Women's Soccer

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  • About the Program
    The Bowdoin College women's soccer program was created in 1977, and has been one of the powerhouse programs at the college and the region ever since. Averaging over 12 wins per season since 1990, the program has an overall winning percentage of .738 since it's inception.

    The Polar Bears are consistently ranked among the top teams in New England and have received numerous individual honors over the past few seasons. Bowdoin has had a player earn All-American status in three of the past four seasons; twice by Kendall Cox '05 and once by Ann Zeigler '08. The program has an extremely rich tradition, as the Polar Bears reached the NCAA Tournament on six straight occasions, from 1995- 2000.

    In January of 2007, Maren Rojas was named head coach of the Bowdoin College women's soccer team. In her first season, she led the Polar Bears to their first-ever NESCAC Championship game appearance and returned the program to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in seven seasons. She can be reached at mrojas@bowdoin.edu.

    2007 Recap
    Bowdoin posted tremendous first season under coach Rojas, going 12-5-1, reaching their first NESCAC title match and the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2000.

    A six-game winning streak late in the season propelled the Polar Bears into the NESCAC Semifinals, where they took a dramatic shoot-out win over rival Tufts. Despite falling to Williams in the title game, Bowdoin earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament and fell in the opening round to Ithaca, 2-0.

    Several impressive individual performances highlighted the campaign, including Ann Zeigler '08, who became the program's all-time leading scorer with 93 points. Zeigler was named First-Team All-NESCAC along with classmate Bobbi Dennison. Sophomore Dana Riker and first-year Tiernan Cutler netted Second-Team awards.

    In the fall of 2005, the Polar Bear women's soccer team moved from its long-time location in the outfield of the baseball diamond to a soccer-only pitch that will serve as a central location for the future of Bowdoin's athletic complex. The field, which is adjacent to the men's soccer field and the Howard F. Ryan Artificial Field, will provide the players with a state-of-the- art natural surface and give fans a chance to follow three Bowdoin fall sports teams from one central area. Located at the southern point of the Pickard Field complex, the newly-sodded field is framed by the picturesque Bowdoin pines and a large grandstand area for spectators.


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    Women's Soccer Coaching Staff

    Head coach: Maren Rojas
    Assistant coaches: Liz Grote

  • Polar Bear Girl's Soccer Camp Website
    **CAMP IS FULL**

  • In January of 2007, Maren Rojas was named the head coach of the Bowdoin College women's soccer program. Rojas, who was most recently an assistant at the University of Virginia, is a 1994 graduate of William & Mary.

    Coach Rojas enjoyed a stellar rookie campaign with the Polar Bears, posting a 12-5-1 record, the squad's first-ever NESCAC Championship game appearance and a bid to the NCAA Tournament.

    Rojas served as the an assistant coach for the University of Virginia for the past four seasons and brings 13 years of Division I coaching experience into her first head coaching position. She takes the reigns from legendary head coach John Cullen, who accumulated 237 victories over the past 22 seasons, including the last two as co-head coach with Katie Sheridan.

    A native of northern Virginia, Rojas was a standout in goal at William & Mary from 1990 to 1994. During that time, Rojas was a three-time team MVP and two- time regional All-American while leading the Tribe to three NCAA Tournament appearances. She is still among the all-time leaders in most goalkeeping categories at William & Mary. Rojas graduated from W&M in 1994 with a degree in Art.

    Rojas began her coaching career at James Madison, where she served as the goalkeeping coach for both the men's and women's programs from 1994-96. From there Rojas went to Syracuse University, where she helped start the women's soccer program in 1996. In seven years with the Orange, she helped the school appear in two NCAA Tournaments and three Big East tournaments.

    Most recently, Rojas enjoyed an extremely successful stint at the University of Virginia, where the Cavaliers posted a 59-22-9 mark since her arrival in 2003. The squad won their first-ever ACC Championship over North Carolina in 2004, and reached the NCAA Tournament in each of the past four seasons.

    In addition to her collegiate coaching experience, Rojas has also served as a Region I staff goalkeeping coach since 1997 and a U.S. National staff goalkeeping coach from 2001 to 2003. Rojas also holds an "A" coaching license from the U.S. Soccer Federation and an NSCAA Advanced National Diploma.

    Coach Rojas can be reached at mrojas@bowdoin.edu

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    Women's Soccer Roster

    # Name Year Pos. Hgt. Hometown/School
    00 Kat Flaherty 11 GK 5-10 Fairfield, Conn./Lauralton Hall
    0 Kelly Thomas 09 GK 5-6 West Hartford, Conn./Conard
    1 Rachel Schwemberger 12 GK 5-5 Oakland, Calif./Head-Royce
    2 Dana Riker 10 M 5-8 Cape Elizabeth, Maine/Cape Elizabeth
    3 Claire Ellwanger 12 M 5-11 Baltimore, Md./Park School
    4 Celeste Swain 12 F/M 5-10 Berkeley, Calif./Berkeley
    6 Rebecca Silva 11 M/F 5-10 St. Louis, Mo./Ladue Horton Watkins
    7 Rebecca Levin 12 M/D 5-5 Belmont, Mass./Belmont
    8 Alison Chase 09 F 5-6 Canterbury, N.H./Belmont
    9 Lynne Tempest 09 D 5-10 Mercer Island, Wash./Mercer Island
    10 Sarah Hurley 10 D 5-7 Milton, Mass./Milton
    11 Tiernan Cutler 11 D 5-6 Sacramento, Calif./Sacramento
    12 Molly Duffy 11 M 5-3 Millis, Mass./Millis
    13 Larkin Brown 10 D 5-5 Rehoboth, Mass./Wheeler School
    14 Christina Aceto 11 M/F 5-4 So. Portland, Maine/So. Portland
    15 Elisabeth Wong 11 M 5-3 Groton, Mass./Groton-Dunstable
    16 Emily Swaim 09 M 5-7 Wellesley, Mass./Winsor
    17 Daria Hafner 11 D 5-5 Washington, D.C./Langley
    18 Alex Von Gerichten 09 D 5-3 Barrington, R.I./Barrington
    19 Anna Tachau 12 M 5-5 Louisville, Ky./Du Pont Manual
    20 Amy Hackett 12 F 5-8 Bangor, Maine/Bangor
    21 Kit Hamley 10 M/F 5-5 Bozeman, Mont./Deerfield Acad.
    22 Ellery Gould 12 F 5-7 East Sandwich, Mass./Sandwich
    23 Abigail Snyder 11 F/M 5-3 Dedham, Mass./Noble & Greenough
    24 Katherine Farrar 11 D 5-5 Cambridge, Mass./Rindge & Latin
    25 Kelly Pope 12 D 5-9 Danvers, Mass./Gov. Dummer

