NAC Weekly Honors (period ending 4/14/19)




Player of the Week

Tucker Root, Northern Vermont-Lyndon
(Junior, IF - Middlefield, Connecticut)

Root swung a hot bat for the Hornets over five games last week. In a four-game series with UMaine-Farmington, he hit .571 with eight hits, four doubles, and seven RBI while also scoring five runs. Root hit a two-run single to give the Hornets the lead in Friday's 5-3 win, and capped the weekend by going 3-for-4 with three doubles, two RBI, and three runs scored in the Hornets' 11-4 win over the Beavers on Saturday. Root's slugging percentage was .857 as the Hornets took three-out-of-four NAC wins.


Pitcher of the Week

Cody Cousins, Thomas
(Junior, P- Wells, Maine)

Cousins had one start and two appearances, with a 1-0 record for the Terriers last week. He pitched a scoreless inning of relief in the Terriers 2-1 victory over Husson on Thursday, allowing only one hit. In a start against UMaine-Presque Isle on Sunday, Cousins secured a six-inning shutout with eight strikeouts while scattering six hits. Cousins earned run average was 0.0 over seven innings of work.


Rookie of the Week

Ryan Kappelmann, Thomas
(Freshman, IF/P- Auburn, Maine)

Kappelmann hit .316 (6-for-19) in five starts for Thomas as the Terriers racked up a 5-1 record in conference play last week. The freshman belted two triples and drove in four runs from the cleanup spot, while scoring two runs himself. He had a clean bill in his time at first base with a 1.000 fielding percentage.




Player of the Week

Valerie Clark, SUNY Canton
(Senior, OF - Pendleton, New York)

Clark hit .800 (8-for-10) with two doubles, a home run, and 5 RBIs in four games last week. In a 9-5 win on Thursday versus SUNY Delhi, she went 3-for-4 with a double and scored twice. After getting injured early in Game 2 against the Broncos, Clark responded by going 5-for-6 with a double, a home run, and five runs scored while driving in five more, as the Roos swept NVU-Lyndon 11-1 and 20-1 in a pair of five-inning games.


Pitcher of the Week

Kayla Chavarri, SUNY Canton
(Freshman, P/U - Pawling, New York)

Chavarri posted a 3-1 mark with a 1.00 earned run average in 21 innings pitched, including two complete games, over four appearances last week. The freshman finished the week with 18 strikeouts as opposing batters hit just .176 against her. Chavarri earned a pair of wins versus SUNY Delhi and one against NVU-Lyndon, combining to give up a single earned run in the wins and only three across the week. She also hit .286 from the plate with four hits, a double, three runs, and five runs batted in.


Rookie of the Week

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

Dunphy hit .417 (5-for-12) as Thomas earned a 3-1 week in conference play. The freshman drove in three runs and scored three, with four doubles and two stolen bases. In the field, she had a perfect fielding percentage and caught a runner attempting to steal from behind the plate. In the Terriers 8-0 win over UMaine-Presque on Sunday, Dunphy was 3-for-3 with two doubles, three runs scored, and one RBI.


Player of the Week

Jared Waterhouse, Thomas College
(Junior - Dayton, Maine)

Waterhouse was a perfect 8-0 across all singles and doubles matches last week. He and partner Yontz Sutton were 4-0 in a dominating week at No. 2 doubles, and Waterhouse held down No. 3 singles with four wins, against Southern Maine, NVU-Johnson, NVU-Lyndon, and Norwich. The junior did not surrender a set in singles action.


Rookie of the Week

Yontz Sutton, Thomas College
(Sophomore - Hamilton, Bermuda)

Sutton went 8-0 in singles and doubles matches combined to help lead the Terriers to wins over Southern Maine, NVU-Johnson, NVU-Lyndon, and Norwich. He earned four No. 2 doubles wins with partner Jared Waterhouse, and lost just one set in singles action enroute to a 4-0 week in the No. 4 position.




Track Athlete of the Week

Sean Andrews, SUNY Delhi
(Sophomore - Brooklyn, New York)

Andrews continued to improve, running a lifetime-best and NAC-leading 51.31 in the 400-meters at the Bronco Classic this weekend. He was also a member of the 4x400-meter relay that posted a top-NAC time of 3:29.47 while taking second-place in the event.


Field Athlete of the Week

Cayd Wortman, Husson
(Sophomore - Dedham, Maine)

Wortman qualified for the New England Division III Regional Championship in his first attempt at the decathlon. The sophomore accumulated 5,700 points, and is now ranked 15th in the country in the ten-event challenge. Wortman's best score came in the long jump with a 6.46 meter leap. Day one also included the 100-meter dash (11.61), high jump (1.8 meters), shot put (10.17 meters), and the 400-meter dash (53.42). Day two began with Wortman posting a second-place time of 15.85 in the 110-meter hurdles, and included the discus (23.75 meters), pole vault (3.75 meters), and javelin (34.22 meters), before concluding with a 1500-meter run, which Wortman completed in 5:11.81.


Rookie of the Week

Dominic Laptiste, Husson
(Freshman - Quincy, Massachussetts)

Laptiste qualified for the New England Division III Regional Championship on Saturday at the 2nd Annual Penman Relays, setting a new program record in the long jump as he soared to the 6.77 meter mark. This jump ranked third out of 41 other participants at the event, and is currently the second-best mark in the NAC this season.




Track Athlete of the Week

Leah Desjardins, Husson
(Junior - Poland, Maine)

With a seventh place finish in a field of 96 runners in the 100-meter dash at the Penman Relays, Desjardins broke the Husson program record with a time of 12.73, while also qualifying for the New England Division IIII Regional Championship and setting the standard in the NAC to this point in the season. She also ran a leg in the 4x100-meter relay to help bring in a seventh-place time of 51.96 for the Eagles.


Field Athlete of the Week

Lillian Friars, Thomas College
(Sophomore - Lebanon, Maine)

Friars qualified for the NCAA Division III New England Regional Championship in the discus with an event-winning 34.86 meter throw at the Terriers' home meet on Sunday. She also won the hammer throw with a 37.36 meter effort, and finished third in the shot put with a 9.56 meter throw. Friars currently has the top discus throw, and the third and sixth marks in the hammer and shot put, respectively, in the NAC so far this season.


Rookie of the Week

Katerina Salcedo, SUNY Delhi
(Freshman - Binghamton, New York)

Salcedo claims the third Rookie of the Week honors in as many weeks to start the 2019 campaign. The freshman ran a conference-best 1:01.97 in the 400-meters at the Broncos' home invitational, and was on the winning 4x100-meter relay team that broke 50 seconds and set a new conference standard at 49.99.