Three Earn All-Conference Accolades; Covarrubias Named NEWMAC Rookie of the Year

Three Earn All-Conference Accolades; Covarrubias Named NEWMAC Rookie of the Year

BOSTON, Mass. - Three members of the Wheaton College women's lacrosse team earned New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) All-Conference accolades as announced by the league office on Tuesday. Senior Lydia Regan and first-year Molly Covarrubias were both named to the first-team, while senior Angela Mallis earned a spot on the second-team. Covarrubias was also selected as the NEWMAC Rookie of the Year. 

A quite force on the backline, Regan played in and started all 18 games for the Lyons. The senior, who earns her first NEWMAC All-Conference honor, contributed to Wheaton's attack, netting her first career goals this season. Regan also collected a career-high 41 ground balls, while causing a career-high 41 turnovers. 

Covarrubias made an immediate impact for the Lyons this season, playing in and starting 17 games, en route to a 32 goal season. The first-year also contributed 20 assists, ending the season with a team-high 52 points. Covarrubias also picked up 17 ground balls, while winning 38 draw controls and causing nine turnovers. Her efforts on the field did not go unnoticed in the NEWMAC with the attacker earning Rookie of the Year honors to go along with her first-team nod. 

Mallis ends her career with her first all-conference accolade, after playing in and starting 17 contest for Wheaton. The senior midfielder scored a career-high 26 goals, while dishing out four assists for a career-best 30 points. Mallis also picked up 47 ground balls, won 20 draw controls and created a career-high 13 caused turnovers.

Wheaton concluded the season 9-9 overall and 6-2 in NEWMAC action. 

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