Corsairs Sweep MASCAC Weekly Awards Program
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth swept the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) men's ice hockey weekly awards program this afternoon. Junior Shaun Walters (Plymouth, Mich.) was selected as the Player of the Week, while freshman Tanner Zacharewicz (Ludlow, Mass.) was chosen as the Rookie of the Week.
Walters is making his first appearance as the conferecen's top weekly player after garnering a spot on the honor roll the previous two editions, while Zacharewicz earned his first conference citation.
Walters registered three points, on two goals and an assist, to help UMass Dartmouth post a 0-2-1 record this past week. The junior from Plymouth, Mich. penned a marker and a helper into his ledger in the Corsairs' 4-4 overtime tie at Colby College on Saturday. Earlier in the week, he netted a marker to help UMD build a two-goal, first period advantage against No. 7 Babson.
A starter in all nine games, Walters is tied for second in Division III in goals (8), while ranking 34th in points per game (1.33). He currently leads the MASCAC in goals, while second in points (12). Walters recorded all 12 of his points during a six-game scoring streak between Nov. 14 and Nov. 30, 2013. He registerd multiple points in five games, including a season-high three against Plymouth State. The forward has feasted on conference competition with nine points, including multi-goal games against Westfield State and the Panthers.
Zacharewicz produced two goals and an assist for three points to lead UMass Dartmouth to a 0-2-1 week. The freshman forward from Ludlow, Mass. scored his first collegiate marker to give the Corsairs an early 1-0 advantage against No. 7 Babson on Tuesday evening. Four days later, Zacharewicz recorded his first multi-point game at Colby, scoring a marker and adding a helper in a overtime draw with the Mules.
Zacharewicz, a starter in four of his nine games, has found his scoring touch since being promoted to UMass Dartmouth's top offensive line on Nov. 23. The rookie forward has utilized a balanced scoring attack of two goals and two assists. He earned his first collegiate point at Westfield State, assisting on UMD's first marker. Zacharewicz recently had his personal three-game scoring streak snapped at Bowdoin on Sunday evening.
UMass Dartmouth (2-6-1) will return to action at 6:40 p.m. on Dec. 5, when the Corsairs travel to Curry College.