(YSCC) - The Yankee Small College Conference is proud to announce the athletes of the week awards for Week 2 of the 2019-2020 Fall sports season. Additionally, the YSCC has a USCAA Player of the Week for the 2nd week in a row. Mohamed Matan of Southern Maine Community College wins the USCAA DII Men's Soccer Player of the Week. Congratulations to Mohamed
Kate Rowley | Vermont Tech | SO | D
She has led the defense all season and has rallied the rest of the defense behind her culminating in a 1-0 shutout victory over Paul Smiths for VTC first conference win in 4 years.
Mohamed Matan | Southern Maine CC | FR | F
First-year striker Mohamed Matan scored seven goals in three games to go along with SMCC's 3-0 week; in all three wins netting the game-winner. The crafty forward contributed two assists, good for 16 points. The SeaWolves ride a 7-game win streak.
Joshua Paisley | Southern Maine CC | FR | OF/P
The rookie slugger went 8-18 from the dish (.444 .avg) spanning five games last week. He connected for four extra-base hits featuring two doubles and two triples (.778 .slg). He scored four runs, swiped two bags, and knocked in 10 runs for the SeaWolves. SMCC went 4-1 on the week and stands 9-1 overall.
Paige Farrington | Paul Smith's College | SR | S/DS
Paige set the Bobcats to a 4-0 record in this week's YSCC action. She had 75 assist & 19 service aces as she led the PSC Bobcats with wins over NHTI, UM Machias, GBCC & UMCC. Paul Smith College is in sole possession of the YSCC now with a 7-0 record in conference play and Paige has played a major role in that success.
WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY
Holly White | NHTI | FR | 6K
Holly White helped lead the NHTI women's cross country team to a 8th place finish at the 48th Pop Crowell Invitational. Holly completed the 6K course in a time of 33:18.
MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY
Josh Miller | Hampshire College | SR | 8K
Josh Miller led the Hampshire men at the Elms Blazer Invitational on Saturday 9/21, finishing 12th overall in 31:59 for 8K at Chicopee Memorial State Park. The Hampshire men finished 3rd, tying Hampshire's best-ever team finish at the Elms meet from 2 years ago, only 2 points behind second-place St. Joseph's (CT). The 31:59 was an 8K PR for Miller, besting his time from last year's YSCC conference meet by 22 seconds.