NESCAC Weekly Release - October 1, 2018

Sean MacDonald, Bowdoin
Sean MacDonald, Bowdoin
NESCAC Fall Weekly Release #4
Men's Cross Country Performer of the Week
Sean MacDonald, Bowdoin Sean MacDonald
Bowdoin College
Senior • South Burlington, Vt.

MacDonald led the Polar Bears to their first Maine State Championship title since 2013, completing the 8K course in a time of 25:11.2 to finish first.
Women's Cross Country Performer of the Week
Grace Heller, Hamilton Grace Heller
Hamilton College
Senior • Ridgefield, Conn.

Heller posted a personal-best 5K time of 17:52.8 to finish third out of 192 runners at the RPI Saratoga Invitational. Heller finished 2.8 seconds behind the race winner.
Field Hockey Player of the Week
Gigi Tutoni, Tufts Gigi Tutoni
Tufts University
Senior • Forward • Newtown, Pa.

A co-captain Tutoni tallied 10 points on five goals in three NESCAC games. She netted the game-tying and game-winning goal in overtime as the Jumbos topped Amherst, 3-2, and scored the game-tying goal against Hamilton in a 2-1 victory. She also scored twice in a win over Wesleyan. Tutoni leads the Jumbos with 12 points.
Men's Soccer Player of the Week
Joe Braun, Tufts Joe Braun
Tufts University
Junior • Forward • Yardley, Pa.

Braun posted five points, including a pair of game-winning goals, in three NESCAC wins for the Jumbos. He netted the game-winning goal in a 1-0 victory over Wesleyan, recorded an assist on what proved to be the game-winning goal versus Amherst, and scored the game-winning goal in the 88th minute in a 1-0 win over Hamilton.
Women's Soccer Player of the Week
Duun O'Hara, Trinity Duun O'Hara
Trinity College
First Year • Forward • Woodstock, Conn.

O'Hara scored in each of Trinity's games last week, including the game-winning goal in the 88th minute of a 2-1 comeback victory against Bates. She also netted the equalizer in the 88th minute in a 3-3 draw versus Wheaton.
Volleyball Player of the Week
Caroline Flaharty, Bowdoin Caroline Flaharty
Bowdoin College
Junior • OH/RS • Fort Myers, Fla.

Flaharty posted double-doubles in two NESCAC road wins over Williams (3-2) and Hamilton (3-1). She averaged 3.1 kills and 3.3 digs per set, totaled 12 kills and 15 digs against the Ephs, and 17 kills and 15 digs against the Continentals. She also had five service aces versus Hamilton.
Football Players of the Week
Ryan McDonald, Tufts

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Ryan McDonald

Tufts University 
Senior • Quarterback • Annandale, N.J.

McDonald recorded 368 yards of total offense, throwing for 207 yards and two touchdowns and running for 161 yards, matching his career high, and another score on 23 rushes (7.0 yards per carry). He ran for an 18-yard touchdown and threw scoring passes of 16 and 24 yards to lead the Jumbos’ second half rally with 37 unanswered points to overcome a 14-10 halftime deficit. He helped lead Tufts to 545 total yards and 32 first downs overall in a 47-14 victory versus Bates.

T.J. Rothmann, Williams

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
T.J. Rothmann

Williams College
Sophomore • Linebacker • Norwell, Mass.

Rothmann spearheaded the defensive effort for Williams in a win over Trinity, the Ephs’ first over the Bantams since 2010. He made a game-high 15 tackles (8 solo), had one pass breakup, intercepted a pass in the end zone that stopped a third-quarter drive by Trinity, and recovered a fumble in the fourth quarter that ended another Trinity possession. 

Christian Snell, Hamilton

SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Christian Snell

Hamilton College
First Year • Defensive Back • Alden, N.Y.

Snell blocked a punt and recovered the loose ball in the end zone for a touchdown giving the Continentals a 32-29 lead with 1:34 left in the fourth quarter against Wesleyan and led to a victory over the Cardinals.