Mountain Lions ranked No. 5 in region, Kern gets RMAC honor

By Doug Fitzgerald published September 2, 2008


It didn't take long for the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs' brand-new women's soccer program to get noticed.

The Mountain Lions were ranked No. 5 in the season's first NSCAA/Adidas Central Region rankings, which were released on Tuesday.

Also Tuesday, the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference announced that UCCS goalkeeper Amie Kern was named the RMAC Defensive Player of the Week. It was the first such award given for the 2008 season.

Kern, a senior from Saylorsburg, Pa., recorded shutouts in each of the Mountain Lions first two matches, leading UCCS to a 2-0 record. Kern made one save in a 3-0 victory over Southwest Minnesota State on Friday. She came back the following day to get four saves in a 1-0 win over the University of Mary.

Kern transferred to UCCS after starting every game the past two seasons for NCAA Division I George Washington.

The Mountain Lions will face Minnesota State, Mankato, which is ranked No. 2 in the Central Region and No. 8 nationally, on Friday.

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