October 11, 2013

College Connections: Former Cape star beats injuries in her 'remarkable journey'

By Steve Craig scraig@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

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Southern Maine Community College sophomore goalkeeper Sydney Proctor of Saco was named the Yankee Small College Conference Women's Soccer Player of the Week and the USCAA Goalkeeper of the Week for making 14 combined saves in a 0-0 tie against nationally ranked New Hampshire Technical Institute and a 1-0 loss to University of Maine- Presque Isle.

Thomas College senior goalie Kate Thibodeau of Woolwich (Morse) has started all 12 games this season for the Terriers (3-9), recording a .789 save percentage and 2.35 goals-against average with one shutout. She is averaging over eight saves a game and had 18 saves in a recent 3-0 loss to Colby-Sawyer College.

Lasell College freshman midfielder Erin Smith of Gorham was recently named the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week after notching a goal and an assist in a 6-0 win against Anna Maria College. Smith has started seven of the 10 games for Lasell (7-2-1), and has two goals and an assist.


Wheaton College sophomore goalie Jackson Towle of South Berwick (Marshwood) has appeared in three games this season, most recently in a relief effort in a 4-0 loss to Trinity.


MIT first-year Jane Coffrin of Cape Elizabeth had a pair of assists in the Engineers' 4-1 win against Wheaton College. Emily Chick of Bangor, Wheaton's senior captain, scored the lone goal for the Lyons. MIT is ranked 18th in the national D-III poll.


William Smith senior Katie Paige of Brunswick (North Yarmouth Academy) was part of the varsity eight crew that won its third consecutive gold medal at the Head of the Genesee Regatta in Rochester, N.Y., and earned Liberty League women's boat of the week honors.


St. Joseph's College freshman Michael Caron of Gorham has twice been named the GNAC Rookie of the Week and recently finished runner-up in the two-day University of Southern Maine Fall Classic at Gorham Country Club. At the USM event, Smith had a 70-74-144 2-over total and tied for low score with UMass-Dartmouth golfer Brendan Kelleher. A match of cards awarded Kelleher medalist honors.


Kelly Maloney (women's soccer 2007) and Mike Brown (men's basketball 2001) are the 2013 Southern Maine Community College Athletics Hall of Fame class.

Maloney is SMCC's all-time goals leader and a former USCAA All-American. Brown was a Maine Small College all-star and academic all-conference selection before playing two seasons at Green Mountain College.

The banquet will be Nov. 2 at 5 p.m. at the Ortiz Atrium on the South Portland campus. Contact SMCC Athletics at 741-5927 or mrichards@smccME.edu for more information. 

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