NEWMAC Athletes of the Week (for week ending November 26th)

NEWMAC Athletes of the Week (for week ending November 26th)

NEWMAC Men's Basketball Co-Offensive Athlete of the Week

Bradley Jacks, Babson (Sr, Fort Washington, Md.)

Jacks averaged 24.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.5 blocks while shooting 70.4 percent from the floor in a 1-1 week for Babson. The senior forward scored 16 points on 7-of-12 shooting and added five boards, three assists, three blocks and two steals in an 83-66 win at Becker on Tuesday. Jacks followed it up by scoring a career-high 32 points on 12-of-15 shooting to go along with a team-high seven rebounds in Sunday's 80-71 loss at Bowdoin. 

NEWMAC Men's Basketball Co-Offensive Athlete of the Week

Heath Post, Springfield (So, Cheshire, Conn.)

Post put together a special showing on Tuesday to help Springfield topple a Keene State team that reached the NCAA Sweet 16 a season ago. The sophomore poured in a game-high 22 points as he connected on 60% of his field goal attempts and over 80% of his free throw attempts to go along with 10 rebounds, three assists, and two steals as the Pride picked up its first win over the Owls since 2013. Through his first two games of the year, Post is averaging 20 points and 10 rebounds.

NEWMAC Men's Basketball Defensive Athlete of the Week

Jake Ross, Springfield (So, Northampton, Mass.)

Ross propelled Springfield to a win over Keene State for the first time since 2013 with an incredible all-around effort last Tuesday. In knocking off an Owl team that reached the NCAA Sweet 16 a season ago, Ross totaled 17 points and 10 defensive rebounds for his second double double of the season to go along with a career-high seven steals and six assists as Springfield held on a for a 73-67 victory.

NEWMAC Women's Basketball Offensive/Defensive Athlete of the Week

Ama Biney, WPI (Sr, Worcester, Mass.)

As Biney became the 18th WPI women's basketball player to reach the 1,000-point milestone on Saturday, the local product tallied her third career double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds, to go with two blocks and a swipe as the Engineers defeated Bates 60-42. On Tuesday, Biney scored a game-best 22 points for the second consecutive game against Central Mass. opponents as WPI defeated Nichols, 60-33. She also racked up nine boards, six steals and four assists while in Dudley.