Tamen Garners NESCAC Player of the Week Honors

Tamen Garners NESCAC Player of the Week Honors

HADLEY, Mass. – Amherst women's soccer forward Rubii Tamen '19 has been named NESCAC Player of the Week, as announced by the league office Monday afternoon.

Tamen has served as an integral component to the forward mainstay this season for the Mammoths. She has been the deciding factor in three out of the last four matches, including the game winning goal in the NESCAC Quarterfinals against Hamilton College. Prior to Sunday's post season commencement, Tamen scored two goals for her third consecutive game when Amherst took down Trinity College 2-0 in their final regular season matchup.

After a physical and deadlocked forty minutes, Tamen was able to break through just before halftime against Hamilton College yesterday in the quarterfinals at Hitchcock Field. She beat her defender with a couple moves, and rifled a shot that struck the inside of the post and into the back of the net, ultimately advancing the Mammoths to their third sequential semifinals appearance.

Tamen entered Tuesday's game against Trinity College notching back-to-back two goal performances against Springfield College and Wesleyan University. She was able to score in both halves against the Bantams and lead the Mammoths to the 2-0 victory, rounding out their regular season.

Tamen has scored all seven of the Mammoths goals in the last four games, marking her season total at 13 for her third consecutive 20+ point season.

Amherst secured a spot in the NESCAC Semifinals where they will take on Middlebury College at 1:30 PM in Williamstown, Mass. on Saturday (Nov. 3rd).

In October 2018, Amherst proudly recognized Ted W. Beneski '78, P'08 and Laurie M. Beneski P'08 for their extraordinary generosity and commitment to the College by naming the men's and women's soccer programs in their honor. The College's naming of the Beneski Soccer Programs celebrates the Beneskis' love for Amherst athletics and their longstanding investment in helping Amherst students excel as learners, as players and teammates, and as citizens.