Senior Meagan McLoughlin (Rocky Hill, Conn.) was named the Quinnipiac University Women's Soccer Player of the Year at the Quinnipiac men's and women's soccer annual banquet held on Friday, April 29. Senior defender Kyla Miles (Newtown, Conn.) was named Players' Player of the Year, while Beck Kiting (Canberra, Australia) received the Young Player of the Year title. In addition, senior forward Lauren Peacock (Hopedale, Mass.) was selected as the team's Academic Player of the Year.
"The combined men's and women's soccer dinner on Friday night went very well," said Quinnipiac head coach Dave Clarke. "It's continued to be a good event, as this was the fourth year in a row that we've done it. The men's and women's programs share similar experiences and bonds, so it makes sense to combine the event."
McLoughlin started in each of the Bobcats' 18 games during the 2010 season. She scored three goals and tallied two assists for eight points on the year. The senior was also named to the 2010 All-NEC Second Team. "Meagan is a well deserved MVP. She had a phenomenal season, certainly by her performances," said Clarke.
Miles led Quinnipiac's defensive efforts as she appeared and started in each of the team's 18 contests. She also earned two points in her senior year as she tallied two assists. Miles was also selected to the All-NEC Tournament Team. "Kyla was chosen as Players Player of the Year, which was a testament for how well she played this year," said Clarke.
Kiting appeared in 15 match-ups for Quinnipiac as a freshman. She also led the Bobcats' defense and scored two goals for four points in her rookie year. "Becky was named our Rookie of the Year," said Clarke. She was tremendous and made an impact in our NEC games."
Peacock made 18 appearances and 12 starts for the Bobcats as a senior. She contributed two goals and one assist in the 2010 season, while also succeeding in the classroom as well. "For someone like Lauren, who was a starter and contributed to the program, to also handle the pressures academically, it stands testament to the level of student-athletes we have in the program," said Clarke. "It is a great honor for her."