Date Posted:02/25/2002,  8:00AM

Mayol Earns Player of the Week Honor

BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin College women's basketball captain Jessie Mayol (Westbrook, Maine) has been named NESCAC Player of the Week for her efforts in the NESCAC Tournament last week. The Polar Bears won their second-straight NESCAC Championship with a 68-57 win over Middlebury on Sunday afternoon as Mayol scored 11 points and had four assists. She led the team in scoring with 13 points in Saturday's semifinal win over Williams, 56-40.

The Polar Bears (24-1) earned one of 14 first- round byes in the N.C.A.A. Tournament that starts this week. Bowdoin will host a second-round matchup against the winner of Wednesday's Southern Maine- Emmanuel game. Regardless of the winner, gametime on Saturday is slated for 2:00 p.m. The other side of the Northeast bracket gives Springfield a bye and features a first-round game between Eastern Connecticut and Salem State. The winners of the second-round games will travel to an on-campus (to be determined) location for the regional semifinals and finals.