NORTON, Mass. – Wheaton College senior Kaitlyn Mawicke (Trumbull, Conn./Notre Dame Catholic) has been named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Division III All-America Third Team.
A First Team All-New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) selection, Mawicke led the conference in assists (eight) and finished third in points (20). She also scored eight goals – two of which were game-winners – and garnered a spot on the New England Intercollegiate Women's Soccer Association (NEWISA) Division III Second Team.
"Kaitlyn is a great story," said Wheaton head coach Luis Reis. "She struggled with an unfortunate number of injuries the previous three years and was finally able to stay healthy and piece it all together in her final season. She performed at the level I believed she could this season. I predicted in the summer that she could be an All-American for us. She was a shining example for younger players to look up to. I am so happy for her."
Mawicke becomes the ninth Wheaton College student-athlete to garner NSCAA All-America honors, joining Alison Bimba (1999-2000), Tracy Prihoda (2001-02), Erin Duffy (2002-04), Erin Brennan (2003), Beth Caromile (2004), Teresa LeBel (2006), Erin Davis (2006-07), and Alessia Viscomi (2008, 2010). She also joins Springfield College senior Jackie Moscardelli as the only two student-athletes from the NEWMAC to garner NSCAA All-America honors.
The Lyons finished the 2011 season with a 16-4-3 record and appeared in their 12th consecutive NCAA Tournament. They were ranked No. 25 in the final d3soccer.com poll.