STORRS, Conn. – Junior midfielder Roisin Upton, who was honored as an All-Mideast Region selection with four teammates on Monday, has been tabbed as the NFHCA Mideast Region Player of the Year, as announced by the organization on Tuesday.
The 2014 Big East Defensive Player of the Year has been a key component to the Huskies’ success this season, which includes a current 12-game win streak. Upton has tallied 25 points with 12 assists and six goals, serving as a central part of Connecticut's penalty corner unit. She was named the Big East Tournament’s Most Outstanding Player and earned a spot on the All-Tournament team after scoring a goal, dishing out an assist, as well as playing the second half of the championship game as the team’s centerback.
Earlier this season, she scored the game-winning goal in UConn’s 2-1 victory over Lafayette (Sept. 21), also contributing to the win with an assist. She helped the Huskies secure their second-straight and third trip to the NCAA National Semifinals in the last four years with an assist against Stanford on Nov. 16.
During UConn’s 2013 national championship run, Upton registered starts in all 25 games and was named a Second Team All-American after tying for sixth in the Big East with 12 goals.
Upton and the Huskies will take on Albany on Friday, Nov. 21 at 4:45 p.m. on the Maryland campus with a trip to the National Championship game on the line. Check back with UConnHuskies.com throughout the week for Final Four previews, information, and statistics.