DANBURY, Conn. – The ECAC has announced the Esports Players of the Week for the period ending 10/22/20.

Overwatch Rookie of the Week – Alyssa Ritchie, Fr, Bethel University
Ritchie was dominant in Bethel’s win over Central Connecticut State last week.  Playing either D.Va or Zaraya in four games she earned cards for 21 objective kills, 30 high energy kills, 59 eliminations, 5:36 objective time, and play of the game.

Valorant Player of the Week – Mitchell Keeler, So, Sacramento State
Mitchell Keeler is the backbone of the Sac State Hornets Valorant team. Last week Mitchell and the Sac State team went 13-0 in their most recent ECAC Valorant match and is always stepping up his game with his performance in Valorant.

Rocket League Player of the Week – Matheus Silveira Gusmao, So, NJCU

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Player of the Week – Navin Gandharry, Fr, NJCU

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Rookie of the Week – Daniel Erkelens, So, Bethel University
Against Farmingdale State, Erkelens had a 4-2 record with 8 K.O.’s playing Wolf and Isabelle.  He had two fights in game 1, closed out game 2, and won 2 out of 3 fights in our final game.

Fortnite Player of the Week – Jared Money, Jr, Elmira College
Jared, along with his teammate Jourdan Plaisted, combined for 13 kills last week during the first week of FortNightmares. Jared really loosened up and hit his stride this week and even were the last human team alive in Round 1.

FIFA 20 Player of the Week – Nico Mirabella, Sr, Stockton University
Mirabella continued his fine form for the Ospreys and remained undefeated on the season with his 2-1 series win over Moravian Cyberhounds. He is now 3-0 on the season and looks to remain perfect as he looks forward toward the playoffs.

Madden 21 Player of the Week – Malik Gale, So, WVU
Over a two-game stretch Malik scored 130 points and only allowed 7. In game 1 Malik had a 91.3 completion percentage with 324 passing yards and only allowed his opponent 73 passing yards with a 33.3 completion percentage. In game 2 Malik had a 90.9 completion percentage with 510 passing yards and only allowed his opponent 106 passing yards with an 18.1 completion percentage.

ECAC is an 82 year-old organization with over 200 member schools across all NCAA divisions. The ECAC exists to enhance the experience of student-athletes participating in intercollegiate athletics and provides great value for universities and college by sponsoring championships, leagues, bowl games, tournaments and other competitions throughout the Northeast. ECAC Esports is growing and now totals more than 60 colleges and universities and is expanding the geographic footprint for the conference nationally. ECAC’s Esports program is dedicated to providing and activating intercollegiate esports competition for colleges across the country.