Women's Soccer Players Earn Regional Honors - Foody Is All-American
December 5, 2012
Four members of the Middlebury College women’s soccer team were honored when the NSCAA (National Soccer Coaches Association of America) announced its All-Region and All-American teams. Junior goalkeeper Elizabeth Foody (Ottawa, Ont.) was named a first-team All-American in goal for the Panthers, while also earning a spot on the All-Region team. Joining her as a first-team All-New England squad was junior Julia Favorito (Winchester, Mass.), while senior Maddy Boston (Mill Valley, Calif.) and junior Scarlett Kirk (San Francisco, Calif.) were named to the third team. The group helped lead the Panthers to a record of 13-3-1 in ’12, advancing to the NCAA Regional finals.
Foody took over full-time duties this season in goal and owned the top GAA (0.49), save percentage (.884) and fewest goals allowed (8) in the NESCAC. She played 94% of the minutes in net this season, owing a 13-2-1 record with seven shutouts. Foody opened the season with a scoreless streak of 614:31 that spanned the first seven games. She owned 61 saves this season and her 0.49 GAA is a new Middlebury single-season mark.
A two-time All-NESCAC selection, Favorito earned first-team All-Region honors for the second straight year as well. The junior led the team and was tied for third in the NESCAC with six assists this season. Her biggest point total of the year came in the regular season finale at Williams, where she scored a goal and assisted on two others in a 3-1 win over the Ephs. She finished the season with two goals and six assists for 10 points on the year.
Kirk is now a two-time All-NESCAC and All-New England choice. She led the NESCAC with 10 goals in 17 games this season, while ranking second with 23 points to go along with her three assists. Kirk came on strong down the stretch for the Panthers, with five goals in a three-game stretch. She is fourth all-time at Middlebury with 31 goals and is tied for fifth with 66 points in 51 career games. She is also a member of the women’s basketball team at Middlebury.
Boston, who was also a second-team All-NESCAC selection, served as one of the team captains for the second straight year. After an injury her rookie season, Boston played in 51 games at Middlebury. She scored her first career goal at Rensselaer this season in a 2-0 Panther win. She ends her career with a goal and two assists for four points as a Panther.