CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - MIT sophomore Noel Hollingsworth was named the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Men's Basketball Player of the Week on Monday, on the strength of a 3-0 performance by the Engineers. Hollingsworth averaged 23.3 points and 10.3 rebounds in wins over Emerson, Newbury and Gordon College.
Hollingsworth's finest performance came in a win at Newbury on Thursday when he dropped a career-high 30 points to go along with 11 boards. He then scored 28 and grabbed 7 rebounds in an overtime win over Gordon College on Saturday. He began the week with another double-double (12 points, 13 rebounds) in a 66-51 win at Emerson.
With its most recent win, Tech improved to 8-0 on the season and is now off to its best start in program history. The Engineers will try to keep their streak alive on Tuesday night against UMass-Boston.