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
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 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 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 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 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
Men's Track Performer of the
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
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
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
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