Two Long Islanders who played their collegiate soccer locally this past season have been honored for their respective performances on the pitch and in the classroom.
Hauppauge’s Diana Poulin, the starting goalkeeper for St. John’s University and Jill Mulholland of Levittown, a senior midfielder for Hofstra University, each were named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America’s Division I Women’s Scholar All-American third team.
This past season, Poulin set a St. John’s career record for wins in the team’s 1-0 win over CCSU and earned 10 more victories throughout her senior campaign, finishing with 43 career victories. After St. John’s defeated Providence, 1-0, in the first round of the Big East Championship, Poulin collected her 12th clean sheet of the season, setting a new single-season program record. For her career, Poulin finished with 32 shutouts, tying Kristin Russell for most in the school’s history.
The finance major was recently named the Big East Goalkeeper of the Year for the third-straight season, becoming just the second player in conference history to win the award three times. Additionally, Poulin was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference’s Defensive Player of the Year and earned a spot on the NSCAA All-Northeast Region Second Team.
At Hofstra, Mulholland carries a 3.72 cumulative grade-point average and on the field served as Hofstra’s captain. She led the Pride this season with 13 goals and eight assists, finishing in the program top 10 in career and single-season goals, assists and points and earning a spot on the NSCAA All-Mid-Atlantic Region First Team and the All-Colonial Athletic Association First Team.
Mulholland finished her college career with 30 goals and 18 assists for 68 points in 71 games played. She has earned three All-CAA First Team honors, was a member of the CAA All-Rookie and All-Tournament Team and was named an ECAC All-Star in 2015.