Teams: Women's Soccer: Press
Thursday, November 12, 2009
GAMAL, NOLET EARN ALL-NESCAC FIRST TEAM HONORS IN WOMEN'S
For the second straight year, senior midfielder Fanna Gamal (Albany, CA) and
defender Sarah Nolet (Los Altos, CA) of the Tufts University
women's soccer team each earned first team honors when the 2009 New
England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) All-Conference
selections were announced today.
Gamal, the center midfield position, is one of the smartest and most
composed players in the league. She is an excellent playmaker and
rarely loses possession of the ball. At the center mid position she
is a phenomenal play maker and rarely loses possession of the ball.
She finished 2009 with a goal and two assists, with the score coming
in the conference tournament first round against Trinity to give
Tufts a 1-0 lead. A complete player, Gamal is a true leader by
example and a great role model for the younger players on the team.
An outstanding athlete who has played soccer, basketball and track &
field at Tufts, Nolet could probably play anywhere on the field for
Coach Martha Whiting's team. Skillful, tough and a true competitor,
she is one of the best defenders in the NESCAC. Also an offensive
weapon on corners with her 6-foot height, Nolet scored goals in
NESCAC regular season games against Middlebury and Connecticut
College, and against Williams in the conference tournament
The Jumbos joined conference champion Williams College as the only
two teams in the league with two players returning to the
All-Conference first team for the second straight season.
Tufts earned the fourth seed in the NESCAC Championship Tournament
with a 4-4-1 regular-season record in the league. They advanced to
the conference semi-finals with a 2-1 victory against Trinity in the
first round. The Jumbos' season ended with a 4-2 loss to Williams in
the semi-finals. Tufts was 8-7-1 overall.
All-NESCAC Women's Soccer Teams