Athlete of the Week Runners Up: January 21st

Published by Brenna R. Nelsen on January 22, 2013 at 3:13AM

Walter Peppelman earned his 100th career win in the wrestling match against Rutgers, helping the co-captain garner the week’s top honors. But some other Crimson athletes put up fine weekend performances as well, earning Athlete of the Week Runner Up nods from The Back Page.

Jillian Dempsey, Women’s Hockey

The senior forward has been absolutely dominant this season in the Crimson’s front line. This week’s performances were no different. Dempsey netted a pair of goals in Harvard’s 5-1 routing of Connecticut earlier this week. Over the weekend, Dempsey scored the game winning goal off a power play in Harvard’s 1-0 victory over Union. For the season, Dempsey has a team-high 21 goals and 16 assists for 37 points, 10 more than any other player on the Crimson’s roster. The senior is the ECAC’s leading scorer, averaging 1.167 goals per game.

Steve Moundou-Missi, Men’s Basketball

The sophomore played a key role in keeping Harvard close in its weekend contest at Memphis. The forward put up 10 points and seven rebounds off the bench in 27 minutes of playing time. Moundou-Missi’s dunk with less than eight minutes to go gave Harvard its first lead of the game and the sophomore added two more key free throws a minute later to tie the contest, but the Crimson would eventually fell, 60-50.

DJ White, Men’s Volleyball

The sophomore outside hitter helped get Harvard’s season off to a hot start. The Crimson won a pair of opening weekend matchups against Stevens and NYU. White recorded 19 kills in Harvard’s 3-0 victory over the Ducks, while also adding three digs and two block assists. The following evening, the sophomore put up nine kills, seven digs, and four blocks in Crimson’s 3-0 win over the Violets.