The only surprise here is that Erin Nicholas has been named NESCAC Player of the Week only three times in her career.

Middlebury’s senior superstar claimed the weekly honor after a three-goal performance over the Panthers two-win weekend, including the overtime-winner against fourth-ranked Tufts on Sunday.

The award is the second of the season for Nicholas, who is also the defending two-time NESCAC and NFHCA Player of the Year.

Nicholas and Middlebury have an unbeaten season within reach; the team closes out the regular season schedule with a trio of games on the road, starting against Colby College on Saturday, Oct. 16 at noon.