2017 NESCAC Women's Soccer Players of the Week

November 6, 2017
Alison Lu Alison Lu
Williams College
Sophomore • Forward • Palo Alto, Calif.

Lu scored twice to help the Ephs claim their eighth NESCAC title. She gave Williams a 2-1 lead in a 4-2 semifinal victory over No. 7 Amherst and netted the game-winner in a 2-1 overtime win against No. 4 Tufts in the NESCAC Championship game. She leads the Ephs with nine goals on the season.

Weekly Release #9

October 30, 2017
Emily Bowers Emily Bowers
Tufts University
Junior • Goalkeeper • Needham, Mass.

Bowers made seven saves in two 1-0 wins last week. In the Jumbos’ NESCAC Quarterfinal match against No. 5 Trinity, Bowers had the assist on first-year Sophie Lloyd’s (Los Altos, Calif.) goal after drop kicking the ball the length of the field to the other penalty area. She also made six stops in a 1-0 victory over Bowdoin in the regular season finale.

Weekly Release #8

October 23, 2017
Natalie Landau Natalie Landau
Amherst College
First Year • Forward • Providence, R.I.

Landau scored three goals in a span of 4:09 in Amherst’s 4-2 win over Wesleyan. She broke a 1-1 tie with a goal at 38:01 and before the halftime whistle, had tripled the Mammoth’s advantage

Weekly Release #7

October 16, 2017
Elizabeth Reed Elizabeth Reed
Tufts University
First Year • Forward • Lynnfield, Mass.

Reed scored four of the six goals for the Jumbos last week. She scored twice in wins over Endicott (3-1) and Bates (3-0), including the game-winner versus the Bobcats.

Weekly Release #6

October 9, 2017
Blake Crawley Blake Crawley
Trinity College
First Year • Midfielder • Laguna Beach, Calif.

Crawley assisted the game-winning goal in the 101st minute in a double-overtime win against Wesleyan and scored the lone goal of the game, the first of her career, in a 1-0 victory over Bowdoin to lead the Bantams to a 2-0 week. The two victories moved Trinity from seventh to fifth in the league standings.

Weekly Release #5

October 2, 2017
Natasha Albaneze Natasha Albaneze
Williams College
Senior • Forward/Midfielder • Northport, N.Y.

Albaneze had a hand in three of the Ephs’ six goals in a 2-0 week. She scored the game-winning goal in the 102nd minute of a 1-0, double-overtime win against Connecticut College, then assisted on two of the Ephs’ five goals in a 5-0 win over Castleton.

Weekly Release #4

September 25, 2017
Sarah McCarthy Sarah McCarthy
Bates College
Senior • Goalkeeper • Rockville Centre, N.Y.

McCarthy allowed just one goal and made 23 saves in 200 minutes in a 1-0-1 weekend for the Bobcats. McCarthy posted a career-high 17 saves in a 1-0 win at Wesleyan, then made six saves, including three in overtime, in a 1-1 draw at Williams. Bates has a program-best NESCAC record through three games (2-0-1).

Weekly Release #3

September 18 , 2017
Natasha Albaneze Natasha Albaneze
Williams College
Senior • Forward • Northport, N.Y.

Albaneze totaled seven points on two goals and three assists last week. She had a hand in five of the Ephs’ six goals to help Williams win two conference games. She scored the first goal and assisted on two others in a 3-0 win over Colby. She followed suit by scoring the first goal in a 3-0 win over Bowdoin and assisted on the third goal in the win over the Polar Bears.

Weekly Release #2

September 11 , 2017
Alex Baltazar Sarah Scire
Williams College
Sophomore • Forward • Wykoff, N.J.

Scire scored three goals and added an assist as the Ephs opened the season with three wins, two of them against conference opponents. In a season-opening 3-1 over Hamilton, she scored once. She assisted the game-winning goal in a 2-0 victory versus Trinity, then added two more tallies, including the game-winner, in a 4-0 victory at Skidmore.

Weekly Release #1