September 14, 2009

Cassey Muse's three game-winners lead to first conference accolade

NORTON, MA- Wheaton College women's soccer freshman Cassey Muse's (Candia, NH/Central) three game-winning goals in as many games led to the first New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) weekly accolade of her young career, as the forward was named the league's top player for the week ending on Sunday, September 13.

Muse totaled three goals and two assists during regionally-ranked Wheaton's 3-0 week, leading the Lyons to wins over Emmanuel College, Saint Joseph's College of Maine and Worcester State College.

She notched a goal and a helper during Tuesday's 4-0 shutout at Emmanuel, a tally in Saturday's 3-1 home win over Worcester State, and a goal and an assist in Wheaton's 3-1 victory at Saint Joseph's the next day.

Amassing four game-winners in just five games, Muse became the first player in program history to begin her career with a tally in each of her first five games.  She is also only one of four freshmen since the early 1980s to have a five-game goal streak at any point in the season.

The 5-0 Lyons, who are receiving votes nationally and are ranked fourth in New England by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), are off to their best start since 2004.  Wheaton hosts Western New England College on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.

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