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Contact: William Sodoma
Date: November 8, 2012
WATERVILLE, Maine --- Colby College's Alex Yorke (Chicago, Ill.) and Annie Papadellis (Hopkinton, Mass.) each made the New England Small College Athletic Conference Second Team Women's Soccer All-Conference squad on Thursday.
Yorke and Papadellis are on the team for the first time. The pair helped Colby earn the sixth seed in the NESCAC playoffs this year. Yorke did earn All-New England honors a year ago.
Yorke finished the season with two assists and was a key part of Colby's central midfield play. The junior heads into next year with two goals and seven assists for 11 career points.
Papadellis had a breakout year after leading the Mules in scoring with seven goals and three assists for 17 points. She had two game-winning goals and heads into her senior season next year with eight goals and six assists for 22 career points.
2012 NESCAC Women's Soccer All-Conference Team
Player of the Year: Laura Kurash, Wesleyan; Rookie of the Year: Abbey Lake, Trinity; Co-Coach of the Year: Peter Kim, Middlebury and Brianne Weaver, Bowdoin
First Team: Laura Kurash, Wesleyan, senior forward; Scarlett Kirk, Middlebury, junior forward; Amanda Brisco, Amherst, junior forward; Kathryn Nathan, Amherst, senior midfielder; Caitlyn Clark, Williams, senior midfielder; Molly Popolizio, Bowdoin, junior midfielder; Aina Torres, Connecticut College, junior midfielder; Chelsea Davies, Williams, senior defender; Sandy Shepherd, Amherst, senior defender; Catharine Greer, Tufts, sophomore defender; Elizabeth Foody, Middlebury, junior goalkeeper
Second Team: Annie Papadellis, Colby, junior forward; Julia Favorito, Middlebury, junior forward; Carla Nicasio, Williams, junior forward; Alex Rimmer, Hamilton, senior forward; Maddy Boston, Middlebury, senior midfielder; Alex Yorke, Colby, junior midfielder; Chloe Kuh, Williams, junior midfielder; Kristine Nakada, Williams, senior defender; Meg Alexander, Hamilton, sophomore defender; Maya Jackson-Gibson, Amherst, sophomore defender; Becky Stoneman, Bowdoin, junior defender; Laura Wann, Williams, senior goalkeeper