The fall sports teams have all completed their September games and matches, and October is off to a competitive start. The Jumbos have already accomplished some amazing things, so here are the top 6 highlights so far.
1. Football earned their first shutout since 2006 this past weekend while playing Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. The Jumbos won by 28 points with touchdowns from Jack Donohue, Jack Dolan, and two from Mike Pedrini. The Jumbos are now 4-0 and will be facing Trinity this weekend.
2. Natalie Bettez won the All-Divisions New England Championship with a time of 17:57.85. She outran 168 runners from all three divisions, and she is the second Tufts runner to ever win this championship. Her win helped the Tufts team come in 8th overall.Bettez also was named U.S. Track & Field and Cross-Country Coaches Association Athlete of the Week on September 25.
3. Field Hockey senior Gigi Tutoni was named Longstreth/NFHCA Offensive Player of the Week on Tuesday, October 2 after being named NESCAC Player of the Week on Monday, October 1. To top off the week, she was named Athlete of the Week here at Tufts. Tutoni scored five goals the week before being awarded, and out of the five, two were game-winning. Tutoni leads the Jumbos in scoring and is the 13th overall scorer in the NESCAC.
4. Women’s Soccer senior goalkeeper Emily Bowers earned NESCAC Player of the Week on Monday, October 8th. Bowers captured another shutout this past weekend while playing Middlebury College. Bowers had 12 saves during the game, leading the Jumbos to a double-overtime tie against a previously unbeaten and untied Middlebury team. This is Bower’s fourth time in her career earning this honor, and is currently 4th in the NESCAC with 46 saves.
5. Men’s tennis sophomore Boris Sorkin is heading down to Georgia this Thursday to play in the ITA Men’s Tennis Singles Championship.Sorkin is one of nine Division III players who qualified for the ITA cup, and he did so by winning the ITA New England singles title on September 30th.Sorkin has won two singles tournaments this fall already, and he will be playing in the semifinals of the ITA championship this Thursday at 11am.
6. Men’s Soccer remains undefeated with a record of 9-0-1. The Jumbos are currently ranked #5 in the United Soccer Coaches Poll. They have scored 17 goals and have only allowed four goals against them this season. On October 1st, Joe Braun was named NESCAC Player of the Week after earning five points during the week.