Three Named NEWMAC All-Conference

Three Named NEWMAC All-Conference

WESTWOOD, 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, paced by junior Molly Covarrubias who picked up the second First-Team honor of her career. Making the second-team were junior Blake Ferretti and sophomore Jena Casman. The honor is the first for both Ferretti and Casman. 

Covarrubias, who was the NEWMAC Rookie of the Year in 2017, picked up her first-team honor after playing in and starting all 18 of the Lyons games. The junior attack finished second in the NEWMAC in assists (46), third in points (87), fifth in shots (117), and 11th in goals scored (41). Her 87 points are fifth best in a single season at Wheaton, while her 46 assists are the most by a Lyon in a single season. Nationally Covarrubias is 27th in assists, 40th in assists per game, and 71st in points. 

Ferretti also played in and started all 18 of Wheaton's games. The defender finished fourth in the NEWMAC in caused turnovers (30) and sixth ground balls (42). 

Casman started in goal in every game for the Lyons, earning a 7-10 overall record in 1054:00 minutes. The sophomore keeper finished first in the league in saves (150), sixth in winning percentage (.412) and seventh in saves percentage. Nationally Casman is ranked 83rd in saves. 

Wheaton ended the season with a 7-11 overall record and 4-4 conference mark, earning the No. 5 seed in the NEWMAC Tournament. Wheaton defeated Coast Guard in the quarterfinals before slipping to Babson in the semifinals. The Lyons have now advanced to the NEWMAC tournament 21 consecutive seasons.