MEDFORD – After scoring 10 goals with three assists in a 3-0 week for the Jumbos, junior Emily Games was selected as the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Women's Lacrosse Player of the Week today.
Games netted four goals with one assist in Tufts' 21-13 NESCAC win at Williams College on Wednesday night. She added three goals and two assists to a 17-10 conference victory over ninth-ranked Wesleyan University at home on Saturday. She finished the week with three goals at home against Babson on Sunday, a 24-10 final.
Also totaling five draw controls and three caused turnovers during the week, Games helped the Jumbos remain undefeated for the season at 11-0 overall and 6-0 in the conference.
At Williams, she scored the first three Tufts goals and had five points in the first half as Tufts built a lead they would not relinquish. After scoring twice in the first half against Wesleyan, she had a goal and two assists late in the second half as Tufts emerged out of a 10-10 tie with a 7-0 run that led to the victory.
Her three goals against Babson gave her 28 for the season, which ranks seventh in NESCAC. Games has 36 total points (including 10 assists) which is eighth in the conference. Her 11 free-position goals are third-most in NESCAC.
Games is also very responsible defensively. Her nine caused turnovers are second-most on head coach Courtney Shute's Jumbos.
This is the first conference honor for Games, who was the NESCAC's Rookie of the Year and a first team All-Conference selection in 2017. It's the second NESCAC Player of the Week honor for the Jumbos this season, as senior Dakota Adamec was awarded two weeks ago.
The Jumbos, ranked sixth in the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) poll, host Amherst in a key NESCAC game on Saturday. The Jumbos are the only undefeated team in the IWLCA top 20.