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Three Cougars earn All-UMAC honors

Three women from teh University of Minnesota, Morris soccer team were named to the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference 2009 team.

For their outstanding play this season, Cougar midfielders Maddy Gerber and Amber O'Connor, were awarded spots on the All-Conference team for 2009 as voted by UMAC coaches.

Gerber, a senior captain, finished her career with a 20-point season (6 goals and 8 assists) while O'Connor, a junior who played in only 17 games, still managed to lead her team in goals (11) and points (25).

First-year defender Katie Kestner also impressed the voters with her tough play on the backline and at midfield to go along with 16 points, which earned her honorable mention.

The Cougars finished the season 10-10, ranked fourth in the UMAC. They advanced to the conference semifinals before losing to St. Scholastica, the eventual conference champions.