NESCAC Weekly Release - April 2, 2018

NESCAC Weekly Release - April 2, 2018
NESCAC Spring Weekly Release #5
Men's Lacrosse Player of the Week
Clarke Jones - Bates Clarke Jones
Bates College
Senior • Attack • Pepper Pike, Ohio

Jones totaled 11 goals, four assists, 12 ground balls and two caused turnovers in a 2-0 week for the Bobcats. He had career highs with six goals and eight ground balls in Saturday’s win at Hamilton. Jones leads the NESCAC in goals with 33 and ranks second in the conference in points (47).
Women's Lacrosse Co-Players of the Week
Zoe Ferguson - Trinity Zoe Ferguson
Trinity College
Senior • Goalie • Ridgewood, N.J.

Ferguson notched a .633 save percentage in three Trinity wins, making 10 saves in a 16-7 win at Springfield, 13 more in a 9-8 win over SUNY Cortland, and eight stops in a 14-4 victory against Bowdoin. She had three ground balls and a 6.31 goals against average in 172 minutes for the week.
Caitlin Wood - Wesleyan Caitlin Wood
Wesleyan University
Junior • Attack • Simsbury, Conn.

Wood tallied six points on five goals and one assist. She scored with 42 seconds left to cut the Cardinals’ deficit to one and netted the game-tying goal with nine seconds left to force overtime in Wesleyan’s come-from-behind 12-11 victory over Colby. It was Wesleyan’s first win against the Mules since the 2007 season, snapping a 12-game losing streak. Wood finished the game with three goals and one assist, and also scored twice against Stevens earlier in the week.
Baseball Player of the Week
Nick Nardone - Amherst Nick Nardone
Amherst College
Junoir • Infield • Fairfield, Conn.

Nardone homered in both ends of a doubleheader with Hamilton as the Mammoths opened NESCAC play. He drove in six runs in three games while batting .500 (4-for-8) during the week. In NESCAC series, Nardone went 4-for-5 with three runs scored and five RBIs, and he slugged 1.250 for the week.
Baseball Pitcher of the Week
Alex Shafer - Trinity Alex Shafer
Trinity College
Sophomore • Pitcher • Baltimore, Md.

Shafer won twice in four days, allowing two hits, two unearned runs, and no walks with three strikeouts over four innings in a 5-0 win over Salve Regina. He yielded five hits, two runs, and two walks, with four strikeouts over 6.2 innings in a 5-2 victory at Tufts, allowing the Bantams to take the series from the Jumbos, 2-1. Shafer’s ERA for the week was 0.84 in 10.2 innings pitched.
Softball Player of the Week
Emma Della Volpe Emma Della Volpe
Tufts University
First Year • Infield • Conord, Mass.

Della Volpe’s two-out double in the bottom of the fifth drove in the game-tying RBI to make the score 1-1 in a game the Jumbos’ went on to win, 3-1, over Bowdoin on Friday. In Saturday’s first game, she threw out a Polar Bear base runner at the plate from center field in the top of the second inning. She followed up with a grand slam for her first collegiate home run to give Tufts an early 5-0 lead in Game 2. She led Tufts with five RBIs for the weekend as the Jumbos took the series 2-1 over Bowdoin.
Softball Pitcher of the Week
Lorena Ukanwa - Amherst Lorena Ukanwa
Amherst College
Junior • Pitcher • Morgan Hill, Calif.

Ukanwa continued her unblemished start to the season, picking up two more wins and striking out 16 batters while walking just one in 11 innings pitched. Ukanwa did not allow an earned run in either game, as she led the Mammoths to an 11-3 win over WPI and a 3-2 NESCAC win over Wesleyan, where she struck out nine batters in a seven-inning complete game.
Men's Track Performer of the Week
Jimmy Martinez - Middlebury Jimmy Martinez
Middlebury College
Junior • Maplewood, N.J.

At the Point Loma Nazarene Invitational, Martinez won the 400 meter race with a time of 47.78 to set a meet and school record. He currently holds the top NESCAC time in that event.  He also contributed to the winning 4x400-meter relay team at the California Collegiate Open.
Men's Field Performer of the Week
Tobias Muellers - Williams Tobias Muellers
Williams College
Senior • Burlington, Vt.

At the UC Riverside Multi-Inivitational, Muellers finished the decathalon in fourth place with 6,670 points. His long jump ranks at the top of the NESCAC, while he sits in third for the javelin and the pole vault.
Women's Track Performer of the Week
Brittany Bowman - Tufts Brittany Bowman
Tufts University
Senior • Camden, Maine

Bowman clocked a time of 34:51.07 in the 10,000 meters at the Tufts Snowflake Classic. Her time is the top mark for the event in the NESCAC.
Women's Field Performer of the Week
Emma Egan - Williams Emma Egan
Williams College
Sophomore • Yarmouth, Maine

Egan posted a mark of 5’8” (1.73m) in the heptathlon high jump at the UC Riverside Multi-Invitational. Her mark is good for the top spot in the NESCAC.