NESCAC Weekly Release - November 19, 2018

Roger Gu, Tufts
Roger Gu, Tufts
NESCAC Winter Weekly Release #1
Men's Basketball Player of the Week
Luke Rogers, Tufts Luke Rogers
Tufts University
Sophomore • Forward • Boxborough, Mass.

Rogers helped the Jumbos win the Roger Williams’ Courtyard by Marriott Tournament and was named to the All-Tournament Team. In the championship game, Rogers exploded for 32 points and 17 rebounds, nine were offensive, as the Jumbos beat Roger Williams 88-84. He finished the week averaging a double-double of 20.0 points and 10.5 rebounds in 20.5 minutes per game. He also shot 63 percent from the floor and added four blocks.
Women's Basketball Player of the Week
Tara Berger, Wesleyan Tara Berger
Wesleyan University
Senior • Forward • Purchase, N.Y.

Berger averaged 20.0 points, 15.0 rebounds, and 3.5 blocks to open the season for the Cardinals. In the team’s season-opener, she netted 22 points on 6-of-11 shooting, while grabbing 16 boards and blocking three shots against Cabrini. She added 18 points, pulled in 14 boards, dished out four assists, blocked four shots, and recorded two steals in an 82-59 win over Swarthmore.
Men's Ice Hockey Player of the Week
Marcus Mollica, Williams Marcus Mollica
Williams College
Senior • Forward • Dove Canyon, Calif.

Mollica registered six points on five goals and an assist to lead the Ephs to a 2-0-0 start in the conference play. He netted the game-winning goal in both Eph road victories. He scored the first two goals, including a short-handed tally, on the way to a hat-trick in a 4-1 win over Bowdoin. His power-play goal with 11:05 left in the third period against Colby proved to be the difference in a 4-3 victory for the Ephs. It was one of two goals in the game for Mollica.
Women's Ice Hockey Player of the Week
Jordan Cross, Connecticut College Jordan Cross
Connecticut College
Senior • Forward • Saugus, Mass.

Cross helped Connecticut College register a 1-0-1 record on the road at Amherst to start the season. She factored into three of the team’s four goals. She first helped the Camels salvage a 2-2 tie by scoring the equalizer with under five minutes remaining in regulation on Friday night. She scored the team’s first goal and set up the eventual game-winning marker in a 2-1 victory over the Mammoths on Saturday.
 Men's Swimming & Diving Performer of the Week
Roger Gu, Tufts Roger Gu
Tufts University
Junior • Ashland, Mass.

Gu swept the freestyle sprint events in a win over Middlebury. Gu notched a time of 20.60 in the 50 freestyle to set the pool mark, while also winning the 100 freestyle (47.41) and the 200 freestyle (1:43.90). He also contributed an anchor split time of 20.09 to help the 200 medley relay win with a time of 1:34.07.
 Women's Swimming & Diving Performer of the Week
Molly Craig, Williams Molly Craig
Williams College
Sophomore • Mansfield, Pa.

Craig won four events over Springfield and Union. She posted a time of 2:24.84 to win the 200 breaststroke and notched an event-winning time of 10:35.59 in the 1,000 freestyle against Springfield. Against Union, she won the 200 butterfly (2:08.37) and the 200 backstroke (2:08.92).
 Men's Squash Performer of the Week
Omar Attia, Bates Omar Attia
Bates College
Sophomore • Cairo, Egypt

With the match against Dickinson knotted at 4-4, sophomore Attia came back from a 2-1 deficit to win 12-10 in the fifth game, defeating his opponent 11-6, 9-11, 6-11, 11-6, 12-10 at the third position. Attia’s win clinched a 5-4 victory for the Bobcats.
 Women's Squash Performer of the Week
Julia Ward, Williams Julia Ward
Williams College
Sophomore • Wilmington, Del.

Ward went 3-1 at the top position last week, earning wins over Connecticut College (11-2, 11-3, 11-6), Hamilton (11-2, 11-6, 11-2), and William Smith (11-1, 11-3, 11-4).