WELLESLEY, Mass. – Senior Will Tashman (Atherton, Calif.) was named the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference men's basketball Player of the Week the league announced today. Tashman was a key performer in a pair of conference road wins for the Engineers last week, averaging 19.5 points and 13.5 rebounds in victories over Clark University and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.
Tashman's pair of double-doubles last week gave him eight for the season and 34 for his career. At Clark he scored 16 points and pulled down 13 rebounds, scoring six of MIT's first eight points of the second half as the Engineers took their first lead of the game in that stretch. On Saturday at Coast Guard he dropped in 16 of his 23 points in the first half to lead MIT to a 23-point halftime lead that put the game away early. His 27 rebounds in the two games pushed him to 927 for his career, second all-time at MIT.