Miller Named To U SPORTS All-Rookie Team

Midfielder MJ Miller(Hammonds Plains, NS), seen here in action earlier this season, was named to the U SPORTS All-Rookie Team on Wednesday night. (Kyle Lamkin/UNB Athletics)
Midfielder MJ Miller(Hammonds Plains, NS), seen here in action earlier this season, was named to the U SPORTS All-Rookie Team on Wednesday night. (Kyle Lamkin/UNB Athletics)

(FREDERICTON, NB) First-year midfielder MJ Miller(Hammonds Plains, NS), of the UNB Varsity Reds has been named to the U SPORTS All-Rookie Team, for 2017.

This is the first year U SPORTS has named an All-Rookie Team.

The announcement was made Wednesday night, in Winnipeg, where the University of Manitoba is hosting this year’s U SPORTS women’s soccer championship.

“I’m honoured to receive this recognition,” said Miller. “This reflects the hard work and commitment of all the players and coaching staff, who continuously find ways to bring out the best in all of us.”

Miller played in 11 of UNB’s 12 regular season games, starting nine of them. She scored twice and had an assist in her freshman year.

“This reinforces my commitment to the team and our future goals,” said Miller. “I’m humbled and thankful.”

“We’re very proud of MJ being recognized,” said Varsity Reds head coach Jon Crossland. “Her impact on our group grew over the season and she was very influential for us. It’s a great start to a U SPORTS career, and it will be exciting to see her progress in the future.”

Miller is one of three Atlantic University Sport rookies named to the national squad.

Dal keeper Kate Fines was also named to the team, as was Moncton forward Catherine Dupuis.

 

PHOTO BY: Kyle Lamkin/for UNB Athletics