Trio follows up last week's regional awards with additional honors
NORTON, Mass. - Not even a week after earning all-region honors from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), 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 named to all-region teams from the New England Women's Intercollegiate Soccer Association (NEWISA).
Hough joined Christina Mirrione '99 and Erin Duffy '05 as the lone Lyons to pick up four NEWISA accolades, while Viscomi, who was the top overall vote getter, drew her third laurel. Both Hough and Viscomi were named to the first squad for the initial time, as seven of the 11 first-team spots were occupied by New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) players. Voted to the second squad, Vincunas collected her first NEWISA honor.
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).
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.
Playing in 23 games with 18 starts, Vincunas totaled three goals and a trio of assists, including a game-winner against league opponent Mount Holyoke College. In that game, she had a hand in four of Wheaton's six goals with a pair of tallies and two assists. Vincunas 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.