NEWMAC Athletes of the Week (for week ending March 31st)

NEWMAC Athletes of the Week (for week ending March 31st)

NEWMAC Men's Lacrosse Offensive Athlete of the Week

Riley McNulty, Coast Guard (Jr., M – Annapolis, Md.)

Junior Riley McNulty led the Bears to a 2-0 week with 13 points, while picking up eight ground balls. He scored five goals against Connecticut College on Wednesday in a thrilling 11-10 victory, including the game-winner with eight seconds remaining in regulation. In the conference opener on Saturday night, McNulty led the Bears in a comeback victory with five points on four goals and one assists. 

NEWMAC Men's Lacrosse Defensive Athlete of the Week

Hutch Torregrosa, Babson (Fy., FO – Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)

Torregrosa won a season-best 11-of-14 face-offs and scooped up a season-high 12 ground balls to help Babson defeat Mass. Maritime, 20-2, in its NEWMAC opener on Saturday. 

NEWMAC Women's Lacrosse Offensive Athlete of the Week

Lexi Lenaghan, Babson (Sr., A – Hanover, Mass.)

Lenaghan continued her torrid pace with 14 goals and two assists for 16 points in a pair of wins for Babson. The senior attacker scored eight of her career-high 10 goals in the first half and dished out two assists for a career-best 12 points in Wednesday's 24-5 victory at UNE. On Saturday, Lenaghan tallied a team-high four goals on just six shots as the Beavers edged Springfield, 14-10. 


NEWMAC Women's Lacrosse Defensive Athlete of the Week

Cricket Fligor, Babson (So., G – Weston, Mass.) 

Fligor turned a pair of strong performances posting a 7.50 goals against average and a .516 save percentage in a 2-0 week for Babson. The sophomore goalkeeper made six saves in Wednesday's 24-5 win at UNE and followed it up with 10 saves, including three big stops late in the second half as the Beavers held off Springfield, 14-10. 

NEWMAC Women's Tennis Singles Athlete of the Week

Marissa Madison, Babson (So. – Columbus, Ohio)

Madison went 2-0 at number four singles and 1-0 at number three singles in a 3-1 week for Babson. She posted straight-set victories at number four in the team's wins over Emerson and Trinity, and capped the week by rallying for a three-set triumph at number three in Saturday's shutout of Springfield.

NEWMAC Women's Tennis Doubles Team of the Week 

Ashley Teng / Lara Rakocevic, MIT (No. 1 Doubles)

In the team's lone match of the week, Teng and Rakocevic defeated No. 21 Caltech by a convincing 8-3 final to help the No. 17 Engineers to a 7-2 overall win. 

NEWMAC Men's Tennis Co-Singles Athlete of the Week

Andre Libnic, Babson (So. – Coral Gables, Fla.)

Libnic won his only match of the week at No. 2 doubles against Alex Kennedy of No. 40 Bates to help the Beavers edge the Bobcats, 5-4. The win was the program's first over a ranked program in over a decade.

NEWMAC Men's Tennis Co-Singles Athlete of the Week

Alex Cauneac, MIT (Sr. – Severna Park, Md.)

In the only contest of the week for the MIT men's tennis team, senior Alex Cauneac topped Jacob Eisenberg of No. 40 Bates, 6-4, 6-4 as his victory helped the Engineers secure a 7-2 win over the Bobcats on Saturday. The win over nationally-ranked Bates, marked the first win over a nationally-ranked opponent for MIT this spring.

NEWMAC Men's Tennis Doubles Team of the Week 

Court Honda / Drew Delorenzo, Springfield (No. 1 Doubles)

The top doubles team for Springfield helped the Pride to a pair of 8-1 non-conference victories last week.  At Salve Regina, the duo cruised to an 8-0 win before battling to an 8-6 win at Norwich on Sunday.

NEWMAC Baseball Athlete of the Week

Jared Sharkey, Wheaton (So., OF – West Bridgewater, Mass.)

Sharkey helped guide the Lyons to a 4-1 week, including 3-0 in conference play. Sharkey finished with a .421 average, .455 on-base percentage, and .947 slugging average, which included three home runs and a double. The senior captain had his first multi-home run game on March 31 against Eastern Conn. St., sending two balls out of the park, and added four hits, four RBIs, one double and one home run in league play. Sharkey only struck out once in 19 at-bats. 



NEWMAC Baseball Pitcher of the Week

Michael Nocchi, Babson (Jr., P – Manasquan, N.J.)

Nocchi was superb in his only start of the week tossing eight shutout innings and allowing just two hits while matching his career high with seven strikeouts in Saturday's 4-0 win at Coast Guard. He set down the first 10 batters he faced to start the game and then retired 12 straight hitters from the fifth through the eighth inning as 19th-ranked Babson extended its winning streak to 13 games. 

NEWMAC Softball Athlete of the Week

Lindsay Ambrosino, WPI (Fr., OF – Chelmsford, Mass.)

Ambrosino batted .467 with two home runs, five RBI and four runs scored in a 3-1 week. On Saturday versus Wheaton, the rookie was 2-for-4 in each game and accounted for the first and last run of the day in the form of home runs, the latter a three-run game-winning swing in the top of the seventh. Earlier in the week, Ambrosino was 2-for-4 with an early game-tying RBI in the game one victory at Amherst.


NEWMAC Softball Pitcher of the Week

Mackenzie Phillips, WPI (Jr., P – Gill, Mass.)

Phillips was the winning pitcher in three of the Engineers four games, and did not allow a walk in 16 innings, last week. After striking out seven in game one at Amherst, the junior struck out four in the first six innings of the day at Wheaton. Phillips then came on to add three more strikeouts in the final three innings versus the Lyons.

NEWMAC Men's Track Athlete of the Week

Brian Brooks, WPI (Brewster, Mass.)

Brooks clocked the quickest 1,500-meter run amongst NEWMAC student-athletes last week with a time of 3:59.54 at the Bryant Black and Gold Invitational. 



NEWMAC Men's Field Athlete of the Week

Yorai Shaoul, MIT (So. – Raanana, Isarael)

At the California Collegiate Open, Shaoul finished second in both the long jump and triple jump. In the triple jump, he posted the top jump in the country with a leap of 49 feet, nine inches while also adding the No. 6 long jump at 23 feet.




NEWMAC Men's Relay of the Week

4x100-Meter Relay, WPI (Fleury, Rus, Adiletta, Harris)

The 4x100-meter relay quartet of junior Nick Fleury (Hopkinton, N.H.), junior Alex Rus (Newton, Mass.), sophomore Matt Adiletta (Bolton, Mass.) and senior Antoine Harris (Southington, Conn.), pictured, won with a time of 41.95, which was just .05 ahead of the team from Brown, at the Bryant Black and Gold Invitational. The NEWMAC-best time is also No. 8 on the NCAA Division III performance list.


NEWMAC Women's Track Athlete of the Week.

Keely Nistler, WPI (So. - Vadnais Heights, Minn.)

Nistler won the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Bryant Black and Gold Invitational with a PR and NEWMAC season-best time of 11:42.14. In addition to the 22nd-ranked time in Division III so far this season, the event featured two representatives from Holy Cross and one each from Siena and Bryant.


NEWMAC Women's Field Athlete of the Week

Katy McClellan, Smith (Sr. – Palmyra, Pa.)

McClellan placed first in the javelin at the Tufts Snowflake Classic on March 30. Her mark of 42.09 meters (138-01) was a season-best and the second victory of the season for the Palmyra, Pennsylvania native. McClellan ranks fourth on the NCAA Division III performance list.