Springfield, Mass. - November 27, 2017 - Springfield College's Ciara Boucher (Manchester, Conn.) and Kim Quiles (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.) were both selected to the 2017 New England Women's Intercollegiate Soccer Association (NEWISA) Senior Bowl roster following outstanding senior seasons for the women's soccer program. The game will be held at Merrimack College on December 2 beginning at 2 p.m.
Boucher and Quiles were two of 21 student-athletes from the Division III level to be selected to the NEWISA Senior Bowl roster. There were also seven representatives from institutions competing within the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC), as Springfield College was the only team in the conference with more than one selection.
Boucher, a senior Psychology major at Springfield College, finished her career with the Pride as one of the program's best goalkeepers, as she etched her name into the record books in 2017, setting new records for shutouts in a single season (11) and shutouts in a career (31). Starting 64 of the 68 games that she played in from 2014-2017, Boucher totaled 38 wins, as she registered a career goals-against average of 0.74 and career save percentage of .820. In 2017, Boucher was selected as a NEWMAC First Team All-Conference goalkeeper, as she was also named the 2017 ECAC Division III Women's Soccer Championship Tournament Most Outstanding Player after leading the Pride to its sixth-consecutive championship.
Quiles, a senior Applied Exercise Science major at Springfield College, will also leave the Pride as one of the program's best scorers, as she is fifth all-time in career goals (34) and tied for fifth all-time in career points (79). Quiles finished her career in impressive fashion, as the forward registered 16 goals, just three shy of the program record of 19, and 36 points, which tied for fourth for points in a single season. A First Team All-Conference selection for the second-straight year, Quiles also finished her time on Alden Street playing in 88 games over four seasons, while also totaling 263 shots, 133 of which were on target, and 11 game-winning goals.