Teams: Men's Lacrosse: Press
Monday, May 10, 2010
SAPERSTEIN GETS PLAYER OF THE WEEK HONOR
AFTER TUFTS' NESCAC TITLE
Senior tri-captain and defenseman Eytan Saperstein (Hewlett, NY)
has been selected as the New England Small College Athletic
Conference's (NESCAC) Player of the Week after the Tufts University
men's lacrosse team won its first conference title over the weekend
at Bello Field.
Saperstein sets the tone for a Tufts defense that is the backbone of
the team's success both over the weekend and throughout the entire
2010 season. In the 11-10 victory over Wesleyan in the NESCAC
semi-finals on Saturday, Saperstein led the Jumbos with five ground
balls. With Tufts clinging to a one-goal lead in the final minute
and Wesleyan in possession of the ball, Saperstein had a ground ball
that led to a Tufts clear that ran out the clock. In the 13-12
championship game win against Middlebury on Sunday, Saperstein's
eight ground balls were the most among non-face-off men in the game.
This is the third NESCAC Player of the Week awarded to the Jumbos
this spring. Junior D.J. Hessler (Monkton, MD) was named on
March 22, and sophomore goalie Steven Foglietta (Oceanside, NY)
was selected on April 12.
For the season Saperstein leads Tufts defenders with 79 ground
balls, which is fourth individually in the conference. The Jumbos
are first in NESCAC as a team with 668 ground balls overall.
Saperstein has also scored a goal with two assists.
Tufts will host an NCAA Championship second-round game against
either Montclair State or Endicott on Saturday (May 15) at 2 pm.