ORONO, Maine -- For the second-straight week, Christophe Mulumba (Montreal, Que.) has been named the Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Week, as announced by the association on Monday morning.
Mulumba, receiving his fourth rookie of the week accolade, led the Black Bear defensive attack with 19 total tackles, a new career-high and league season best for the redshirt freshman. Mulumba's efforts helped lead Maine to a 33-27 win on the road at Albany which moved the Black Bears to its best start in school history at 9-1 and a perfect 6-0 record in CAA action. Mulumba was also named one of Beyond Sports Network's defensive player of the week.
The Black Bears return home for their final regular season home game when they host Rhode Island on Senior Day at Alfond Stadium Saturday. Kickoff is set for 12:30 PM.