NEWMAC Athletes of the Week (for week ending April 16th)

NEWMAC Athletes of the Week (for week ending April 16th)

NEWMAC Baseball Co-Athlete of the Week

Austin Filiere, MIT (Junior, Chandler, Ariz.)

In seven games, Filiere hit .586 overall with 17 hits, four doubles, one triple, four home runs, 13 runs scored and 15 RBI. He now has a 10-game hitting streak, including a game-winning grand slam vs. Babson, while also adding five walks, four stolen bases, a 1.207 slugging percentage and a .647 on-base percentage. He has also reached base safely in 51 consecutive games, which is the third-longest streak in NCAA Division 3 history.

NEWMAC Baseball Co-Athlete of the Week

Stephen Gallagher, WPI (Sophomore, Coventry, R.I.)

Gallagher hit .579 with eye-popping 1.368 slugging and .615 on-base percentages (1.983 OPS) in a 5-0 week for the Engineers. Five of his 11 hits were home runs for 26 total bases to go with 16 RBI and 12 runs scored. Gallagher's home run proved to be the difference Tuesday at Emerson before adding four more, including a game one grand slam, Saturday versus Coast Guard.

NEWMAC Softball Co-Athlete of the Week

Kendra Coleman, Wellesley (Senior, Scottsdale, Ariz.)

Wellesley senior Kendra Coleman went 10-for-18 at the plate this week, helping the Blue to a 4-2 conference record with three home runs, four doubles and eight RBIs. Coleman, who entered the week with two career home runs, hit two against Emerson and a third in a sweep of Wheaton. She finished the week with a .556 average, .600 on-base percentage and a 1.278 slugging percentage.

NEWMAC Softball Co-Athlete of the Week

Renee LeClaire, WPI (Sophomore, Merrimack, N.H.)

LeClaire led the Engineers to an undefeated 8-0 week with a .500 batting average with a walk, four doubles, 13 RBI, six runs, a sacrifice fly and a stolen base. She clubbed three hits in game two at Smith and game one versus Wellesley, and two in game ones at Worcester State and against Clark en route to extending her hitting streak to 18 games. LeClaire was also 36-for-36 at first base.

NEWMAC Softball Pitcher of the Week

Ravenne Nasser, MIT (Sophomore, Methuen, Mass.)

MIT sophomore starter Ravenne Nasser went 4-1 in five complete game starts - three of which were shutouts - for the Engineers this week. Nasser posted an ERA of 0.82 in 34 innings in the circle that went along with 26 strikeouts and a batting average against of 0.142. Nasser started the week by blanking Smith, Clark and Coast Guard and then bounced back from a game one loss against Wheaton to defeat the Lyons in a 7.0 inning effort allowing just one earned run to allow the Engineers to keep pace in the NEWMAC with just four league games remaining.

NEWMAC Men's Lacrosse Offensive Athlete of the Week

Riley McNulty, Coast Guard (Freshman, Arnold, Md.)

Freshman Riley McNulty helped the Bears to their first NEMWAC win of the season and set the programs single season point record this past week. McNulty had four points with three goals and an assist against Wheaton. His first goal of the night broke Louis Depaolis's record of 36 points in a single season and he now has 43 on the season. He finished the week with seven points on six goals and one assist. McNulty is second in the NEWMAC in goals (28) and is fifth in points (43) and leads the team in both categories this season.

NEWMAC Men's Lacrosse Defensive Athlete of the Week

Colin Cashin, Coast Guard (Sophomore, Bedford, N.H.)

Sophomore Colin Cashin had a phenomenal week at the face-off x winning 34-46 (73.9%) and helping the Bears to their first NEWMAC win of the season against Wheaton 15-5. Cashin was 15-17 with 12 ground balls against the Lyons and then tied a program record for most ground balls in a single game with 15 against Merchant Marine. Cashin leads the NEWMAC with 107 ground balls on the season and 160 won face-offs. As of April 14th Cashin is sixth in Division III in face-off winning percentage (.708) and tied for 16th in ground balls per game (8.92).

NEWMAC Women's Lacrosse Offensive Athlete of the Week

Emily Young, MIT (Junior, La Jolla, Calif.)

In a 2-0 week for MIT, Emily Young totaled 12 goals, 12 points, 10 draw controls, and four groundballs. She began things last Wednesday with six goals, four draw controls, and two groundballs in a 14-10 win at Smith. Young recorded four of her goals during the Engineers pivotal 8-2 run in the second half that turned a 6-6 tie into a 14-8 lead. She then produced six goals, six draw controls, and two groundballs in a 20-16 victory at Mount Holyoke on Friday.

NEWMAC Women's Lacrosse Co-Defensive Athlete of the Week

Delaney Carroll, Babson (Senior, Acton, Mass.)

Carroll scooped up seven ground balls and five caused turnovers in a 2-0 week for Babson. The senior defender had six ground balls and five caused turnovers in Wednesday's 9-8 win over Wellesley, and then picked up one ground ball and added one draw control in Saturday's 17-4 victory over Smith. 

