Coffin, Alexander named All-New England in women’s soccer
Meg Coffin ’07
Kim Alexander ’07
LEWISTON, Maine — Bates College seniors Meg Coffin and Kim Alexander were both named All-New England Region by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, the NSCAA announced Friday.
Coffin was selected a First Team defender for the second consecutive year, and this is her fourth All-New England selection in four years playing soccer at Bates. It is also Coffin’s second postseason honor for the 2006 soccer season, after making All-NESCAC First Team for the third straight year.
Coffin (Westford, Mass.) again anchored Bates’ defense with a rare combination of strength, skill and athleticism. Coffin also notched one goal and one assist, and finishes her soccer career with 14 goals and five assists, all scored as a defender.
Coffin, a standout in basketball and lacrosse who has earned All-America honors in both basketball and soccer, suffered a major knee injury late in the season and missed the Bobcats’ final two games, including their season-ending loss in the NESCAC semifinals against Amherst.
Alexander (Cumberland, Maine) was picked as a forward for the All-New England Second Team, after getting named First Team All-New England as a junior and Third Team All-New England as a sophomore.
Alexander was again among the scoring leaders in the New England Small College Athletic Conference, with nine goals and two assists, and was named All-NESCAC First Team for the third straight season. She tied for fourth in the NESCAC in goals, ranked second in game-winning goals (four) and was seventh in points per game (1.33). Alexander finishes her career with 38 goals and 16 assists.
Bates finished the season with a 10-5 record and reached the NESCAC semifinals for the third time in four years.
View the complete NSCAA Division III All-New England women’s soccer team here.