Three Lyons land on NEWMAC All-Conference teams
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. - A trio of Wheaton College women's lacrosse players picked up New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) all-league honors on Tuesday during the postseason coaches meeting at Smith College. The Lyons placed two on the first team for the second consecutive spring.
Senior midfielder Tess Meyer (Concord, N.H./Concord) and junior attacker Hailey Colburn (Concord, N.H./Concord) were selected to the first team, while senior goalie Marianna Marcellino (Milton, Mass./Thayer Academy) earned second-team accolades. Meyer earned the initial honor of her career, while Colburn and Marcellino were chosen for the second straight season.
Colburn paces the NEWMAC with 60 goals and 76 points while ranking seventh with 16 assists. Her goal and point totals also cracked the top-10 single-season lists in program history. Colburn converted 57 percent of her shots while leading the league in free-position goals (19) and tying for third in game-winning tallies (3). Held to without a point just once, she racked up at least three goals 11 times and five points on eight occasions. For her career, Colburn stands fifth in assists (44), seventh in points (157) and eighth in goals (113).
Meyer turned in the seventh-most assists in program history (19) while breaking the school's single-game mark (6). Meyer is tied for fourth in the NEWMAC in assists. She led the squad in assists while tying for second in points (48) and standing third in goals (29). Meyer tallied at least one point in all but one game. She recorded 10 multi-goal games while turning in three or more points on eight occasions. Meyer will graduate Wheaton ranked in a tie for ninth in career assists (33).
Marcellino ranks second in the conference in saves per game and third in save percentage. Against league teams, she paced the NEWMAC in save percentage while ranking second in saves per game and third in goals against average. Marcellino held opponents to single digits in scoring 10 times, including giving up nine apiece to nationally-ranked Amherst College and Hamilton College. She also yielded just eight in a complete-game effort during a one-goal loss to regular season champion Springfield College.
The Lyons advanced to the semifinal round of the NEWMAC Tournament for the first time since 2006. Wheaton finished the year at 7-12 overall and 3-3 in the conference.