The Carolyn McCabe Award – Gabi Hoops (Stonington, CT) – Women's Soccer
Presented to the sophomore female athlete who best exemplifies the high standards expressed in"The WPI Athlete". The WPI Athlete is someone who, through hard work and positive attitude, achieves success above and beyond ability while representing the University with distinction.
Gabi Hoops was the first-ever NEWMAC Defensive Player of the Year and was an All-Conference Second Team selection, as well as an NSCAA All-New England Second Team honoree. Hoops led the NEWMAC in save percentage (.904), fewest goals (seven) and a 0.34 goals against average in 1879:18 minutes played. Her GAA and save percentage also ranked ninth following the conclusion of the NCAA tournament. In all, Hoops posted 11 clean sheets including a NEWMAC semifinal win versus Springfield and a double OT draw in the NCAA first round versus Trinity. Off the field, Hoops is the team's SAAC representative and a member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority.