Nov. 30, 2012
STORRS, Conn. – UConn senior forward Danielle Schulmann was selected as a finalist for the Soccer News Net College Boot Award. On the 2012 ballot for the Boot award are 37 of the nation’s top women’s college soccer players.
The editors of each of the sites in the Soccer News Net network nominated up to four local players for the award, each of which will be eligible for the regional player of the year award. The nominations included athletes playing at colleges within each site's coverage area, as well as athletes from the area playing collegiately elsewhere in the country. Nine additional at-large selections rounded out the nominations.
Schulmann led the Huskies in 2012 with 27 points on 10 goals and seven assists earning herself a seat on the All-BIG EAST First Team. Schulmann, totaling 42 career points with 17 goals and eight assists, notched seven points on three goals and an assist in the Huskies win over CCSU which earned her BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week, Soccer News Net National Player of the Week and ECAC Player of the Week.
Fans from across the country will be able to vote for the top collegiate player. Voting will begin on Thursday, November 15 and continue until December 15, and will be conducted on Big Apple Soccer ( www.bigapplesoccer.com), Chicagoland Soccer News ( www.chicagolandsoccernews.com), LA Soccer News ( www.lasoccernews.com), New England Soccer News ( www.newenglandsoccernews.com), Philly Soccer News ( www.phillysoccernews.com) and Dallas Soccer News. ( www.dallassoccernews.com) and DC Soccer News (www.dcsoccernews.com), which will debut later this year.
Online fan voting will account for 40% of the total toward the award. The remaining 60% of the vote will be cast by the Soccer News Net editorial staff.
The winner of the popular vote will receive the Soccer News Net Supporter's Choice Award.