Westwood, MA --- WPI Senior Dereck Pacheco (Barnstable, MA) and junior Spencer Herrington (Clearfield, PA) have garnered NEWMAC Football weekly awards. Pacheco shares NEWMAC Football Defensive Athlete of the Week honors with MIT senior Mitch Turley (Westfield, IN) while Herrington hauls in his fourth NEWMAC Special Teams Athlete of the Week nod of the season and third in as many weeks.
Pacheco amassed 10 tackles including eight solo stops, to go with a sack, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery, and a blocked PAT on special teams as the Engineers defeated Coast Guard for the program's fifth consecutive win of the season. It is the longest streak since the 1993 Freedom Football Conference championship campaign. Personally, the senior now has 103 solo tackles, and 159 overall, to his credit.
Herrington remains perfect in extra points with a 6-for-6 performance for the Engineers who ran their winning-streak to five games following a triumph over Coast Guard on Saturday. He ended the week atop the kicking column with 63 points on the year, which is also fifth in the conference among all student-athletes. Herrington was called upon only twice to punt the ball away, including one that landed inside the 20.
Football (7-2, 5-1) heads to Norwich (1-8, 1-5) Saturday for a 1pm kickoff.