March 13, 2017

NAC Athletes of the Week (Week Ending March 12)



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Player of the Week - Devon Rollins, Lyndon (Sr., 1B - Winooski, Vt.)

Rollins had an impressive week down south in Florida, as he started all ten games, batting .406 (13-for-32) while recording at least one hit in eight of ten games. He scored 10 runs, stole nine bases, earned seven RBI, and drew six walks to help the Hornets go 6-4. The senior was just a double shy of hitting for the cycle in the season opener, while belting a grand slam and finishing with six RBI in a win over Finlandia. In the second game of a double header with Cabrini, Rollins tallied two stolen bases and scored two runs in the team's 6-5 victory. With the score tied 2-2 in the first game of a double header with Medaille, the senior hit a sacrifice fly to bring home what would be the game-winning run in a 3-2 victory. At first base, Rollins recorded 66 putouts, three assists, and only one error for a .986 fielding percentage.




Pitcher of the Week - Andrew Whalen, Lyndon (Jr., P - Cumberland, R.I.)

Whalen made five appearances during the team's Florida trip and recorded three saves, already matching his save total from last season. The junior was near perfect as he allowed zero runs and just two hits in 6.2 innings of work, while striking out five and not walking a single batter. After pitching 1.1 innings in the first game of a doubleheader with Cabrini, the righthander threw two innings in the second game, striking out three batters to help the Hornets hold on for the 6-5 victory. Whalen then closed the door on Penn. St.-Altoona in the bottom of the seventh including one strikeout for a 9-6 victory. The next day, he picked up his third save of the trip, coming into the game in the bottom of the sixth with runners on second and third with two outs. Whalen forced a pop up in foul territory to get out of the jam and then recorded three outs in the bottom of the seventh for the 3-1 win over Medaille. The junior finished out the trip retiring the side in order in the top of the ninth to help the Hornets record a 7-2 victory over Iowa Wesleyan and tally their sixth win.




Rookie of the Week - Codi Smith, Lyndon (Fr., OF/P - Hartford, Vt.)

Smith had a solid start to his college career, playing in right field for nine games, while batting .360 (9-for-25) with six walks, five runs, four RBI, two triples and one double to help the Hornets post a 6-4 record. Smith went 2-for-2 with an RBI in a 6-5 victory over Cabrini, 1-for-2 with a run, two walks and one stolen base in a 9-6 win over Penn. St.-Altoona, and 2-for-3 with a run, three RBI, a double, and a triple in a 7-2 win over Iowa Wesleyan. In the field, Smith was perfect, recording 14 put outs and two assists.


Men's Lacrosse


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Player of the Week
 - Sean Largay, New England College (Sr., A - Norwalk, Conn.)

Largay had a hand in six goals, including the overtime game-winner, in NEC's 14-13 win over Norwich. The senior scored twice, both of which tied the game at 10-all and 13-all in the fourth quarter, while also dishing out three assists in regulation before scoring the game-winner just 1:26 into overtime. 




Defensive Player of the Week
Connor Fries, New England College (So., LSM - Barnstable, Mass.)

Fries was a game-changer in his first appearance of the 2017 season, as he caused seven turnovers and scooped up a game-high nine ground balls in NEC's 14-13 overtime win over Norwich. 




Rookie of the Week - Jacob Boothby, Husson (Fr., A - Kennebunk, Maine)

Boothby picked up nine ground balls, netted eight goals, and dished two assists in a 1-1 week for the Eagles. In a 13-5 victory over Wheelock, the rookie tallied five goals, one assist, and six ground balls. Earlier in the week in a tough loss to Rivier, the attackman posted four points off three goals and one assist, while also gathering three ground balls.


Women's Lacrosse


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Player of the Week - Tara Bainbridge, New England College (So., A - South Hadley, Mass.)

Bainbridge had an impressive start to the season, as she tallied 11 goals, three assists, three ground balls, three draw controls, and one caused turnover in a tough four-game non-conference schedule to start the season. The sophomore recorded three goals, two assists and two ground balls in a tough season opening 8-5 loss to Regis and then scored six goals in a 13-12 win over Simmons. She also added three points (2g, 1a), two draw controls, one ground ball and one caused turnover against two tough non-conference opponents on the team's trip to Los Angeles. 





Defensive Player of the Week - Kaitlin Dolloff, Husson (Sr., GK - Richmond, R.I.)

Dolloff helped the Eagles claim a 19-0 victory over Dean, capturing the first shutout in program history in the past seven years. The senior played every minute of the game in net, posting five saves to hold the Bulldogs scoreless.





Rookie of the Week - Madison Barry, Maine Maritime (Fr., A - Stoneham, Mass.)

Barry helped lead the Mariners to a historic 13-2 victory over SUNY Maritime. Earning her first collegiate start, Barry scored two goals on two shots, dished out two assists and scooped up two ground balls. 


Men's Tennis


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Player of the Week - Seth Marcil, Castleton (Sr. - Brattleboro, Vt.)

Marcil had an impressive week for the Spartans, dropping just one point throughout an entire match against Green Mountain. The senior led the way in an 8-1 win in doubles action against the Eagles' top duo, before earning a 6-0, 6-0 win at the No. 1 flight. Marcil moves to 2-1 in singles and 3-0 in doubles this season with the victories.




Rookie of the Week - Jared Wheeler, Castleton (Fr. - Coventry, R.I.)

Wheeler continued his strong play early in the season for Castleton, picking up a pair of wins as the Spartans swept Green Mountain. The rookie started out the day with an 8-0 victory in No. 2 doubles action with partner Tyler Wilcox, before cruising to a 6-0, 6-2 win over the Eagles No. 4 singles player. The wins were the first official victories of Wheeler's career, coming in impressive fashion as he dropped just two points in total on the day.