NEWMAC Athletes of the Week (for week ending January 13th)

NEWMAC Athletes of the Week (for week ending January 13th)

NEWMAC Men's Swimmer of the Week

Jack Bauer, WPI (Sr. - Cumberland, R.I.)

Bauer won three individual events and was part of three relay victories this past weekend. He captured the 100-yard backstroke (52.33) and was on both winning relays (200 medley, 200 free) in a dual with No. 20 Stevens. He followed up with a sweep of the 100-yard (51.39) and 200-yard (1:57.96) butterfly events and helped the 200 medley to another victory against Franklin & Marshall and Susquehanna.


NEWMAC Men's Diver of the Week

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

MIT first-year Lang broke the pool record and won the 3-meter board as he registered an NCAA Division III Northeast-North Diving Regional qualifying score of 351.90 on Saturday at No. 16 Coast Guard. Lang also took second on the 1-meter board with 288.90 points, which was also well above the NCAA qualifying mark.


NEWMAC Men's Relay of the Week

200 Medley Relay, WPI (Bauer, Chen, Perry, Phillippe Miralda)

The quartet of senior Jack Bauer (Cumberland, R.I.), junior Dave Chen (Niantic, Conn.), senior Jackson Perry (Cumberland, R.I.) and senior Jean Philippe Miralda (Tegucigalpa, Honduras) won twice in a span of 24 hours with times of 1:35.28 and 1:34.35.


NEWMAC Women's Swimmer of the Week

Olivia Paione, Springfield (Sr. – Auburn, Maine)

Paione helped power Springfield to wins over Hartwick and Union on Saturday. In the 200 free, she swam a winning time of 1:59.35, and would later go on to win two more events as she captured the 200 breast in 2:31.15 and the 200 IM in 2:14.80.


NEWMAC Women's Diver of the Week

Deborah Wen, MIT (So. - Honolulu, Hawaii) 

MIT sophomore Wen registered pool records on both boards and won both events to lead the Engineers in the diving well against Coast Guard. Wen tallied 279.37 points on the 1-meter board and 311.35 points on the 3-meter board. Not only were her two scores pool records, but they were both well above the NCAA Division III Northeast-North Diving Regional qualifying marks.



NEWMAC Women's Relay of the Week

400 Medley Relay, MIT (Rosado, Hagmaier, Mahaffey, Ketonen)

The MIT women's 400 medley relay team comprised of Laura Rosado, Shannon Hagmaier, Hannah Mahaffey, Lara Ketonen opened the dual meet at Coast Guard on Saturday with nearly a five second win as the quartet notched a time of 4:03.78. Not only did they win the event, but Rosado's leadoff 100-back split (59.25) broke the pool record.


NEWMAC Men's Basketball Offensive Athlete of the Week

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

In a pair of NEWMAC games last week, Ross averaged 35 points per outing, averaging an impressive 59% field goal percentage. In a midweek setback to Clark, Ross scored 28 points on 11-of-20 shooting to go along with seven rebounds, three steals, and three assists before erupting for a career-high 42 points in just 30 minutes of action in handing Emerson their first conference loss of the season. In addition to shooting 15-for-24, including 4-of-8 from deep against Emerson, Ross added five steals, four boards, and a pair of assists.


NEWMAC Men's Basketball Defensive Athlete of the Week

Frank Oftring, Babson (Jr., F – North Attleboro, Mass.)

Oftring averaged 9.0 rebounds, 1.5 blocks and 1.0 steals as the Beavers remained unbeaten in league play with a pair of wins. He recorded his first double-double of the year with 12 points and a career-high 15 boards in Wednesday's 85-76 victory at Coast Guard, and followed it up with nine points, three rebounds, two blocks and a steal in just 23 minutes as the Beavers defeated Clark, 81-59, on Saturday. 


NEWMAC Women's Basketball Co-Offensive Athlete of the Week

Payton Ouimette, Babson (Sr., F – Medfield, Mass) 

Ouimette continued her strong play by posting two double-doubles and averaging 16.3 points, 12.0 rebounds and 2.7 assists in a 3-0 week for Babson. The senior finished with 16 points, 14 boards and four assists in Tuesday's 73-56 win over Emerson, and then had 17 points and 13 rebounds in just 22 minutes of work in an 82-53 victory over Wheaton on Thursday. Ouimette capped the week by scoring 16 points, including the 1,000th of her career, and adding nine rebounds and two dimes in Saturday's 75-62 triumph at Coast Guard. 


NEWMAC Women's Basketball Co-Offensive Athlete of the Week

Ogechi Ezemma, Clark (Sr., C – Hope Valley, R.I.)

Ezemma led Clark to a 3-0 week in three NEWMAC victories over Wellesley, WPI, and Wheaton. She posted 46 total points and two double-doubles with 19 points and 15 rebounds in the victory over WPI and 16 points and 21 rebounds in the victory over Wheaton on Saturday. Ezemma notched her 1,000th career point at home on Saturday as she became the 22nd player in Clark Women's Basketball history to hit this milestone. 


NEWMAC Women's Basketball Defensive Athlete of the Week

Gracie Restituyo, Springfield (Sr., F – Barrington, R.I.)

Restituyo, a senior forward for Springfield College, was tremendous this past week as she averaged 16.5 points and 14.5 rebounds in two NEWMAC wins for the Pride. In a 63-50 win over Coast Guard, Restituyo posted 15 points to go along with a career-best 16 boards, before helping Springfield College to a 58-57 win over MIT, producing 18 points and 13 rebounds.Of her 29 rebounds on the week, 20 were on the defensive end of the floor.