BOSTON, Mass. – Seven members of the Wheelock women's lacrosse team received postseason awards from the New England Collegiate Conference today. The honors are headlined by senior goalkeeper Meghan Lewis (South Berwick, Maine) who earned Goalkeeper of the Year as well as a place on the All-NECC First Team and the 2017 All-Tournament Team.
Lewis started all 17 games for the Wildcats this season. She racked up 195 saves and a 58.0 save percentage, tied for first and first in the conference respectively. Lewis was named NECC Player of the Week on May 1st following a 3-0 week for the Wildcats where she recorded 19 saves and 71.4 save percentage.
Sophomore midfielder Colleen Macdonald (Sandwich, Mass.) earned a spot on the First Team after a campaign that included a team leading 74 points and 64 goals. She also had 58 groundballs, 20 caused turnovers, and 10 assists. The 64 goals were good enough to put her second in the NECC. She recorded a season high seven goals and nine points in a 17-6 win over Maine Maritime on April 29.
Junior midfielder Katie Frade (Dartmouth, Mass.) also earned a spot on the First Team. She led the team with 63 groundballs and added 58 points on 46 goals and 12 assists. Her 38 caused turnovers were first on the team as well. She scored a season-high seven goals against Bay Path on March 25 in a 21-10 win. She recorded seven groundballs, which was tied for a season-high, in the same game.
Rounding out the Wildcats on the First Team was senior defender Violet Vig (Glastonbury, Mass.) who was also named to the 2017 NECC All-Tournament Team. She anchored the defense for the Wildcats with 52 groundballs and 30 caused turnovers. Vig added four goals and four assists on the offensive end.
Sophomore attacker Georgia Schindele (Sparkill, N.Y.) is the lone Wheelock representative on the All-NECC second team. She recorded 56 points and 31 goals for the Wildcats and her 25 assists led the team and put her second in the NECC.
Junior defender Rachel Danis (Underhill, Vt.) earned the right to be a part of the Third Team. She started all 17 games for the Wildcats where she recorded 23 groundballs and 11 caused turnovers.
Lastly, junior defender Gabrielle Haywood (East Longmeadow, Mass.) finishes out the postseason awards for Wheelock with her spot on the All Sportsmanship Team.