Athletics

Matt Eberhart Named Special Teams Player of the Week

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AMHERST, MA – Amherst College junior Matt Eberhart (Plano, TX) was named the NESCAC Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance during a 17-10 victory at Wesleyan University. The win improved the Lord Jeffs to 4-1 on the season and landed them in sole possession of second place in the conference standings.

Eberhart punted eight times against the Cardinals for an average of 41.5 yards with a long of 53 yards. He also hit a 22-yard field goal, his lone attempt of the game, with nine seconds remaining in the first half to tie Saturday’s game at 10-10. Eberhart hit both PAT attempts and handled two kickoffs.

A three-year starter, Eberhart has established himself as one of the best place kickers in the NESCAC, as he earned All-Conference Second Team honors as a sophomore. Through the first five weeks of the 2008 season, Eberhart is a perfect 4-for-4 on field goal attempts and is 13-for-14 on PAT attempts. He also handles the Lord Jeffs’ punting duties, averaging 36.3 yards per kick for the NESCAC’s fifth highest average.

Eberhart and the Lord Jeffs return to action Saturday, Oct. 25 when they host Tufts University (3-2) at 1 p.m.