BRUNSWICK — Bowdoin College junior Rachel Kennedy has been named the New England Small College Athletic Conference Field Hockey Player of the Week.

Kennedy picked up where she left off last season when she scored both goals in a 2-1 win over Amherst on Saturday.

She scored a goal late in the first half to give the Polar Bears a lead at intermission, and then added a much-needed insurance tally early in the second period to seal the win for Bowdoin. Kennedy has tallied three goals in Bowdoin’s first two games this season.

This marks Kennedy’s third NESCAC Player of the Week nod in her field hockey career, earning the title once as a first-year and once again in her sophomore campaign. In 2012 she was named conference Rookie of the Year, and was recognized as a Second Team All-American as a sophomore in 2013.

The Polar Bears host Bates College on Wednesday night at 7 p.m.


Junior Christy Jewett has been named the NESCAC Women’s Volleyball Player of the Week.

Jewett was outstanding last week as the Polar Bears went 4-1, including a 3-1 outof region record at the highly competitive Emory Classic. Bowdoin knocked off 21st-ranked Wisconsin- Whitewater and fell in a tight match to fourth-ranked Emory.

Including a mid-week win against the University of New England, Jewett averaged 3.45 kills per set and hit at a .317 percentage while racking up 3.20 digs per set and totaling 10 service aces and 11 blocks.

It is the second straight time that the Polar Bears have collected Player of the Week recognition in women’s volleyball, as Jewett follows up Katie Doherty’s honor from one week earlier.

Off to an 8-1 start, the Polar Bears will open NESCAC play this weekend as they host Connecticut College on Friday (8 p.m.) and Tufts on Saturday (2 p.m.).