Coffin, Barton named D3Hoops.com First Team All-Northeast Region
Meg Coffin ’07
Sarah Barton ’08
STERLING, Va. — D3hoops.com announced the fifth annual D3hoops.com All-Region team for Division III basketball on Tuesday, and Bates women Meg Coffin and Sarah Barton each made the Northeast Region First Team.
Coffin (Westford, Mass.), a 6-1 center, led the Bobcats in scoring (17.1), rebounding (11.0), blocked shots (1.6 bpg) and steals (2.3 spg), and was at the top or near the top of the NESCAC in all of those categories. Coffin also set a new school record for field goal percentage, at .592, topping Olivia Zurek’s mark of .582 from 2002-03. The co-captain is also a two-time All-NESCAC and a second-team All-American soccer player.
Barton, a 5-9 point guard from Portsmouth, N.H., logged 137 more minutes on the floor than any other Bates player in 2005-06, and led the NESCAC in assists (7.1) and three-point shooting percentage (.419) while scoring 8.1 points per game. She ranked among the top five in Division III in assists, and was also among the top three players on the Bobcats in free throw percentage (.800), rebounding (4.6), steals (1.8) and blocked shots (0.6). Barton was named to the Northeast Region Third Team last season.
Players were nominated by the Sports Information Directors at the various schools, who were contacted several times as the season wound down to remind them to make their players eligible. A total of 599 players were nominated nationwide.
The ballot was then made available to SIDs, who voted for 10 players in their region. SIDs voted for six frontcourt players and four backcourt players and the top vote-getters at each position were named to the All-Region team.
“We are thankful to the Sports Information Directors across Division III who took the time to nominate and vote to provide broader recognition to these worthy student-athletes,” said D3hoops.com publisher Pat Coleman. “Their continued help and participation is integral to the All-Region team and everything else we do.”
A regional Player of the Year and Coach of the Year were selected in each region for the first time, the Player of the Year as the top vote-getter in each region and the Coach of the Year in consultation with regional members.