Date Posted:03/27/2006,  2:00PM

Nelson Claims Player of the Week

BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin College senior men's lacrosse player Andy Nelson (Marston Mills, Mass.) has been named the New England Small College Athletic Conference Player of the Week for his efforts in a pair of Polar Bears wins. Bowdoin stands at 4-1 this season and will return to action Monday night at Endicott College.

Nelson posted a pair of hat tricks last week for the Polar Bears, helping his club to a 2-0 record in the process. Against Union on Wednesday, Nelson netted three goals during a 14-5 win. He followed with three more markers on Saturday against Springfield in a thrilling 11-10 victory.

Nelson is currently tied for the team lead in goals with 10 so far this season. He finished third on the team in scoring in 2005 with 16 goals and five assists.