22 Blue Student-Athletes Named to Fall NEWMAC Academic All-Conference Team

(l to r) April Chu, Clare Doyle, Olivia Postel, and Nikki Jensen all represented their teams on the NEWMAC Academic All-Conference team.
(l to r) April Chu, Clare Doyle, Olivia Postel, and Nikki Jensen all represented their teams on the NEWMAC Academic All-Conference team.

WESTWOOD, Mass. -- The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) has announced the fall 2018 Academic All-Conference Team and a total of 22 Wellesley student-athletes have been honored for thier academic excellence in the classroom.

Wellesley earned seven selections from the cross country program, and five each from the field hockey, soccer and volleyball programs. Honorees must have met the following criteria: earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5/4.0 scale or 4.35/5.0 scale after the 2017 spring semester, achieved second year academic status at her institution, and been a member of the varsity team for the entire season.

A complete list of Wellesley honorees can be found below: 

Cross Country (7):

  • Taylor Balfour '21 (Rockville, Md.)
  • April Chu '21 (Fremont, Calif.)
  • Keiko Hilmo '20 (Saint Paul, Minn.)
  • Elizabeth Lambert '20 (Kensington, Md.)
  • Blythe Logan '21 (New York, N.Y.)
  • Taylor Mahlandt '20 (Ephrata, Pa.)
  • Elizabeth Wegman '20 (East Sandwich, Mass.)

Field Hockey (5):

  • Haley Chrobock '19 (Branchville, N.J.)
  • Clare Doyle '20 (Louisville, Ky.)
  • Paige Hauke '19 (Colchester, Vt.)
  • Kristine Meader '21 (Ypsilanti, Mich.)
  • Arielle Mitropoulos '19 (Cambridge, Mass.)

Soccer (5):

  • Alex Dionne '19 (Belmont, Mass.)
  • Kelly Hoover '19 (Austin, Texas)
  • Gabriela Portilla '19 (West Windsor, N.J)
  • Olivia Postel '21 (Durham, N.C.)
  • Kendall You Mak '20 (San Francisco, Calif.)

Volleyball (5):

  • Samantha Hoang '19 (Elk Grove, Calif.)
  • Nikki Jensen '21 (Castro Valley, Calif.)
  • Michelle Li '19 (Scarsdale, N.Y.)
  • Meghan Shoop '20 (Cypress, Calif.)
  • Molly Weik '21 (Seattle, Wash.)

The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference consists of 11 highly selective institutions committed to academic excellence: Babson College, Clark University, U.S Coast Guard Academy, Emerson College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, Springfield College, Wellesley College, Wheaton College, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute.