Women's Soccer Lands Three on All-Region Teams

Women's Soccer Lands Three on All-Region Teams
Senior co-captain Molly Popolizio received All-Region recognition for the second straight year

BRUNSWICK, Maine – Three members of Bowdoin's 2013 women's soccer team received All-Region honors from the  National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

Sophomore Kiersten Turner (Gorham, Maine) was named as a First Team selection, while seniors Becky Stoneman (Faribault, Minn.) and Molly Popolizio (Rexford, N.Y.) tabbed Third Team honors.

Stoneman, a co-captain for the Polar Bears this season, started all 17 games in the backfield for Bowdoin, anchoring a unit that permitted just 20 goals in 17 contests. She also pitched in offensively with a goal and two assists on the year. Turner was one of the top offensive forces in the league and earned her first All-NESCAC selection after leading the league in goals (11) and points (26). Turner tacked on one more goal in the post season, in Bowdoin's 3-1 NCAA first round game against Christopher Newport. Turner netted six game-winning goals and has recorded 18 goals and six assists over her first two seasons as a Polar Bear.

Molly Popolizio has earned All-NESCAC honors twice and received her second All-Region recogntion following another strong year in the midfield. Popolizio scored five goals and added a pair of assists for the Polar Bears, and has scored 13 goals with 11 assists in 66 career games. The senior co-captain's final goal of her Bowdoin career came in the 71st minute of the Polar Bears' 3-1 win against Christopher Newport.

The Polar Bears ended their season 12-4-1, reaching a dozen wins for only the second time since 2003. The team advanced to the NCAA Second Round for the second-straight year and earned the program's first tournament win since 1999.