Martell, Weymouth named to Verizon Academic All-District soccer teams

Bates College senior forward Drew Weymouth of Holden, Mass., and junior goalkeeper Kim Martell of Needham, Mass., have been named to the Verizon Academic All-District I College Division men’s and women’s soccer teams, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors Association (CoSIDA). Weymouth, a first-team selection, will be placed on the ballot for Academic All-America honors. Martell was a second-team selection.

Weymouth, a biology major with a minor in mathematics, started all 15 games for coach George Purgavie’s men’s soccer team this season. He was the team’s leading scorer with a career-high 12 points, tying for the team lead with four goals and four assists. Weymouth recorded three three-point games this season, most notably against New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) foe Tufts University, when he assisted the first goal and scored the game-winner in the 78th minute. Weymouth helped the Bobcats to a 6-6-3 record this season and a berth in the NESCAC tournament for the first time. He finished his career with eight goals and 12 assists for 28 points.

Weymouth is a six-time Dean’s List student and a three-time Academic All-NESCAC selection. He was named a Charles A. Dana Scholar as a sophomore and was recently elected as the senior class secretary. Weymouth has spent the last two summers doing research as the UMass Medical School biotech lab.

Martell, a neuroscience major, started all 15 games for coach Jim Murphy’s 10-4-1 women’s soccer team this season. She recorded seven solo and two combined shutouts this season. Included in that total was a school-record six-game shutout streak from Sept. 18 to Oct. 2. Martell was named New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Player of the Week Oct. 1 for her performance during the Bobcats’ shutout streak. She ended the season ranked fifth in the NESCAC with a 1.18 goals-against average, while Bates was 15th in NCAA Division III with 0.6 shutouts per game. Martell, a captain-elect for the 2002 season, has started all 48 games for the Bobcats over the past three seasons, compiling a 1.24 goals-against average and 19 shutouts. She anchored Bates to the 2000 Easter College Athletic Conference (ECAC) New England Division III title game.

Martell is a five-time Dean’s List student and was named to the Fall 2001 Academic All-NESCAC team.

Eligible candidates for Academic All-America honors must be at least a sophomore in academic standing, must have been a starter or key reserve, and must have a 3.2 cumulative grade-point average. This is the first year that the Verizon Academic All-America program has sponsored teams in soccer.

District I consists of New England and New York and includes schools from NCAA Division II and III and the NAIA.

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