College Roundup: Williams women's soccer ranked No. 1 in country


The Williams women's soccer team jumped up to No. 1 in the newest NSCAA Coaches Poll for Division III women's soccer.

Williams, ranked No. 2 last week, has an 8-0-1 record. Last week's top team, William Smith, dropped to the second ranking with a 9-0 mark.

Rounding out the top five are Trinity (Texas), Thomas More and Stevens Institute Of Technology.


Williams senior Kristi Kirshe was chosen as the NESCAC player of the week in women's soccer.

Kirshe, from Franklin, had two goals and three assists this week as the Ephs finished 2-0. She also broke the all-time school points record plus she recorded the game-winning goal in a 1-0 win at Connecticut College.

Her 102 points (40 goals, 22 assists) in 74 games at Williams surpasses Stacey Starner, 2003 graduate, who had 97 points.

Kirshe has four goals and four assists in 2016.


SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. >> Maggie Shilling scored in the 55th minute to lead Williams to a 2-1 win over Skidmore.

Rachel Brissette opened the scoring for the Ephs (7-3) in the eighth minute but Gabby Hyman answered for the hosts in the 20th minute.

Goalie Margaret Draper recorded 10 saves for Williams.


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