Kara Finnerty Bowdoin College
Sophomore • Forward • Hopkinton, Mass.
Finnerty scored four goals in three games, including a pair of overtime game-winners, as the Polar Bears rolled off three NESCAC wins. Finnerty scored the game’s only goal in overtime in a 1-0 win at Bates. She added a goal and an assist in a victory over Wesleyan. Finnerty scored to tie the game in the second half and notched the game-winner in double-overtime to beat Williams, 3-2, to close out the week.
Bright was an offensive spark for Tufts in a pair of NESCAC wins. She turned in 16 kills with a .353 hitting percentage in the Jumbos’ 3-0 win over Bates. She added 13 kills with a .360 hitting percentage to help Tufts down Colby, 3-0. Bright finished the week with 29 kills for an average of 4.83 kills per set and a .356 hitting percentage.
Men's Soccer Player of the Week
Jed Sass Middlebury College
Senior • Midfielder • White River Junction, Vt.
Sass scored both game-winning goals in a pair of NESCAC victories last week for the Panthers. After scoring the game’s lone goal in a 1-0 win at Amherst, he struck for the game winner in the 54th minute in a 1-0 victory over Hamilton.
Women's Soccer Player of the Week
Natasha Albaneze Williams College
Senior • Forward • Northport, N.Y.
Albaneze totaled seven points on two goals and three assists last week. She had a hand in five of the Ephs’ six goals to help Williams win two conference games. She scored the first goal and assisted on two others in a 3-0 win over Colby. She followed suit by scoring the first goal in a 3-0 win over Bowdoin and assisted on the third goal in the win over the Polar Bears.
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Men's Cross Country Performer of the Week
Scott Mason Connecticut College
Junior • Wyndmoor, Pa.
Mason placed fourth among a field of 315 runners with a time of 25:30 over the 8,000-meter course at the UMass-Dartmouth Invitational to lead the Camels to a fourth-place finish.
Football Offensive Player of the Week
Sophomore • Wide Receiver • Staten Island, N.Y.
Schmidt caught eight passes for 214 yards (26.8 yards per catch) and tied a program record with four touchdown receptions of 9, 29, 51 and 70 yards in an overtime loss to Tufts, 35-28. Schmidt added six rushing yads and 73 on kick returns for 293 all-purpose yards. His receiving yardage is the most by a Hamilton player in at least 15 years.
Football Special Teams Player of the Week
Jimmy Martinez Middlebury College
Junior • Wide Receiver • Maplewood, N.J.
Martinez returned a kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown, giving the Panthers a 13-7 lead over Wesleyan in the first quarter. The Panthers would not relinquish the lead the rest of the way in the win over the Cardinals. He also caught a 25-yard pass for a touchdown.
Women's Cross Country Performers of the Week
Briana Daley Trinity College
Senior • Oak Park, Ill.
Daley, a co-captain, finished fifth overall with a time of 18:37 over 5,000 meters to lead the Bantams to a second-place finish at the UMass-Dartmouth Invitational.
Football Co-Defensive Players of the Week
Wesley Becton Middlebury College
Senior • Linebacker • Elmhurst, Ill.
Becton made 11 tackles (6 solo), forced two fumbles, and picked up a sack. He also finished with two tackles resulting in 24 yards lost in Middlebury’s 30-27 victory over Wesleyan.
Tyler Hudson Hamilton College
Junior • Linebacker • Whitesboro, N.Y.
Hudson was credited with 19 tackles, including 1.5 for two yards in losses in Hamilton’s overtime loss to Tufts. Hudson, who had 14 solo stops, added half a sack and a fumble recovery. His 19 tackles were the most by a Hamilton player since Oct. 1, 2011.