Women's Soccer Players Honored By NESCAC - Kim Is Coach Of The Year

November 9, 2006

Three members of the Middlebury College women's soccer squad earned All-NESCAC honors today when the team was announced. Seniors Kim Walker (Ridgewood, N.J.), Caitrin Abshere (Madison, Wis.) and Erin Pittenger (McCall, Idaho) were all recognized. Head Coach Peter Kim was deemed the conference's coach of the year. The Panthers are preparing for a trip to W. Connecticut State University for an NCAA Regional this weekend.

Walker earns first-team honors in the midfield for the Panthers. The senior was steady all season long for Middlebury, tallying three goals and three assists for nine points. Her most recent goal came in a NESCAC first-round win over Bowdoin. Walker has now played in 55 games at Middlebury entering the weekend.

Abshere was named to the second-team, while joining Walker in the midfield. The senior is tied for first on the school's all-time list with 23 career assists. Abshere has scored three times this year, to go along with four assists for 10 points on the season.

Pittenger earns second-team honors as a forward for the Panthers. The senior suffered through some injuries in '06, but has come on strong. She has a pair of goals and an assist this season for five points. She currently has 44 points in 53 games as a Panther, including 18 career goals.

Kim was honored as the NESCAC Coach of the Year for the second time in the past three seasons. He led the team to its first NESCAC title since '00 this season and a spot in an NCAA Regional this weekend. Kim now owns a career record of 35-9-2 (.783) in three seasons.