NEWMAC Athletes of the Week (for week ending January 27th)

NEWMAC Athletes of the Week (for week ending January 27th)

NEWMAC Men's Co-Swimmer of the Week

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

Bauer handed in the fastest 100-yard backstroke (51.12) of the week in Division III and the third quickest 200-yard backstroke (1:55.00) amongst all NEWMAC student-athletes last week in a dual with Clark. Wednesday's meet also saw the senior contribute to a pair of winning relays. He followed up with wins in the 100-yard backstroke (52.33) and 100-yard freestyle (48.76), and aided another pair of successful relays (200 medley, 400 free), in a dual at Hartwick. The Engineers closed the dual meet portion of the schedule with a program record 14 wins.


NEWMAC Men's Co-Swimmer of the Week

Bouke Edskes, MIT (Jr. – Rockville, Md.)

MIT junior Bouke Edskes continued his excellent swimming in the pool against No. 22 Tufts on Friday. He registered an NCAA "B" cut time and the fastest time of the week in Division III in the 400-IM, won two events and placed second in two others. He began his night with the 200-medley relay as his team won in 1:32.55. Individually, Edskes swam his "B" cut in the 400-IM while winning in 4:01.04, before placing second in both the 200-free in 1:42.71 and the 200-back in 1:53.80 as he guided the No. 6 Engineers to a dominant 215.5-80.5 victory over the Jumbos on Friday.


NEWMAC Men's Diver of the Week

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

MIT first-year diver Jay Lang won the 3-meter board (361.28) and placed second on the 1-meter board (332.80) against No. 22 Tufts on Friday with scores that were well above the qualifying mark for the NCAA Division III Northeast-North Diving Regional. 


NEWMAC Men's Relay of the Week

200 Medley, MIT (Edskes, Kralj, McKenzie, Ubellacker)

MIT's Bouke Edskes,Tim Kralj, Brandon McKenzie (pictured) and Sam Ubellacker won the 200-medley relay in 1:32.55 to kickoff the meet against No. 22 Tufts on Friday. Not only was their time nearly a second faster than Tufts "A" relay but it began the dual meet that saw the Engineers dominate the Jumbos by a 215.5-80.5 final score.



NEWMAC Women's Swimmer of the Week

Hannah Mahaffey, MIT (So. – Lawrenceville, Ga.)

Sophomore Hannah Mahaffey won both the 200-fly in 2:07.02 and the 400-IM in 4:35.08 and finished second in the 200-back in 2:10.52 against No. 11 Tufts on Friday as three swims guided the No. 7 Engineers to a 201-99 dual meet win over the Jumbos. Mahaffey's 200-fly and 400-IM were the fastest times in the NEWMAC on the week. 


NEWMAC Women's Diver of the Week

Deborah Wen, MIT (So. – Honolulu, HI)

MIT sophomore diver Deborah Wen registered a first place finish on the 1-meter board with a pool record score and NCAA Diving Regional qualifying score of 320.17 on Friday against No. 11 Tufts. The sophomore also placed second on the 3-meter board with a regional qualifying score of 323.25 as MIT posted a 201-99 team win over the Jumbos.

NEWMAC Women's Relay of the Week

200 Medley, MIT (Rosado, Nicholas, McGrath, Ketonen)

MIT's 200 medley relay team comprised of Laura Rosado (pictured), Sara Nicholas, Olivia McGrath and Lara Ketonen began the meet against No. 11 Tufts by edging the Jumbos' "A" relay team by 0.24-seconds to win in a time of 1:47.58. The win in the first event of the dual meet paced No. 7 MIT to a 201-99 victory over Tufts' and was fourth in the nation on the week. 

NEWMAC Men's Basketball Offensive Athlete of the Week

Bradley Jomard, MIT (Sr., G – Paris, France)

In a 2-0 week, Jomard averaged 20 points, 7.5 assists and five rebounds while shooting 61.9 percent from the field (13-for-21) and 93.3 percent from the free throw line (14-for-15). After a 23-point, seven-assist road performance at Clark where he was 9-for-9 at the free throw line, Jomard tallied 17 points and eight assists in a home win over Emerson on Saturday.


NEWMAC Men's Basketball Co-Defensive Athlete of the Week

Tim Roberts, MIT (Sr., F – Oak Bluffs, Mass.)

In a 2-0 week for the Engineers, Roberts again averaged a double-double with 13.5 points and 12.5 rebounds per game while shooting 59.1 percent from the field. He also averaged nine defensive rebounds per game to go along with two total blocks and five steals on the week. Roberts also added two assists per game and now has 13 straight and 15 overall double-doubles on the season.



NEWMAC Men's Basketball Co-Defensive Athlete of the Week

Noah Baldez, Coast Guard (Jr., F – Lower Gwynedd, Pa.)

Baldez averaged 15.5 points and 4.5 rebounds, three defensive rebounds per game while adding ten total steals as the Bears won a pair of NEWMAC games beating Wheaton 94-78 before a 76-60 road win at Babson to snap a 15-game losing streak against the Beavers and beat them for the first time since 2011. Noah had 13 of his 19 points and all four steals in the second half of the road win at Babson. 



NEWMAC Women's Basketball Offensive Athlete of the Week

Lauren Bondi, Smith (Sr., G – Burnaby, B.C.)

Senior guard Lauren Bondi averaged 24.0 points, 3.7 assists, and 3.0 rebounds per game in a 3-0 week for the Pioneers. In Smith's first win over Williams since the 2013 season, Bondi posted 18 points, five assists, three steals and two rebounds. Against Coast Guard, she finished with 28 points on 6-of-7 shooting from long distance to go along with three boards and two assists and added 26 points, four rebounds, and four assists against Wellesley. Over the three games, Bondi shot 57.8 percent from the field, 58.3 percent from three-point range and 100.0 percent from the free throw line.



NEWMAC Women's Basketball Defensive Athlete of the Week

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

Gracie Restituyo, a senior forward for Springfield College, led the Pride to a 2-0 week including wins over Mount Holyoke and Emerson. In just 19 minutes against Mount Holyoke, Restituyo notched 19 points and 10 rebounds, before coming back against Emerson on Saturday and netting 12 points, one block and two steals to go along with a career-best 22 rebounds (just two shy of the program record) in a 52-43 win over the Lions. On the week, Restituyo averaged 15.5 points and 16.0 rebounds.