Honor Recognizes Positive Contributions to Sport Within Conference
HADLEY, Mass. - A total of 101 student-athletes have been named to the 2013 NESCAC Spring All-Sportsmanship Team. The team is composed of one student-athlete from each institution for each sport that the conference sponsors. Honorees are selected by the players and coaches from their respective teams.
The NESCAC All-Sportsmanship Team recognizes student-athletes from each varsity sport who have demonstrated outstanding dedication to sportsmanship. These student-athletes exhibit respect for themselves, teammates, coaches, opponents and spectators. They display sportsmanship, not only as a participant in their sport, but also as a spectator and in their everyday lives. Through their positive actions and example, these student-athletes inspire others to adhere to the quality of sportsmanship that the NESCAC and the NCAA endorse.
A total of 16 individuals on the All-Sportsmanship Team also earned All-Conference accolades this spring, with three representatives from women's track and field and four from women's tennis. Six student-athletes received All-Sportsmanship recognition for the second straight year, including junior Blake Reilly of Connecticut College, who was named to the All-Sportsmanship Team for the third year in a row. Junior Abby D'Angelo of Wesleyan women's lacrosse, senior Charles Carey of Bates men's rowing, senior Kerry McCarthy of Trinity softball, senior David Hardison of Bates men's track and field, and senior Maura Hallisey of Connecticut College women's track and field were also named to the 2012 All-Sportsmanship squad.
Senior Nate Krump of Colby men's rowing, senior Katherine Amano of Williams women's rowing, senior Amanda Correnti of Williams softball, junior Jason Ottomano of Colby men's tennis, senior Nancy Worley of Williams women's tennis, and senior Annie Penfield-Cyr of Trinity women's track and field are also making their second All-Sportsmanship Team appearance, having been named to the 2011 team.
Among the honorees on the Spring All-Sportsmanship Team is a pair of NESCAC champions in women's track and field. Senior Hannah Zimmerman of Wesleyan took first place in the 10,000-meter run, while Amherst senior Keri Lambert finished first in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. Junior Brianne Mirecki of Williams earned an All-Sportsmanship award in addition to a second-place finish in the 1,500 meter run at the conference championships. Bowdoin senior David Bean also collected All-Sportsmanship and All-Conference honors, helping lead the Polar Bears' 4x100-meter relay team to a third-place finish at the NESCAC Championships.
Other All-Sportsmanship honorees that also earned All-NESCAC First Team recognition include Amherst first year Andrew Yaraghi in men's tennis, senior Mike Robinson of Wesleyan men's lacrosse and seniors Ryan Sonberg of Bates and Gabe Klein of Hamilton in baseball. Robinson helped lead the fourth-seeded Cardinals to the NESCAC Men's Lacrosse championship game, while Yaraghi did the same for the top-seeded Lord Jeffs in men's tennis action.
Members of the 2013 Spring All-Sportsmanship team who were named to All-NESCAC Second Team include senior Kerry Eaton of Tufts women's lacrosse, seniors Reilly Horan and Mary Lewis of the Amherst and Bates softball teams, women's tennis seniors Caroline Richman of Amherst, Leah Kepping of Middlebury, Hillary Hoyt of Trinity, and Worley of Williams. Worley and Tufts men's tennis senior Andrew Lutz garnered their sports' respective sportsmanship awards, with Worley being named the Co-Senior Sportswoman of the Year and Lutz taking home the Clarence Chaffee Sportsmanship Award.
The Spring All-Sportsmanship Team was created by the NESCAC Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). The NESCAC SAAC serves as the liaison between the student-athletes of NESCAC member institutions and conference administrators. The committee provides a voice to represent the concerns of all student-athletes and to discuss issues impacting student-athlete well-being. The NESCAC SAAC represents all students who participate in intercollegiate athletics and promotes and celebrates student-athletes achievements.
2013 NESCAC Spring All-Sportsmanship Team