Written by Kate Gluckman
Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2001


MEDFORD -- The New England Small College Atheltic Conference (NESCAC) announced their All-League basketball teams today. Three Tufts University athletes recieved recognition. On the women's side, sophomore center Emily Goodman (Briarcliff, NY/ Briarcliff Manor) was named to the First Team. For the men, freshman guard Phil Barlow (Arlington, MA/ Arlington) was named Co- Rookie of the Year and senior captain Dan Flaherty (Fairfield, CT/ Fairfield Prep) was named to the Second Team.

Goodman averaged 18.4 points and 8.5 rebounds per game this season after her sensational freshman year that earned her the NESCAC Rookie of the Year Award. Goodman led the conference in scoring and was seventh in rebounding. She started out the season with a 31-point, nine rebound effort against Johnson and Wales and earned the NESCAC Player of the Week Award. Goodman was recognized again later in the season for her 29-point, eight rebound game against Regis and her 16-point, nine board game against Wheaton. As a freshman, Goodman averaged 17.2 points and 7.0 rebounds, leading the team in both.

In his first season, Barlow averaged 11.0 points per game and 3.4 assists per game. Starting eight games during the season, Barlow shot a scorching 43.8 percent (39/89) behind the three-point line (third in NESCAC). Stepping up in crucial NESCAC games, Barlow had two great games against Colby and Bowdoin. In the Colby game he shot 60 percent from three point range (3/5) and scored a total of 15 points. In the Bowdoin game he had 26 points and five rebounds.

Flaherty led the team in both points and rebounds, averaging 19.1 points and 7.7 rebounds per game. He was named NESCAC Player of the Week for the week of December 11 following three outstanding preformances. He surpassed the 1,000 career points benchmark with a 33-point effort against Cazenovia. Throughout his career at Tufts, Flaherty started 78 out of 96 games averaging 8.8 points in his freshman year, 13.0 as a sophomore, and 14.1 as a junior.

The Tufts women finished 14-9, qualifying for the NESCAC Playoffs and losing at Colby in the first round, 65-54. The men lost their last four games and finished at 15-9.


2000-01 NESCAC Men's Basketball All-Stars

2000-01 NESCAC Women's Basketball All-Stars (scroll down)