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Editor’s note: With 57 percent of the vote, Jeff McFarland is your UM-Dearborn Player of the Week.

By The Michigan Journal Sports Staff

Last year, the Michigan Journal started the UM-Dearborn Player of the Week, a fun way to recognize the many talented athletes on our campus. Players that were honored with the distinction were given a Q-and-A in the following week’s issue of the Michigan Journal.

The Michigan Journal is still going to do that this year, but we’re adding a new twist to get you, the reader, involved. Each Sunday, you’ll be deciding our Player of the Week in a poll-based format. We will post stats or tidbits with the players nominated by the Sports Staff and leave the rest in your hands.

Please note: once an athlete wins Player of the Week, they will not be eligible to participate for the rest of the year. We want to give everyone a fair shot of winning and receiving a Q-and-A.

Who is your selection for the Michigan Journal's UM-Dearborn Player of the Week for Issue 3?

  • Jeff McFarland (57%, 47 Votes)
  • Nate Ferris (15%, 12 Votes)
  • Becca Carley (13%, 11 Votes)
  • Ryan Urso (11%, 9 Votes)
  • Colby DeMare (4%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 82

Jeff McFarland, freshman — hockey

Stats: 2 games, 6 goals, hat trick

The trio of hockey players nominated in this week’s Player of the Week vote all made their collegiate debuts with the Wolverines this weekend. McFarland totaled six goals — including four on Saturday — to lead the Wolverines to a weekend sweep over Indiana Tech.

Ryan Urso, freshman — hockey

Stats: 2 games, 2 goals, 3 assists

Urso, a defenseman, totaled five points — two goals and three assists — in the Wolverines sweep over Indiana Tech.

Nate Ferris, freshman — hockey

Stats: 2 games, 50 saves, 5 goals, 91% save percentage

Ferris stepped into the starting goalie role for the Wolverines and excelled, posting a save percentage of 91 percent in his first weekend playing collegiate hockey.

Becca Carley, senior — volleyball

Stats: 2 games, 2 total attacks, 21 digs

Carley totaled two attacks and 21 digs against Madonna and Siena Heights this weekend.

Colby DeMare, junior — volleyball

Stats: 2 games, 8 kills, 55 total attacks, 9 digs

DeMare stepped up in the Wolverines’ first two home conference matches, posting eight kills and nine digs to go with a whopping 55 total attacks.