Sophomore garners first career All-Region award
NORTON, Mass. – Sophomore midfielder Luke Finkelstein (Peabody, Mass./Peabody) has been selected to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Division III All-New England South second team.
Finkelstein earns his first career All-Region award and second postseason award this fall. The sophomore midfielder notched 12 points in 19 games played (all starts) and finished second overall among all midfielders in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) with eight assists. For his efforts, Finkelstein was named to the NEWMAC All-Conference second team.
As a freshman, Finkelstein was tabbed as the NEWMAC Rookie of the Year and also garnered All-Conference second team accolades. Finkelstein has started in all 38 games he has appeared in over two seasons compiling three goals and 15 assists for 21 points. Finkelstein is currently three assists shy of cracking Wheaton's top-10 list for helpers in a career.
The Lyons posted a 9-7-4 record overall and a 2-2-2 mark in the NEWMAC in 2012. Wheaton's season came to a close on October 31 with a 1-0 loss in overtime to MIT in the NEWMAC Tournament quarterfinal round at home. The Engineers went onto to win the conference tournament for the first time in program history earning an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament.