NESCAC Weekly Release - April 1, 2019

Koko Mensah, Connecticut College
Koko Mensah, Connecticut College

NESCAC Spring Weekly Release #5

Scott Morgan, Trinity Men's Lacrosse Player of the Week

Scott Morgan
Trinity College
Senior • Midfield • East Grand Rapids, Mich.

Morgan went 38-for-49 in the faceoff circle in a pair of games, including Trinity’s first conference win of the season, a 16-11 victory over Bowdoin. Against the Polar Bears, Morgan was 21-of-27 at the dot and helped the Bantams jump out to a 5-0 lead after winning the game’s first five faceoffs. He also added a goal and an assist in the team’s 23-4 win over Wheaton earlier and collected 30 ground balls in the two games.

Eliza Denious, Bowdoin Women's Lacrosse Player of the Week

Eliza Denious
Bowdoin College
Sophomore • Midfielder • Wilton, Conn.

Denious scored seven goals, including four in the final 11:03, to lead the Polar Bears from a three-goal deficit to a 17-15 victory over Trinity. She also had six draw controls and two caused turnovers in the victory. Denious has totaled 16 goals, three assists and 10 draw controls in the last three games for Bowdoin.


Doug Schaffer, Williams Baseball Player of the Week

Doug Schaffer
Williams College
Senior • Infielder • New Haven, Conn.

Schaffer batted .542, with five multi-hit games, and slugged .667 in a 7-0 week for the Ephs. He knocked out 13 hits, drove in 13 runs and scored seven times. In a win over St. Olaf he tripled to drive in three runs to give Williams a 9-8 lead and scored an insurance run to push the Ephs’ lead 10-8 in the bottom of the eighth. In the opening game of the series against Colby, he hit a two-run single to give Williams a 2-0 lead in the first inning and drove in another run in the bottom of the third to give the Ephs a lead they would not relinquish on the way to a 6-3 victory.

Will Simeone, Trinity Baseball Pitcher of the Week

Will Simeone
Trinity College
First Year • Pitcher • Milton, Mass.

Simeone threw a seven-inning, complete-game shutout in the second game of Trinity’s series against Bowdoin. He struck out six batters, scattered three hits and did not allow a walk to pick up his second win of the year. 

Kirstin Mapes, Williams Softball Player of the Week
Kirstin Mapes
Williams College
Junior • Utility/Pitcher • Corona, Calif.

In a 6-1 week for the Ephs Mapes hit .346 with three home runs, six RBIs, and six runs scored. In a three-game sweep of Hamilton to open conference play, she went 5-for-11 (.455) with three home runs, three RBIs, and four runs scored. In a 4-3 win over the Continentals, she tied the game with a solo home run in the bottom of the sixth, then won the game with a second solo home run with two outs in the bottom of the eighth. In the second game of the doubleheader, added an RBI and threw a complete-game five-hitter in a 4-2 victory. She had at least one hit in the final five games of the week and a slugging percentage of .692 for the week while going 1-0 in the circle.

Kristi Van Meter, Tufts Softball Pitcher of the Week
Kristi Van Meter
Tufts University
Sophomore • Pitcher • Amston, Conn.

Van Meter allowed one hit and no runs over nine innings in two starts against Bates. She pitched a one-hit shutout in Friday’s 8-0 six-inning victory and worked three innings without allowing a hit or a run in Saturday’s Game 2 start. She earned the win in both games. 

Aidan Ryan, Williams Men's Track Performer of the Week
Aidan Ryan
Williams College
Sophomore • New York, N.Y.

Ryan finished the 5,000-meter run with a time of 14:46.22 to win the event and lead the Ephs to a sixth-place finish at the California Collegiate Invitational. His time currently ranks first in the NESCAC.

Aidan Ryan, Williams Men's Field Performer of the Week
Minhaj Rahman
Middlebury College
Senior • Woodhaven, N.Y.

Rahman was second in the hammer throw at the California Collegiate Open, breaking his own school record with a toss of 57.55 meters. His mark leads the NESCAC in the event.

Anna Passanante, Williams Women's Track Performer of the Week
Anna Passannante
Williams College
Junior • Chapel Hill, N.C.

Competing at the California Collegiate Invitational, Passannante won the 800-meter run with a time of 2:11.87, which ranks first in the NESCAC. The Ephs finished second in the team standings.

Koko Mensah, Connecticut College Women's Field Performer of the Week
Koko Mensah
Connecticut College
Senior • Woodhaven, N.Y.

Mensah won the shot put at the Tufts Snowflake Classic, registering a throw of 13.88 meters. She holds the top spot in the conference in the shot put. She also earned a third-place finish in the discus throw, notching a mark of 37.18 meters.