Date Posted:12/02/2003,  1:00PM

Women's Soccer Earns All-New England Honors

BRUNSWICK, Maine - The postseason awards continue to roll in for Bowdoin's women's soccer team, as the Polar Bears learned that three players earned All-New England honors on Tuesday. Junior Kendall Cox (Guilford, Conn.) and senior Michal Shapiro (Newton, Mass.) earned second-team recognition while senior Jill Falwell (Arlington, Mass.) captured a third-team nod.

Cox earned her second-straight All-New England honor and was also named First-Team All-NESCAC for the second time 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.

Shapiro, a two-time captain for the Polar Bears, was a key member of Bowdoin's midfield this season and earns her first All-New England honor. 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 crucial asset to Bowdoin's defense that ranked first in the conference in goals allowed this season.

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.