Erin Nicholas Middlebury College
Sophomore • Defender • Scarsdale, N.Y.
Nicholas handed out the assist on Middlebury’s game-winning goal in a 1-0 victory over No. 2 Tufts in the NESCAC Championship game. Nicholas was also responsible for drawing nine penalty corners in two games last weekend. She leads Middlebury in goals (12), assists (9), and points (33). The Panthers captured their sixth NESCAC title.
Men's Soccer Player of the Week
Jeff Rosenberg Colby College
Senior • Forward • Bethesda, Md.
Rosenberg led the Mules to the NESCAC title after scoring two goals in a 3-1 win over Amherst in the semifinals. Rosenberg scored 9:18 into the match and gave the Mules a 2-0 lead just 1:29 into the second half. Rosenberg, an All-NESCAC player last year, also had Colby’s best scoring opportunity among his two shots in a 0-0 tie with Williams in the title game.
Women's Soccer Co-Players of the Week
Ursula Alwang Middlebury College
Junior • Goalkeeper • Weston, Conn.
Alwang helped lead Middlebury to its fourth NESCAC title with an excellent defensive effort in goal. She made six saves in a semifinal tie with Amherst and added three saves in the Panthers’ championship game win over Williams. She allowed just one goal in 200 minutes of work.
Eva Shaw Middlebury College
Junior • Goalkeeper • Park City, Utah
Shaw handled penalty kick duties for the Panthers in the team’s shootout against Amherst. After the Mammoths took a 2-0 lead, Shaw made four stops to help Middlebury earn a 4-3 advantage and advance to the NESCAC Championship game.
Volleyball Player of the Week
Lisa Sheldon Bowdoin College
Senior • Libero • Venice, Calif.
Sheldon helped lead the Polar Bears win their third NESCAC Championship with stellar defensive play last weekend. In three matches, Sheldon averaged 6.00 digs per set, including 29 in both the semifinal win over No. 5 Tufts and the title match against No. 3 Amherst. She leads the conference with 557 digs, and with 72 in three matches over the weekend, she became the fourth player in school history to surpass 1,500 digs in a career (1,568).
Football Players of the Week
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Max Chipouras Trinity College
Senior • Running Back • Longmeadow, Mass.
Chipouras rushed 24 times for 203 yards and scored on touchdown runs of three and 70 yards in Trinity’s 27-16 win over previously-undefeated Amherst. His first touchdown tied the game at 13-13 late in the second quarter, while his second touchdown made it a two-possession game late in the fourth quarter. Chipouras also caught one pass for five yards.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Sophomore • Defensive Lineman • Bethlehem, Pa.
Eighmy recorded three sacks on Saturday in Wesleyan’s 21-14 win over Williams. The three sacks totaled a loss of 25 yards. Additionally, the sophomore recorded a total of five tackles, all for a loss.
SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Chen gave the Polar Bears the lead in the third quarter with a 31-yard field goal, connected on four PATs and punted four times, averaging 41.3 yards per kick, including landing one at the Bates 1 in a 31-14 victory over Bates on Saturday night.
Sessions averaged 3.75 kills and 3.08 digs per last week for the Panthers. She posted double-doubles against Babson (11 kills, 11 digs) and Springfield (19 kills, 20 digs) and added 15 kills with six digs versus MIT. She finished the week with a .283 hitting percentage.