NAC Weekly Honors (period ending 4/7/19)






Player of the Week

Zak Johnson, Northern Vermont-Lyndon
(Senior, UT/P - East Hampton, Vermont)

Johnson performed defensively and offensively in a four-game split-weekend against Husson. He was perfect at first base with 35 putouts and three assists on 38 total chances. At the plate, Johnson hit .400 with four doubles and six RBIs. He scored two runs, stole a base, and only struck out once in 16 plate appearances to help the Hornets earn two wins.


Pitcher of the Week

Ryan Pratt, Me.-Farmington
(Junior, IF - New Sharon, Maine)

Pratt gave the Beavers just what they needed this week with seven strong innings on the mound in the second game of a four-game set with UMaine-Presque Isle. Pratt did not give up a hit through four innings, and held the Owls to just two hits on the day while striking out six. With the complete game shutout, Pratt has lowered his ERA to 1.13 on the year.


Rookie of the Week

Kobe Rogerson, Husson
(Freshman, IF - Brewer, Maine)

In six games as the starting second baseman, Rogerson tallied five double plays, 23 putouts, and 15 assists, with only one error, for a .974 fielding percentage. He helped the Eagles to a 4-2 week, taking wins over Bates College and Colby College in single nine-inning games while splitting a pair of doubleheaders to NVU-Lyndon throughout the weekend. At the plate, the rookie hit a .450 average in 20 at bats without striking out. He accrued five RBI on nine hits, one double, scored five runs, and also stole two bases.





Player & Pitcher of the Week

Jen Jones, Husson
(Junior, P/OF - Acton, Maine)

Leading her team to a 3-1 week both at the plate and in the circle, Jones posted a .417 batting average with four runs scored and one RBI. She smashed five hits, two doubles, and a triple in 12 at bats. Pitching in all four games, Jones accumulated 26 strikeouts in 17 innings, while giving up just a single walk, one earned run, and nine hits to record an impressive 0.41 ERA. She earned two wins and her first save of the season as the Eagles defeated Colby College 6-1, and swept SUNY Canton 7-1, 8-5, in their home opener. In the 7-1 win over the Roos, the sophomore pitcher tallied 13 strikeouts. She then recorded an additional two punch outs to pick up the save in the seventh inning of game two with the Roos. In the outfield, Jones boasted a perfect fielding percentage with nine putouts and four assists, including an incredible diving catch in the outfield to shut down the Roos. 


Rookie of the Week

Whitney Bess, Husson
(Freshman, OF/3B - Madison, Maine)

Batting an even .500 throughout a 3-1 week for the Eagles, Bess helped Husson open up conference action with a 2-0 sweep over SUNY Canton, and split a doubleheader against Colby College earlier in the week. At the plate, she went 6-12 with three runs scored and four more batted in, while drawing three walks. She launched a triple against the Roos to help secure a 7-1 triumph in game one of the twin bill. Bess was consistent in the outfield with two putouts on two touches.



Player of the Week

Malik Talbert, SUNY Delhi
(Senior, M - Valley Stream, New York)

Talbert scored eight goals in two games, while also chipping in an assist, for a total of nine points this week. In a non-conference win against Houghton, Talbert scored four times and picked up two ground balls. In a conference tilt with NVU-Johnson, Talbert scored a game-high four goals on only five shots (80%), and also picked up an assist and three ground balls in the 22-3 win.


Defensive Player of the Week

Matthew Emery, Maine Maritime
(Sophomore, GK - St. Johnsbury, Vermont)

Emery was impressive against Thomas on Saturday, picking up the first win of the season for the Mariners. The sophomore goalkeeper allowed only two goals, both coming in the first quarter. He settled in and stopped 18 shots for an incredilble 90% save percentage. Emery also caused a turnover on his way to claiming his first career win in net.


Rookie of the Week

Noah Robinson, SUNY Canton
(Freshman, M - Mississauga, Ontario)

Robinson posted eight points, on five goals and three assists, as the Roos split a pair of games last week. He tied a team-high with two goals and one assist in a 14-7 loss to SUNY Potsdam on Wednesday. He followed that up with three goals and two assists in a 13-8 NAC win versus NVU-Lyndon on Saturday. Robinson also recorded 10 ground balls and two caused turnovers on the week, including a team-high seven ground balls against Potsdam.





Player of the Week

Maddy Olsen, Husson
(Sophomore, A/M - Bath, Maine)

Providing dramatic action, Olsen scored the game-winner in overtime against UMaine-Farmington on Saturday for a 12-11 conference victory. Earlier in the week, Olsen netted a team-high four goals to help hold onto a 12-10 triumph over Maine Maritime. The Mariners made a strong late push, crawling back from a seven-goal deficit in the final minutes to make it a one-goal game. Olsen scored the insurance goal to earn the win for the Eagles. In all, she accumulated six goals, nine ground balls, 12 draw controls, and caused three turnovers.


Defensive Player of the Week

Jessica Pele, SUNY Canton
(Senior, M - Estevan, Saskatchewan)

Pele stuffed the stat sheet, posting 12 ground balls, eight draw controls, five caused turnovers, and a pair of goals as the Roos improve to 8-2 overall and remained perfect at 4-0 in NAC play with a 2-0 week. She opened the week with two goals, a game-high six ground balls, four draw controls and three caused turnovers in a 13-10 road win at Hartwick. The senior followed that up with amother game-high six ground balls, to go with four draw controls and two caused turnovers, while helping hold NVU-Lyndon scoreless in a 20-0 NAC win on Saturday.


Rookie of the Week

Mary Cushing, Husson
(Freshman, A/M - Fairfield, Vermont)

Accumulating nine points on a 2-0 week for the Eagles, Cushing helped Husson secure a 12-10 victory over Maine Maritime on Tuesday with two goals and a pair of assists. Then on Saturday, she scored a team-high four goals and dished one assist to help Husson overcome UMaine-Farmington in overtime. In total, the rookie tallied six goals, three assists, seven ground balls, seven draw control wins, and caused three turnovers.



Player of the Week

Cal Najimy, MCLA
(Senior - Savoy, Massachusetts)

Najimy went 4-2 on the week, including a 4-0 mark in a pair of conference matchups. Paired with Matt Bluteau, Najimy earned a pair of 8-6 victories at No. 1 doubles against the top pairs from NVU-Lyndon and NVU-Johnson. He won both No. 1 singles victories as well, besting Patrick Wickstorm of NVU-Lyndon with a tie-breaking third set (6-2, 1-6, 10-5); and Austin Walters of NVU-Johnson in straight sets (6-3, 6-2).


Rookie of the Week

Jake Robinson, SUNY Delhi
(Sophomore, - Oneonta, New York)

Robinson picked up three wins in two conference matches for the Broncos. He paired with Chris Balough to earn an 8-4 win at the second-doubles position over NVU-Lyndon on Sunday. The day before, he paired with Bailey Lane in the third-doubles position and earned an 8-5 win over the NVU-Johnson duo. Robinson also won at No. 5 singles in that match, 6-1, 6-2.




Men's and Women's Track & Field Honors will be released on Tuesday, April 9, 2019.

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

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