April 22, 2013

NESCAC Weekly Release - April 22, 2013

NESCAC Spring Weekly Release #7 PDF
Men's Lacrosse Player of the Week
Bobby Bleistein
Bobby Bleistein
Connecticut College
First Year • Goalkeeper • Oyster Bay, N.Y.


Bleistein helped lead the Camels to a pair of one goal NESCAC victories this week, making 10 saves in an 8-7 victory at Amherst on Tuesday. He then stopped 21 shots in a 9-8 victory against Bates on Saturday. Bleistein made six saves in the fourth quarter, including a game-saving stop from point blank range with 1:12 left while the team was a man down. Bleistein has registered a 6.67 goals against average to go along with a .670 save percentage in his rookie season between the pipes.

Women's Lacrosse Player of the Week
Hillary Densen
Hillary Densen
Amherst College
Senior • Attacker • Summit, N.J.


Densen had 15 points on six goals and nine assists in a 2-0 week for the Jeffs. She had two goals and three assists in a lopsided 17-5 win over Skidmore before erupting for four goals and six assists in a win over Williams. After assisting on four of the game's first six goals, she had three goals and an assist over a stretch of 12:35 between the first and second halves to help secure a 16-7 Amherst win.

Softball Player of the Week
Jill Gately
Jill Gately
Wesleyan University
Sophomore • Shortstop • Rehoboth, Mass.

In a 6-1 week where Wesleyan won its second ever Little Three title, Gately put up some massive offensive numbers while also playing perfect defense at shortstop, with six putouts and 13 assists. Gately hit .476 over the seven games (10-for-21), including three doubles and four home runs as she set the school record for doubles in a season with 14 and tied the home-run record with six. With nine runs and 16 RBI on the week, she broke the Wesleyan seasonal RBI mark (44) as the team equaled the program record for wins in a season (24). Gately had no strikeouts in 24 plate appearances, hit safely in all seven games and raised her batting average to .424 for the year.
Softball Pitcher of the Week
Allyson Fournier

Allyson Fournier
Tufts University
Sophomore • South Windsor, Conn.

Fournier was 3-0 last week, winning twice as a starter and once in relief. She entered in the eighth inning against Springfield on Tuesday and struck out the side before Tufts won it in the bottom of the inning. She started game two and allowed just two hits and no runs while striking out 12. In five innings at Bridgewater St. on Wednesday, she allowed just one hit and no runs while striking out 14. Batters hit just .071 against her during the week.

Baseball Player of the Week
Aaron Rosen

Aaron Rosen
Bowdoin College
Sophomore • Shortstop • Morganville, N.J.

Rosen was red-hot last week as the Polar Bears extended their win streak to 11, tying the program record set in 2006. Rosen batted .786 in four games, collecting 11 hits in 14 at-bats, scoring eight runs, slugging 1.071 and reaching base at a .833 clip. His best game of the week came on Saturday in the middle game of a three-game sweep of Williams, going 4-for-4 with two runs scored and a triple to key a 4-1 win.

Baseball Pitcher of the Week
Andrew David

Andrew David
Tufts University
First Year • Pacific, Mo.

David had two strong outings last week (2-0), earning wins in a start and one in relief. He pitched a seven-inning shutout allowing three hits and striking out seven against UMass Dartmouth on Monday. In five innings of relief at Colby on Friday, he allowed just one hit and a walk with no runs and four strikeouts during a Jumbo victory.

Men's Track Performer of the Week
Mitchell Black

Mitchell Black
Tufts University
First Year • Brunswick, Maine

Black clocked an outdoor personal record time of 1:52.51 in the 800 meters at Princeton's Larry Ellis Invitational on Friday. Black's time currently ranks in the top 10 nationally.

Women's Track Performer of the Week
Juliet Ryan-Davis

Juliet Ryan-Davis
Middlebury College
Senior • Newton, Mass.

Ryan-Davis finished the 800 meter run in 2:11.82 at the Middlebury Invitational, setting a new Dragone Track Record and leading the Panthers to the win.

Men's Field Performer of the Week
Matt Johnson

Matt Johnson
Tufts University
Junior • Hanover, Mass.

Johnson's distance of 182'8" (55.69m) was the best of the field in the javelin at Fitchburg's Eric Loeschner Memorial Meet.

Women's Field Performer of the Week
Andrew Yin

Amina Avril
Williams College
Junior • Decatur, Ga.

Avril won three events as Williams won its 28th straight Little Three title. Avril bettered the field in the discus with a throw of 124' 5", while setting a new Little Three record in the hammer throw with a 176' 5". She also recorded a 37'9 1/2" in the shot put.

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