NEWMAC Women's Lacrosse Co-Defensive Athlete of the Week

Ann Mahoney, Springfield (Junior, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)

Ann Mahoney, a junior midfielder for Springfield College, was instrumental in a pair of wins for the Pride last week, as she collected 17 draw controls, eight ground balls, caused five turnovers and registered three points. Mahoney secured a career-best 10 draw controls in a 14-9 win over Westfield State on Wednesday, before registering seven in Springfield's win over Wheaton on Saturday. Against Wheaton, Mahoney also scored a goal, had an assist, caused five turnovers and picked up five ground balls.

NEWMAC Rowing Boat of the Week

Wellesley 2nd Varsity 8 (Coxswain, Sydney Stento pictured)

c- Sydney Stento, 8- Chloe Carlander, 7- Mia Caglieris, 6- Sloane Rice, 5- Molly Hoyer, 4- Jocelyn Reahl, 3- Liz Shumway, 2- Audrey Ellis, 1- Katie Livingston Wellesley's Second Varsity 8 opened this weekend's double duals on the Malden River with a win over No. 6 Tufts, defeating the Jumbos (7:29.5) by over 25" with a time of 7:04.3. Wellesley advanced to the 2V8+ final in the event, where they were narrowly defeated by No. 1 Bates, as the Bobcats finished the course in 6:39.7 to Wellesley's time of 6:40.8.

NEWMAC Men's Tennis Singles Athlete of the Week

Victor Cheng, MIT (Freshman, Santa Monica, Calif.)

MIT freshman Victor Cheng went 3-0 this week in singles play, which included a 2-0 mark in NEWMAC contests and a victory at No. 3 singles over Jayson Fung of No. 13 Amherst College. Cheng, who won all three matches in straight sets, in an unbeaten 10-0 this spring in singles play. He started his week by beating Alden Zeff of Wheaton 6-0, 6-1 and then against No. 13 Amherst was only one of two MIT student-athletes to win his singles match as he defeated Jayson Fung 6-1, 6-4. Cheng closed his week with a 6-1, 7-5 win over John Hu of Coast Guard to help the Engineers improve to 12-2 overall and a perfect 4-0 in conference matches.

NEWMAC Men's Tennis Doubles Team of the Week

Alberto De Mendiola/Brandon Rosenbluth, Babson (No. 1 Doubles)

De Mendiola and Rosenbluth pushed their winning streak to eight matches with a pair of wins at number one doubles last week. The earned the Beavers' lone point of Thursday's match at No. 33 Brandeis with an 8-5 victory over Michael Arguello and Ryan Bunis, the region's 11th-ranked doubles tandem, and then posted an 8-1 win in Babson's sweep of Emerson on Saturday.

NEWMAC Men's Track Athlete of the Week

Austin Scott, WPI (Waddington, N.Y.)

Scott reset a 16 year old WPI record with a 14:54.49 in the 5,000-meter run during the elite distance portion of the Conn. College Silfen Invitational. The top NEWMAC time of the season was better than the 14:56.10 that Justin Lutz '02 handed in back in 2001. The performance was also quicker than the NEWMAC meet record time of 14:55.82 set by MIT's Sean Nolan in 2002 and would have been 10th at last year's NCAA Championships.

NEWMAC Men's Field Athlete of the Week

Whit DeVaux, Springfield (Junior, Wethersfield, Conn.)

Whit DeVaux, a junior at Springfield College, was impressive for the Pride this past week taking on WPI and Coast Guard for a conference tri-meet, as he won the javelin throw with a heave of 195 feet, 2 inches.

NEWMAC Men's Relay of the Week

Newman, Acquah (pictured), Albritten, Amoako, MIT (4x100 Relay)

In a dual meet with Williams, the 4x100 relay team of Danny Newman, Kenneth Acquah, Tre Albritten and Michael Amoako defeated the Ephs as they ran a time of 43.11. Albritten took the baton on the anchor leg trailing by a few meters, but quickly made up the gap for the win.

NEWMAC Women's Track Athlete of the Week

Sydney Packard, WPI (Georgetown, Mass.)

Packard, who turned in a NEWMAC-best 1,500m time last week, won the 800-meter run with a new school record time of 2:13.92 during the elite distance portion of the Conn College Silfen Invitational Friday night. Her time, which qualifies for the DIII New England and NEICAAA Championships, sits atop the NEWMAC performance list and is 12th in Division III.

NEWMAC Women's Field Athlete of the Week

Ariela Slutsky, MIT (Weston, Fla.)

At Williams on Saturday, Slutsky earned 13 points for the Engineers as she won both the shot put and hammer throw and finished second in the discus. In the shot put, she threw 38 feet, 7.5 inches to win by 6.25 inches, along with a toss of 163 feet, five inches in the hammer. In the discus, she threw 130 feet, 10 inches.

NEWMAC Women's Relay of the Week

Chen, Reed (pictired), Menkiti, Okonkwo, MIT (4x100 Relay)

In a dual meet with Williams, the 4x100 team of Hannah Chen, Jane Reed, Michelle Menkiti and Nneoma Okonkwo defeated the Ephs by .52 seconds in a time of 47.76. That time is ranked eighth nationally and is nearly a one-second improvement from a week ago.