LANCASTER, PA - Midfielder/forward Maureen Kennedy (Jr., Pittsburgh, PA/Sewickley), defender Emily Mueller (So., Wescosville, PA/Emmaus) and forward Amanda Zambrano (Jr., Pittsburgh, PA/Fox Chapel) have been named tri-captains of the Franklin & Marshall College women's soccer team for the 2005 season.
Mueller received the F&M Coaches Award last season as she anchored a Diplomats' team that ranked eighth in scoring offense (1.25) and scoring defense (1.73) and seventh in shutouts (five) in the final Centennial Conference women's soccer statistics. In addition, Kennedy finished the 2003 season with a goal and will be looked to give the Diplomats a push from the forward position next season.
The 2004 Franklin & Marshall Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Year, Zambrano earned All-Centennial Conference honorable mention honors for finishing fourth in the Centennial Conference in goals (10 in 16 games, .625 per contest) and sixth in points (10-1-21, 1.31 per game).
The September 7 Centennial Conference Player of the Week she scored five goals in two games en route to being named Most Valuable player of the 2004 Law Firm of Gray, Patterson, Cody & Taylor Women's Soccer Tournament hosted by Franklin & Marshall College.
A 2003 All-Centennial Conference second team selection, she finished second in the conference in goals (12 in 17 games, .71 per contest) and third in points (12-2-26, 1.63 per game) in 2003.
An All-CC honorable mention selection as a freshman, she finished eighth in the conference in scoring with ten goals and three assists for 23 points in 2002. The Most Valuable Player of the Eastern College Athletic Conference Mid-Atlantic Women's Soccer tournament for scoring three goals in two games, she led the Diplomats to their first ECAC title in school history in 2002.
For her career, she now has 32 goals and six assists for 70 points to rank tenth in school history in points and seventh in goals.
Franklin & Marshall will open the 2005 season versus Marymount in the annual F&M Tournament.