Cambridge, Mass. (November 20) - Three seniors from the MIT women's soccer program have been selected to play in the 2018 New England Women's Intercollegiate Soccer Association's (NEWISA) Senior Bowl match which will take place on Saturday, December 1 in North Andover, Mass. on the campus of Merrimack College.
Defender Hailey Nichols (Boulder, Colo.) was the overall leading vote getter of the 25 student-athletes from across New England chosen to play in this year's Senior Bowl match. Additionally, Shannon Miller (Pittsford, N.Y.) was the leading vote getter among the midfielders and Amy Apostol (Los Gatos, Calif.) was the leading vote getter among the forwards.
Nichols, Miller and Apostol led the Engineers to their second straight NEWMAC Championship title, to their seventh straight NEWMAC Regular Season crown, to the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the fourth program history and to an overall record of 17-3-3. Offensively, Apostol posted seven goals and five assists for 19 points, while Miller added a pair of goals and one assist for five points that went along with an outstanding defensive effort alongside Nichols. Nichols and Miller guided MIT to ten shutouts and a goals against average of 0.79, both of which led the NEWMAC in 2018.
Three selections in a single season for the Engineers matches a program record which was set twice previously by the 2012 team of Emily Kuo, Andrea Park and Meghan Wright as well as the 2014 team of Michelle Battipaglia, Elena Gianotas and Ambika Krishnamachar.
Nichols, Miller and Apostol are three of 12 student-athletes chosen from the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) as they will be joined by Gabi Hoops of WPI, Julia Lindsay and Jessica Fernandes of Babson, Macy Golman of Clark, Rachel Feliu and Amanda Wright of Springfield, Jess Frost and Paige Haley of Emerson and Kaylee Sye of Wheaton.
Complete NEWISA Senior Bowl Team
Kayla Pugliese - New England College
Gabi Hoops - WPI
Julia Lindsay - Babson
Macy Golman - Clark
Kiersten Klose - Gordon
Hailey Nichols - MIT
Molly Madore - Southern Vermont
Rachel Feliu - Springfield
Erin Grimes - Western New England
Jess Frost - Emerson
Sharlotte Pernice - Endicott
Asha Steele - Gordon
McKenna Straube - Lesley
Shannon Miller - MIT
Emily LePage - New England College
Avery Bond - UNE
Kaylee Sye - Wheaton
Jessica Fernandes - Babson
Lindsey Keith - Becker
Paige Haley - Emerson
Jordan Mitchell - Lesley
Amy Apostol - MIT
Mikayla Pomeroy - New England College
Haley DeGraca - St Joseph's College
Amanda Wright - Springfield