Date Posted:02/26/2002,  8:00AM

Women's Hockey Earns NESCAC Honors

BRUNSWICK, Maine - The New England Small College Athletic Conference announced its all- conference selections for women's ice hockey and Bowdoin College has collected numerous honors. Shelly Chessie (Fredericton, N.B.) and Kirsti Anderson (Glenville, N.Y.) both placed on the first-team, with Anderson also picking up Rookie of the Year honors. Head Coach Michele Amidon earned Coach of the Year Honors for her efforts in leading the Polar Bears to a best-ever record of 20-3-1. Bowdoin will play Colby at 4:00 p.m. on Friday afternoon in the semifinals of the NESCAC Tournament in Middlebury, Vermont.

Anderson was second on the team in scoring this season with 11 goals and 18 assists. The first-year player from Glenville High School has also anchored a defense that has allowed only 1.28 goals per game this season.

Chessie makes a first-team All-NESCAC appearance after finishing second in the league with 21 goals and a league-leading 26 assists. This season, the junior from Choate (Conn.) surpassed the 100-point mark for her career and sits in third place all- time at the school with 125 career points.

Amidon led the squad to a record-breaking 20-win season for the first time in school history in 2001-02. Under her guidance, Bowdoin has turned into a national power, recording a 77-34-7 mark in five seasons and making her the winningest coach in the program's history.