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Bobcats of the week of Nov. 14, 2005

Terence Ryan '07
Junior Terence Ryan became the first Bates College football player to earn the NESCAC's Defensive Player of the Week honors with an excellent performance in Bates' 34-20 victory over Hamilton capping off a breakthrough season for the 6-5, 220-pound defensive end.Ryan (Milton, Mass.) made eight tackles, 2.5 of them for a loss. He also forced two fumbles and had two quarterback sacks, raising his league-high total to 10.5, the highest total the NESCAC has seen since Wesleyan's Eric Mangini registered the same number in 1993. (Mangini is now the defensive coordinator for the New England Patriots.)

Ryan finishes the season with 1.3 sacks per game, the third highest average in Division III. Ryan also ranks 20th in Division III in forced fumbles (0.38 per game) and 41st in tackles for loss (1.6 per game).

Jessie Gargiulo '07
Bates College junior forward Jessie Gargiulo was the key player as the women's soccer team extended one of the best seasons in the program's history one game further.With Bates behind 1-0 as the second half began of the Bobcats' first-round NCAA Division III Tournament game against Eastern Connecticut State University, Gargiulo (Boxborough, Mass.) netted three unanswered goals to vault Bates into the second round with a 3-1 victory. The Bobcats' season came to a close the following day against Tufts.

The performance represented Gargiulo's second hat trick of the season -- she also achieved the feat Sept. 29 against Babson -- and it moved her into third place in the NESCAC in goals scored, with 11. Gargiulo also scored the first goal in Bates' 2-1, double-overtime victory over Tufts in the NESCAC championship game on Nov. 6.