NESCAC Weekly Release - April 3, 2017

NESCAC Weekly Release - April 3, 2017

 

NESCAC Spring Weekly Release #5
Baseball Player of the Week
Doug Schaeffer

Doug Schaffer
Williams College
Sophomore • Third Base • New Haven, Conn.

Schaffer hit .533 for the week to lead the Ephs to a 5-0 record that included a series sweep of NESCAC West rival Middlebury. In three games against the Panthers, Schaffer went 5-for-8 (.625) and walked five times, getting on base in 10 of his 13 plate appearances (.769 OBP). He drove in four runs and scored five times versus the Panthers. He recorded six RBIs, scored eight runs and drew six walks. At third base, he registered four putouts and eight assists.

Baseball Pitcher of the Week
Mike McCaffrey

Mike McCaffrey
Wesleyan University
Sophomore • Warwick, R.I.

McCaffrey pitched six innings in a 4-0 win in game one of the Cardinals’ doubleheader against Hamilton. The lefty allowed no runs and surrendered just three hits while striking out seven. McCaffrey pitched with a 1-0 lead until Wesleyan added some insurance runs in the bottom of the sixth. He is ranks third in the conference with 23 strikeouts.


Men's Lacrosse Player of the Week
Jack Norton Jack Norton
Amherst College
Sophomore • Midfield • Newtown Square, Pa.

Norton helped Amherst to a pair of victories over Springfield (18-14) and Middlebury (20-11). Norton fired in a total of 13 goals, including eight in the win against Middlebury, and added an assist to go along with five goals against Springfield. He also picked up three ground balls, caused a pair of turnovers, and scored a man-up goal during the week.
Women's Lacrosse Player of the Week
Kate Furber
Kate Furber
Middlebury College
Sophomore • Goalie • Manchester, Mass.

Furber was stellar last week. She boasted a 5.31 goals against average and a .628 save percentage, making 27 saves in a 2-1 week. She made a career-high 13 saves in a NESCAC win over Amherst on Saturday and was credited with 10 stops in a victory over TCNJ.
Softball Player of the Week
Kyra Naftel Kyra Naftel
Amherst College
Sophomore • Infield/Outfield • Santa Clarita, Calif.

Naftel batted .632 on the week, including a .650 on-base percentage to go along with a .737 slugging percentage. Naftel extended her hitting streak to eight games with a 5-for-5 effort at the plate in game two versus Hamilton, including a walk-off single to end the game in five innings. In a 6-4 come-from-behind win, she belted a base clearing triple in the bottom of the sixth to help secure the three-game sweep against the Continentals. She had seven RBIs and scored twice.
Softball Pitcher of the Week
Allison Quigley
Allison Quigley
Middlebury College
Junior • Wilmette, Ill.

Quigley went 2-0 on the final two days of spring break, allowing just one earned run over 12 innings with a 0.58 ERA and 13 strikeouts in two complete-game wins. She struck out six against Potsdam in a seven-inning game, while tossing a two-hit shutout against Maine-Farmington in a five-inning contest.
Men's Track Performer of the Week
Andrew DiMaiti

Andrew DiMaiti
Tufts University
Junior • Medford, Mass.

DiMaiti won the 400-meter dash with a conference-leading time and personal record of 48.54 seconds, helping the Jumbos win their own Snowflake Invitational.

Women's Track Performer of the Week
Anna Harleen

Anna Harleen
Williams College
Junior • Ross, Calif.

Harleen led Williams to a fourth-place finish at the California Collegiate Inviational hosted by UC San Diego. She was the second-best Division III runner in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 4:31.64 and added a mark of 2:16.39 in the 800-meter run.

Men's Field Performer of the Week
Adedire Fakorede

Adedire Fakorede
Bates College
Junior • Newark, N.J.

Fakorede won the discus (48.66 meters) and placed fourth in the hammer throw (49.32 meters) to help the Bobcats tie Maine for first place at the University of Maine Invitational.

Women's Field Performer of the Week
Helene Hall
Helene Hall
Williams College
Junior • Irvington, N.Y.

Hall was the top Division III competitor in the high jump with a mark of 1.73 meters. She also recorded a mark of 10.80 meters in the triple jump to lead the Ephs to a fourth-place finish at the California Collegiate Invitational.
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