Hatfield, MA — For the week ending 1/29/2017, Cornell’s Rachel Scherman and MIT’s Neel Das 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.
Rachel Scherman (Cornell University): On Sunday, 8th-ranked Cornell visited 7th-ranked Columbia. Five of the nine individual matches went to five games. At the match at the #2 position, Cornell’s senior co-captain Rachel Scherman faced Madlen O’Connor. With the match tied at two games a piece, Scherman captured the final game (7-11, 11-7, 11-8, 7-11, and 11-9) to help Cornell to a 6-3 team victory.
Neel Das (Massachusetts Institute of Technology): The 20th-ranked MIT Engineers travelled to Maine on Friday to face Bowdoin. MIT had not beaten Bowdoin since the 1993 – 1994 season. MIT freshman Neel Das faced Bowdoin’s George Cooley at the match at the #6 position. With the match tied at 2-2, Das captured the fifth game (7-11, 11-6, 11-4, 7-11, and 11-7) to help the Engineers to a 5-4 team victory.