ORONO, Maine -- University of Maine women's soccer coach Scott Atherley announced recently that that the team has selected Liis Emajoe (Tallinn, Estonia) and Noelle Leon-Palmer (Ajax, Ontario) as captains for the 2014 season. Emajoe will be a senior in the fall, while Leon-Palmer will be a junior.
"Liis and Noelle were unanimous selections," said Atherley. "It is clear how the team feels about their qualities as people and players. I am confident that they will lead in a fashion consistent with their selfless personalities and high standards as student-athletes".
Emajoe, a member of the Estonian National Team, has played for the Black Bears the past two seasons. She saw action in 12 games in 2012, making 10 starts. She notched goals in Maine's wins against the Citadel and Vermont. Last year she played in 10 games for the Black Bears. She has been named a Maine Scholar-Athlete Award winner and also named to the America East Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll.
Leon-Palmer, a back, has started all 29 games that she has played in the past two seasons. She helped lead a defense during the 2013 season that allowed less than a goal per game. In 2012, she earned a spot on the America East All-Rookie squad.