Head Coach Brianne Smithson returns nearly her entire roster with the exception of two graduating seniors from last year’s squad. That returning corps includes a number of players who saw considerable time last season, including four rising seniors who played in every game a year ago in forward Morgen Gallagher (four goals in 2018), midfielder Kate Rusk-Kosa and backs Sophia Lemmer and Lizzie Sands.
Junior Lynn Farquhar will also look to be a returning presence in the midfield while sophomore Jamie Lau enjoyed a solid first-year campaign last fall on the back-line for Bowdoin. Sophomore Penny Rocchio owned a 0.77 GA in her rookie campaign and will look for additional time between the pipes for the Polar Bears.
On the Schedule
The NESCAC is unquestionably the top league in Division III women’s soccer as both NCAA Finalists from 2018 were conference squads. Bowdoin will host both of those teams this season; Middlebury on September 14 and Williams on October 26. The Polar Bears also have conference home matches against Colby (Sep. 10), Wesleyan (Sep. 21) and Hamilton (Oct. 5) in addition to non-league home games against Endicott (Oct. 1) and Maine Maritime (Oct. 19).