Cobb, Vincunas invited to NEWISA Division III Senior Game
NORTON, Mass. – Wheaton College women's soccer seniors Lindsey Cobb (Shrewsbury, Mass./Saint Peter-Marian) and Emily Vincunas (Granville, Mass./Wilbraham & Monson Academy) were each selected to participate in the New England Women's Intercollegiate Soccer Association (NEWISA) Division III Senior Bowl on Saturday, December 4 at Merrimack College at 11 a.m.
A First Team All-New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) selection, Vincunas finished fifth on the Lyons with 12 points (3-6-12). She capped her career with 93 matches played, which is tied for seventh in program history.
"As always, it's a tribute and an honor for the seniors in our program to be recognized for their contributions over the last four years," said Wheaton head coach Luis Reis. "Emily played several positions for us at forward, midfield and back this season, and made a major impact on the team wherever she was needed. She had a terrific career."
Cobb appeared in 10 matches (eight starts) in the backfield and helped Wheaton post a 0.70 goals against average (GAA) and post 14 shutouts. "Lindsey tore a muscle the fourth day of preseason camp, and it is a testament to her that she did everything possible through her rehab to get back on the field at some point this season," said Reis. "Once we inserted her into the lineup, she brought leadership to the back four. I am happy and proud of both players."
A total of six student-athletes from the NEWMAC were chosen to participate in the game – three from Springfield, two from Wheaton, and one from Babson.
The Lyons finished the 2011 season 16-4-3 and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the 12th consecutive season.