NEW LONDON, Conn.--Connecticut College junior midfielder Aina Torres of Barcelona, Spain has been honored as a first team selection on the All-New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Women's Soccer team.
Torres made an immediate impact in her first year with the program, scoring two goals and assisting on four others for a total of eight points. The junior standout assisted on teammate Astrid Kempainen's (Chazy, N.Y.) game-winning goal against then ranked #7 Middlebury October 7 that sparked the Camels on a three-game winning streak that put the Camels in the NESCAC tournament for the first time since 2007. On the 16th of October, Torres scored her second goal of the season in a 3-1 victory at Wesleyan that catapulted the Camels into the NESCAC Tournament.
Connecticut College Head Women's Soccer Coach Norm Riker was pleased to learn of Torres' conference honor.
"Aina's selection is a great honor for our program," Riker said. "Her ability to consistently involve her teammates makes her difficult to defend against, a joy to play with, and fun to watch. Being Spanish, Aina has grown up with the game. She played for the best club in the world, before attending college in the States, and the experience she has gained from Barcelona FC as a player and competitor has had a big influence within the team. Her maturity and intensity as a player has helped the Camels take a big step forward in terms of competing in the NESCAC."
Torres joins All-American and fellow country-mate sailor Atlantic Brugman as the second current student-athlete at the College to come from Barcelona.