Springfield, Mass. - November 9, 2016 - The Springfield College women's soccer team landed a program-best five student-athletes on the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Women's Soccer All-Conference teams, as announced by the conference offices on Wednesday morning.
The Pride's five student-athletes ties the program-record for the amount of student-athletes recognized in one season, as Springfield College received the most amount of Women's Soccer All-Conference student-athletes recognized within the NEWMAC.
Named First Team All-Conference were junior forward Kim Quiles (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.), junior midfielder Dakota Kelly (Bethany, Conn.) and senior defender Brianna Messier (Hopedale, Mass.), while senior defender Jenacee Bradbury (South Portland, Maine) and junior forward Mikaela Coady (Middletown, Conn.) were named Second Team All-Conference.
Quiles, an Applied Exercise Science major at Springfield College, earned her first All-Conference recognition, as the junior has posted four goals and three assists for 11 points so far this year. Quiles' best game to date came in a 4-0 win over Clark, where she had a goal and two assists to help the Pride to victory.
Kelly, a Physical Therapy major at Springfield College, has been instrumental in the Pride's success this season, as she has recorded two goals and one assist offensively, while also helping Springfield College to have one of the best defensive units in the NEWMAC. Her second-career All-Conference not, Kelly has helped the Pride in only allowing its opponents 0.44 goals per game.
Messier, an Occupational Therapy major and senior captain, has been the anchor of Springfield College's defense, as she helped the Pride earn the overall top seed in the ECAC Division III Women's Soccer Championship Tournament this upcoming weekend. Messier, along with the Pride's defense, held its opponents scoreless for a stretch of 570:17 over its last six games.
Coady, a junior Physician Assistant major at Springfield College, has posted a team-best seven goals on the season, as she earned All-Conference recognition for the first time in her career. Coady's best week to date came in a pair of wins over UMass Dartmouth and Babson College, when she scored twice in a 2-0 win over the Corsairs, before notching the game winner in a 1-0 win over the Beavers.
Bradbury, another consequential part of the Pride's stout defensive unit, earned All-Conference honors for the first time in her career, as her dynamic play in the back has led the Pride to an impressive 2016 season.
In her final season with the Pride, senior Elizabeth Monsen (Wayne, N.J.) was recognized to the Inaugural NEWMAC All-Sportsmanship Team. New to the conference this year, the award is intended to recognize one student-athlete from each team, in every sport that best demonstrates the ideals of the NEWMAC and its Code of Conduct, regardless of his/her overall performance or statistics for the season.
The Pride will look to continue its success this weekend, when it will host the ECAC Division III Women's Soccer Region 1 Championship on Brock-Affleck Field.