BOSTON, Mass. - The Wheaton College women's swimming and diving program earned three major awards after the 2018 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championships, with head coach Barrett Roberts '07 earning the latest honor, being named NEWMAC Women's Coach of the Year.
The honor is the second in a row for Roberts, who was named Coach of the Year for both the men and women last season. Roberts helped guide the Lyons to a 14-1 dual meet record and second place finish at the NEWMAC Championships over the weekend. The NEWMAC finish is the highest championship finish in program history with the women scoring over 1,000 points, which is the most in program history. The women's program broke 10 school records at the NEWMAC Championships while earning eight All-Conference honors, including six Conference Championships.
Jenna Hayden repeated as the NEWMAC Women's Swimmer of the Year, an honor she earned after the 2017 NEWMAC Championships. Hayden won four conference championships while earning two second-team honors.
Lydia DaCorte became the first woman to be named NEWMAC Rookie of the Year in program history and just the second Wheaton swimmer to earn the honor.
The Lyons will find out who has qualified for the 2018 NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships tonight at 8 p.m. The championships are being hosted in Indianapolis, Indiana on March 21-24.