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Women's Soccer Primed For Run At NEWMAC Crown

After graduating just three starters over the last two seasons, coach John Gibson returns a veteran group that looks to take the next step with an appearance in the NCAA Tournament. Springfield should build on a 14-6-1 mark last season, which included second place in both the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) regular season and post-season tournament. Among its 14 victories last season was a 3-0 win over Amherst College, which went on to finish runner-up in the NCAA Tournament.

Leading the offensive attack are seniors Amanda Conk and Alison Passante, and sophomore Molly Desroches. Conk was named an NSCAA Division III New England Second Team All-Star and an all-conference selection last season after leading the Pride with 24 points and 12 goals. Desroches, who also earned All-NEWMAC honors, finished second on the team with 23 points (7 goals, 9 assists) followed by Passante’s 13 (5 goals, 3 assists).

Junior Colleen McGovern, a NEWMAC All-Conference pick last season, is the Pride’s anchor in the midfield, along with junior Laura Harwood. Junior Kim Capodiece, who was limited by injury last year, returns as the team’s top sweeper.

Springfield will play in the friendly confines of Berry-Allen Field 11 times throughout the fall against some of the top teams in the region. Six teams from the NEWMAC qualified for post-season play last year with Wheaton advancing to the NCAA Tournament semifinals, and Wellesley winning the ECAC New England Tournament.
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John Gibson John Gibson, a native of London, England, enters his 14th season as head women's soccer at Springfield College in the fall of 2013. Gibson has led the Pride to the NCAA Tournament in six of the last eight years and has established the Pride as one of the top programs in the country. His clubs have registered an impressive a 165-75-21 record. Read more.

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