More women’s soccer honors come for Coffin, Alexander and Wagner
Meg Coffin ’07
Kim Alexander ’07
Molly Wagner ’08
Bates College women’s soccer players Meg Coffin, Kim Alexander and Molly Wagner all had additional honors come their way on Monday, as all three were named All-New England by the New England Women’s Intercollegiate Soccer Association.
Coffin, a junior defender from Westford, Mass., was named First-Team All-New England. Alexander, a junior forward from Cumberland, Maine, made the Second Team, and Wagner, a sophomore midfielder from Longmeadow, Mass., made the Third Team.
The NEWISA awards make it at least three postseason honors for all three Bobcat players, following a breakthrough 2005 season in which Bates won its first NESCAC championship and advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament.
Coffin was already named Second Team All-American and First Team All-New England by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). Alexander also made the NSCAA’s First Team All-England, and Wagner was on the Second Team.
All three players were named to the All-NESCAC First Team.
Coffin switched from a wing defender spot in 2004 to the sweeper position in 2005, and served as the anchor of Bates’ tough defense, which held opponents to a mere 0.87 goals per game. The three-sport standout also scored six goals, tying her for eighth in the NESCAC.
Alexander’s 12 goals tied her on top of the league’s scoring list with Tufts University’s Ariel Samuelson.
The Bobcats’ center midfielder, Wagner’s eight assists put her alone atop the NESCAC rankings, and her five goals put her in a tie for eighth in the league.