WATERVILLE, Maine --- Nate Lovitz, a Bowdoin College graduate and a former goalkeeper for the Polar Bears, was named as an assistant coach for the Colby College women's soccer team on Monday.
Lovitz, who will work under Colby head coach Jen Holsten, was a four-year starter and a 2008 graduate of Bowdoin. He posted a 36-14-2 record in his collegiate career and added 226 saves and 22 shutouts. He is a native of Fairfield, Maine, and a graduate of Lawrence High School. Holsten coached Sara Lovitz '01, the sister of Lovitz, at Colby.
"We are very excited to welcome Nate to Colby. His goalkeeper skills and knowledge of the sport of soccer made him a strong candidate for the position," Holsten said. "He will make a great role model for our players and an excellent representative of Colby and the women's soccer program."
Lovitz was the boys' assistant varsity soccer coach at Teton County School District in Jackson, Wyoming, last year. He worked at the school as a literacy paraprofessional. Lovitz also was a volunteer goalkeeper coach for the Colby men's soccer team for the 2008 season.
Lovitz, who played for the Vermont Voltage Soccer Club in the summers of 2006 and 2007, will help with all aspects of the Colby women's soccer program and will train the goalkeepers. The Mules will have experience in net with senior Jayde Bennett and sophomore Emily Brook. Bennett was an All-NESCAC selection in her sophomore year and ranked third in total saves (78) during the 2010 season. However, Bennett missed last season due to injury and Brook was solid in goal, ranking second in the NESCAC in shutouts (7) and third in total saves (93).