Amdur receives Third Team Scholar All-East honors

Junior Olivia Amdur was selected to the United Soccer Coaches Women's Scholar All-East Region Third Team on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. (File photo by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Junior forward Olivia Amdur was recognized for her academic excellence on Thursday, as she was named to the 2017 United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division III Women's Scholar All-East Region Third Team.

Amdur (Chicago, Ill.) is a psychology major and earned a spot on the team thanks to her high level of achievement on the pitch and in the classroom. Amdur maintains a 3.47 grade point average and is a two-time NESCAC All-Academic selection. 

The scholar all-region teams are divided into First, Second and Third Teams among four regions: East, North/Central, South and West. Amdur was recently named to the NCAA Division III All-New England Region Third Team by United Soccer Coaches and last month Amdur became the first Bates women's soccer player since 2006 to be named First Team All-NESCAC. She earned a Second Team All-NESCAC nod the past two seasons. 

Amdur led the Bobcats in scoring with 18 points on eight goals, five of which were game-winners, and a pair of assists. Her eight goals are the most by a Bobcat in one season since Julie Brown '09 also scored eight goals in 2008. 

Some of Amdur's highlights this season included: scoring the game-winning goal in Bates' 1-0 win at Hamilton, assisting on the game-winning goal in Bates' 1-0 win at Wesleyan, scoring the Bobcats' lone goal in their 1-1 draw on the road against eventual NESCAC champion and then No. 4 nationally ranked Williams, and tallying a pair of goals in the Bobcats' final match of the season, a 2-0 victory over Colby.

The Bobcats finished the 2017 season with a record of 7-7-1, their second .500 or better season in the last three years. 

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