STORRS, Conn. – Senior midfielder Roisin Upton (Limerick, Ireland), who was honored as an All-Mideast Region First Team selection along with seven teammates on Monday, has been tabbed as the NFHCA Mideast Region Player of the Year, as announced by the organization on Wednesday. It is the second-straight time the tri-captain has earned the end of the year honor.
The two-time Big East Defensive Player of the Year was a key component in the Huskies’ success, which included a 36-game win streak that dated back to the 2014 season. Upton tallied a career-high 43 points with 15 goals and 13 assists, serving as a central figure on both sides of the ball for UConn. She secured a spot on the Big East All-Tournament team after scoring a goal and handing out two assists in the championship game against Temple on Nov. 8.
She became the 19th Husky all-time to reach the 100-career point plateau with two goals on Oct. 31 against Georgetown. On Oct. 3, Upton totaled a career-best eight points on her first-ever hat trick along with two assists in a 10-0 win over Villanova. She helped the Huskies secure their third-straight and fourth trip to the NCAA National Semifinals in the last five years when she assisted the game-winner against Boston College on Nov. 15. Her efforts over UConn’s three tournament games earned her a place on the NCAA All-Tournament team for the second year in a row.
During Connecticut’s 2014 national championship run, Upton registered starts in all 21 games on her way to being named a First Team All-American and the Big East Tournament’s Most Outstanding Player.
For her career, Upton appeared in 82 games as a Husky and found the back of the net 33 times while dishing 41 helpers to total 107 points. She made the Big East All-Tournament team every year and helped UConn win back-to-back national championships in 2013 and 2014.
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