January 29, 2017
WOMEN'S COLLEGE PLAYER OF YEAR
BigAppleSoccer.com fetes St. John's GK Poulin
St. John's senior goalkeeper Diana Poulin Sunday was named BigAppleSoccer.com women's college goalkeeper of the year.
|Diana Poulin grabbed most of the shots headed her way in 2016, capping up a memorable career.
Photo courtesy of St. John's SID
Poulin recently completed a four-year career with the Red Storm, being named the Eastern College Athletic Conference defensive player of the year.
The Hauppauge, N.Y. native also was a three-time Big East goalkeeper of the year and two-time National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-Region honoree.
She became the second player in Big East history to win the conferenceís goalkeeper of the year award three times. Poulin set the St. Johnís career record for wins in the teamís 1-0 victory over CCSU earlier this season and earned 10 more triumphs in her senior campaign, finishing with 43 career victories.
After St. Johnís defeated Providence College, 1-0, in the first round of the Big East Championship, Poulin collected her 12th shutout this season, setting a season program record. For her career, Poulin finished with 32 shutouts, placing her ninth on the NCAA active leader board.
Poulin was one of the best goalkeepers in the country, finishing the season ranked 14th in Division I with a 0.522 goals-against average, 15th with a .867 save percentage and seventh with 12 shutouts.