FootballOctober 29, 2017 Football Weekly Release #7 Amherst quarterback Ollie Eberth is the NESCAC Football Offensive Player of the Week. Trinity linebacker Dago Picon-Roura is the Defensive Player of...
FootballOctober 22, 2017 Football Weekly Release #6 Tufts junior Ryan McDonald is the NESCAC Offensive Player of the Week, while Amherst junior Andrew Yamin is the Defensive Player of the Week and Colby...
FootballOctober 15, 2017 Football Weekly Release #5 Wesleyan junior Mark Piccirillo and Williams rookie Bobby Maimaron share the NESCAC Offensive Player of the Week honors for October 15. Trinity senior...
FootballOctober 8, 2017 Football Weekly Release #4 Rookie Bobby Maimaron of Williams is the NESCAC Offensive Player of the Week, while Middlebury senior Kevin Hopsicker is the Defensive Player of the...
FootballOctober 1, 2017 Football Weekly Release #3 Tufts junior Ryan McDonald is the NESCAC Football Offensive Player of the Week, while teammate Alex LaPiana is the Special Teams Player of the Week....
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FootballSeptember 24, 2017 Football Weekly Release #2 Wesleyan senior Mike Breuler is the NESCAC Offensive Player of the Week, while Williams teammates T.J. Rothmann and Adam Regensburg are the Defensive...
FootballSeptember 17, 2017 Football Weekly Release #1 Joe Schmidt of Hamilton is the NESCAC Offensive Player of the Week. Teammate Tyler Hudson shares the Defensive Player of the Week honor with Middlebur...
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Offensive Player of the Week - November 12, 2017
Jake Schwern - Colby

Jake Schwern
Colby College
Junior • Running Back • Glen Ridge, N.J.

Schwern broke or tied three school records and had the highest single-game rushing total in the NESCAC this year with 257 yards (9.2 yards per rush) in a 31-20 win over Bowdoin. With Colby trailing 20-10 in the third quarter, Schwern had three unanswered touchdowns of 34, 58, and 1 yard to put the Mules up 31-20. He also had a 33-yard scoring run in the second quarter. The 257 yards broke the single-game Colby record of 247 yards set by Brian Cooley ‘90 in the 1989 season against Bowdoin. Schwern also tied school records for most touchdowns scored in a game (4) and most points scored in a game (24).

Co-Defensive Players of the Week
Wesley Becton

Wesley Becton
Middlebury College
Senior • Linebacker • Elmhurst, Ill.

Becton made 11 tackles, including 4.5 tackles for 40 lost yards, earned 3.5 sacks, and registered a safety as Middlebury earned a 35-24 road win at Tufts to finish at 7-2 and the NESCAC Runner-Up.

Colby Jones - Hamilton

Colby Jones
Hamilton College
Junior • Defensive Back • Hazlet, N.J.

Jones was credited with a career-high 12 tackles, including nine solo stops, in Hamilton’s win against Bates. He also returned an interception 24 yards, recovered a fumble, and blocked a 33-yard field goal attempt as the Bobcats were trying to go up 10-0 early in the first quarter.
Special Teams Player of the Week
Adam Reensburg - Williams

Adam Regensburg
Williams College
Senior • Punter/Wide Receiver • Pottstown, Pa.

Regensburg punted nine times in the Ephs’ overtime win against Amherst. He averaged 33.2 yards per punt, landing four of his nine boots inside the 20. On a fake punt, he had a 20-yard rush that gave the Ephs a first down and set up their third touchdown on the game. He also caught a team-high nine passes for 78 yards

Offensive Player of the Week - November 5, 2017
Mark Piccirillo - Wesleyan

Mark Piccirillo
Wesleyan University

Junior • Quarterback • Shelton, Conn.

