Purple Eagles to watch

By: Franklin Heinzmann

Caroline Leitch – Women’s VolleyballLeitch_2

Leitch has been a force to be reckoned with on the court this season. The outside hitter is sixth in the MAAC in kills (257), and seventh in kills per set (2.89) and total points (289.0). Leitch leads the Purple Eagles in all three of those categories. Leitch is on pace to set career high for hitting percentage (.240), and has already eclipsed her previous career high for digs (123) and total blocks (46). Leitch and the Purple Eagles have two road games left to prepare for the MAAC Championship.


image_handler.aspxHayley Tasselmyer – Women’s Swimming and Diving

Tasselmyer has been a key contributor to the Women’s Swimming and Diving team. Tasselmyer was a part of the relay team that finished second in the 200 medley relay and second in the 400 medley relay in their Oct. 20 tri-meet against Siena and Binghamton. Tasselmyer also has a place in the NU record books. She was part of the relay team that set the school record for the 200 free relay in last season’s MAAC Championship. Both the Women’s and Men’s Swimming and Diving teams host the University of Waterloo for a meet on Nov. 10 at 11 A.M. in the Kiernan Center.


Brian Wilson – HockeyWilson

The Purple Eagles goaltender is blossoming in his second season as a Purple Eagle. Wilson currently leads Atlantic Hockey in save percentage (.942) and has the lowest Goals Against Average (1.76) amongst all goalies who have played in at least three games. The highlight of Wilson’s season thus far is his 39 save shutout on Oct. 25, which helped the Purple Eagles defeat Air Force by a score of 5-0. Wilson and the Purple Eagles host Holy Cross at Dwyer Arena on Nov. 9 and Nov. 10, both games start at 7 P.M.


Statistics as of Oct. 28, 2018

Pictures from purpleeagles.com

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