Sophomore Micaela Martinelli has been named the CGASPORTS.COM Athlete of the Week after leading the Bears to a pair of New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) wins against teams above them in the standing including WPI, which was 18-2 overall on Saturday.
Martinelli was the key to the Bears 54-50 upset of WPI as she had 14 points shooting 5 of 6 from the field and 3 of 4 from 3-point range while grabbing eight rebounds in the win. Micaela shot 50 percent from the floor and averaged 12 points and 5.5 rebounds during the week as the Bears, who started the conference portion of the season 1-7 won their season-best fourth straight to climb to sixth place in the NEWMAC.
She also had ten points in the Bears 66-58 road win at Clark on Wednesday.
Martinelli is averaging 8.4 points and six rebounds per game this season to go with 26 assists and 12 steals. She has scored in double figures during all four of the games in the current win streak including the first double-double of her career in the win over Emerson which started the streak.
Coast Guard is back in action on Wednesday when the Bears travel to Wheaton for a NEWMAC game at 7:00.