NEWMAC Athletes of the Week (for week ending March 10th)

NEWMAC Athletes of the Week (for week ending March 10th)

NEWMAC Men's Lacrosse Offensive Athlete of the Week

Jack Strachan, MIT (Jr., A – Moresville, N.C.)

In a 2-0 week for MIT, Jack Strachan totaled nine goals and one assist for 10 points. He generated five goals and one assist, including a man-up strike for what proved to be the game-winning goal, in a 15-10 win at Curry on Thursday. Strachan then posted four goals, two of which were man-up, in a 14-3 victory over the University of New England on Saturday.

NEWMAC Men's Lacrosse Defensive Athlete of the Week

Lukas Drexler-Bruce, MIT (Fy., GK – Denver, Colo.)

In a 2-0 week for MIT, Lukas Drexler-Bruce collected 30 saves while generating a 69.8 save percentage and a 6.80 goals against average. In his first intercollegiate start, a 15-10 win at Curry, on Thursday, he posted eight saves and a 44.4 save percentage to go along with two groundballs and a caused turnover. Drexler-Bruce followed this up with 22 saves and a save percentage of 88.0 in 55 minutes of a 14-3 victory over the University of New England on Saturday. 

 

NEWMAC Women's Lacrosse Offensive Athlete of the Week

Lexi Lenaghan, Babson (Sr., A – Hanover, Mass.)

Lenaghan had a monster week with eight goals and five assists for 13 points in a pair of games. The senior attacker matched her career high with seven goals in nine shots and added two assists for nine points in a 17-6 win over No. 16 Bates on Wednesday. Lenaghan followed it up with a goal and three assists for four points to go along with four ground balls in Saturday's 10-8 setback to Endicott. 

 

NEWMAC Women's Lacrosse Defensive Athlete of the Week

Cricket Fligor, Babson (So., G – Weston, Mass.)

Fligor posted an 8.00 goals against average and a .515 save percentage in a pair of starts for Babson. The sophomore goalie matched her season high with 11 saves in Wednesday's 17-6 rout of 16th-ranked Bates and followed it up with six saves in a 10-8 loss to Endicott on Saturday. Additionally, Fligor allowed just one free-position goal on 12 shots against the Bobcats and Gulls. 

 

NEWMAC Women's Tennis Singles Athlete of the Week

Megan Guenther, MIT (So. – Willowbrook, Ill.)

In a road match at No. 18 Brandeis, Guenther gave the Engineers the overall 5-4 victory with a 7-6, 6-2 win at No. 6 singles that sealed the match.

 

NEWMAC Women's Tennis Doubles Team of the Week

Marina Zhang/Megan Guenther, MIT (No. 2 Doubles)

At No. 2 doubles, Marina Zhang (pictured) and Megan Guenther earned a convincing 8-4 victory in a road match at No. 18 Brandeis.

 

NEWMAC Men's Tennis Singles Athlete of the Week

Brandon Rosenbluth, Babson (Sr. – Pound Ridge, N.Y.)

Rosenbluth opened the spring with back-to-back wins at number three singles for undefeated Babson. He rallied after dropping the first set to beat Alexander Ruenhorst of Holy Cross, 5-7, 6-3, 6-3, on March 3 and followed it up with an easy 6-1, 6-4 victory over Christopher Bilicic of Trinity as the Beavers improved to 4-0 for the first time since 1997.

 

NEWMAC Men's Tennis Doubles Team of the Week

Dylan Pace/Tyler Zhang, Babson (No. 3 Doubles)

Babson's number three doubles team of senior Dylan Pace (pictured) and first-year Tyler Zhang opened the spring with back-to-back victories. They were 8-4 winners over Matthew Murphy and Henry Harrs of Holy Cross and defeated Granville Kaynor and Christopher Bilicic of Trinity, 8-3. The Beavers won both matches and at 4-0 are off to their best start since 1997.

 

NEWMAC Baseball Co-Athlete of the Week

David Larson, WPI (Jr., P/1B – Port Tobacco, Md.)

Larson batted .500 with six extra-base hits and two home runs to go with nine walks, a 1.214 slugging and .696 on-base percentage. He also allowed only one run and struck out 14 in a pair of wins. The junior posted two hits in a pair of games and helped his own cause, and opened the floodgates, on Saturday with a home run in the second inning of the day.

 

NEWMAC Baseball Co-Athlete of the Week

Jeremy Lhotka, Coast Guard (Sr., C – Orange Park, Fla.)

Lhotka started the season on fire, hitting .846 with five doubles and six RBI's in the Bears first four games. In the last three games, he batted 10-for-10 in three Coast Guard wins. He has a 1.231 slugging percentage and was 11-for-12 in put-outs over four games this season. 

NEWMAC Baseball Pitcher of the Week

Dominic Fusco, WPI (Sr., P – North Haven, Conn.)

Fusco struck out 11 of the 12 batters he faced while earning the save in a trio of one-run games. He made his season debut with a save on Monday versus Waynesburg (PA) and then closed out both games against Wentworth. Fusco later finished the week on the mound for the Engineers where he struck out two of the final three batters of the trip.

NEWMAC Softball Athlete of the Week

Caraline Wood, WPI (Sr., IF – Averill Park, N.Y.)

Wood hit .442 with 10 extra-base hits, featuring three home runs including a grand slam, 16 RBI and 11 runs scored in the first 12 games of the season. The senior's week was highlighted by six multi-hit games with four versus Bluffton, including a home run, and three against St. Joseph's (ME). Wood added two doubles and a grand slam against Ohio Northern and another home run against St. John Fisher. 

NEWMAC Softball Pitcher of the Week

Katie Martin, WPI (So., P – Bedford, N.H.)

Martin went 2-1 with a 1.35 ERA while striking out 28 batters in 26 innings over six appearances, including four starts and a pair of complete games, during the Engineers stay at the Sunkissed Games. After striking out five in her season debut versus Bluffton, Martin set down a career-high 11 against Illinois College. The sophomore then sandwiched a six K performance opposite Muskingum with three in each game with Ohio Northern.