Sept. 14, 2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - For the third week in a row a New Mexico women's soccer player has won MWC Player of the Week. Redshirt freshman goalkeeper Kelli Cornell has been named the MWC Defensive Player of the Week as announced by the conference office today. Cornell is 6-0-1 on the season and currently holds a 0.28 goals allowed average. This is the first weekly award of her young career.
"It feels great to win this award," said Cornell. "I couldn't have done it without the defense in front of me. The entire team has been playing really strong and hasn't allowed the opposing team to get off any shots. I'm fortunate to have them front of me."
The San Clemente, Calif., native posted a 1-0-1 record this past weekend in a 2-0 win over Cal State Northridge, Sept. 11 and a 0-0 double overtime draw with Tulsa, Sept. 13. Cornell has six shutouts on the season, which ties for sixth place all-time at UNM for shutouts in a season. Her sixth win places her in eighth place all-time at UNM for wins in a season.