Date: Tuesday, October 8, 2002
GLASSANOS NAMED NESCAC WOMEN'S SOCCER PLAYER OF WEEK
MEDFORD – By virtue of her
game-winning goal at Bowdoin on Saturday (Oct. 5), Tufts University senior
co-captain Cara Glassanos (Hingham,
MA/Hingham) was named the New
England Small College Athletic Conference's (NESCAC) Player of the Week.
A center-back for the Jumbos, Glassanos' goal was just the fourth of her
career at Tufts, and the first since she scored in a 2-1 regulation win over
Bowdoin almost exactly a year ago. Of her four career goals, three have been
scored against the Polar Bears.
Saturday's may have been the biggest, coming in the 94th
minute to defeat previously unbeaten, #2 in New England and #13 in the nation
Bowdoin (7-1-1). She headed a corner kick by classmate and fellow co-captain Alle
Sharlip (Kentfield, CA/Branson School) into the net for a 2-1 victory. She
also played part in an excellent defensive effort that allowed Bowdoin just five
shots on target in the game. The Polar Bears have the third-ranked offense in
With the victory, Tufts moved into second place in the conference behind
Williams with a 3-1 record. It was the team's third straight win overall for a
5-2 mark, good enough to land the Jumbos at #9 in this week's New England
Division III poll.
The Jumbos also had a 3-1 victory over Worcester Polytechnic Institute
last week. The defense allowed just five shots total in that one as Tufts
avenged a 2-0 loss to the Engineers from last season.
Glassanos is in her third season as a starter at Tufts. She started 21
games and scored two goals for the 2000 team that hosted the NCAA "final
four" and advanced to the National Championship game, losing 2-1 to College of
New Jersey. Last year she started 12 games for the Jumbos.
"Cara puts her whole self into every game, every practice, everything
she does," Head Coach Martha Whiting said. "She loves the game and loves
Tufts, so I thought for her to score that goal in an important game was very
The Jumbos play at Brandeis today (Oct. 8), then continue their NESCAC
play at Trinity on Saturday (Oct. 12).