Piccirillo amassed 341 yards of offense with four total touchdowns and zero turnovers in Wesleyan’s 35-0 win over Williams. He finished 26-of-32 with 272 yards and two passing TDs, and also rushed 15 times for 69 yards and two scores. The junior is shattering the Wesleyan record books and has set 10 new records so far this year. 

Defensive Player of the Week
Jon Lindgren - Bates

Jon Lindgren
Bates College
Sophomore • Free Safety • Plainville, Conn.

Lindgren tallied 16 tackles (11 solo) with six pass breakups, the most by any Bobcat player in either category this season. He also blocked a field-goal attempt in Bates’ 24-17 win over Bowdoin.

Special Teams Player of the Week
Henry Atkeson - Amherst

Henry Atkeson
Amherst College
Sophomore • Punter • Raleigh, N.C.

Atkeson placed five of his eight punts inside the 20 to help Amherst win the battle for field position in the Mammoths’ 28-20 win over Trinity. He racked up 252 yards and a long punt of 45.

Offensive Player of the Week - October 29, 2017
Ollie Eberth - Amherst

Ollie Eberth
Amherst College

Sophomore • Quarterback • Andover, Mass.

Eberth completed 14-of-21 passes to rack up 236 yards and lead Amherst to a season-high 471 yards of total offense in the Mammoths’ 31-26 victory over Tufts. Eberth added 65 yards on the ground, including two touchdowns in the opening quarter, to close out the contest with 301 total yards. In the two other Amherst scoring plays that Eberth was on the field for but did not find the end zone himself, he connected with receivers on passes of 33 yards or more during the drive.

Defensive Player of the Week
Dago Picon-Roura - Trinity

Dago Picon-Roura
Trinity College
Junior • Linebacker • Roslindale, Mass.

Picon-Roura led all tacklers with 11 (6 solo), intercepted a pass and returned it 19 yards to the Panther nine-yard line to set up a Trinity touchdown, and broke up two other passes. The Bantam defense held its opponent without a touchdown for the third game this season.

Special Teams Player of the Week
Grant DeWald - Bates

Grant DeWald
Bates College
Senior • Kicker • Duxbury, Mass.

DeWald accounted for nine points in the Bobcats’ win over Colby. He went 2-for-2 in field goals and 3-for-3 in PAT attempts. He is 5-for-5 on the season in field goals.

Offensive Player of the Week - October 22, 2017
Ryan McDonald - Tufts

Ryan McDonald
Tufts University

Junior • Quarterback • Annandale, N.J.

McDonald passed for a career-high 336 yards to lead Tufts to a season-high 484 total yards in a 21-13 win over Williams. He added 55 yards on the ground to finish the day with 391 total yards. McDonald threw a 59-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter to give the Jumbos a 7-0 lead. He engineered two other scoring drives that resulted in rushing touchdowns.

Defensive Player of the Week
Andrew Yamin

Andrew Yamin
Amhest College
Junior • Defensive Back • Cheshire, Conn.

Yamin recorded 4.5 sacks for Amherst in the Mammoths’ 21-17 victory over Wesleyan. He added a game-high 12 tackles, including eight solo, and 5.5 tackles for loss.

Special Teams Player of the Week
John Baron

John Baron
Colby College
Senior • Kicker/Punter • Medfield, Mass.

Baron kicked a 40-yard field goal, made all three extra points, had a solo tackle on a kickoff return, and punted eight times (two inside the 20-yard line) for a 35.6 average. Baron’s 40-yard field goal gave Colby a 17-0 lead in the second quarter. On a 30-yard kickoff return, Baron made a solo tackle at the Continental 35-yard line.

Co-Offensive Players of the Week - October 15, 2017
Mark Piccirillo

Mark Piccirillo
Wesleyan University

Junior • Quarterback • Shelton, Conn.

Piccirillo amassed 454 yards of offense in Wesleyan’s 41-23 win over Bates. He went 29-for-42 for 370 yards and two touchdowns through the air, and also ran 11 times for 84 yards and a score. In five games this season, he has thrown for 300 or more yards three times.

