Women's College Soccer
Cottam Preseason All-MAAC
EDISON, NJ-Rider University senior forward Abi Cottam was named to the 2012 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Preseason All-MAAC Soccer Team, on a vote by the conference coaches.
Cottam (Leominster, England) earned First Team All-MAAC and Second Team All-Region honors last year when she led the MAAC in goals, assists and points.
Her 14 goals ranked 14th in the nation, her 11 assists ranked eighth and her point total of 39 was sixth in the nation.
A Psychology major with a 3.99 cumulative grade point average, Cottam was also a CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-American last year.
After missing all of preseason and most of the 2009 year with an eye injury as a freshman, Cottam has compiled 22 goals and 19 assists for 63 points in 45 career games at Rider.
Rider returns nine starters and 19 letterwinners from a team that went 9-6-4 last season, Rider's best overall record since 2004.
The Broncs begin the 2012 season with home games August 19 with NJIT and Howard August 24, both contests beginning at 5pm on the Ben Cohen Field.