NAC Weekly Honors (period ending 3/24/19)

 

BASEBALL

 

Player of the Week

Alex Chapman, Husson
(Senior, IF - Westford, Vermont)

Helping the Eagles split the week 2-2, Chapman launched a pair of homers against Newbury College, driving in three RBI and scoring four runs on four hits and a walk. Between the two games, the senior batted .475 with a 1.150 slugging percentage. Chapman's homers were the first of the season for Husson and helped accomplish their third doubleheader sweep with 16-7 and 12-2 triumphs over the Nighthawks. In the field, the captain helped accomplish 30 putouts with four double play scenarios.

   
 

Pitcher of the Week

Jacob Lacroix, Thomas
(Freshman, P/IF - Berwick, Maine)

Lacroix threw in three games, starting two, with a 3.86 ERA in 11.2 innings. He tallied a 1-2 record while striking out seven batters to just three batters walked. He picked up the win in the Terriers first victory of the season throwing a scoreless inning in relief with one strikeout in the Terriers' 10-5 win over Cazenovia. In his final appearance of the week, the freshman notched a complete game, two-run performance in a 2-1 loss to St. Thomas. Lacroix threw seven innings while scattering seven hits with three strikeouts and no walks.

   
 

Rookie of the Week

Kyle Gleason, Thomas
(Freshman, OF/P - Danville, New Hampshire)

Gleason hit .419 (13/31) in nine games to start his rookie year as the leadoff man for Thomas. He hit three doubles, scored four runs and had three RBI with a .471 OBP while swiping two bases on three attempts. Gleason helped lead Thomas to their first win of the season, going 2 for 5 with two runs scored and another driven in, to earn the 10-5 victory over Cazenovia.

 

MEN'S LACROSSE

Player of the Week

Jacob Facey, SUNY Canton
(Junior, A - Canton, New York)

Facey totaled eight goals, one assist and 15 ground balls as the Roos split a pair of games last week. He tied a game-high with four goals on four shots, and added a team-high six ground balls, in a 16-13 loss to SUNY Poly. He followed that up with a game-high four goals and nine ground balls in a 15-7 road win at Maine Maritime Academy.

   

Defensive Player of the Week

Brandon Schmidt, SUNY Canton
(Sophomore, D - Ballston Spa, New York)

Schmidt tallied 12 ground balls and six caused turnovers as the Roos split a pair of contests. He totaled four ground balls and three caused turnovers while scoring his second goal of the season in a 16-13 loss at SUNY Poly on Wednesday. He followed that up with eight ground balls and three caused turnovers in a 15-7 win at Maine Maritime Academy to move the Roos to 2-0 in NAC play.

   

Rookie of the Week

Travis Biggs, SUNY Delhi
(Sophomore, A/M - Tully, New York)

Biggs collected 15 ground balls and caused a turnover while scoring two hat tricks this week. He scored three goals and added two assists in an 11-9 win against SUNY Cobleskill early in the week. On Saturday, Biggs scored three more goals, caused a turnover, and collected 13 ground balls in a NAC win on the road at Husson.

 

WOMEN'S LACROSSE

 

Player of the Week

Nikki Bradstreet, Thomas
(Sophomore, M - Topsham, Maine)

Bradstreet scored 11 goals and tallied eight assists as Thomas went 2-1 on the week. The sophomore picked up 24 ground balls while pulling in eight draw controls and causing eight turnovers. To start the week, Bradstreet scored four goals while adding three assists and 11 ground balls and two caused turnovers in a non-conference tilt against Northern Vermont-Lyndon. Her top performance came on Sunday, when she scored six goals and assisted on four others, while also causing five turnovers, in a 14-8 victory over Bay Path.

   
 

Defensive Player of the Week

Mia Jermano, SUNY Canton
(Senior, D - Massena, New York)

Jermano spearheaded a defensive effort that allowed just eight goals over 120 minutes of play en route to a 2-0 week in conference play. She recorded a game-high five ground balls to go with a team-high three caused turnovers and added a draw control in a 19-5 road victory at Maine Maritime Academy on Saturday. The senior followed that up with a game-best four ground balls and added a caused turnover and draw control along with her second goal of the season in a 19-3 win at UMaine Farmington on Sunday.

   
 

Rookie of the Week

Erin Parks, SUNY Canton
(Sophomore, A - Watertown, New York)

Parks recorded a pair of hat tricks to go with two ground balls and a caused turnover in a 2-0 week for SUNY Canton. She opened the weekend with three goals on three shots, including going 2-for-2 on free-position shots, in a 19-5 road win at Maine Maritime Academy. Parks scored three more goals, collected two ground balls, and caused a turnover in the second NAC win of the weekend at UMaine-Farmington.

 

SOFTBALL 

 

Player of the Week

Sarah Duncklee, UMaine-Presque Isle
(Junior, INF - Kearny, Arizona)

Duncklee hit .447 (17/38) with a slugging percentage of .694, hitting 3 doubles, 2 triples, and one home run over 11 games this week. She tallied 20 RBI, including 10 against Mass Maritime on Sunday, while crossing the plate herself for the Owls 13 times and stealing four bases. Defensively, she recorded 23 putouts, 26 assists, and with only one error, had a .980 fielding percentage on 50 total chances in the shortstop position.

   
 

Pitcher of the Week

Katlyn Coulter, Thomas
(Sophomore, P/1B - Jefferson, New Hampshire)

Coulter picked up three wins and a save in five appearances in the circle, recording a 0.54 ERA with 11 strikeouts in 26.0 innings. She got the season-opening win over Nichols, where she pitched six scoreless innings. Her best performance of the week came in her final appearance, where she allowed just one run, unearned, in a complete-game victory over Middlebury. She struck out six batters and scattered nine hits in the win.

   
 

Rookie of the Week

Bailey Dunphy, Thomas
(Freshman, C/OF - North Anson, Maine)

Dunphy started her rookie campaign strong with a .375 (9/24) batting average with two triples, a double, eight runs, four RBI and four stolen bases in the Terriers 6-2 week. She had a stellar week in the field as well, splitting time behind the plate and in left field. While catching, she threw out two runners on four stealing attempts, and allowed just one passed ball. She had a perfect fielding percentage in left field with 21 putouts and two assists on 23 total catches.

 

MEN'S TENNIS

Player of the Week

Laif Lundstrom, SUNY Delhi
(Freshman - Glenville, New York)

Lundstrom and his No. 1 doubles partner Marcos Andrino came back from a 4-3 deficit to win five straight games and the match at 8-4. He kept the adrenaline going and clinched the 5-4 team victory over Elmira with a decisive win (6-2, 6-1) at No. 1 singles.

   
 

Rookie of the Week

Christopher Balogh, SUNY Delhi
(Freshman - Westtown, New York)

Not to be outdone by the No. 1 pair, Balogh and No. 2 doubles partner Payton Dean rallied back from the same 4-3 deficit to win five games in a row and the 8-4 victory. Balogh also earned the Broncos first singles win of the match with a 6-0, 6-3 victory at No. 2 singles.

 

 

The NAC recognizes athletes of the week in all sports once fifty percent of conference teams begin competition.

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