NESCAC Weekly Release - May 6, 2019

Justin Foley, Bates

NESCAC Spring Weekly Release #10

Max Waldbaum, Tufts Men's Lacrosse Player of the Week

Max Waldbaum
Tufts University
Sophomore • Attack • Denver, Colo.

Waldbaum scored overtime game-winning goals in both the conference championship semifinal versus Middlebury and in the final against Williams helping Tufts win its ninth NESCAC title. The semifinal winner came with six seconds left in the extra period. In the final, his goal at 2:05 of OT was his 60th of the season. Waldbaum finished with three goals in each game.

Jane Earley, Middlebury Women's Lacrosse Player of the Week
Jane Earley
Middlebury College
First Year • Midfielder • North Falmouth, Mass.

Earley had a hand in eight of 10 goals for Middlebury, as the Panthers captured their 10th NESCAC Championship with a 10-9 victory over Tufts. Four of her goals came in the second half, including the game-tying goal with 5:08 remaining, as the Panthers came back from a three-goal deficit to earn the win.

Kellen Hatheway, Williams Baseball Player of the Week
Kellen Hatheway
Williams College
Senior • Shortstop • Armonk, N.Y.

Hatheway batted .400 for the Ephs with a .500 on-base percentage, and a .733 slugging percentage. He knocked out two doubles and a home run while walking three times, driving in two runs, and scoring four runs. His two-out, two-run home run in the top of the ninth inning in the final game of the series versus Wesleyan delivered the Ephs the NESCAC West Division title, the program’s first since 2010. He also had 25 chances at shortstop over four games, with 10 putouts and 14 assists while turning three double plays.

Justin Foley, Bates Baseball Pitcher of the Week
Justin Foley
Bates College
Senior • Pitcher • Lynnfield, Mass.

Foley pitched his second straight shutout as the Bobcats clinched a berth in the NESCAC playoffs with a 6-0 win at Bowdoin in the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday. In a complete-game effort, he gave up four hits while striking out five over seven innings. He earned his third NESCAC win of the season, raising his record to 6-2 and lowering his ERA to 3.55.

Jamie Stevens, Tufts Softball Player of the Week
Jamie Stevens
Tufts University
Junior • Infield • Libertyville, Ill.

Stevens drove in runs in all three NESCAC Championship games and hit .429 for the tournament while playing perfect defense at third base as Tufts won its 11th conference title. Her solo home run in the bottom of the sixth in Game 1 against Middlebury in a 2-0 victory. After a sac fly in the semifinal win, her RBI double in the first inning of the championship game ultimately provided the game-winning run.

Kristi Van Meter, Tufts Softball Pitcher of the Week
Kristi Van Meter
Tufts University
Sophomore • Pitcher • Amston, Conn.

Van Meter was 2-0 with a save in the NESCAC Tournament including the win in the championship game versus Williams. In 15.2 total innings, she allowed nine hits and three runs (1.34 ERA) with 14 strikeouts. She retired all eight batters she faced for a save in Game 1 against Middlebury. She earned a semifinal win over Trinity in relief, going six innings allowing two hits and one run. In the championship game win, she went the distance and got the final three outs while the potential tying run was on second base.