Natalie Whitman Named AMCC Athlete of the Week
PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Hilbert College’s Natalie Whitman was honored as the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Athlete of the Week for the week ending January 12.
Whitman averaged 18 points and 12.3 rebounds, posting double-doubles in all three conference games this week. She also led the team in field goal percentage (50%), in free throw percentage (82% – 18 of 22) and in minutes played (33.6) seldom getting a chance to catch her breath.
She opened the week scoring 14 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in the Hawks game at D’Youville. Her highlight effort came against Mount Aloysius, where she recorded 24 points, 11 rebounds, 3 steals and one block. And she finished the back-to-back games over the weekend with 16 points and 14 rebounds against the 2012-13 AMCC championship team, La Roche College.
The senior forensic science major is the only AMCC player to be ranked in the top 5 in both scoring (15.2 ppg) and rebounding (9.8 rpg).
Trevor Stark Named AMCC Athlete of Week
PITTSBURGH, PA – Hilbert College’s Trevor Stark was honored as the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Athlete of the Week for the week ending January 12.
Stark led the Hawks to three conference wins this week and came up big in the final and most important contest. He averaged 22 ppg, and 6.7 assists per game while shooting 50% from the 3-point line and was perfect at the foul line. He earned his first double-double of the season in points and assists as the Hawks captured the double-overtime win against La Roche College to remain in a two-way tie for first place in the league standings (5-1).
Stark opened the week scoring 21 points while shooting 47% from the floor (hitting 50% from beyond the arc) and 3 assists. He followed that performance by increasing his assists to 6, maintaining his impressive shooting percentage (47%) and knocking down all six late-game free throws to account for 22 points in the Hawks’ victory. He closed-out the week with a career-setting day of 11 assists, the last leading to the game winning shot against La Roche in the 49th minute of play. Stark made 4 of his 7 three-point shots and again was a rock at the foul line late in the game. He finished with 24 points and three steals in the 88-86 victory.
The junior communications marketing major is ranked in the top 5 in assists (#1), steals (#3) and scoring (#5) in the AMCC.