Women’s soccer places three players on All-NESCAC first team
Meg Coffin ’07
Molly Wagner ’08
HADLEY, Mass. — Bates College’s league champion women’s soccer team earned three spots on the All-NESCAC First Team, the conference announced on Thursday.
Junior defender Meg Coffin (Westford, Mass.), junior forward Kim Alexander (Cumberland, Maine) and sophomore midfielder Molly Wagner (Longmeadow, Mass.) gave the Bobcats three of the 12 first-team spots, more than any other team.
Kim Alexander ’07
Coffin is the anchor of Bates’ tough defense, which has held opponents to only 0.94 goals per game. The three-sport standout also has scored six goals, tying her for eighth in the NESCAC. Coffin was also a first-team All-NESCAC soccer player in 2004, as well as All-New England.
Alexander headed Bates’ high-octane offensive attack, and also earned first-team honors for a second consecutive season. Her 12 goals ties her on top of the league’s scoring list with Tufts University’s Ariel Samuelson, who was voted the 2005 Player of the Year.
As the center midfielder, Wagner handled the ball as much as anyone on the team, with great results. Her eight assists put her alone atop the NESCAC rankings, and her five goals put her in a tie for eighth in the league.
Bates (13-3-1) is headed for NCAA Division III Tournament play for the first time since 1996, and the fourth time in school history. The Bobcats face Eastern Connecticut State University Saturday at approximately 1:30 p.m. at Tufts University’s Kraft Field.
To view the complete 2005 All-NESCAC women’s soccer team, click here.