NEWMAC Players of the Week (Week Ending November 1st)

NEWMAC Players of the Week (Week Ending November 1st)

NEWMAC Players of the Week (Week Ending November 1st)

Field Hockey

Offensive Player of the Week

Charlotte Wagner, Mount Holyoke

Wagner was outstanding in helping MHC to a 2-0 mark to close out the regular season, scoring four goals with two assists. She also posted 17 shots over the two-game span, including 13 shots on goal. In an 8-3 win over Westfield State, she scored the first two goals of the game and assisted on the third. Wagner then tallied two more goals to move into the top spot in scoring for the NEWMAC, adding an assist, as MHC defeated Wheaton, 8-3.

 

 


Field Hockey

Defensive Player of the Week

Kayla Costa, Babson (Senior, Watertown, Mass.)

Costa posted a 1.00 goals against average and a .895 save percentage, stopping 17 of 19 shots, as nationally-ranked Babson picked up a pair of wins and captured its first NEWMAC regular-season title since 2012. The senior goalkeeper made eight saves in a 4-1 win at Union on Tuesday and followed it up with a season-high nine stops, all in the second half, as the Beavers wrapped up the regular season with a 3-1 win at MIT. 

 

 


Men’s Soccer

Offensive Player of the Week

Luke Alvaro, Springfield (Junior, Chicopee, Mass.)

Luke Alvaro, a junior forward for Springfield College, posted four points in two shut-out victories for the Pride this past week, as the Pride finished the regular season with a record of 13-3-1, and a program-record .794 winning percentage. Alvaro picked up a goal in a 6-0 win over Fitchburg State on Tuesday night, before registering the game-winning goal in a 2-0 win over Coast Guard this past Saturday, qualifying the Pride for the NEWMAC tournament. Alvaro's goal on Saturday was his 13th of the season, tying the single-season scoring record at Springfield College.


Men’s Soccer

Defensive Player of the Week

Andrew Gonzalez, Babson (Senior, Durham, Conn.)

Gonzalez anchored a defense that posted back-to-back shutouts and added his second goal of the season in a 2-0 week for Babson. The senior center back helped limit regionally-ranked Bridgewater State to just four shots on target in a 1-0 win on Wednesday, and then scored the game winning goal in a 5-0 victory over Emerson in the Beavers' regular-season finale on Saturday. 

 


Women’s Soccer

Offensive Player of the Week

Allie Hrabchak, MIT (Freshman, Princeton, N.J.)
In a 2-0 week for MIT women's soccer, freshman Allie Hrabchak scored four of the Engineer's seven goals equaling eight points, which included her first career hat trick in the 4-0 season finale victory over Coast Guard on Saturday. In both contests, Hrabchak also planted the game winners. The freshman midfielder notched 12 goals and one assist for 25 points and four game winning goals over her rookie campaign.

 



Women’s Soccer

Defensive Player of the Week

Lauren Ullmann, MIT (Junior, Princeton, N.J.)
MIT junior Lauren Ullmann improved her record to 11-6-2 with a pair of wins this week for the Engineers. Ullmann made a total of nine saves this week, including seven against Emerson which clinched the NEWMAC Regular Season Championship for MIT. She also notched her fourth shutout of the season in a 3-0 win against the Lions.  

 

 

 


Women’s Volleyball

Player of the Week

Marina Ramos, Clark (Sophomore, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico)

Ramos had a monster week, helping the Cougar secure the No. 3 seed in the upcoming conference tournament. In a thrilling, come-from-behind 3-2 win over WPI, She posted 19 kills and 26 digs. Then, in a 3-1 win at Emerson where Clark dropped the first set, Ramos hammered down 22 kills and tallied 23 digs as the Scarlet and White reached the 20-win plateau for the first time since 2001. For the week, she averaged 4.56 kills and 5.44 digs per set.


Men's Swimming and Diving

Swimmer of the Week

Austin Van Herringen, Springfield (Sophomore, Germantown, Md.)

Austin Van Heeringen, a sophomore for Springfield College, was impressive in the Pride's first meet of the 2015 season this past weekend, as he picked up three first-place finishes and one second-place result in four races against Coast Guard and URI. Van Heeringen paced the 200 medley relay team to a first-place finish with a time of 1:39.77 to start the day, before winning both the 100 back (55.29) and 200 back (2:00.95). Van Heeringen finished the day with a runner-up finish in the 500 free with a time of 5:00.51.

 


Men's Swimming and Diving

Co - Diver of the Week

Peter Sorenson, Babson (Blacksburg, Va.)

Sorenson is off to a strong start for Babson with victories on both the 1- and 3-meter boards in back-to-back dual meets. He posted scores of 187.70 in the 1-meter event and 211.10 in the 3-meter event in a season-opening win against UMass-Dartmouth on October 24. Sorenson then bettered his marks in both events, recording a score of 232.55 on the 1-meter board and 261.00 on the 3-meter board in a victory over Clark.

Men's Swimming and Diving

Co - Diver of the Week

Will French, Coast Guard (Falls Church, Va.)

Will French won both the 1-meter diving with a score of 236.10 and the 3-meter diving with a score of 239.70 for the Bears in their 186-108 win over conference foe Springfield.

 

 

Men's Swimming and Diving

Relay Team of the Week

Daniel Smith, Justin Chiu, Sean Corcoran and Daryl Neubesier, MIT

The MIT men's A Relay team swam the fastest time among all NCAA swimmers in the 200 Medley Relay at the annual Charlie Batterman Relays against Bentley University. Smith, Chiu, Corcoran, and Neubieser touched first with a time of 1:34.21, with Neubeiser as the anchor swimming the fastest time of the relay at 20.77.

 

 

Women's Swimming and Diving

Co - Swimmer of the Week

Emily Medeiros, Springfield (Junior, Wakefield, Mass.)

Emily Medeiros, a junior swimmer for Springfield College, started the 2015-16 season in impressive fashion, as she posted three first-place finishes, leading the Pride to a tri-meet victory over Coast Guard and URI. Medeiros won the 100 breast (1:06.74) and 200 breast (2:25.90) out right, while also leading the 200 medley relay team to a first-place finish with a time of 1:49.04.

 


Women's Swimming and Diving

Co - Swimmer of the Week

Cathleen Pruden, Mount Holyoke (Senior, Raleigh, N.C.)
Pruden recording three victories in MHC's 157.5-99.5 loss at Division II, Assumption on Friday. She won the 1,000-free, setting a new Assumption pool record in 10:27.11 (previous was 10:32.16 from 2011). Pruden then won the 500-free (5:15.03) and claimed victory in the 200-IM, setting another pool record of 2:10.27 (previous record 2:13.54 - set on 10/24/15). She also helped record six of MHC's 10 victories (in 15 events) at the Smith College Relays on Saturday.

 

Women's Swimming and Diving

Diver of the Week

Veronica Nikolaki, WPI (Athens, Greece)
Nikolaki picked up her first win of the season with a score of 260.10 on the 1-meter board and was the runner up on the 3-meter with a score of 252.52 as the Engineers defeated Division II Bentley 199-100 to open the 2015-16 campaign.