October 2, 2001  

Contact: Adam Levin
Phone: (207) 786-6411




LEWISTON, Maine — Bates College junior goalkeeper Kim Martell of Needham, Mass., has been named New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) women's soccer Player of the Week for Oct. 1.

Martell made 13 saves as the Bobcats posted two shutouts last week. She had seven stops in Bates' 2-0 win at Simmons Sept. 26 and six saves in a 1-0 win over Tufts, the 2000 NCAA Division III women's soccer runners-up, on Sept. 29. With the two blankings, Martell helped the Bobcats set a new school record with their fifth consecutive shutout, breaking the record held by the 1994 and 1987 teams.

Martell has not allowed a goal in 430 minutes, while the Bobcats as a team have kept opponents off the board for 475 minutes. Sophomore Lynne Antinarelli of Bedford, Mass., was in goal for the remaining 45 minutes. Overall, Bates has a 7-1 record, posting shutouts in all seven wins. Martell leads the NESCAC with a 0.27 goals-against average, and Bates has an 0.25 team GAA.

Martell is the second straight Bobcat to win NESCAC Player of the Week honors, joining senior forward Kate Dockery of New York, N.Y.

Martell is a 1999 graduate of Needham High School.

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