Levy and McManus to represent Wheaton in NEWISA Senior Bowl
NORTON, MA- Wheaton College senior captains Rosie Levy (Torrance, CA/Chadwick School) and Lyndsey McManus (Marshfield, MA/Marshfield) have been chosen to participate in the New England Women's Intercollegiate Soccer Association (NEWISA) Senior Bowl on Sunday, December 6, at Rivier College at 12:00 p.m.
The Senior Bowl consists of two teams with players from NCAA Divisions I, II and III. Wheaton's duo was among seven New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) players selected for the contest.
A midfielder, Levy made 18 starts while appearing in all 24 contests this past fall. She tallied four goals, including the tying marker in an eventual 2-1 loss against Middlebury College in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Levy was a key contributor for a team that led the NEWMAC in goals scored (51) and allowed (11), as well as goals against average (0.45) and shutouts (16). A 2008 ESPN The Magazine Academic College Division All-District I selection and a 2007 all-region honoree, Levy finished her career with 10 goals and 23 assists in 88 games.
A dual threat as a back and a forward at different times this season, McManus was second in the NEWMAC in assists (9), sixth in points (23) and ninth in goals (7). Despite intermittently serving as a striker for the first time in her soccer career, McManus provided at least one point in 10 contests while scoring three game-winners and assisting three others. An all-league first-team honoree for the second straight season, McManus has also twice been an all-region player and completed her career with 19 goals, 24 assists and 62 points while appearing in 92 games, tying for the ninth-most appearances by a Lyon in program history.
Wheaton qualified for its 10th consecutive NCAA Tournament after gaining at least a share of the NEWMAC regular season title for the 11th straight season. The Lyons, who are ranked fifth in New England in the latest National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) poll, posted an 18-4-2 record, including a 6-1-2 conference mark. Wheaton advanced at least as far as the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the ninth time.