NESCAC Weekly Release - October 2, 2017

NESCAC Weekly Release - October 2, 2017
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Men's Soccer Player of the Week
Bryce Johnson Bryce Johnson
Amherst College
First Year • Defender • Plano, Texas

Johnson dished out assists on both of the Mammoths’ game-winning goals in one-goal victories over Tufts (1-0) and Rutgers-Newark (2-1). He was part of a back line that allowed just one goal on the week.

Women's Soccer Player of the Week
Natasha Albaneze
Natasha Albaneze
Williams College
Senior • Forward/Midfielder • Northport, N.Y.

Albaneze had a hand in three of the Ephs’ six goals in a 2-0 week. She scored the game-winning goal in the 102nd minute of a 1-0, double-overtime win against Connecticut College, then assisted on two of the Ephs’ five goals in a 5-0 win over Castleton.
Volleyball Player of the Week
Harper Graves Harper Graves
Wesleyan University
First Year • Outside Hitter • Pacific Palisades, Calif.

Graves led Wesleyan to a 3-0 week, which included sweeps of Trinity (3-0) and Amherst (3-0) and a win over Stevens (3-1). In the two conference wins, she registered a hitting percentage of .432. For the week, Graves averaged 2.50 kills, 1.20 digs and 0.70 blocks per set. The Cardinals secured the Little Three title for the first time since 1992.

Field Hockey Player of the Week
Kelcie Finn Kelcie Finn
Trinity College
Senior • Forward • Weymouth, Mass.

Finn scored all three Trinity goals against NESCAC competition, as the Bantams won at Connecticut College, 1-0, and at Bates, 2-1. Trinity also downed the University of New England, 4-3, on the road last week.

Men's Cross Country Performer of the Week
Mohamed Hussein Mohamed Hussein
Amherst College
Senior • Hargeisa, Somaliland

Hussein notched the Mammoths' top finish, posting a time of 24:46 to place 89th overall in the 8K Gold Division at the Paul Short Invitational.

Women's Cross Country Performer of the Week
Victoria Kingham Victoria Kingham
Williams College
Senior • New York, N.Y.

Kingham placed 40th out of 369 runners in the 6K Gold Division at the Paul Short Invitational with a time of 20:43 to lead the Ephs.

Football Offensive Player of the Week
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.

Football 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.

Football 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.