Three Wheaton players tabbed to NSCAA All-New England teams
NORTON, Mass. - Wheaton College women's soccer seniors Emily Hough (Norwich, Vt./Hanover) and Alessia Viscomi (Newton, Mass./Newton North) and junior Emily Vincunas (Granville, Mass./Wilbraham & Monson Academy) were tabbed to National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA)/Performance Subaru All-New England teams.
Viscomi, whose first-team selection makes her eligible for the All-America ballot, became the fourth Lyon to be voted an NSCAA All-New England player all four years. A second-team honoree, Hough picked up the award for the third time, while Vincunas earned her first accolade. The trio was among seven New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) players named, marking the fifth straight year and the 10th time in the last 11 seasons that at least three Lyons collected NSCAA all-region laurels.
Seeking the second NSCAA All-America selection of her career, Viscomi anchored a defense that finished second in the conference in shutouts (12) and third in goals against average (0.65). The lone Lyon to start all 24 games, she played a major role in leading a unit that surrendered one goal or fewer 21 times. On the offensive end of the field, Viscomi was among the top four in all three major categories with five goals, five assists and 15 points. She was named to an all-conference team for the fourth time this season.
Hough, who made history earlier this fall by becoming the first Lyon to be named to an all-league first team all four years, paced Wheaton's offense with a team-best seven assists, team-high-tying 27 points and 10 goals. She tallied points in 10 games while adding a pair of game-winners, including against league foe Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). Hough will leave Wheaton as one of its top offensive players in program history, as evidenced by her ranking fourth in career assists (40), fifth in points (124) and tied for fifth in goals (42).
One of four midfielders voted to the third team, Vincunas grabbed the first end-of-season award of her career. Playing in 23 games with 18 starts, she totaled three goals and a trio of assists, including a game-winner against league opponent Mount Holyoke College. In that game, Vincunas had a hand in four of Wheaton's six goals with a pair of tallies and two assists. She also scored against Mitchell College in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.
Qualifying for their 11th consecutive NCAA Tournament, where they advanced at least as far as the second round for the 10th time, the Lyons posted records of 17-4-3 overall and 6-3 in conference play. Wheaton finished the season ranked 22nd in the country by the NSCAA.