Norton, Mass- Today we are taking to the time to acknowledge athletic excellence within Wheaton Athletics. During the 2019-2020 year, Wheaton had eight student-athletes receive All-American honors while four athletes received All-Region honors.
Women's Swimming & Diving had four members earn All-American honors from the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) for the 2019-20 season. The 200 Medley relay consisting of Lydia DaCorte, Madeline Eller, Hope Campbell, and Chloe Deubner earned All-American honors by qualifying for the NCAA event. First-year Eller also received All-American honors in the 100 Breaststroke. DaCorte has been named a 4X All-American this year. In addition to the relay, she was named individually in the 200, 500, and 1650 Freestyle. This year's honor makes DaCorte the most decorated swimmer in Wheaton History.
Synchronized Swimming had four members receive All-American honors from U.S. Synchronized Swimming. Although Synchronized Swimming does not compete in Division III athletics they compete amongst top Division I programs including the likes of Ohio State and Stanford University. Lone senior Maxie Zimmerman earned All-American honors and is a nominee for Collegiate Athlete of the Year. Sophomore Tessa Lopresti earned both All-American and Academic All-American honors. The first-year duo of Kelsey Dolack and Anjelina Romero received All-American honors.
Women's Soccer sophomore midfielder Chloe Troy and junior defender Kyla Magalhaes were named to the New England Women's Intercollegiate Soccer Association (NEWISA) All-Region Second-Team. Troy who also was named to the 2019 United Soccer Coaches Division III New England All-Region team, finished the season with 29 points on 11 goals and 7 assists. She added six game-winning goals for the Lyons helping them win eight games. Magalhaes started in all 18 of the Lyons contests this season anchoring a defense that recorded five shutouts. She was also a major contributor on the offensive end with one goal and six assists.
Women's Indoor Track & Field had two members earn All-Region from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Sophomore Margaret Walker earned her honors in the 60m dash with a time of 7.74. She was set to compete at NCAA Indoor Nationals prior to the pandemic. Classmate Nina Schofield earned her honors in the 60m hurdles with a time of 9.21.
Don't forget to check out the Wheaton Athletics homepage and social media outlets tomorrow as we announce our Debi Field (Female Athlete of the Year) and Chad Yowell (Male Athlete of the Year) Award winners.