NESCAC Weekly Release - January 14, 2019

Andrew Lee, Trinity

NESCAC Winter Weekly Release #7

Austin Hutcherson, Wesleyan Men's Basketball Player of the Week

Austin Hutcherson
Wesleyan University
Sophomore • Guard • New York, N.Y.

Hutcherson averaged 21.5 points per game and shot 91.7 percent from the foul line for Wesleyan. He led the Cardinals’ second-half rally against Hamilton, scoring 24 points in the final 20 minutes, including 12 straight points as the Cardinals came back to win, 73-69. He finished with 32 points and five 3-pointers. Hutcherson hit the game-winning shot with three seconds remaining to defeat Amherst, 62-60, the following day and finished with 11 points and four assists.

Madeline Eck, Amherst Women's Basketball Player of the Week

Madeline Eck
Amherst College
Junior • Guard • Rye, N.Y.

Eck shot 73.1 percent from the field (19-for-26) and averaged 20.5 points and 9.0 rebounds in two Amherst wins. Eck set a new career-high with 31 points in a 62-44 win over Wesleyan and recorded her first career double-double with 12 rebounds.


Joey Lupo, Amherst Men's Ice Hockey Player of the Week

Tim Sestak
Wesleyan University
Junior • Goaltender • Darien, Conn.

Sestak posted two shutouts last weekend. He recorded 27 saves in Wesleyan’s 5-0 win over Bowdoin and followed up with 20 stops, including four saves in overtime, in a 0-0 tie at Colby. Sestak leads the conference in save percentage with .966.


Katie Savage, Amherst Women's Ice Hockey Player of the Week

Katie Savage
Amherst College
Senior • Forward • Amston, Conn.

In a back-to-back, come-from-behind wins over Bowdoin, Savage scored the game-winning goal with 4:35 remaining in regulation to lift Amherst to a 3-1 win in the first game. She netted the game-tying goal to spark a three-goal third period and propel the Mammoths to a 3-1 victory in the second game.


James Lovette, Williams Men's Swimming & Diving Performer of the Week

Jamie Lovette
Williams College
Sophomore • Ithaca, N.Y.

Lovette notched a first-place finish in the 1650 freestyle with a league-best time of 15:48.40 to help Williams defeat Connecticut College last week. Lovette also won the 100 freestyle (47.04) and was part of the winning 200 freestyle relay (1:26.62), contributing a 21.56 split.


Lindsey Ruderman, Amherst Women's Swimming & Diving Performer of the Week

Lindsey Ruderman
Amherst College
Sophomore • Durham, N.C.

Ruderman, a diver, posted two first-place finishes against Williams last week. She won on both boards, notching a score of 303.91 from the 1-meter board and a mark of 334.50 from the 3-meter board. Both marks were school records.

Andrew Lee, Trinity Men's Squash Performer of the Week

Andrew Lee
Trinity College
Junior • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

With the match against Columbia knotted at 4-4, Lee saved match-points at the seventh spot to win in five games, 10-12, 9-11, 11-5, 11-2, 13-11. The 5-4 win helped the Bantams remain unbeaten versus Columbia and on the season.

Luca Polgar, Bates Women's Squash Performer of the Week

Luca Polgar
Bates College
Junior • Budapest, Hungary

Polgar improved to 7-1 on the season individually, defeating an opponent from Williams, 3-0 (11-5, 11-8, 11-4) and an opponent from Middlebury, 3-1 (11-7, 11-5, 9-11, 11-7), both from the top position. Polgar has won three-straight matches.