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Camels Ranked 18th & 24th in National Rankings

Camels Ranked 18th & 24th in National Rankings

NEW LONDON, Conn.—The Connecticut College women's soccer is receiving national acclaim from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and D3Soccer.com.

Under the direction of Head Coach Norm Riker, the Camels (7-1, 3-1 NESCAC) moved up two spots this week to #18 in this week's NSCAA national ranking.  Connecticut College is the 24th ranked team in the D3Soccer.com national poll.

Saturday afternoon, the team dropped its first decision of the season, falling to then ranked #2 Williams College 1-0. But the Camels gave the Ephs all they could handle, out-shooting the visitors 20-to-15 while enjoying a 13-8 edge in the second stanza. This would certainly be a great rematch in the NESCAC playoffs. William ascended to the top spot in this week's NSCAA National Ranking.
 
Sophomore Alex Baltazar (Ludlow, Mass.) is ranked second in the NESCAC with her seven goals and 16 points. Junior Michelle Medina (Hartford, Conn.) is tied for the league lead with six assists. Bryanna Montalvo (Rocky Hill, Conn.) has posted two shutouts in her first three starts and leads the conference with a .933 save percentage. The Camels will visit Bates Saturday for an 11:00 a.m. game in Lewiston.
 
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.