    Head Coach: Maren Rojas
    Assistant Coaches: Liz Grote
    Team Captains: Alison Chase, Emily Swaim
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     Women's Soccer Schedule

    Date/TimeOpponent Result Score
    09/06/2008,  1:30PMBRIDGEWATER ST.W  4-0
    09/07/2008,  2:00PMBABSONT  1-1
    09/13/2008,  11:00AMat WesleyanT  0-0
    09/20/2008,  12:30PMat WilliamsL  4-0
    09/24/2008,  4:00PMat Southern MaineW  3-0
    09/27/2008,  12:00PMAMHERSTT  3-3
    10/01/2008,  4:30PMBATESW  2-0
    10/04/2008,  11:30AMMIDDLEBURYW  1-0
    10/11/2008,  11:00AMat Conn. CollegeW  4-1
    10/18/2008,  11:30AMTRINITY 
    10/19/2008,  1:00PMat Husson 
    10/23/2008,  7:00PMat Brandeis 
    10/25/2008,  11:00AMat Colby 
    10/31/2008,  2:00PMTUFTS 
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    Women's Soccer Releases

    Date Posted Title
    06/18/2008,  10:30AM Grace Moore Nominated for NCAA "Woman of the Year" Award
    11/08/2007,  7:15PM Zeigler, Dennison Lead NESCAC Honors
    11/04/2007,  8:45PM Women's Soccer Earns NCAA Bid
    10/22/2007,  3:30PM Zeigler Named Player of the Week
    09/10/2007,  3:30PM Zeigler Named Player of the Week
    05/18/2007,  11:00AM Cullen Earns "Coach Emeritus" Status
    01/03/2007,  1:00PM Rojas Named Head Coach of Women's Soccer
    11/10/2006,  3:30PM Zeigler Leads All-NESCAC Selections
    10/16/2006,  4:00PM Zeigler Named Player of the Week
    09/06/2006,  1:30PM 2006 Women's Soccer Preview
    12/10/2005,  5:00PM Zeigler Named All-American
    11/10/2005,  3:00PM Women's Soccer Players Earn NESCAC Honors
    10/31/2005,  1:30PM Zeigler Named Player of the Week
    10/05/2005,  2:30PM Women's Soccer Gets New Game Field
    09/12/2005,  3:30PM Shapell Named Player of the Week
    09/07/2005,  3:30PM 2005 Women's Soccer Season Preview
    05/04/2005,  3:30PM Sheridan Named Co-Head Coach of Women's Soccer
    12/13/2004,  1:00PM Cox Makes Third-Team All-American
    12/03/2004,  3:00PM Cox Earns All-New England Honors
    11/12/2004,  3:00PM Women's Soccer Earns NESCAC Honors
    09/07/2004,  2:30PM 2004 Women's Soccer Preview
    08/18/2004,  12:00PM Soccer Teams Travel to England
    12/11/2003,  11:00AM Cox Earns All-American Honors
    12/11/2003,  9:00AM Women's Soccer All-New England Honors
    12/02/2003,  1:00PM Women's Soccer Earns All-New England Honors
    11/21/2003,  12:30PM All-Academic NESCAC Honors
    11/14/2003,  9:30AM Women's Soccer Earns All-NESCAC Honors
    10/06/2003,  2:00PM Goldman Named Women's Soccer Player of the Week
    09/23/2003,  11:00AM Polar Bears Ranked High in National Polls
    09/16/2003,  12:00PM Polar Bears In The National Rankings
    09/04/2003,  4:00PM 2003 Women's Soccer Preview
    05/05/2003,  8:00AM Wagner, Smith Honored By NSCA
    12/09/2002,  8:00AM Cox Earns Women's Soccer Honor
    11/18/2002,  8:00AM All-Academic NESCAC Team
    11/13/2002,  8:00AM Cox, Woodward Honored As All-NESCAC Selections
    11/07/2002,  8:00AM Shapell Featured in Press Herald
    10/29/2002,  8:00AM Polar Bears Prep For Playoff Push
    10/01/2002,  8:00AM Shapell Named Player of the Week
    09/23/2002,  8:00AM Cox, McDonald Honored As Players of the Week
    09/05/2002,  8:00AM Women's Soccer Preview
    12/12/2001,  8:00AM Fall Captains Announced
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    Women's Soccer : Previous Seasons

    The seasons listed below are represented by the year in which the given season started. Thus, Winter sports that may have the bulk of their events played in the following year are still listed by the year in which they began. For archived statistics, go to the Almanac/History page.

    Previous seasons: 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1981