NESCAC Weekly Release - October 9, 2017

NESCAC Weekly Release - October 9, 2017
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Men's Soccer Player of the Week
Ben Manoogian Ben Manoogian
Connecticut College
Junior • Forward/Midfielder • Peabody, Mass.

Manoogian helped Connecticut College remain unbeaten on the season. He netted the eventual game-winning goal in the Camels’ 2-0 win over Eastern Connecticut before scoring an insurance goal in the team’s 3-1 win over Bates. Manoogian leads all NESCAC players in goals (7) and points (15) this season.
Women's Soccer Player of the Week
Blake Crawley
Blake Crawley
Trinity College
First Year • Midfielder • Laguna Beach, Calif.

Crawley assisted the game-winning goal in the 101st minute in a double-overtime win against Wesleyan and scored the lone goal of the game, the first of her career, in a 1-0 victory over Bowdoin to lead the Bantams to a 2-0 week. The two victories moved Trinity from seventh to fifth in the league standings.
Volleyball Player of the Week
Caroline Flaharty Caroline Flaharty
Bowdoin College
Sophomore • Outside Hitter • Fort Myers, Fla.

Flaharty was dominant in a pair of key NESCAC road wins for the Polar Bears.  At Trinity, she recorded 12 kills and had seven digs in a 3-0 sweep. In a five-set comeback win at Amherst, she notched a career-high 26 kills against just two errors, hitting .393 and earning 12 digs as the Polar Bears claimed a 3-2 victory. For the week, she averaged 4.75 kills and 2.38 digs per set while hitting at a .365 clip.

Field Hockey Player of the Week
Annie Leonard Annie Leonard
Middlebury College
Senior • Forward • Darien, Conn.

Leonard scored three goals in a 3-0 week for the Panthers. She recorded a goal and an assist in a 3-2 win at Tufts, before scoring twice, including the game-winner, in a 3-0 victory over Wesleyan.

Men's Cross Country Performer of the Week
Lucas Wright Lucas Wright
Hamilton College
First Year • Severna Park, Md.

Wright finished in second place out of 120 runners with a time of 25:30.5 over the 8K course at the Hamilton Invitational.

Women's Cross Country Performer of the Week
Natalie Bettez Natalie Bettez
Tufts University
Junior • Bolton, Mass.

Bettez was Tufts’ top finisher and 11th overall at the Open New England Championships. She clocked a time of 18:23 in the 5K race.

Football Offensive Player of the Week
Bobby Maimaron Bobby Maimaron
Williams College
First Year • Quarterback • Duxbury, Mass.

Maimaron accounted for 334 yards of total offense and four touchdowns as the Ephs’ scored 30 second-half points to pull away from Bates for a 47-14 win. He opened the scoring with a 15-yard touchdown scamper and threw scoring strikes of 19, 55 and 77 yards, while completing 71 percent (17-of-24) of his pass attempts for 282 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions. He finished with 52 yards on the ground, averaging 5.2 yards per carry.

Football Defensive Player of the Week
Kevin Hopsicker Kevin Hopsicker
Middlebury College
Senior • Defensive Back • Delmar, N.Y.

Hopsicker earned a team-high eight tackles (6 solo), while returning an interception 32 yards for a touchdown in a 35-31 win at Amherst. A captain, Hopsicker also had a tackle for loss, leading the Panthers to their second straight 4-0 start.

Football Special Teams Player of the Week
Eric Sachse Eric Sachse
Trinity College
Junior • Kicker • Jefferson, Mass.

Sachse made field goals of 21 and 30 yards, was 5-for-5 on extra points, and punted three times for an average of 39.3 yards per attempt. He dropped one punt at the Hamilton nine-yard line, a second at the two-yard line, and had a touchback.