Date Posted:11/14/2003,  9:30AM

Women's Soccer Earns All-NESCAC Honors

BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College women's soccer team posted another successful season in 2003, and was rewarded on Thursday with three First-Team All-NESCAC selections. Seniors Jill Falwell (Arlington, Mass.) and Michal Shapiro (Newton, Mass.) were joined by junior Kendall Cox (Guilford, Conn.) as the honorees. The Polar Bears posted a 13-3 mark on their way to a first-place regular-season finish in the New England Small College Athletic Conference.

Falwell closes out her career among distinguished company, as her nine goals this season improved her career total to 35. That total ranks her third all-time at the school, four ahead of her sister Cyndy '98, and just three off the school mark of 38, held by Marte Holden. Her 79 career points place her fourth all-time in the record books.

Shapiro, a two-time captain for the Polar Bears, was a key member of Bowdoin's midfield this season. She scored four goals this season, including the game-winner in a 1-0 victory over the University of New England on October 20. In addition, she was a key member of Bowdoin's defense that ranked first in the conference in goals allowed this season.

Cox earned her second-straight First-Team All-NESCAC selection after another stellar campaign 'quarterbacking' the Bowdoin backfield. Although she only collected one assist, her true value to the team was in her defensive play, as the Polar Bears allowed only 10 goals in 16 games this season. Cox was a First-Team All-New England selection last year as well.