Charlene Achille Named 2012 America East Rookie of the Year
Orono, Maine – University of Maine women's soccer player Charlene Achille (Longueuil, Quebec) was named the 2012 America East Rookie of the Year as announced by the conference on Wednesday afternoon. The freshman Forward started all 16 regular season games for the Black Bears, playing 1,426 minutes over the course of the 2012-13 campaign.
Achille tallied seven points on two goals and three assists. Achille was also named to the 2012 All-America East Second Team and the 2012 All-Rookie Team.
Joining Achille on the All-Rookie Team is freshman Back Noelle Leon-Palmer (Ajax, Ontario). Leon-Palmer started all 16 regular season games for the Black Bears as she led the team in minutes played with 1,441.
Nikki Misener (Burlington, Ontario), a junior Midfielder, was named to the 2012 America East All-Academic Team. Misener, an Elementary Education and French & Honors double major, started all 16 games for the Black Bears as she led the team in scoring with five goals and two assists for 12 points.
All-Academic squads for team sports are based on the number of athletes that participate in a contest at one time (e.g., 11 on the field for field hockey) but can be more if there is a tie in voting. To be nominated for the distinction, student-athletes must be a starter or important reserve for their team and participate in at least 50 percent of their team's games or competitions. In the classroom, student-athletes must have a 3.30 GPA and have completed at least one calendar year at their institution. Freshmen are not eligible for consideration.