Westwood, MA --- Senior Jake Wisniewski (West Brookfield, MA) has been selected as the NEWMAC Men's Basketball Defensive Athlete of the Week. It is the program's first weekly defensive award since Reid Walker (Tampa, FL) took home top billing in November of 2018.
Wisniewski, the reigning NEWMAC Defensive Player of the Year, anchored a defensive effort that led the No. 25 Engineers to a 2-0 week. The Crimson and Gray defense took center stage as WPI limited Worcester State and Fitchburg State to an average of 60.5 points per game and 33.9% shooting from the floor in the victories. The senior averaged 11.0 rebounds on the week, including 13 total on the defensive glass, and added a steal and a block.
Emerson sophomore Nate Martin (Washington, DC) was tabbed as the conference's Offensive Athlete Week.
WPI (7-1) hosts undefeated Tufts (5-0) Tuesday night at 7pm.