NEW LONDON, Conn.—The undefeated Connecticut College women's soccer is now receiving national acclaim from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).
Under the direction of Head Coach Norm Riker, the Camels (4-0) have made their debut among the nation's best programs at #22 in this week's national ranking.
Sophomore Alex Baltazar of Ludlow, Mass., a graduate of Wilbraham & Monson Academy, has erupted with seven goals in the opening month of play. Baltazar was honored as the New England Small College Athletic Conference's (NESCAC) Player of the Week September 12. Baltazar leads the conference in both goals scored and in points (15). Junior Michelle Medina of Hartford, Conn. a 2016 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar has dished out five assists in the early season to lead the NESCAC.
In 2014, Riker and the Camels captured the College's first NESCAC Team Championship, setting a program record with 16 wins. Central midfielder Astrid Kempainen '15 was honored as an NSCAA First Team All-American for Connecticut College.