Women's Soccer Players Earn NESCAC Honors - Kim Is Coach Of The Year
November 8, 2012
Four members of the Middlebury College women’s soccer team earned All-NESCAC honors while head coach Peter Kim was named the league’s Co-Head Coach of the Year. Junior Scarlett Kirk (San Francisco, Calif.) and junior Elizabeth Foody (Ottawa, Ont.) both earned first-team honors, while junior Julia Favorito (Winchester, Mass.) and senior Maddy Boston (Mill Valley, Calif.) earned second team honors. The Panthers are currently preparing to host an NCAA Regional on Dragone Field this weekend.
Kirk earns first-team honors for the second straight season after leading the team with nine goals and 21 points to go along with three assists. Her .60 goals/game place her second in the NESCAC, while her 1.33 points/game have her fourth. Kirk has come on strong down the stretch, with five goals in her last four games. She is fourth all-time at Middlebury with 30 goals in 49 games played.
Foody took over full-time duties this season in goal and boasts a NESCAC-best 0.41 goals against average. She has played 94% of the minutes in net this season, owing a 12-1-1 record with seven shutouts. Foody opened the season with a scoreless streak of 614:31 that spanned the first seven games. She owns 57 saves on the year and paces the NESCAC with a .905 save percentage.
Favorito earns All-NESCAC honors for the second straight year, earning second-team honors in ’12. The junior leads the team and is tied for third in the NESCAC with .4 assists/game this season. Her biggest point total of the year came in the season finale at Williams, where she scored a goal and assisted on two others in a 3-1 win over the Ephs.
Boston was named to the second-team, serving as one of the team captains for the second straight year. After an injury her rookie season, Boston has played in 49 games at Middlebury. She scored her first career goal at Rensselaer this season in a 2-0 Panther win.
Head Coach Peter Kim earns NESCAC Coach of the Year honors for the third time, previously garnering the award in ’06 and ’11. This season, he has led the team to a record of 12-2-1 with its seventh NCAA Tournament appearance. The team went 8-1-1 in NESCAC play, earning the top seed for the NESCAC Tournament. The nine-year head coach leads the team into the NCAA Tournament with a career record of 101-36-18 (.710).