April 1, 2013

Williamson Named NESCAC Men's Lacrosse Player of the Week

BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin senior goaltender Christopher Williamson has been named the New England Small College Athletic Conference Men's Lacrosse Player of the Week.

The senior netminder led the Polar Bear defense in three wins last week as the team improved to 6-2 (4-2 NESCAC). It is the second consecutive week that a Bowdoin player has earned the NESCAC's weekly award as Franklin Reis claimed the honor last week.

Williamson led Bowdoin to a 3-0 week, including a pair of one-goal NESCAC victories over the weekend, racking up a .703 save percentage and 5.95 GAA. After allowing seven goals and making 13 saves in a mid-week 13-8 win over Springfield, Williamson was outstanding, stopping 18 shots in a 7-6 win at Middlebury on Saturday, including a point-blank save as time expired. On Sunday at Williams, he recorded 14 saves, including three in extra time, allowing just six goals as Bowdoin recorded a 7-6 four-overtime victory.

Bowdoin moved up in both the national and regional rankings as they extended their win streak to five games. The Polar Bears improved to third in the latest New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association poll and went from 20th at 14th in the new U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association rankings.

The Polar Bears will return to action at Trinity on Saturday afternoon at 1:00 p.m.