December 6, 2011

Wheaton places four on NEWISA All-New England Team

NORTON, Mass. – Wheaton College seniors Kaitlyn Mawicke (Trumbull, Conn./Notre Dame Catholic) and Emily Vincunas (Granville, Mass./Wilbraham & Monson Academy), along with juniors Cassey Muse (Candia, N.H./Central) and Jordan Muse (Candia, N.H./Central), have been named to the New England Women's Intercollegiate Soccer Association (NEWISA) Division III All-New England Team. Vincunas and J. Muse were selected to the Second Team while Mawicke and C. Muse garnered Third Team honors.

A First Team All-New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) selection in 2011 and an All-NEWISA Second Team selection last season, 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.

Jordan Muse, meanwhile, started 17 of the 21 matches she appeared in and anchored a defense which allowed just 17 goals in 23 matches (0.74 goals against average).

Mawicke led the Lyons with 11 points (3-5-11) in nine conference matches. She recorded three points (1-1-3) in wins over WPI, Mount Holyoke, and Coast Guard, and her three NEWMAC goals was tied for third in the conference. Overall, she closed the season with 20 points (6-8-20) while starting all 23 matches. For her efforts, she was a First Team All-NEWMAC selection.

A First Team All-NEWMAC selection in 2011, Cassey Muse tallied eight points (3-2-8) in nine conference matches – including the game-winning goal in a key 2-0 win over MIT which helped secure the No. 2 seed in the conference tournament. She scored two goals in a win at Mount Holyoke and picked up assists against WPI and Coast Guard. Muse finished the season with a team-high 23 points (9-5-23) and enters her senior season ninth in program history with 84 points (35-14-89).

A total of nine student-athletes from the NEWMAC were selected to the team – four from Wheaton, three from Springfield, and two from MIT.

The Lyons finished the 2011 season 16-4-3 and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the 12th consecutive season.  

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