BOSTON, Mass. - The Wheaton College women's lacrosse team had three athletes earn New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) All-Conference honors, with seniors Megan Hemmerlein and Molly Witten earning spots on the first-team, while senior Katie Peters was named to the second-team. The all-conference nod is the first for all three players.
One of the Lyons key defenders, Hemmerlein finished 16th in the NEWMAC in draw controls (41), 23rd in groundballs (30), and 27th in caused turnovers (18).
Witten, who played in 17 of Wheaton's 18 games, ended the season with a 7-7 record and the 30th best saves percentage (.520) in the nation. The senior made 143 saves on the year in 722:40 minutes of work. The saves were the fourth best in the NEWMAC, while her minutes were the eighth most. Witten led all NEWMAC keepers in saves percentage, fifth in wins and fifth in wins percentage. Witten moves into the top-10 in career saves at Wheaton with 333, while moving to fourth in career wins (22), and fifth in minutes played.
Peters ended the season as the Lyons top goalscorer with 45 goals, which was ninth most in the NEWMAC. The attacker also finished sixth in the NEWMAC in draw controls (79), seventh in free-position shots, and 12th in points (51), which were all Wheaton bests. Peters 79 draw controls is a single season Wheaton record. Peters also breaks into the Wheaton career record book with 116 goals over her four years.
Wheaton ends the season 8-10 overall and 5-3 in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC).