NESCAC Weekly Release - February 5, 2018

NESCAC Weekly Release - February 5, 2018
NESCAC Winter Weekly Release #10
Men's Basketball
James Heskett - Williams James Heskett
Williams College
Junior • Forward • Cincinnati, Ohio

Heskett averaged 23.0 points per game in a 3-0 week for the Ephs. He also grabbed 4.3 rebounds, while shooting 51.5 percent from the floor and 54.5 percent from beyond the arc. In a 72-55 win over conference rival Bowdoin, Heskett netted 31 points, hitting 10-of-16 shots from the floor, 5-of-9 3-point attempts, and going 6-for-6 from the foul line. He added four rebounds, three assists and two steals in the victory. Heskett leads the conference in scoring at with 19.4 points per game.
Women's Basketball
Melissa Baptista - Tufts Melissa Baptista
Tufts University
Senior • Forward • Somerville, Mass.

Baptista averaged a double-double with 21.0 points, 10.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists, and 1.3 steals per game. She shot 48.2 percent from the field on the week and recorded a career-high 28 points, grabbed 12 rebounds, and dished out three assists in the squad’s comeback win over Babson on Monday. She scored 10 points in a five-minute stretch in the third quarter to help the Jumbos climb back from a 10-point deficit.

 

Men's Ice Hockey
Tim Sestak - Wesleyan Tim Sestak
Wesleyan University
Sophomore • Goaltender • Darien, Conn.

Sestak earned his first career shutout victory as he turned away 21 shots in a 3-0 win over Little Three-rival Williams. He also stopped 16 of 17 shots in a 3-1 win over visiting Middlebury on Friday. Sestak currently ranks third in the NESCAC in save percentage (.932), and is tied for the third slot in winning percentage (.643).

 

Women's Ice Hockey
Sam Walther - Hamilton Sam Walther
Hamilton College
Senior • Goaltender • Gambrills, Md.

Walther stopped all 66 shots she faced in a 2-0-1 week. Walther made 25 saves in a 2-0 win at Bowdoin on Friday and turned away 27 shots, including four in overtime, in a 0-0 tie against the Polar Bears on Saturday. She started the week by making 14 stops in Tuesday’s 3-0 victory against SUNY Potsdam. Walther has not allowed a goal in 185 minutes and has surrendered seven in her last 10 starts.

 

Men's Swimming & Diving
Elijah Spiro - Amherst Elijah Spiro
Amherst College
Senior • Solon, Ohio

Spiro led the Mammoths to a win over Springfield at home. He recorded two individual first-place finishes in the 50 breaststroke (25.96) and the 100 breaststroke (56.81). He also contributed a 55.92 breaststroke split as a member of the winning 400 medley relay team, which finished with a time of 3:27.56.
Women's Swimming & Diving
Stephanie Moriarty - Amherst Stephanie Moriarty
Amherst College
Senior • Wilton, Conn.

Moriarty led the Mammoths to victories over MIT and Springfield. Against MIT, she contributed a 27.49 backstroke split to the winning 200 medley relay team, which finished with a time of 1:47.33. She was also part of the winning 400 freestyle relay team, swimming the anchor leg in 52.69 to lead to a final time of 3:32.00. She also recorded a first-place finish in the 100 backstroke (58.15) and a second-place finish in the 200 backstroke (2:05.14). Against Springfield, she won the 50 backstroke (27.43), and contributed to two winning relays, splitting 58.37 as the backstroke leg in the 400 medley relay, and splitting 23.63 in the 200 freestyle relay (1:36.10).
Men's Squash
Michael Rodriguez - Connecticut College Michael Rodriguez
Connecticut College
Sophomore • New Haven, Conn.

Rodriguez clinched two team victories for the Camels. He was the deciding victory in a 5-4 win over Tufts, and went on to earn the decisive point against Wesleyan in another 5-4 team victory, winning his match 12-10 in the fifth.

 

Women's Squash
Victoria Arjoon - Bates Kristyna Alexova
Bates College
Junior • Boskovice, Czech Republic

Alexova went 4-0 on the week from the No. 3 position by earning a 3-1 (10-12, 11-5, 11-7, 11-5) victory over Bowdoin and a pair of 3-0 wins over Middlebury and Wesleyan. She won 11-6, 11-5, 11-8 over her Panther opponent and 11-8, 11-5, 11-9 over her opponent from Wesleyan. She closed out her tournament by sweeping her opponent from Tufts 3-0 (11-7, 11-7, 11-8).