BOSTON, Mass. - Junior goalkeeper Riley Thompson was been named to the 2016 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Field Hockey All-Sportsmanship Team as announced by the league office.
New to the conference this year, the NEWMAC has established an All-Sportsmanship Team for the 2016-17 Academic Year. The award is intended to recognize one student-athlete from each team, in every sport that best demonstrates the ideals of the NEWMAC and its Code of Conduct, regardless of his/her overall performance or statistics for the season.
Thompson, who recently earned NEWMAC Academic All-Conference honors, started in 16 of the Lyons 17 games, playing 1129:22 minutes in goal. The junior came up with 109 saves, which was second best in the NEWMAC.
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.
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.