Date Posted:10/11/2004, 10:30AM
BRUNSWICK, Maine - For the second time in three weeks, Bowdoin junior Steve Curwen (Milford, Conn.) has been named the New England Small College Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week. Curwen led the Polar Bear defense and supplied half of the team's scoring in a 14-12 defeat of Tufts on Saturday.
Curwen, who has developed a knack for making big plays, did it again on Saturday when he stepped in front of a pass by Tufts quarterback Jason Casey and returned it 70 yards for a touchdown. The play put Bowdoin on top 7-3 early in the second quarter and gave the Polar Bears a lead they would not relinquish on their way to victory.
It marked the second interception of the season for Curwen, who also picked off a pass and returned it 51 yards for a touchdown in week one against Middlebury, also earning him NESCAC Defensive Player of the Week honors.
Curwen also posted seven solo tackles in the win against Tufts, and has 22 total tackles on the year. In addition, the junior's two touchdowns this season tie him for the team lead with quarterback Ricky Leclerc and running back Matt Boyd. Bowdoin will return to action this Saturday at Hamilton College.