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Lalli & Moseley Tabbed NESCAC Co-Defensive Player & Rookie of the Week, Respectively

November 6, 2001

Dan Lalli '02
Senior linebacker Dan Lalli posted a career-high 18 tackles and forced a fumble in Amherst's 28-10 win over Trinity
AMHERST, MA - Amherst senior quad-captain linebacker Dan Lalli (Watertown, MA) was named the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Co-Defensive Player of the Week, while first-year quarterback Marsh Moseley (New Orleans, LA) earned Rookie of the Week honors for the second time in three weeks after the Jeffs' 28-10 win over visiting Trinity College on Saturday.

Lalli posted a career-high 18 tackles and forced a fumble as Amherst improved to 7-0 heading into this week's season-finale at undefeated archrival Williams College (7-0). He leads the Amherst defense, which has surrendered just 26 points in seven games, with a whopping 69 total tackles, including 32 unassisted. Lalli was a First-Team All-NESCAC and Second-Team All-ECAC selection as a junior, an All-ECAC pick and the team's MVP as a sophomore and the NESCAC Defensive Rookie of the Year as a freshman.

Mosely, who made just his second start of the season on Saturday, finished 13-for-30 passing for 138 yards, including his third career touchdown pass. The NESCAC Rookie of the Week award was his second of the season. Moseley also earned the honor after coming off the bench to throw a pair of touchdown passes in the Jeffs' 23-0 win over visiting NESCAC and Little Three rival Wesleyan University on October 20, finishing an impressive eight-for-16 passing for 129 yards.

Amherst's perfect 7-0 record marks just the ninth time in school history the Jeffs have been perfect through seven games, heading into this weekend's showdown at Williams, 31-7 victors over Wesleyan University on Saturday afternoon. With the Williams win, the two rivals are the lone remaining undefeated teams in the NESCAC, which means that, in addition to bragging rights, Saturday's showdown in Williamstown will be for the outright NESCAC and Little Three titles.

Saturday's game, the 116th meeting all-time, will be the third time in school history that both teams entered the game undefeated, with the Jeffs taking both of the first two encounters, 12-6 in Amherst in 1942 and 20-7 on Pratt Field in 1964. The Ephs will be looking for revenge after Amherst's 20-12 victory in Amherst last year, a win which snapped Williams' 14-game unbeaten streak in the rivalry (13-0-1) that has always been one of the best in Division III. Kickoff for Saturday will be at noon, with television coverage on NESN regionally, and nationally on Direct TV channel 623 or the following satellite dish coordinates: KU Band GE2 Transponder 3 Central Frequency 11670.