Photo by Charlie Quigg '09
Senior Amy Armstrong was named a 2006 First Team All American

Trio of Amherst Stars Given Postseason Awards

November 27, 2006

AMHERST, MA – The Amherst College women’s soccer team had three standout players named to the All-New England Regional teams, and two seniors named 2006 All Americans.

Seniors Piper Crowell (San Rafael, CA) and Amy Armstrong (Avon, CT) were both named to the All-New England First Team, and given All-American nods. Armstrong was the lone Amherst player to be named 2006 All American First Team, after she was named the NESCAC Player of the Year this season. She finished as the NESCAC’s leader in conference goals and points, with 12 goals and 4 assists for 28 points.

As a co-captain and starting goalie, Crowell finished as the conference leader in almost every statistical category for keepers, posting an amazing 0.44 goals-against-average, making 85 saves and allowing only 8 goals all season. She also had a mind-blowing .914 save percentage on her way to being named to the 2006 All American Second Team.

Midfielder Meg Murphy (Springfield, MA) was the only first year named by the website to any of the All-New England squads, as she received second team plaudits this season, after being named the NESCAC Rookie of the Year. She finished her phenomenal first season with Amherst with four goals and three assists for 11 points.

Amherst finished its season last weekend when they fell in the NCAA Round of 8 to Sectional host The College of New Jersey on penalty kicks.