Maine Maritime Academy linebacker Cody Chapman is New England Football Conference Defensive Player of the Week. He had a career-high 17 tackles against MIT.

The Mariners lost to the Engineers 30-13 in the NEFC opener but Chapman was in on 17 tackles, including five for a loss and he forced one fumble.

For the season, Chapman(Bangor HS) is averaging for 11 tackles a game and leads the team with 34.

MMA plays at Coast Guard on Saturday.