NAC Weekly Honors (9/30/19 - 10/6/19)



Player of the Week

Nicholas Ojala, Castleton
Sophomore - Proctor, Vermont

Yesterday, Ojala shot an opening round 75 (plus-four) at the University of Southern Maine Fall Classic, and he sits in a tie for third, one stroke off the leaders, at the Gorham Country Club. Play concludes today and tee times began at 10:00 am. To start the week, Ojala carded 158 (78-80) at the Elms College Blazer Invitational, finishing 19th overall.





Rookie of the Week

Aaron Pion, Thomas
First-Year - Waterville, Maine

Pion won medalist honors at a tri-meet with UMaine-Presque Isle and UMaine-Augusta on Wednesday, carding a plus-six 76 for a five-shot advantage. Then on Thursday at the Mariner Classic, he tied for 16th with a score of 81 (plus 11) at the Augusta Country Club.






Player of the Week

 Zenawi Bowen, Thomas
Junior, F - St. George's, Bermuda

Bowen scored three goals and had three assists for nine points as the Terriers went 2-0 on the week. The junior scored twice, including the game-winner, and assisted on two more goals in a 6-1 conference win over UMaine-Farmington on Tuesday. He followed that up by assisting on the Terriers first goal and scoring the second in a 7-0 win over Unity on Saturday. 





Defensive Player & Rookie of the Week

Trevor Gray, Maine Maritime
First-Year, GK - Gorham, Maine

Gray was impressive in the Mariners 1-1 week. He collected 18 saves for a .783 save percentage, including a shutout in conference play and a career-high save performance against a nationally ranked opponent. In the Mariners 2-0 NAC win over SUNY Canton, Gray stopped all eight shots he faced to earn the shutout victory on Saturday. On Sunday against No. 15 Middlebury College, he held the explosive Panther offense scoreless for the first 20 minutes, and tallied 10 saves, tying his career-high in the loss. 





Player of the Week

McKenna Brodeur, UMaine-Farmington
Junior, F - Oakland, Maine

Brodeur played in three games this week and notched one goal and one assist in each game for a total of nine points. She led the Beavers to two conference wins, including a 2-0 victory against Thomas College in which she tallied the game-winner unassisted, then dished the assist on the insurance goal. In a 2-1 overtime win versus SUNY Delhi, she assisted on the first goal and scored the game-winning goal unassisted.





Defensive Player of the Week

Callie Hammer, UMaine-Farmington
Junior, GK - Ellsworth, Maine

Hammer started two games in goal this week, including a rematch of last year's NAC Championship against Thomas. Hammer made 11 saves in the shutout against Thomas, and later made nine saves against SUNY Delhi for a total of 20 saves this week. Hammer's goals-against-average was 0.49 and her weekly save percentage reached .952 as the Beavers went 3-0 on the week. Hammer leads the NAC in saves so far this season with 90. 





 Rookie of the Week

Alexa Thayer, Husson
First-Year, M - New Gloucester, Maine

Thayer tallied her second goal of the season to give the Eagles a 1-0 lead in the 28th minute against Northern Vermont-Johnson. Heading out of the break, the midfielder slotted a ball to Bri Saulter at the top of the box to assist on the game-winner and break the 1-1 stalemate. Thayer converted one of two shots on goal in the triumph while collecting her first collegiate assist.






Player of the Week

Rachel Melampy, Maine Maritime
Sophomore, OH - Marshfield, Massachusetts

Melampy continued her impressive season and helped lead the Mariners to a 4-0 week, totaling 44 kills (4.00 k/s), 35 digs (3.18 d/s), two aces, and an assist. The sophomore also hit .444 on the week. In a double-header against UMaine-Fort Kent, Melampy tallied two double-doubles consisting of 12 kills and 15 digs, and 20 kills and 11 digs, respectively. She followed that up with 11 kills and eight digs in the Mariners' first-ever straight-set win over NESCAC's Colby College.




Defensive Player of the Week

Jenna Roat, SUNY Canton
Senior, LB - Penfield, New York

Roat averaged 4.64 digs per set over four matches last week for the Roos. The senior surpassed the Roos all-time NCAA D-III era program record for career digs on Friday against Morrisville State. Following the match, she had 1,794 (now 1,838) breaking the previous mark of 2016 graduate Robyn Carroll (1,793). Roat had double-digit digs (10, 11, 29, 15) in all four matches last week, tying a season-high with 29 in a four-set loss to Hartwick.  




Rookie of the Week

Porsche Johnson, Northern Vermont-Johnson
First-Year, MB - Dallas, Texas

In a 1-2 week for the Badgers, Johnson recorded 33.5 points, nine digs, seven blocks, two assists, and 26 kills with a .286 hitting percentage. She ignited the team and led the Badgers to a 3-2 victory over Salem Stat with a career-high 18 kills on a .361 hitting percentage. She also racked up seven digs, three solo blocks, 22 points, one assist and one service ace in the match.




Cross Country honors are released on Tuesdays throughout the season.