2017 Bates College Women’s Soccer ID Summer Camp is for prospective females only college players (Rising 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th graders, and 2017 H.S. grads) looking for an elite education and soccer experience.
Campers will participate in a variety of technical and tactical field sessions instructed by the Bates Women’s Soccer coaching staff, along with members of the University of Maine at Farmington and Maine Maritime Academy coaching staffs. Campers will experience life as a collegiate student-athlete by using the same athletic facilities, fields, cafeteria, and dormitories as those who currently compete for Bates.
Since its founding in 1855 by Maine abolitionists, Bates College has welcomed men and women from diverse racial, ethnic, religious and economic backgrounds. Bates is located in central Maine, 35 miles from Portland, 140 miles from Boston, and 340 miles from New York City.
A private, highly selective, residential college devoted to undergraduate study in the liberal arts, Bates has always stood firmly for the ideals of academic rigor, intellectual curiosity, egalitarianism, social justice and freedom. Bates is recognized for its inclusive social character and progressive tradition, and is rightly celebrated as one of the first U.S. institutions of higher learning to admit women and people of color.
Kelsy Ross was chosen 2015 NESCAC Coach of the Year in her fifth season as head coach of women’s soccer at Bates College.
Ross has guided the team to an increased tactical and formational flexibility during her time as the program’s leader. The Bobcats have demonstrated a renewed commitment under her guidance, and the team has made a number of internal developments. She earned her NSCAA Advanced Coaching License in June of 2013 after gaining an NSCAA National Coaching License in June of 2012. In 2015, Ross completed the NSCAA Level One Goal Keeper Diploma for Team Coaches as well.
A graduate of Greely High School in nearby Cumberland, Maine, Ross played varsity soccer and basketball at Roanoke College in Virginia, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology with a concentration in communications in 2005. She held various coaching and athletic administration positions at Greely, Cape Elizabeth and Falmouth high schools while working towards her master’s degree in physical education from Springfield College. At Springfield, Ross worked as a graduate assistant in the athletic department and was head coach of the Pride’s junior varsity women’s soccer team, which finished as the runner-up for the NEWMAC conference championship in 2009.
In the spring of 2015, Ross coached the 98/99 Girls Maine Olympic Development (ODP) team. Ross also served as assistant coach of the women’s basketball team at Bates in the 2010-11 season, helping Murphy coach the Bobcats to a 17-8 record, their finest since 2006.
Bates Women’s Soccer
A member of the highly competitive New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC), one of the best in NCAA Division III, Bates continues to strive and grow as a tenacious contender on the regional and national scale. The 2016 fall season ended on a high note, with a double-overtime 2-1 victory over Maine rival Colby College! We were also proud to see sophomore Olivia Amdur as a repeat Second Team All-NESCAC selection.