NESCAC Weekly Release - November 11, 2019

NESCAC Players of the Week - Nov. 11

NESCAC Fall Weekly Release #10

 Field Hockey Player of the WeekAlison Denby, Middlebury

Alison Denby, Middlebury
Senior • Defense • Wilmette, Ill.

Denby controlled Middlebury’s transition game last weekend in the NESCAC Tournament. She helped to create the game-tying goal in Middlebury’s, 3-2 overtime win over Tufts in the final. Defensively, as the flyer on penalty corners, she and her teammate kept opponents from scoring on 10 opportunities.


Calvin Aroh, Tufts Men's Soccer Player of the Week

Calvin Aroh, Tufts
Junior • Midfield • Glastonbury, Conn.

Aroh was dominant at center midfield in two wins that gave Tufts its second NESCAC title last weekend. He won tackles and headers and dictated Tufts’ possession from the base of the Jumbos’ midfield. He provided the assist on the game-winning goal in the 2-1 overtime victory over Middlebury. He chipped the ball to Joe Braun who scored in 88th minute.

Bella Palma, Amherst Women's Soccer Co-Players of the Week

Bella Palma, Amherst
Senior • Defender • Newburyport, Mass.

Palma was the leader of an Amherst defensive line that recorded a pair of shutouts to help the Mammoths win their fifth NESCAC title in program history. She helped the Mammoths hold top-seeded Tufts to just four shots on goal in a 3-0 semifinal win, and No. 2 Middlebury to just one attempt on target in a 1-0 victory in the championship game.

Erin Sullivan, Amherst Sarah Sullivan, Amherst
First Year • Midfield • New York, N.Y.

Sullivan scored the game-winning goal for Amherst as the Mammoths defeated No. 2 Middlebury, 1-0, in the NESCAC title game. In the 53rd minute, Sullivan laced a shot off of the Panther’s goalkeeper’s fingertips and into the back of the net for her second career collegiate goal.

Maddie Stewart, Tufts Volleyball Player of the Week

Maddie Stewart, Tufts
Senior • Outside Hitter • Menlo Park, Calif.

Stewart recorded 35 kills in three Tufts victories helping the Jumbos win their first NESCAC title since 1996. She made just eight errors in 71 total attempts to finish the weekend with a .380 hitting percentage. Stewart had 16 kills in the championship match and clinched the title with a kill on match point in a five-set win against Bowdoin. She had 13 kills with just two errors in 21 swings versus Hamilton in the quarterfinals (.524). Stewart added five block assists in the three matches.