Locals helping NESCAC athletic teams


Castilleja grad Audrey Kuan helped the Tufts women's volleyball team downed Williams College in five sets Friday on a New England Small College Athletic Conference match.

Kuan, a junior defensive specialist who leads Tufts with 254 total digs, served 11 consecutive points in the deciding fifth set victory.

She saw a couple of familiar faces across the net in Ephs' junior Amy McKinnon, a Menlo School grad, and senior setter Emily Avis, a Palo Alto resident.

McKinnon leads Williams with 314 digs, 17 coming against Tufts. Avis, who averages 10.02 assists per set, had 54 assists in the contest.

Elsewhere in the NESCAC, Menlo-Atherton grad Sophie Cornew and Sacred Heart Prep grad Margot Roux are back-up setters for Bowdoin, which has an overall record of 14-8.


Sacred Heart Prep grad Rob Moran is the starting left guard for unbeaten Amherst. The junior helped Amherst rush for 192 yards in a 30-3 win over Colby College on Saturday.

The Lord Jeffs extended their winning streak to 12 games.

Men's soccer

Menlo School grad Michael Walker has started all 11 games for Tufts and the sophomore defender is still looking for his first goal for the Jumbos, who are 4-5-2.

Women's soccer

Tufts freshman Maeve Stewart leads the team in scoring with four goals and eight points. The Palo Alto grad has helped the Jumbos to a 4-1-1 conference mark, second in the conference.

Castilleja grad Amy Toig has appeared in all nine games for Wesleyan, including six starts.

Pinewood grads Alex Merriweather and Samantha Merriweather are seniors for Colby. Sam has made 10 starts and seen action in all 11 games for the Mules. She's scored one goal.

Castilleja grad Emily Rose Calvin has seen limited action for conference leaders Amherst.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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