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December 14, 2000

All-New England honor for Poulin

PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Four members of Plymouth State College's men's and women's soccer teams have received post-season honors following the Panthers' successful 2000 campaigns.

The top honor went to senior Magnus Eriksson (Arjang, Sweden) of the Panther men's team, who was named to the NCAA Division III All-America Third Team and All-New England First Team by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

Senior Simon Sendowski (Gothenburg, Sweden) and junior Antoine Moiboueyi (Gabon, Africa) were selected to the NSCAA All-New England Fourth Team, and junior Carrie Poulin (Westfield, Mass.) of the Panther women's team was named to the All-New England First Team by the New England Women's Intercollegiate Soccer Association.

Eriksson, who was voted Little East Conference Player of the Year last month, earns his first All-America selection. He started all 20 PSC matches at sweeper, anchoring a defense that allowed only 19 goals all season. Eriksson is a three-time pick on the All-LEC First Team, and he was also named to the All-New England Team in 1998.

Sendowski, a four-year starter at wingback for PSC, earns his first All-New England honor. In addition to outstanding defense along side Eriksson, Sendowski contributed to the Panther offense with seven goals (second on the team) and 15 points (third on the team). Moiboueyi, a striker who also plays defender on occasion, earns his second straight All-New England recognition after leading the Panthers in scoring with nine goals, one assist and 20 points. He is also a two-time pick on the All-LEC First Team.

Poulin earned All-New England honors for the second time in her career, and the first time since she was named Second Team All-America after her freshman season in 1997. A two-time All-LEC choice, Poulin led the Panthers in scoring this season with 15 goals, two assists and 32 points. With one year of eligibility remaining and career totals of 39 goals, five assists and 83 points, Poulin ranks third on PSC's all-time list for goals scored and fourth on the career list for points.

The PSC men's team enjoyed an outstanding season in 2000, winning its fifth straight LEC Championship, advancing to the NCAA Tournament for the third time in four years, and finishing with a 15-5-0 overall record. The PSC women's squad made its 17th post-season appearance in 18 years with an ECAC New England Tournament berth, and finished with a 10-8-2 overall mark.

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