NESCAC Weekly Release - November 6, 2017

NESCAC Weekly Release - November 6, 2017
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Men's Soccer Player of the Week
Conor Coleman Conor Coleman
Tufts University
Senior • Defender • Phoenix, Ariz.

Coleman, a co-captain, has been the defensive anchor all season and helped the Jumbos earn their 16th and 17th shutouts of the season, to win their first- ever NESCAC title. The Jumbo defense only allowed four shots on goal, which was due in large part to Coleman’s solid play along the back line. Tufts’ defense, led by Coleman, has surrendered just one goal this season. A target on set pieces, he also matchup problems on the offensive end of the field.

Women's Soccer Player of the Week
Alison Lu
Alison Lu
Williams College
Sophomore • Forward • Palo Alto, Calif.

Lu scored twice to help the Ephs claim their eighth NESCAC title. She gave Williams a 2-1 lead in a 4-2 semifinal victory over No. 7 Amherst and netted the game-winner in a 2-1 overtime win against No. 4 Tufts in the NESCAC Championship game. She leads the Ephs with nine goals on the season.
Volleyball Player of the Week
Nicole Hilton Nicole Hilton
Wesleyan University
Sophomore • Middle Blocker • Wantagh, N.Y.

Hilton played a pivotal role in Wesleyan’s run to its first NESCAC Championship in program history. She recorded at least 13 kills and two blocks in all three matches. In a 3-0 sweep against Williams, she totaled 14 kills and had a .545 hitting percentage. In the semifinals against Bowdoin, she totaled 13 kills and three blocks, and added a 13-kill performance and a .310 hitting percentage in the final. For the tournament, Hilton averaged 3.64 kills per set with a .353 hitting percentage.

Field Hockey Player of the Week
Lauren Schweppe Lauren Schweppe
Middlebury College
Senior • Midfield • Chester Springs, Pa.

Schweppe controlled the midfield as the Panthers captured their fourth NESCAC Championship in the last six years and fifth overall. She helped lead the defense to a shutout in the title game, while also dishing out a pair of assists

Football Offensive Player of the Week
Mark Piccirillo - Amherst 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.

Football 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.

Football 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 of 45.