos MWC opener. The award is the second for Cornell and the fifth overall for New Mexico this season.

"It feels great to win this award," said Cornell. "It's exciting because we are doing really well as a team. It was great to get the first win of conference and to win this award. It was a great addition to a great effort by our team."

Cornell faced 17 shots and made three key saves. TCU came in to the match averaging 2.18 goals per game and was held to nil by Cornell. The win puts Cornell in a tie for fourth place all-time at UNM for wins (9) in a single season and the shutout puts her in a tie for third place all-time for shutouts in a single season. Cornell leads the conference in goals allowed average (0.48), shutouts (8) and is ranked second in save percentage (.833).

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