Brett Mele Hamilton College
Senior • Catcher • Ringoes, N.J.
Mele hit .533 (8-for-15) with a slugging percentage of 1.067 in a 3-1 weekend. He hit safely in all four games and finished with 10 runs batted in, five runs scored, two doubles and three triples. He handled 18 chances behind the plate without an error. Mele tied the team record with five triples in one season and owns the program mark with seven for his Hamilton career. He drove in four runs in Sunday’s 9-8 victory against SUNY Polytechnic.
Baseball Pitcher of the Week
John Lamont Williams College
First Year • Groton, Mass.
Lamont hurled a complete-game five-hitter on Sunday in a 4-1 win over division foe Wesleyan. He struck out 15 batters and yielded just two walks. The lone run he allowed came in the ninth inning and was unearned.
Men's Lacrosse Player of the Week
Danny Murphy Tufts University
Sophomore • Attack • Hauppauge, N.Y.
Murphy registered 17 points on 11 goals and six assists in a pair of wins as Tufts set a team record for consecutive wins at the start of a season (11). Against Williams, his four goals and two assists helped the Jumbos build a 13-3 lead. He finished with six goals and two assists. His added five goals and four assists versus Hamilton, including four tallies and two helpers during an 11-0 run.
Women's Lacrosse Player of the Week
Hannah Hirschfeld Bowdoin College
Junior • Attack • Concord, N.H.
Hirschfeld was outstanding in a 3-0 week for the Polar Bears, including a pair of conference wins. She scored three goals, including two in the second half, of a 10-9 win at Bates. In a tie game at Connecticut College, she sparked Bowdoin’s game-winning five-goal, second-half run with three goals in a span of 5:05 to put Bowdoin ahead for good. She added a hat trick in a non-conference win at Wheaton.
Softball Player of the Week
Lexi Curt Williams College
Junior • Catcher/Infield • Moorpark, Calif.
Curt batted .563 in a 5-0 week for the Ephs. She knocked out at least one hit and one RBI in each of the five games. She had a .611 on-base percentage, a 1.375 slugging percentage, scored seven runs and drove in nine. Five of her nine hits were for extra bases, including four home runs. In a three-game sweep of Hamilton, she went 5-for-10 with a double, two home runs and seven RBIs while scoring five times. In the second game of the series, the Ephs trailed 6-0. Curt’s solo home run leading off the bottom of the sixth led to a 7-6 victory.
Softball Pitcher of the Week
Gina Pagan Amherst College
Junior • Orinda, Calif.
Pagan went 3-0 in the circle with a 0.54 ERA last week for the Mammoths. She surrendered just seven hits and one earned run over 13 innings pitched to go along with 16 strikeouts. She tossed all five innings in the 11-1 win over Middlebury, striking out 10 batters in the victory.
Men's Track Performer of the Week
Tim Nichols Tufts University
Senior • North Lima, Ohio
Nichols won the 10,000-meters at the Sam Howell Invitational at Princeton with a school-record and personal-best time of 29:37.09, which is currently the top time in Division III.
Women's Track Performer of the Week
Allison Hill Bates College
Senior • Brunswick, Maine
Hill won the 100 and 400-meter hurdles and ran the second leg of the 4x100 relay that placed second (49:23 seconds) at the Bates Invitational. Her time of 14:28 in the 100-meter hurdles leads the NESCAC.
Men's Field Performer of the Week
John Pietro Bowdoin College
Junior • Sutton, Mass.
Pietro led the Polar Bears to a first-place finish at the Bowdoin Invitational. He won the shot put (14.56 meters), and set personal bests in the discus (42.36 meters) and hammer throw (52.02 meters) to win those events.
Women's Field Performer of the Week
Sally Ceesay Bates College
Junior • Bronx, N.Y.
Ceesay won the triple jump (12.22 meters) and placed third in the long jump (5.48 meters). She also ran the lead-off leg for the Bates 4x100 relay team that finished second overall with a time of 49.23 seconds.