NEWMAC Athletes of the Week (for week ending November 11th)

NEWMAC Athletes of the Week (for week ending November 11th)

NEWMAC Football Offensive Athlete of the Week

Ryan Jones, Coast Guard (Jr., QB – Punxsutawney, Pa.)

Jones threw three touchdown passes as Coast Guard captured the Secretaries' Cup for the first time since 2014 with a 26-12 over archrival Merchant Marine. Jones finished 22 of 42 for 269 yards with three touchdowns and an interception. It was Coast Guard's first win at Merchant Marine since 1996 and the first road win in the series for head coach Bill George. The Bears finish 7-3 overall and 5-2 in the NEWMAC. The seven wins for the Bears are the most since the team finished 8-2 and won the NEFC Bogan Division in 2007. 

NEWMAC Football Defensive Athlete of the Week

Jake Behne, Coast Guard (Sr., LB – Clifton, Va.)

Behne had a career-high 18 tackles, 15 solo to finish the season with 103. He had a key interception which he returned 22 yards to the MMA 30 with 35 second left the first half setting up the Bears go ahead touchdown. The defense held MMA to just 58 yards and shut them out in the second half of the win. 

NEWMAC Football Special Teams Athlete of the Week

Spencer Herrington, WPI (Sr., K/P – Clearfield, Pa.)

Herrington provided two field goals, including a career-long of 42, and two PATs in the first half a 20-17 triumph over Norwich on Saturday. He also punted five times for an average of 37.0 yards, including one for 54 yards and one downed inside the 20. The victory secured the Engineers fourth consecutive winning season for the first time in a quarter century. 

NEWMAC Men's Swimmer of the Week

Aaron Huynh, Babson (Fr. - Mission Viejo, Calif.)

Huynh won four individual events and was part of three more victories in the relays as Babson swept Norwich and Regis on Saturday, and defeated Springfield for the third year in a row on Sunday. He won the 1000 free by 23 seconds and the 100 butterfly to go along with a third victory in the 200 free relay in Saturday's sweep. Against Springfield, Huynh won both the 100 and 200 free, and was part of the Beavers' first-place finishes in both the 200 medley relay and 200 free relay.

 

NEWMAC Men's Diver of the Week

Jay Lang, MIT (Fr. – South Lyon, Mich.)

MIT freshman Jay Lang helped the Engineers to a win over Springfield on Saturday with his performances in the diving well. Lang won the 1-meter board with an NCAA qualifying score of 328.65, then on the 3-meter board registered the highest score among the eight student-athletes who competed with a mark of 336.98.

 

NEWMAC Men's Relay of the Week

400 Medley Relay, MIT

The MIT men's 400 medley relay team comprised of Bouke Edskes, Brandon Yue, Sam Ubellacker and Emilio Sison registered nearly a six second win in the meet's first event between the Engineers and Springfield as the quartet clocked a time of 3:27.82, which currently stands at seventh fastest in Division III men's swimming. The relay swim gave momentum to MIT as the Engineers topped the Pride by a 185-110 victory for their first team win of the 2018-19 season.

 

NEWMAC Women's Swimmer of the Week

Kristen Durham-Young, Coast Guard (Sr. – LaGrange, Ill.)

Kristen Durham-Young finished on top in four events and help the Bears defeat WPI and Division II Southern Connecticut.. Durham-Young won the 50 Free at 24.85, the 100 Fly at 59.49 and the 200 freestyle (1:57.10) individually, while also a member of the winning 200 freestyle relay with a time of 1:41.36. 

 

NEWMAC Women's Diver of the Week

Sierra Skaza, Springfield (Sr. - Belchertown, Mass.)

In a mid-week victory over Smith, Skaza recorded a national qualifying score and winning score of 258.65 on the one-meter, and had the best-mark of the night on the three-meter with a 233.15. On Saturday, Skaza delivered a national-qualifying mark of 290.55 to win the three-meter event, and scored a 221.47 on the one-meter.

 

NEWMAC Women's Relay of the Week

400 Medley Relay, MIT

The MIT women's 400 medley relay team comprised of Jenny Yu, Sara Nicholas, Laura Rosado and Lara Ketonen registered nearly a six second win in the meet's first event between the Engineers and Springfield as the quartet clocked a time of 3:59.30, which leades the conference. The relay swim gave momentum to MIT as the Engineers topped the Pride by a 171-115 victory for their first team win of the 2018-19 season.

 

NEWMAC Men's Basketball Offensive and

Defensive Athlete of the Week

Jake Ross, Springfield (Jr., G – Northampton, Mass.)

For the fifth time in his career, Ross reached the 35-point plateau, including shooting 40.7 from the field, as he powered the 7th-ranked Springfield men's basketball team to a 95-84 win at Western New England to open the season. The junior also produced 16 rebounds and handed out six assists in the victory. 

NEWMAC Women's Basketball Offensive Athlete of the Week

Kara Holinski, MIT (Sr., G – Livonia, Mich)

In a 2-0 week for MIT, Kara Holinski averaged 16.5 points and 4.5 assists while shooting 50 percent (12-24) from the floor and 56.3 percent (9-16) from three-point range. Last Thursday in a 78-46 win at Simmons, she opened the season by tallying 13 points, five assists, two steals, and a block while going 5-of-9 from the floor and 3-of-5 from behind the arc in 26 minutes of action. Holinski then produced 20 points (7-15 FG, 6-11 3FG), four assists, and four rebounds while playing all 40 minutes in a 65-57 win at Endicott on Sunday.

NEWMAC Women's Basketball Defensive Athlete of the Week

Spencer Vinson, WPI (Jr, C – Los Angeles, Calif.)

Vinson narrowly averaged a double-double on the week with 10.5 points, eight rebounds and added three steals and a block en route to All-Tournament honors as the Engineers secured their fifth consecutive Worcester City Championship. The junior totaled 13 points, seven rebounds, three steals and a block in the opener versus Becker on Friday. Vinson followed up with eight points and nine rebounds in the title game versus Worcester State.