Middlebury

Women's Soccer Players Earn All-NESCAC Honors

November 10, 2011

Middlebury College women’s soccer players Scarlett Kirk (San Francisco, Calif.), Julia Favorito (Winchester, Mass.) and Colby Gibbs (Cheshire, Conn.) have all earned first-team All-NESCAC honors. The three helped lead the Panthers to an 11-3-2 record this season, as they prepare to host an NCAA Regional this weekend.

Kirk followed up her solid rookie season with a break-out performance in ’11. The sophomore leads the team with 13 goals, placing her second in the NESCAC with .81/game. She also paces the team in shots and game-winners with five. The two-time NESCAC player of the week has five multiple-goal games this season, including a hat-trick in a September 17th win over Colby. She scored eight goals during a five-game stretch earlier this season, while recently netting a pair in a NESCAC Quarterfinal win over Colby. Kirk now owns 20 career goals in 31 games.

Favorito has been a mainstay in the midfield this season as a sophomore. Her steady play has helped control the pace for the Panthers, as they enter NCAA play. Favorito earned a goal and an assist in a win over Colby on September 17th, while dishing out assists in back-to-back games vs. Williams and Colby late in the year.  She currently leads the team with five assists this season, owning a goal and eight assists in 30 career games.

 

Gibbs earns a spot as a defender for the Panthers. She has played in all 16 games this season, helping to anchor a Middlebury defense that is third in the league with a 0.71 goals against average. After playing in three games as a rookie, Gibbs has not missed a game during her sophomore and junior seasons. Her lone assist of ’11 came in the NESCAC Quarterfinal win over Colby.