NEWMAC Athletes of the Week (for week ending February 3rd)

NEWMAC Athletes of the Week (for week ending February 3rd)

NEWMAC Men's Swimmer of the Week

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

MIT junior Bouke Edskes continued his dominance in the pool in his final dual meet of the regular season on Saturday against No. 11 Amherst. He posted two individual wins that resulted in NCAA "B" cut times and two relay wins which led the Engineers to a 189-111 victory over the Mammoths. Edskes posted his "B" cut times in the 100-fly (48.86, just 0.04 shy of his NEWMAC leading time this year) and the 200-fly (1:50.12). He registered wins with both the 200 medley relay (1:32.29) as well as the 400 free relay (3:04.99) on Saturday.

NEWMAC Men's Diver of the Week

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

MIT first-year Jay Lang smashed the pool record on the 3-meter board and recorded two NCAA Division III Northeast-North diving regional qualifying scores in a 189-111 win over No. 11 Amherst on Saturday. Lang registered a first place finish on the 3-meter board with a record 419.78 points and second on the 1-meter board with 315.45.


NEWMAC Men's Relay of the Week

200 Medley Relay, MIT (Kambhampaty, McKenzie, Edskes, Sison)

MIT's 200 medley relay team comprised of Jaya Kambhampaty, Brandon McKenzie, Bouke Edskes and Emilio Sison (pictured) began the dual meet against No. 11 Amherst on Saturday with a first place finish in a time of 1:32.29. The quartet clocked a time that was 0.55-seconds faster than MIT's "B" relay and 0.63-seconds faster than Amherst's "A" relay for the second fastest time in Division III on the week. 


NEWMAC Women's Swimmer of the Week

Katherine Pawlak, WPI (Fr. - Westford, Mass.) 

Pawlak was dominant with four individual victories and was part of three relay triumphs at the third annual Tech Sprints. The freshman touched the wall first in the 25-yard freestyle (11.30), 25-yard butterfly (12.40), 50-yard freestyle (24.81) and 50-yard fly (27.01). Her 50-yard fly was just .08 off her leading NEWMAC time this year. Pawlak also had a hand in three top relay finishes in the 100-yard medley relay (51.64), the 200-yard medley relay (1:52.37), and the 100-yard freestyle (46.29).


NEWMAC Women's Diver of the Week

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

For the second straight week, MIT sophomore Deborah Wen smashed the pool record on the 1-meter board and this week against No. 10 Amherst swept both boards with two NCAA Division III Northeast-North diving regional qualifying scores. Wen posted 321.67 points on the 1-meter board and 306.76 points on the 3-meter board to help the Engineers secure a 149-149 tie against the Mammoths on Saturday.


NEWMAC Women's Relay of the Week

200 Medley, MIT (Yu, Nicholas, McGrath, Staszel)

MIT's 200 medley relay team comprised of Jenny Yu (pictured), Sara Nicholas, Olivia McGrath and Lilia Staszel began the meet against No. 10 Amherst on Saturday with a 0.25-second win (1:48.31) over the Mammoths "A" relay team. The result helped the Engineers secure a tie against Amherst in their final dual meet of the season.


NEWMAC Men's Basketball Offensive and Defensive                    Athlete of the Week

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

In a 2-0 week for the No. 7 Engineers, senior guard Bradley Jomard averaged 27 points, 6.5 rebounds and 6.5 assists per game while shooting 66.7 percent from the field, 62.5 percent from three and 81.8 percent from the free throw line. He also added six steals, two blocks and 13 defensive rebounds in the two road victories. Highlighting his week was a career-high 38 points in a road win at Babson where he had 29 points in the second half alone, en route to the 38-point, 10-rebound double-double.


NEWMAC Women's Basketball Offensive Athlete of the Week

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

Ouimette recorded three double-doubles and averaged 20.7 points, 12.7 rebounds and 1.3 assists to help Babson pick up two wins in three games. The senior forward had 21 points and 15 boards in a 67-51 victory over Emerson on Monday, followed it up with 13 points and 13 rebounds in Wednesday's loss at Emerson, and then poured in a career-high 28 points to go along with 10 boards and two assists in Saturday's 67-56 triumph over WPI. 



NEWMAC Women's Basketball Defensive Athlete of the Week

Quinn Madden, Emerson (Jr., G – Mokena, Ill.)

Quinn Madden helped the Lions to a 2-0 week, recording 20 total points and 19 rebounds. Madden had a double-double against Babson on Wednesday with 13 points and 13 rebounds, while also adding five steals and two blocks across the two games.