Date: Tuesday, September 18, 2001
Written by Michael Douglas


Tufts University junior midfielder Alle Sharlip (Kentfield, CA/Branson School) of the soccer team has been named Player of the Week by the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) for her outstanding play during the week ending Sept. 16. This is the first time Sharlip has earned these honors.

Sharlip's two second-half goals on Saturday (Sept. 15) powered Tufts to a 3-1, come-from-behind win over Middlebury, ranked 13th in the nation and second in the New England region. Down 1-0 at the half, Sharlip led the Tufts attack, scoring the tying goal just under four minutes into the half. After teammate Lynn Cooper cross-shot the game-winner on a breakaway just two minutes later, Sharlip directed another ball into the net, giving her a second for the game while giving her team some much-needed breathing room.

Sharlip scored two goals with two assists for six points while starting 22 games last season as a sophomore. She was a two-time All-League selection at the Branson School in Ross, California.

Following an opening-game loss which dropped Tufts, last year's national runner-up, out of the national and regional rankings, head coach Martha Whiting's team has won two straight to improve to 2-1 (2-0 NESCAC). The Jumbos will face NESCAC rival Connecticut College this Wednesday (Sept. 19). The battle will commence at 4 pm on Kraft Field.