Bobby Maimaron

Bobby Maimaron
Williams College

First Year • Quarterback • Duxbury, Mass.

Maimaron engineered an 80-yard drive over the final 2:19 of the game with no timeouts, resulting in a 15-yard touchdown strike to rookie Frank Stola (Northport, N.Y.) as time expired to help Williams earn a 27-26 come-from-behind victory over Middlebury. He was 21-of-29 passing for 195 yards and two touchdowns and led the Ephs in rushing with 93 yards on 15 carries (6.2 avg.) and a third touchdown on the ground. On the final drive, he went 8-for-10 passing for 70 yards and had a key 17-yard rush.

Defensive Player of the Week
Dominique Seagears

Dominique Seagears
Trinity College
Senior • Defensive Back • Baltimore, Md.

Seagears set a Trinity record with a 100-yard interception return for a touchdown, ending a Tufts scoring drive and giving the Bantams a 13-7 lead in a 23-16 victory over the Jumbos. Seagears also made three tackles and broke up another pass. He has returned two picks for scores this season.

Special Teams Player of the Week
Maxwell Rye

Maxwell Rye
Middlebury College
Sophomore • Wide Reciever • Longmeadow, Mass.

Rye averaged 50.3 yards over four punts against Williams. Two of the punts were inside the 20, with one sailing 72 yards to the Ephs’ one-yard line and resulting in a blocked punt for a safety. Rye also caught seven passes for a career-high 133 yards and a touchdown.

Offensive Player of the Week - October 8, 2017
Bobby Maimaron

Bobby Maimaron
Williams College

First Year • Quarterback • Duxbury, Mass.

Maimaron accounted for 334 yards of total offense and four touchdowns as the Ephs’ scored 30 second-half points to pull away from Bates for a 47-14 win. He opened the scoring with a 15-yard touchdown scamper and threw scoring strikes of 19, 55 and 77 yards, while completing 71 percent (17-of-24) of his pass attempts for 282 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions. He finished with 52 yards on the ground, averaging 5.2 yards per carry.

Defensive Player of the Week
Kevin Hopsicker

Kevin Hopsicker
Middlebury College
Senior • Defensive Back • Delmar, N.Y.

Hopsicker earned a team-high eight tackles (6 solo), while returning an interception 32 yards for a touchdown in a 35-31 win at Amherst. A captain, Hopsicker also had a tackle for loss, leading the Panthers to their second straight 4-0 start.

Special Teams Player of the Week
Eric Sachse

Eric Sachse
Trinity College
Junior • Kicker • Jefferson, Mass.

Sachse made field goals of 21 and 30 yards, was 5-for-5 on extra points, and punted three times for an average of 39.3 yards per attempt. He dropped one punt at the Hamilton nine-yard line, a second at the two-yard line, and had a touchback.

Offensive Player of the Week - October 1, 2017
Ryan McDonald - Tufts

Ryan McDonald
Tufts University

Junior • Quarterback • Annandale, N.J.

McDonald registered 326 yards of total offense and a career-high four touchdowns to lead Tufts to a 37-17 win over Bates. He passed for 245 yards and ran 21 times for 81 yards. Three touchdown passes of 11, 29, 59 yards came in the first half as Tufts built a 30-10 lead. He added an early fourth-quarter score to help the Jumbos put the game away.

Defensive Player of the Week
Carty Campbell

Carty Campbell
Trinity College
Senior • Linebacker • Stamford, Conn.

Campbell tied for the team lead with eight tackles, including seven solo, had one tackle for loss, and made a game-preserving interception late in the fourth quarter in his own territory and returned it 34 yards into the Williams end to help Trinity defeat Williams, 17-9. The Bantams held the Ephs to 87 rushing yards.

Special Teams Player of the Week
Alex LaPiana

Alex LaPiana
Tufts University
Junior • Punter/Defensive Back • Charlotte, N.C.

