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Heavens Named Keeper of the Year

Vermont’s Kristen Heavens became the first ever Catamount to be named America East Field Hockey Keeper of the Year last week.
She finished off her prestigious career ranked second of all time in wins — with 27 — and goals against average.
During her career she posted nine shutouts. She was heavily relied on this year as Vermont struggled on the offensive.
Other Catamounts to receive conference recognition were senior Sarah Meacham — second team all-conference — and freshman Taylor Silverstro, who made the all-rookie team.

Kotsopoulos a candidate for national award

Senior May Kotsopoulos, captain of the women’s basketball team, was selected as a candidate for the 2009-2010 Lowe’s Senior CLASS award.
The award goes to the senior who best shows achievements of excellence in classroom, character, community and competition.
Kotsopoulos was the 2007-2008 America East defensive player of the year as a sophomore and helped lead the Catamounts to the America East Championship and NCAA tournament last season.

Women’s XC moving up rankings

The Vermont women’s cross country team is running up the rankings, moving in to the 13th spot in the Northeast regional poll.
They sit ahead of rivals Boston U and New Hampshire after a strong third place finish in the 2009 America East Cross Country Championship.

Becker named to A-East All-Academic team

Junior Jessica Becker was named to the America East All-Academic team last week after posting a 3.39 grade point average.
Becker was also a key player on the team, ranking third on the team in scoring with two goals and two assists, epitomizing the title of “student-athlete.”