Several of Wellesley’s fall athletes earned NEWMAC Conference honors at the end of this year’s fall season.
After a heartbreaking loss in the NEWMAC Quarterfinals, soccer players Melise Knowles ’18 and Kendall You Mak ’20 were rewarded with second team all-conference honors. Knowles was also named an Academic All-Conference nominee. While Knowles helped lead Wellesley’s offensive production with four goals and one assist for nine points on the season, You Mak held down Wellesley’s defense and added a goal and an assist as well.
Wellesley Field Hockey’s Emmy Hamilton ’18 capped off the best season of her career with a NEWMAC first team All-Conference nomination and a spot on the Academic All-Conference lineup for the third time in her career. Hamilton contributed four goals and five assists from the midfield this season. She was joined by teammate Arielle Mitropoulos ’19, who made second team All-Conference for the first time in her career. Mitropoulos lead the team in offensive production with a career-high 24 points. Mitropoulos was named both NEWMAC Offensive and NFHCA Division III National Offensive Player of the Week during the week of October 30th, after scoring five goals in two games, including the overtime game winner against Wheaton College to send Wellesley to the NEWMAC Quarterfinals.
Yasmine Reece ’19 was named to the NEWMAC Volleyball’s first team All-Conference, in addition to being named 2017 American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) New England All-Region team. Teammates Michelle Li ’19, Samantha Hoang ’19 and Lauren Gedney ’21 were named AVCA All-Region honorable mentions. Volleyball finished in second place in the NEWMAC Conference and went on to compete in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, where they lost to Wesleyan last Friday night.
Isabella King ’18 and Taylor Mahlandt ’20 headlined the NEWMAC Cross-Country All-Conference team for Wellesley. Both runners lead the team this season, culminating in Wellesley’s top two finishes at NCAA Regionals this past weekend. Together, the two helped Wellesley to a 15th place team finish, with Mahlandt finishing in 39th place and King in 59th place individually.