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2001 Amherst Women's Soccer Milestones

*Set a single-season school record for victories with an overall record of 16-5-1 (5-3-1 NESCAC)
*Won the NESCAC Postseason Championship Tournament (Qualified as the No. 3 seed... Unseated Tufts University - NCAA finalists in 2000 and the number-two team in the nation in the NSCAA 2001 preseason poll - in the NESCAC Tournament quarterfinals... Posted a decisive 5-1 victory over Middlebury College in the conference semifinals and a heart-stopping 2-1 double-overtime victory at previously-unbeaten Williams College for the conference title, earning an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament)
*Won the NCAA New England Regional (Qualified as the No. 4 seed... Destroyed Endicott College, champions of the Commonwealth Coast Conference, 6-0, in the NCAA First Round... Handed Wheaton (MA) College - which entered the game as the number-three team in the nation with a 20-0 record - a 4-1 loss in the regional semis... Captured the regional crown with a 2-1 victory over Western Connecticut State University, then the No. 11 team in the nation
*Downed fourth-ranked William Smith College, 1-0, in the national quarterfinals, earning a spot in their second-ever NCAA Final Four
*Posted a 1-0 win over Wheaton (IL) College in the national semifinals to earn the college's first-ever trip to the NCAA Championship game
*Advanced to the College's first-ever NCAA Championship game (despite being ranked just ninth in New England and unranked in the final NSCAA regular-season poll), where they fell to national champion Ohio Wesleyan, 1-0
*Eliminated the third, fourth, fifth and 11th-ranked teams in the nation in the 2001 NCAA Tournament
*Took a 10-game winning streak into the NCAA Championship game.
Named NSCAA College Team Academic Award recipient, awarded to schools whose soccer teams compiled a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average for the 2000-01 academic year and whose coaches are current members of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).

Head Coach Michelle Morgan
*NSCAA/Adidas New England Coach of the Year
*With an overall head coaching record of 198-106-36 in 24 seasons, Morgan is just two wins shy of her 200th career victory, earning 10 Little Three Championships and berths in seven ECAC, six NCAA and three NIAC Tournaments along the way. Her 2000 Jeffs won the College's first-ever ECAC Championship and she has led Amherst to a pair of NCAA Finals Fours, once in 1996 and again in 2001.

Senior Tri-Captain Midfielder Cathy Poor (Harwich Port, MA)
*Led the NESCAC in scoring (41 points) and goals (16)
*NESCAC Player of the Year
*First-Team All-NESCAC
*Academic All-NESCAC
*First-Team Verizon/CoSIDA District 1 All-Academic
*First-Team Verizon/CoSIDA Academic All-American
*NSCAA First-Team All-American
*First-Team NSCAA All-Region
*First-Team New England Women's Intercollegiate Soccer Association All-New England
*New England Women's Intercollegiate Soccer Association Senior All-Star
*Tied for the NCAA Tournament lead with 14 points
*Named the NCAA Tournament's Most Outstanding Offensive Player
*NCAA All-Tournament selection
*Graduates as Amherst's all-time career and single-season leader in goals (41 career, 16 goals in 2001) and points (105 career, 41 points in 2001)

Senior Tri-Captain Back Margaret Rubin (McLean, VA)
*NCAA All-Tournament Team
*Second-Team New England Women's Intercollegiate Soccer Association All-New England
*New England Women's Intercollegiate Soccer Association Senior All-Star

Senior Tri-Captain Midfielder Hallison Putnam (Lexington, KY)
*Second-Team All-NESCAC
*New England Women's Intercollegiate Soccer Association Senior All-Star

Junior Back Katharine Shipley (Newton, MA)
*First-Team All-NESCAC
*NCAA All-Tournament Team
*Second-Team NSCAA All-Region
*Second-Team New England Women's Intercollegiate Soccer Association All-New England

Junior Goalkeeper Brooke Diamond (Longmeadow, MA)
*Led the NESCAC in goalkeeping with a 0.73 goals-against average.
*First-Team NSCAA All-Region
*First-Team Verizon/CoSIDA District 1 All-Academic

First-Year Striker Tracy Montigny (East Granby, CT)
*Sixth in the NESCAC in scoring with 27 points (11 goals, five assists)
*Named the NESCAC Player of the Week on Monday, Oct. 29, after scoring four goals and two assists in the conference championship tournament, including the double-overtime game-winner in the title game at Williams College


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