Three women's soccer players are on the all-NESCAC team

#2 Cat Gambino '21, #5 Cassie Hayward '19 and #13 Katie McKillop '19 (photos by Josh McKee)
#2 Cat Gambino '21, #5 Cassie Hayward '19 and #13 Katie McKillop '19 (photos by Josh McKee)

Three Hamilton College athletes were selected for the 2018 NESCAC Women's Soccer All-Conference Team on Thursday, Nov. 8.

2018 Women's Soccer All-NESCAC Team

Cat Gambino '21 (Westbury, N.Y./Carle Place HS), Cassie Hayward '19 (Ashford, Conn./Pomfret School) and Katie McKillop '19 (Aquebogue, N.Y./Riverhead HS) were all voted to the second team. A total of 27 athletes made the all-conference team.

Gambino is second in the conference with 11 goals, tied for second with 25 points and tied for fifth with three game-winning goals. She posted six goals and 13 points in 10 NESCAC regular season contests. She was named the conference's player of the week on Sept. 17. Gambino has 14 goals and four assists for 32 points in 34 career games at Hamilton.

McKillop collected second team honors for the second year in a row. The center midfielder started the first eight games but suffered an injury on Sept. 30 and missed the second half of the season. She finished her 57-game career -- all starts -- with seven points on two goals and three assists.

Hayward led a defense that boasted six shutouts and a 0.89 goals against average in 16 games. She scored twice from the back and had one game-winning goal. The four-year starter ended her 60-game career with seven points on three goals and an assist.

The Continentals had an 8-5-3 overall record and finished in sixth place in the NESCAC standings with a 4-4-2 conference mark. Hamilton played in the NESCAC championship quarterfinals for the fourth consecutive year.