Kerry Doyle '14 Lands a Spot on All-NESCAC Second Team in Women's Soccer
Setting a program record for ties in a season with six, five of them coming against NESCAC rivals including NCAA Division III Tournament qualifiers Middlebury and Amherst, Wesleyan posted a 2-7-6 overall record and placed top defender Kerry Doyle '14 on the all-NESCAC second team. In addition to registering ties with the Panthers and Lord Jeffs, Wesleyan defeated NCAA qualifier Trinity, 2-0, during the season. Wesleyan also had a pair of one-goal losses to Bowdoin and Williams, both of which made the national tournament.
Doyle, who started each of the Cardinals' 31 games during the 2012 and 2013 season while playing in 60 of 61 contests with 57 starts over her four years, was integral in helping Wesleyan limit 10 of its 16 foes in 2013 to a goal or less over the course of the campaign. The Cardinals registered four shutouts.
Beginning her career as a forward, Doyle racked up 11 goals and eight assists during the 2010 and 2011 seasons. Moving to the backfield midway through her junior year, Doyle still posted a goal along with six assists. Most of her helpers came off of her corner kicks. Thus, over her four years, Doyle amassed 12 goals and 14 assists for 38 scoring points.
Though the Cardinals will lose both Doyle and stalwart middie Hannah Knudsen '14 to graduation, Wesleyan will return nine starters for the 2014 campaign.