All-New England honors for two Panthers
PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Three members of the Plymouth State College men's and women's soccer teams have received post-season honors following the Panthers' 2001 campaigns.
The top honors went to seniors Antoine Moiboueyi (Gabon, Africa) and Carrie Poulin (Westfield, Mass.), who were named to the All-New England First Team by the respective men's and women's coaches associations, while classmate Magnus Eriksson (Arjang, Sweden) was selected to the All-New England Second Team.
Moiboueyi, a back who played as a forward on occasions, earns his third straight All-New England recognition after leading the Panthers in scoring with eight goals, one assist and 17 points. He is also a three-time selection on the All-LEC First Team and was named LEC Rookie of the Year in his 1998. Moiboueyi finishes his career at PSC fifth on the all-time list for goals with 36, and fifth on the all-time list for points with 79.
Poulin finished an outstanding career in a Panther uniform. She scored 10 goals and added four assists this season to share the team scoring lead and rank seventh overall in the Little East Conference. Poulin, who earned All-America honors in 1997 after scoring a PSC-record 22 goals, is a three-time All-Little East Conference selection and a two-time All-New England pick. She finished her career with 49 goals, nine assists and 107 points, which ranks second on the all-time PSC list for goals and third in points. Poulin was also named to play in the 2001 New England Women's Intercollegiate Soccer Association Division III Senior All-Star game.
Eriksson, a sweeper who finishes his career with six goals and seven assists for 19 points, anchored a defense that allowed only 42 goals in 40 games over the past two years. A four-time pick on the All-LEC First Team, Eriksson was named conference Player of the Year last season and was also selected to the NCAA Division III All-American Third Team in 2000. Eriksson was also named to the All-New England Third Team in 1998 and First Team in 2000.
The PSC men's team enjoyed an outstanding season in 2001 going 14-6-0 overall. The Panthers capped off another successful campaign by winning their third ECAC Division III title, having also won the crown in 1981 and 1985. The Panther women's team finished the 2001 season with a disappointing 7-10-0 overall mark. It was a rare down year for PSC, which made 16 straight post-season appearances from 1983-98.