Football's Ganter '19 is NESCAC Defensive Player of the Week

Alex Ganter '19 is the NESCAC Defensive Player of the Week for Nov. 11 (Josh McKee photo).
Alex Ganter '19 is the NESCAC Defensive Player of the Week for Nov. 11 (Josh McKee photo).

Hamilton College defensive end Alex Ganter '19 (Lynnfield, Mass./Williston Northampton School) was selected the NESCAC Football Defensive Player of the Week on Sunday, Nov. 11.

Ganter was credited with a career-high nine tackles including seven solo stops in the Continentals' 38-13 win at Bates College on Saturday. Three of his tackles went for seven yards in total losses and he recovered a fumble, broke up a pass and blocked an extra-point attempt.

The player of the week award is the first in two years at Hamilton for Ganter, who finished the season with 37 tackles in nine games. He tied for the team lead with 8.5 tackles for loss and added one sack and three pass breakups.