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NEWMAC Athletes of the Week (for week ending October 8th)

NEWMAC Athletes of the Week (for week ending October 8th)

NEWMAC Cross Country Men's Runner of the Week

Dennis Maloney, MIT (New Albany, Ohio)

At the NEICAAA Championship, Maloney finished sixth overall and was the first D3 finisher as he crossed in a time of 25:29.7. Averaging 5:07.7 per mile, Maloney led the team to a runner-up overall finish and the New England D3 Championship.

NEWMAC Cross Country Women's Runner of the Week

Leandra Zimmermann, MIT (Augsburg, Germany)

Leading the Engineers to a third-place overall finish and the New England D3 Championship, Zimmermann finished 13th overall in a time of 18:23.9 to earn All-New England honors. She was the second D3 finisher overall as she averaged 5:55.3 per mile.

NEWMAC Field Hockey Offensive Athlete of the Week

Sophie Perekslis, Mount Holyoke (Sr, Millerton, N.Y.)

Perekslis was outstanding for MHC last week scoring three goals, two of which were game-winners, to lift the Lyons to a 2-0 mark over conference opponents, Springfield and Wellesley - including the first regular-season win over the Blue since 2011. Highlighting her week was MHC's come-from-behind 3-2 win at Wellesley where she assisted on the game's first goal to tie it 1-1, then scored the game-winning goal with just 3:34 remaining in regulation.

NEWMAC Field Hockey Defensive Athlete of the Week

Karen Mushrall, WPI (Jr, Mariaville, Maine)

Mushrall yielded only one goal in a two-win week for WPI. In a 6-0 shared shutout at Clark, the junior stopped five shots and went on to go the distance in a 12-save double OT triumph at Wheaton. Mushrall came up huge with an amazing diving stick save late in regulation versus the Lyons.

NEWMAC Football Co-Offensive Athlete of the Week

Blake Rice, WPI (Sr, QB, North Brandford, Conn.)

Rice tossed a season-high and career-equaling best three touchdowns as the Crimson and Gray went to Washington DC and defeated Catholic 31-14 in the first-ever meeting between the two programs. The senior captain finished the day 18 for 28 passing for 210 yards and added 40 yards on the ground. His three touchdown passes went to Alex Domond, Erik Fyrer and Corey Coogan. 

NEWMAC Football Co-Offensive Athlete of the Week

Brice Moore, Merchant Marine (Sr, QB, Pace, Fla.)

Moore led all rushers in the Mariners' 52-17 road NEWMAC victory at Norwich on Saturday with 229 yards on 32 carries, while also finding the end zone once. He had five rushes of 15 yards or more, including a long of 26 yards on the first play from scrimmage on the day. Moore also passed for 80 yards (3-for-7) and hooked up with sophomore Joe Vitelli for a 59-yard TD pass in the third quarter.


NEWMAC Football Defensive Athlete of the Week

Brian Mahan, WPI (Jr, DB, Ashland, Mass.)

Mahan registered a career-best three interceptions in WPI's 31-14 road win at Catholic. His first pick led to a WPI touchdown that tied the game at 7-7 and his final pick in the end zone sealed the victory in the waning moments. Mahan was also credited with a pass breakup.


NEWMAC Football Special Teams Athlete of the Week

Mark Wright, MIT (Fr, K, Forth Worth, Texas)

In a home NEWMAC win over Maine Maritime, Wright accounted for 15 points with three field goals and six extra points. He converted on all three field goals with distances of 24, 25 and a career-long 35 yards. He was also a perfect 6-for-6 in PAT's.

NEWMAC Men's Soccer Offensive Athlete of the Week

Alex Hall, Coast Guard (Jr, Merritt Island, Fla.)

Junior Alex Hall led the Bears to a 2-0 week scoring four goals including two in a key NEWMAC win over Clark 3-0 Saturday afternoon. Hall scored the game winner in both of the Bears wins this past week and now leads the team with five goals on the season. He is tied for fifth in the conference in goals and ninth in points (11). 


NEWMAC Men's Soccer Defensive Athlete of the Week

Stewart Frank, Springfield (Jr, Pittsford, N.Y.)

Stewart Frank, a junior goalkeeper for Springfield College, was instrumental in a pair of wins for the Pride last week, leading the maroon and white to an overall record of 10-0-0 to start the year. In a 2-0 win over Framingham State on Tuesday, Frank had five saves and held the Rams scoreless in 45 minutes of play, before coming back to stifle MIT, holding them scoreless with three saves in 90 minutes of play. 


NEWMAC Women's Soccer Offensive Athlete of the Week

Mackenzie Luiz, Springfield (So, Newington, Conn.)

Mackenzie Luiz, a sophomore forward for Springfield College, was outstanding in a pair of wins for the Pride last week, as the Newington, Conn. native totaled five assists on eight goals for the maroon and white. In a 4-2 win over Clark on Tuesday, Luiz recorded a pair of assists in 9:55 to facilitate a three-goal run to lead the Pride to victory, before coming back and assisting on three of Springfield College's four goals in a 4-1 win over Wellesley on Saturday. 


NEWMAC Women's Soccer Defensive Athlete of the Week

Colleen Beggan, Babson (Sr, Medfield, Mass.)

Beggan keyed a pair of strong defensive efforts as Babson went 1-0-1 last week to pick up four key points in league play. The senior center back helped the Beavers earn a 1-1 2OT draw at WPI on Tuesday night, and then led the squad to a 5-0 shutout win over Coast Guard on Saturday while limiting the Bears to just two shots on goal. 


NEWMAC Volleyball Offensive Athlete of the Week

Yasmine Reece, Wellesley (Jr, New Rochelle, N.Y.)

Wellesley junior Yasmine Reece finished the week with 44 kills in two matches, as the Blue extended their season-high win streak to 10 with a pair of wins. Reece recorded a career-high 35 kills, hitting .552 with just three errors, and adding 10 digs and three blocks in a five-set victory at Clark on Tuesday. She then added nine kills and made only one error in a 3-1 victory on the road Friday at UMass Boston.


NEWMAC Volleyball Defensive Athlete of the Week

Rayme Quiban, Clark (Jr, Seattle, Wash.)

Quiban had a great week for the Cougars boasting a total of 57 digs in three matches. In a tough conference 3-2 setback to Wellesley the junior totaled 23 digs in the effort. Quiban followed with two 3-0 performances over Anna Maria and Smith totaling 20 and 14 digs. She is currently second in the conference in digs per set and third in total digs.