Five Named NEWMAC All-Conference; Lepordo Named Rookie of the Year

Five Named NEWMAC All-Conference; Lepordo Named Rookie of the Year

BOSTON, Mass. - The Wheaton College women's soccer team had five players earn New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) All-Conference accolades, including first-year Hannah Lepordo, who was named NEWMAC Rookie of the Year. Lepordo, who automatically earns a spot on the first-team, was joined on the first-team by senior captain Meg Healy and junior goalkeeper Leann Wolf, while senior Caren McCarthy and junior Kira Olander both earned a spot on the second-team. 

Lepordo, who started and played in all 19 games for Wheaton, ended the season with a team-high 12 goals. Lepordo's goals were the second most in the NEWMAC and the most by a freshman. The first-year also dished out six assists (4th) for a NEWMAC leading 30 points. Lepordo ended the season with four game-winning goals which is third most in the NEWMAC. 

Both Wolf and Healy collected their first all-conference first-team honors after both being named to the second-team last season. Wolf ended the season with 942:10 minutes in goal for the Lyons, finishing the season with an 8-2-1 overall record, recording one shutout. Wolf led the league in goals against, allowing just six while finishing with the best saves percentage (.905) and goals-against-average (0.57). 

Like Lepordo, Healy played in and started all 19 games for the Lyons, netting six goals and earning seven assists for 19 points. Healy's seven assists is third best in the NEWMAC, while her 19 points rank her 10th. 

A senior defender, McCarthy was also named to the NEWMAC All-Sportsmanship team. McCarthy played in 18 of the teams 19 games, scoring twice while collecting four assists, while also serving as one of the team's leaders on set pieces. McCarthy also ended the season with two game-winning goals. 

An anchor in the Lyons central defense, Olander collects her first all-conference honor after helping Wheaton pick up five shutouts. Olander also played an integral part in the Lyons allowing just 16 goals this season. 

The Lyons ended the season with a 15-3-1 overall record and 8-2 NEWMAC standing. The Lyons made their 20th straight trip to the NEWMAC Tournament where they defeated WPI in the quarterfinals.