Coffin named to NSCAA All-America team for the second time
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Meg Coffin ’07
LEWISTON, Maine — Bates senior sweeper Meg Coffin has been named to a Division III All-America women’s soccer player for the second straight year, after being tapped for Third Team honors by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America on Thursday.
Coffin (Westford, Mass.) was a Second Team NSCAA All-America last season.
Also on Thursday, Coffin was named First Team All-New England by the New England Women’s Intercollegiate Soccer Association, while senior teammate Kim Alexander (Cumberland, Maine) was named to the Third Team. Both were named NEWISA All-New England players last season as well, Coffin to the First Team and Alexander to the Second Team.
Coffin 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.
Kim Alexander ’07
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 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.