GW Women's Soccer's Samie Cloutier Named Second Team All-Atlantic 10

Junior defender Samie Cloutier was named Second Team All-Atlantic 10.

Nov. 3, 2011

2011 Women’s Soccer All-Conference Teams

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – George Washington junior defender Samie Cloutier was named to the Atlantic 10 Women’s Soccer All-Conference Second Team, as voted on by the league’s coaches and announced on Thursday. It is the first postseason award for Cloutier, who was previously named to the A-10 Preseason All-Rookie Team in 2009.

“Samie is one of the strongest one-on-one defenders we have ever had at GW,” said head coach Tanya Vogel (’96). “She is a leader on the field and takes that role very seriously. Samie is instrumental in the success of our defenders and she strengthens the team as a whole.”

Cloutier has patrolled the back line for the past three seasons, starting all but one match in her career. Throughout the 2011 season, Cloutier helped GW post four shutouts, including three consecutive clean sheets to open A-10 play.

The Pleasanton, Calif., native also helped the Colonials defense keep opponents to a 1.52 goals-against average.

“Samie is a one-of-a-kind defender,” said senior goalkeeper Lindsey Rowe, who has worked with Cloutier the past three years. “She is relentless in her efforts to keep the ball out of the net, and she uses her voice to direct the team to prevent defensive breakdowns.”

Cloutier will return for the 2012 season alongside fellow seniors Molly Bruh, Clare Roche, Adriana Moya and Kayley Sullivan



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