MEDFORD, Mass. – Senior Caroline Nowak of the Tufts University women's lacrosse team has been named the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Player of the Week, as announced by the league Monday.
This is the first Player of the Week award of Nowak's career, with the last Jumbo to earn the honor being Dakota Adamec back in the first week of this season.
Nowak has received the recognition after the Jumbos' 3-0 week where she accumulated 13 points from 11 goals and two assists. The wins were 14-11 over Williams, 12-7 against Wesleyan, and 17-6 at Babson. The senior scored five goals against both Williams and Babson, while also picking up two assists against the Ephs. Her lone goal against Wesleyan came when Tufts was a man-down late in the second half. She also had four ground balls, three caused turnovers, and two draw controls on the week.
Nowak is currently third on the team in points (32), second in goals (28), and tied for sixth in assists (four) and caused turnovers (six). The points, goals, and assists are all career-highs. Her point and goal numbers put her in the top ten in both categories in the NESCAC.
The Jumbos have a tough test coming up in their next game this Saturday, when they will take on No. 4 Amherst on the road at 12 p.m.
Written by Curtis Stoychoff, Athletic Communications Intern