The America East conference on Wednesday named University of Maine women’s soccer player Charlene Achille of Longueuil, Quebec, its 2012 Rookie of the Year. The first-year forward started all 16 regular-season games for the Black Bears, playing 1,426 minutes over the course of the 2012–2013 campaign. Achille tallied seven points on two goals and three assists. Achille also was named to the 2012 All-America East second team and the 2012 all-rookie team. First-year back Noelle Leon-Palmer of Ajax, Ontario, and also named to the all-rookie team and junior midfielder Nikki Misener of Burlington, Ontario, was named to the all-academic team.
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