BRUNSWICK, Maine - 2012 Bowdoin graduate Ellery Gould has been named assistant coach for the Polar Bears' women's soccer program.
A two-sport standout while attending Bowdoin, Gould will return to Brunswick to assist head coach Brianne Weaver, who has led the Polar Bears to consecutive NCAA Tournament berths for the first time since 1999-2000.
One of the most decorated players in Bowdoin women's soccer history, Gould was the Polar Bears' top scorer in each of her four seasons. In her senior year of 2011, she had a hand in over half of the club's 31 goals as she tallied a league-leading 14 times and was named NESCAC Co-Player of the Year. She holds the school's all-time marks in goals (46), points (103) and is the only soccer player in Bowdoin history - men's or women's - to surpass 100 career points. On the basketball team, she played in 115 career games and ranks among the program's best with a career .724 free throw percentage and helped the team to four-straight NCAA Tournament bids.
After graduating with a double-major in Environmental Studies and Spanish, Gould played professionally in Sweden with Ragsveds IF in the Norrettan Division I league. In 2013, she was the lead coach for Soccer Without Borders in Granada, Nicaragua, a non-profit organization providing opportunities for young girls to play soccer and learn important life skills. She also participated in the Inter-American Women's Exchange program, which promoted women's soccer in the country with clinics for local girls and coaches.
More recently, Gould competed for Durham (U.K.) University while pursuing her Master's of Education, leading the team to a league championship. She has also coached several soccer camps at Bowdoin and Boston College.
The Polar Bears will open their 2014 campaign on September 6 when they travel to Wesleyan University.