WHITINGHAM, VT- The 2012 North East Athletic Conference (NEAC) East Division women's tennis honors have been announced and Thomas College Head Coach Lauren Bickford has been selected as the Coach of the Year.
The program has shown considerable growth under the watch of Coach Bickford, who just completed her second year at the helm for the Terriers. Thomas has seen a dramatic turnaround since Coach Bickford's hiring with an increase in wins each season. The squad finished the 2012 season with five wins, reaching the NEAC playoffs for the first time in school history.
This fall, for the first time since joining the NEAC, Thomas had two All-Conference selections as Jessica Bowen (Lewiston, Maine) and Tyler Ventura (Atkinson, Maine) were both crowned First Team All-Conference, under Coach Bickford's guidance.
A graduate of New England College, Coach Bickford joined the Terrier coaching staff in 2010, while serving as the Head Coach for the women's lacrosse team in the spring.