Springfield, Mass. - September 18, 2018 - After a 5-1-1 start to the 2018 season, the Springfield College women's soccer team is receiving votes in the d3soccer.com national rankings, which were announced on Tuesday afternoon.
The Pride had a blistering 5-0-1 start before dropping a 1-0 decision to top-ranked Williams College on Sunday afternoon. In addition to being the No. 1 team in Division III, Williams also won the 2017 NCAA Division III National Championship. Springfield College is one of seven women's soccer programs mentioned in the d3soccer.com national rankings, as the Pride and Amherst College are the lone two from the region that are receiving votes.
Leading the Pride in 2018 has been freshman midfielder Kaleigh Dale (Mansfield, Conn.) and senior forward Amanda Wright (Pittsfield, Mass.), who have combined for 21 points in seven games. Dale leads the Pride with 11 points on five goals and one assist, while Wright has recorded five goals in the first seven games of her final season in maroon and white. Additionally, sophomore forward Sara Swetland (Manchester, N.H.) has nine points on two goals and five assists, while Sydney Wine (New Braintree, Mass.) has seven points on two goals and three assists. In net, senior goalkeeper Jackie Davis (Ringoes, N.J.) has started five of the Pride's seven matches, and has posted an overall record of 3-1-1 with a goals-against average of 0.42.
The Pride opened the 2018 campaign by clinching the Springfield College Invitational after defeating Pacific University, 2-0, and Roger Williams, 5-1. From there, Dale fueled the maroon and white past Western New England as the freshman midfielder notched three goals en route to a 7-1 victory over the Golden Bears. The Pride then traveled to Endicott and settled for a 1-1 draw with the Gulls, before picking up 3-0 wins over UMass Dartmouth and Coast Guard on Tuesday, September 11 and Saturday, September 15.
Springfield College will return to action on Saturday, September 22 when the Pride takes on Emerson in Boston, Mass. at 1 p.m.