Ryan Grant ’14 capped his four-year career by becoming the NCAA Division III leader in saves (46). He tied the mark at 44 on April 18 against MIT—the same day the team claimed its 15th New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) regular-season title in the league’s 16-year history. Apolinar De La Cruz ’15 was chosen as the NEWMAC Player of the Year.
The team received a NEWMAC Sportsmanship Award. William Bayliss ’14 concluded his career with the team as third in assists (293). He also played in 83 games, averaged 7.1 points per game (590 total) and compiled 205 rebounds, 70 steals and a .400 field goal percentage.
Head coach Melissa Hodgdon guided the Lyons to a fifth 20-win season, which included trips to the NEWMAC and Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) tournaments. Hodgdon was named NEWMAC Coach of the Year and received a President’s Award for Outstanding Service from Wheaton. Abbie Brickley ’15 became the 12th student-athlete in program history to reach the 1,000-point level.
Men’s cross country
The Lyons earned U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Team honors, and Conner Bourgoin ’16 was named to the NEWMAC Academic All-Conference list.
Women’s cross country
The Lyons earned USTFCCCA All-Academic Team honors, while Sonrisa O’Toole ’15 picked up USTFCCCA All-Academic honors. Wheaton also had five student-athletes named to the NEWMAC Academic All-Conference list.
Dana MacDonald ’15 was named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Scholars of Distinction list, and 10 Lyons were named to the NFHCA National Academic Squad. Wheaton claimed the NFHCA Collegiate National Academic Award.
Sean Finn ’15was named to the NEWMAC Academic All-Conference list. The Lyons worked with Team IMPACT (Inspire, Motivate, Play Against Challenges, Together), a New England-based nonprofit that aims to improve the quality of life for children facing life-threatening and chronic illnesses.
The team made its first appearance in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Tournament since 2004, defeating Emmanuel College, 14–3, in the first round before falling to Williams College in the second round, 9–6. Emily Kiablick was named NEWMAC Coach of the Year. Devon Soucier ’14 was selected to the NEWMAC All-Conference First Team and the ECAC All-New England First Team.
The team concluded its season with 17 wins, a NEWMAC tournament crown (eighth) and a first-round NCAA tournament victory over Plattsburgh State. Travis Blair ’15 won the Chad Yowell Outstanding Male Athlete Award.
Wheaton made its first NCAA tournament appearance since 2004 and received its first national ranking since 2005 on the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Division III Top 25 poll. Ashley Brillon ’14 was named to the NFCA All-New England Region first team. Emma Hart ’16 was named to College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Capital One Academic All-District Team.
Matthew Sexton ’14 was named to the CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-America Second Team. Ross Johnston ’17 was named NEWMAC Rookie of the Year. The team shattered its previous NEWMAC Championship record of 551 points, set in 2003–04, by more than 240 points; Wheaton also placed fifth overall in that meet with a program-best 797.5 points.
The team won a College Swimming Coaches Association of America Scholar All-America Award. Helen Grant ’16, Abigail Washington ’15 and Kelsey White ’15 were named to the NEWMAC Academic All-Conference list.
Wheaton concluded its 2013–14 season with its 26th consecutive top-10 performance at the U.S. Collegiate Nationals. The Lyons also placed second overall for the fifth consecutive season at the ECAC championship.
Samuel Jackson ’14 and Jonathan Terrace ’14 were named to NEWMAC Academic All-Conference list and Wheaton appeared in the NEWMAC tournament for a second consecutive season.
Lyndsay Cooke ’14 was named to the CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-District Team. Alexandra Marlowe ’15 was selected as the NEWMAC Player of the Year. Lynn Miller was named Coach of the Year. Seven student-athletes were named to the NEWMAC Academic All-Conference list. The Lyons advanced to the NEWMAC tournament semifinals for the seventh consecutive season.
Men’s track and field
Benjamin Sharma ’15 broke the school record in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 54.52 seconds at the ECAC Championship.
Women’s track and field
Ashante Little ’14 claimed her second career national title with a meet record time of 55.10 seconds in the 400-meter dash at the 2014 NCAA Division III Women’s Track & Field Championship (indoor). The women’s team concluded its outdoor season finishing in a sixth-place tie at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championship with 11 All-American performances under head coach Dave Cusano. Meredith Scannell ’14 ranked fifth overall in the 400-meter run at 55.36 seconds, securing her seventh career All-America honor and first in the 400-meter outdoor event. Amber Spencer ’14 collected her fourth NCAA All-America honor at the outdoor championships.
Robyn D’Agostino ’16 and Taylor Matook ’16 were named to the NEWMAC Academic All-Conference list. The team hosted several community service initiatives, including a fundraiser to support those suffering from Alzheimer’s.