November 9, 2010

Bolte and Strock earn NEWMAC All-Conference accolades for first time

WORCESTER, Mass. - Wheaton College field hockey senior co-captains Margaux Bolte (Belmont, Mass./Belmont) and Jessica Strock (Centerville, Mass./Barnstable) earned New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) all-league accolades for the first time in their careers during Tuesday's postseason meeting at Clark University.

Named to the first team as a midfielder, Strock turned in one of the most prolific seasons in program history despite missing the team's final six games due to injury.  Totaling 16 goals, seven assists and 39 points in 15 games, she ranked in a tie for fourth, tie for seventh and fourth, respectively, in the school's record book.

Among all NEWMAC players, Strock stands fourth in points per game and fifth each in goals and assists per contest.  Despite playing in less games than her league counterparts, Strock is ranked sixth in goals and seventh in points.  She also led the team with three game-winners.

For her career, Strock will graduate with the third-most goals in Wheaton annals with 30.  Her 70 points are good for fifth overall.

Also a midfielder and named to the second team, Bolte was just one of four Lyons to start all 21 games.  Tallying a team-best nine assists, which ties for the sixth-highest total in program history, she is tied for fifth in the conference.

Bolte finished fifth on the team in scoring with 21 points, as her six goals were tied for the sixth best.  Her game-winner came in a key 2-1 conference victory over Springfield College, a game in which she scored twice. 

For her career, Bolte ranks sixth in school annals with 16 assists while placing 10th with 76 games played.

The pair helped Wheaton to a 13-8 overall record, 6-2 conference mark and NEWMAC Tournament semifinal finish.  The Lyons' six league wins matched a program high, while their 13 victories rank in a tie for second.  Wheaton also shattered the school's scoring mark with a staggering 79 goals, which bested the previous high by 20.

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