BOSTON, Mass. - The Wheaton College field hockey team has had seven players earn 2016 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Field Hockey Academic All-Conference Team honors. Juniors Riley Thompson, Emma Peterson, Hannah Southard, Hailey Kohler, Mikaela Coombs, Alissa Rams and sophomore Jordan Brazis-Eberle all earned honors.
Honorees must have met the following criteria: earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5/4.0 scale or 4.35/5.0 scale after the 2016 spring semester, achieved second year academic status at his institution, and been a member of the varsity team for the entire season.
The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference consists of 11 highly selective institutions committed to academic excellence: Babson College, Clark University, U.S Coast Guard Academy, Emerson College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, Springfield College, Wellesley College, Wheaton College, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
The Lyons ended the season with a 7-10 overall record and 2-6 NEWMAC record, which ties the teams best under head coach Cara Reese. Wheaton ended the 2016 campaign just one game shy of making the NEWMAC Tournament for the first time since 2010.