LaPiana averaged 43.2 yards on five punts for Tufts in a win at Bates, including a 58-yarder and a 51-yarder. He also put two punts inside the 20-yard line.

Offensive Player of the Week - September 24, 2017
Mike Breuler - Wesleyan

Mike Breuler
Wesleyan University

Senior • Wide Receiver • Hamden, Conn.

Breuler played an instrumental role in Wesleyan’s 24-17 comeback victory over Tufts in overtime. He caught 13 receptions for 201 yards, including seven catches in two scoring drives that sent the game into overtime. He caught the eventual game-winning touchdown in the extra session.

Defensive Player of the Week
T.J. Rothmann - Williams

T.J. Rothmann
Williams College
First Year • Linebacker • Norwell, Mass.

Rothmann made 19 tackles in a win over Colby, including nine solo and two for loss. He broke up one pass and blocked a potential game-tying field goal early in the fourth quarter in the Ephs’ victory.

Special Teams Player of the Week
Adam Reensburg - Williams

Adam Regensburg
Williams College
Senior • Punter/Wide Receiver • Pottstown, Pa.

Regensburg had seven punts in the victory at Colby, averaging 42.7 yards per punt and placing five of the seven punts inside the 20-yard line to help Williams in the field position battle. All five of his second half punts pinned Colby at or inside the 20-yard line. He also caught one pass for four yards.

Offensive Player of the Week - September 17, 2017
Joe Schmidt

Joe Schmidt
Hamilton College
Sophomore • Wide Receiver • Staten Island, N.Y.

Schmidt caught eight passes for 214 yards (26.8 yards per catch) and tied a program record with four touchdown receptions of 9, 29, 51 and 70 yards in an overtime loss to Tufts, 35-28. Schmidt added six rushing yards and 73 on kick returns for 293 all-purpose yards. His receiving yardage is the most by a Hamilton player in at least 15 years.

Co-Defensive Players of the Week
Wesley Becton

Wesley Becton
Middlebury College
Senior • Linebacker • Elmhurst, Ill.

Becton made 11 tackles (6 solo), forced two fumbles, and picked up a sack. He also finished with two tackles resulting in 24 yards lost in Middlebury’s 30-27 victory over Wesleyan.

Tyler Hudson

Tyler Hudson
Hamilton College
Junior • Linebacker • Whitesboro, N.Y.

Hudson was credited with 19 tackles, including 1.5 for two yards in losses in Hamilton’s overtime loss to Tufts. Hudson, who had 14 solo stops, added half a sack and a fumble recovery. His 19 tackles were the most by a Hamilton player since Oct. 1, 2011.

 

Special Teams Player of the Week
Jimmy Martinez

Jimmy Martinez
Middlebury College
Junior • Wide Receiver • Maplewood, N.J.

Martinez returned a kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown, giving the Panthers a 13-7 lead over Wesleyan in the first quarter. The Panthers would not relinquish the lead the rest of the way in the win over the Cardinals. He also caught a 25-yard pass for a touchdown.

Player of the Week Archive

 

School Conf Overall
Trinity 8-1 8-1
Middlebury 7-2 7-2
Amherst 7-2 7-2
Wesleyan 6-3 6-3
Williams 6-3 6-3
Tufts 5-4 5-4
Hamilton 3-6 3-6
Bates 2-7 2-7
Colby 1-8 1-8
Bowdoin 0-9 0-9
Nov 11
Football Final
14 Bates
35 at Hamilton
Clinton, N.Y.
Nov 11
Football Final - OT
24 Amherst
31 at Williams
Williamstown, Mass.
Nov 11
Football Final
3 Wesleyan
28 at Trinity
Hartford, Conn.
Nov 11
Football Final
31 Colby
20 at Bowdoin
Brunswick, Maine
Nov 11
Football Final
35 Middlebury
24 at Tufts
Medford, Mass.
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