Bobcats of the week of Sept. 17, 2007

Kurt Schuler '10
Steady as a rock, sophomore Kurt Schuler(Windham, N.H.) has led the Bates golf team in all four rounds the Bobcats have played in the young season.He maintained that consistency over the weekend at the Maine Intercollegiate Golf Tournament, shooting a 78 on both days in wet conditions at the Natanis Golf Club for the fourth-best overall score among all players in the 11-team tournament. By finishing among the top 10, Schuler earned All-State honors.

Along with teammates Jake Cox, Mike Kelen, John Canney and Jeremy Rogalski, Schuler led Bates to fourth place out of 11 teams, its best finish in the tournament "in a very, very, very long time," said head coach Peter Lasagna.

Abby Childs '09
Junior forward Abby Childsearned her second straight Bobcat of the Week honors, after an even better performance that also won her the NESCAC Field Hockey Player of the Week award.Childs (Philadelphia, Pa.) collected three goals and an assist during the Bobcats’ 2-0 week. She had one assist in Bates’ 2-1 victory over previously-unbeaten Southern Maine on Thursday before scoring three goals in a 5-4 win over Amherst on Saturday. She has registered a point in each outing so far this season, propelling the Bobcats to a 3-0-1 start.

Childs currently is tied for eighth in the conference in both points per game (2.50) and goals per game (1.00).

Childs and her Bobcat teammates will host defending NESCAC champion Bowdoin on Wednesday at 6 p.m.