October 29, 2013

Marlowe Named NEWMAC Athlete Of The Year, Miller Claims Coach Of The Year Honors

Lyons went 10-3 overall during fall season

NORTON, Mass. – Wheaton College junior Alexandra Marlowe (Mesa, Ariz./Mountain View) was named the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Women's Tennis Athlete of the Year, while Lynn Miller was selected as the NEWMAC Coach of the Year to highlight the list of honorees for the Lyons on the 2013 All-Conference team.

Marlowe also picked up NEWMAC All-Conference first team accolades at No.1 singles and No.1 doubles with teammate Lyndsay Cooke (Bakersfield, Calif./Bakersfield Christian) giving her four-career all-conference selections. Marlowe went 11-2 overall on the season including a 10-0 mark at No.1 singles and a 7-0 record in conference play.

Miller collects her fourth-career NEWMAC women's tennis Coach of the Year honor and sixth overall counting her two selections with the men's tennis team. Miller also was named the  NEW 8 Coach of the Year in 1989. Miller, who was recently inducted into the Wheaton College Athletics Yowell Hall of Fame, is 606-369-2 (.621 winning percentage) combined between both the men's and women's tennis programs at Wheaton. Counting this season's all-conference choices, Miller has coached 134 NEW 8/NEWMAC All-Conference selections in her 34-year career.

In addition to her No.1 doubles honor with Marlowe, Cooke received second team NEWMAC All-Conference No.2 singles accolades for her play on the court this season. Cooke went 12-1 overall on the year sporting a 6-0 record in conference matches, a 1-0 mark at No.1 singles and a 9-0 record at No.2 singles. Cooke has now earned six all-conference awards in her career and joins Sarah Geocaris '11 as the only other student-athlete in the history of the program to claim all-conference accolades in all four years with the team.

Freshman Amanda Brazell (Las Vegas, Nev./The Meadows School) rounds out the list of all-conference honorees with her selection to the second team at No.4 singles. Brazell posted an 11-3 record overall during her first year and a 7-1 mark in conference play. Brazell went undefeated at No.4 singles and 2-1 overall at the No.3 position.

Wheaton (10-3, 6-3 NEWMAC) fell to Wellesley College in the semifinal round of the NEWMAC Tournament last Saturday to close out its fall season.

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