Abby Childs named All-NESCAC in field hockey
|Abby Childs ’09 led Bates in scoring with eight goals and two assists in 2007. (Phyllis Graber Jensen photo)|
HADLEY, Mass. — Bates College junior forward Abby Childs was named Second Team All-Conference on Wednesday by the New England Small College Athletic Conference.
Childs (Philadelphia, Pa.) scored eight goals with two assists for a team-high 18 points, the highest output for a Bobcat since Sara Overmyer ’05 had the same totals in 2003. Seven of her goals were scored in NESCAC contests for the Bobcats, who finished 5-8-1 overall and 2-7 in NESCAC play. She tied for ninth in the NESCAC in goals per game (0.57) and 11th in points per game (1.29).
Childs became the first Bobcat to be named NESCAC Player of the Week on Sept. 17, 2007, after scoring three goals in Bates’ biggest victory of the season, a 5-4 decision against Amherst.
“As the center forward, Abby was the playmaker on the offensive end of the field,” said Bates head coach Wynn Hohlt. “Her possession skills created numerous scoring opportunities. Abby is a great all-around player, with strong defensive skills as well as being a real team player.”
It is the eighth year in a row that Bates has placed a forward on the All-NESCAC team, following Erin Chandler ’08 earning the award in 2006, Brooke Anable ’06 in 2005, Overmyer in both 2004 and 2003, Johie Farrar ’03 in 2002 and 2001, and Julia Price ’03 in 2000.