NESCAC Weekly Release - October 29, 2018

Sarah Staver, Middlebury
Sarah Staver, Middlebury
NESCAC Fall Weekly Release #8
Field Hockey Player of the Week
Emma Ticknor, Williams Emma Ticknor
Williams College
Junior • Midfield • Madison, N.J.

Ticknor scored three goals as the Ephs upset previously undefeated Middlebury, 4-2. She followed up with one goal and an assist on the game-winning goal as the Ephs clipped No. 6 Bowdoin, 3-2, in the NESCAC Quarterfinals.
Men's Soccer Player of the Week
Dan Carlson, Bowdoin Dan Carlson
Colby College
Senior • Goalkeeper • Littleton, Mass.

Carlson posted two shutouts, the first in a 2-0 victory over Bates in a winner-take-all game to earn a spot in the NESCAC Championship, and then in a 0-0 double-overtime tie against No.1 Tufts in a game where the Mules advanced on penalty kicks, 3-2. He had 10 saves against Tufts in a game where the Jumbos fired 39 shots on goal. Carlson also had five saves in the victory over Bates. Carlson ranks second in the NESCAC in total saves (70) and fifth in save percentage (.843).
Women's Soccer Player of the Week
Rubii Tamen, Amherst Rubii Tamen
Amherst College
Senior • Forward • Washington, D.C.

Tamen scored two goals, for the third consecutive game, in the Mammoths 2-0 win over Trinity in their final regular season match. Tamen followed up her performance by notching the game-winning goal in a 1-0 victory over Hamilton in the NESCAC Quarterfinals. Tamen has scored seven goals over the last four games.
Volleyball Player of the Week
Sarah Staver, Middlebury Sarah Staver
Middlebury College
Senior • Middle Hitter • Manhattan Beach, Calif.

Staver averaged 3.36 kills per set with a .418 hitting percentage in a 3-0 week for the Panthers. She also earned 10 digs, nine blocks, and five services aces. She hit .472 with 17 kills in the regular season finale versus Williams.
Football Players of the Week
Jake Schwern, Colby

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Jake Schwern
Colby College 
Senior • Running Back • Essex Falls, N.J.

Schwern rushed for 226 yards and had all three touchdowns for the Mules in a 21-6 victory over Bates. He had two 1-yard scoring runs, plus another touchdown run of 44-yards. Schwern was a workhorse with 40 carries and a 5.7-yard per average rush. He also caught one pass for nine yards. Schwern is second in the NESCAC in rushing yards per game (102.7) and ranks first in total carries (182). 

John Callahan, Amherst

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
John Callahan
Amherst College
Senior • Linebacker • Bethlehem, Pa.

In a 19-13 win over Tufts, Callahan had an interception that led to an Amherst field goal to push the Mammoths’ lead to 10-0. He swiped a ball from a Tufts’ receivers hand for a fumble recovery and returned the ball 65 yards to the Tufts 2-yard line, setting up a rushing score to increase Amherst’s lead to 16-6. Callahan also had five tackles in the victory.

Andrew Schreibstein, Williams

SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Andrew Schreibstein
Williams College
First Year • Kicker/Punter • Longmeadow, Mass.

Schreibstein went 2-for-2 on field goals, including a career and season-long of 40 yards in a win over Hamilton. He was also 3-for-3 on PATs and punted six times, placing three inside the 20 and one inside the 5-yard line, while averaging 33.5 yards per kick.