February 4, 2013

Tashman Earns Second Straight NEWMAC Player of the Week Award

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, the second week in a row he has been named to the honor. Tashman helped MIT to a pair of NEWMAC wins last week, averaging 17.0 points and 11.0 rebounds as the Engineers moved into second place in the league standings.

Against Wheaton he hit on six of his 11 attempts from the floor before turning in his ninth double-double of the season against Springfield. His 21 points against the Pride was the seventh 20-point game of the season for the senior, with 15 coming in the first half as the Engineers took a lead that they would not give up for the rest of the game. His 13 boards marked the third time in the last four games that he has reached double figures on the glass.