Northampton, MA — For the week ending 12/9/2012, Lauren Nelson (Wesleyan University) and Brian Mullen (Conn College) have been named the women’s and men’s [hpow].
A [hpow] should have a significant impact on his or her team’s performance during the prior week and demonstrate sportsmanship. Coaches and Sports Information Directors may nominate players. Nominations are due each Monday by 6 PM ET.
Lauren Nelson (Wesleyan University): Nelson, a sophomore, has helped Wesleyan finish the first semester with a 9-2 team record, the Cardinals’ best start since 1996 – 1997 season. Playing at #3 against Mount Holyoke, Nelson faced Samantha Rosado. Nelson won the match in four tight games (11-6, 9-11, 12-10, and 11-9) to help Wesleyan defeat Mount Holyoke for the first time since the 2001 – 2002 season. Nelson also defeated Conn College’s Ashley Arthur over the weekend (11-6, 9-11, 11-9, and 11-5).
Brian Mullen (Conn College): Mullen, a sophomore, played #1 for Connecticut College this weekend against Wesleyan and Vassar. In the Camels’ loss to the Cardinals, Mullen defeated Guy Davidson in three close games (11-9, 11-9, and 14-12). In the Camels’ victory over Vassar, Mullen defeated Jacob Harris (11-9, 11-5, and 11-9).