Viscomi recognized among's first All-America selections

Viscomi recognized among's first All-America selections

NORTON, Mass. - Wheaton College women's soccer senior Alessia Viscomi (Newton, Mass./Newton North) was a part of naming its first All-America teams, as the back was selected to the second squad.  Among the three teams and 33 players, Viscomi proved to be one of just three to hail from a New England school.

Viscomi, who earned National Soccer Coaches Association (NSCAA) All-America accolades for the second time in December, was the lone New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) honoree.  She joined a pair of New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) players on the first and second teams. 

Leading a defense that notched 12 shutouts and held opponents to one goal or fewer 21 times, Viscomi helped push Wheaton to its 11th straight NCAA Tournament.  As the lone Lyon to start all 24 games, she was among the team leaders with five goals, five assists and 15 points.  Her game-winner was against NCAA Tournament team Roger Williams University.

An NSCAA All-New England and NEWMAC All-Conference selection each of her four years, Viscomi started in 90 of the 92 games in which she played.  Wheaton went 73-15-8 during her career, including 28-5-3 in league play.  The Lyons also competed in four NCAA Tournaments, had a hand in three NEWMAC regular season crowns and won one conference tournament championship.

Wheaton finished 2010 with a 17-4-3 record, going 6-3 in the NEWMAC, while advancing at least as far as the NCAA Tournament second round for the 10th time.  The Lyons stand 22nd in the NSCAA's final national poll.

The All-America teams are determined through voting by staff and NCAA Division III soccer coaches and sports information directors.