Springfield, Mass. - November 19, 2018 - Senior Amanda Wright (Pittsfield, Mass.) and classmate Rachel Feliu (Elkridge, Md.) have been selected to play in the New England Women's Intercollegiate Soccer Association (NEWISA) Senior Bowl, which will be played at Merrimack College on December 1 at 12 p.m.
Wright and Feliu were two of 12 student-athletes that will represent the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) at the game, as Springfield College was one of four institutions within the conference to have multiple student-athletes selected.
Wright, a senior forward and Therapeutic Recreation major at Springfield College, finished her career with the Pride in impressive fashion, as she registered 22 points on 10 goals and two assists in 2018. Of Wright's 10 goals this season, seven were game-winning strikes, tying a program record for game-winning-goals in a single season. Wright finished her career at Springfield College with 45 points, including 39 over the past two seasons, and was a NEWMAC Second-Team All-Conference selection in 2018.
Feliu, an Occupational Therapy student at Springfield College, was also a NEWMAC Second-Team All-Conference selection this past season, as she anchored a defensive unit that held opponents to just a goals-against average of 1.03. Feliu was also instrumental in the Pride's defensive unit, as the maroon and white only gave up an average of 9.2 shots per game. Feliu also chipped in with an assist on the year, as she helped set up a goal in a 3-2 win over Wheaton on October 24.
This duo has been integral in the success of the women's soccer program at Springfield College, as these two helped the maroon and white to an overall record of 15-6-1 in 2018. This marked the fourth time since 2010 that Springfield College has posted 15 or more wins in a single season, as the Pride has now combined for 45 wins over the past three years.