Winter All-Sportsmanship Selections Announced

Kate Pistel

Honor Recognizes Positive Contributions to Sport Within Conference

HADLEY, Mass.
– A total of 85 student-athletes have been named to the 2013 NESCAC Winter 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.

Of the 85 individuals honored this winter, 16 were also recognized as All-Conference in their respective sports. Men's and women's squash accounted for nine All-Sportsmanship and All-Conference selections. Wesleyan junior John Steele earned his second straight All-Sportsmanship recognition while being named to the All-NESCAC First Team, along with Middlebury senior Jay Dolan. Trinity senior Johan Detter, Bowdoin sophomore Andrew Ward, and Colby first year CJ Smith were Second Team selections.

Four members of the All-NESCAC First Team in women's squash picked up All-Sportsmanship honors, including seniors Kate Pistel of Colby and Alli Rubin of Williams and juniors Mary Foster of Wesleyan and Catalina Pelaez of Trinity. Pistel and Foster were among five individuals named to the All-Sportsmanship Team for the third time in their careers. Also honored for the third consecutive year were Hamilton senior women's ice hockey forward Abby Runyon and a pair of basketball guards in Wesleyan senior Derick Beresford and Connecticut College senior Kacie Quick.

Williams senior swimmer Katherine O'Leary earned All-NESCAC recognition with three individual third place finishes at the 2013 NESCAC Women's Swimming and Diving Championships, as well as helping the 800-yard Freestyle Relay to a first place finish. Senior Kaley Kokomoor of Bowdoin and first year Emma Rotner of Connecticut College were also All-NESCAC honorees, with Kokomoor helping the 400-yard Freestyle Relay to a third place finish, and Rotner, a member of the third place 800-yard Freestyle Relay.

Two swimmers on the men's side were also All-NESCAC performers this year, with senior Chris Corbett of Williams earning All-NESCAC recognition with his third place showing in the 200-yard Breaststroke. Middlebury junior Ian MacKay claimed the second All-Sportsmanship recognition of his career, to go along with first place finishes in the 50-yard Butterfly, 50-yard Freestyle and a third place showing in the 100-yard Butterfly at the 2013 NESCAC Men's Swimming and Diving Championships.

Amherst senior guard Marcia Voigt was a member of the NESCAC Women's Basketball All-Conference First Team, and led the Jeffs to their fourth straight NESCAC Women's Basketball Championship.

Bowdoin senior forward Dan Weiniger and senior defenseman Brandon Hew of Amherst were both First Team selections in men's hockey, with Weiniger leading the Polar Bears to the 2013 NESCAC Men's Ice Hockey Championship and Hew taking the Jeffs to the NESCAC quarterfinal round.

A pair of basketball seniors in Taryn O'Connell of the Bates women's team and James Klemm of the Williams' men's team and a trio of squash players were named to the All-Sportsmanship Team for the second time in their career. Men's squash seniors Alec Greaves-Tunnell of Williams and Harry Keeshan of Hamilton and sophomore Leah Pulkin of the Connecticut College women's squash team were two-time recipients.

The 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 welfare. The NESCAC SAAC represents all students who participate in intercollegiate athletics and promotes and celebrates student-athletes achievements.

2013 NESCAC Winter All-Sportsmanship Team

Men's Basketball
Name Institution Yr. Hometown
Tom Killian Amherst Jr. Summit, N.J.
Mark Brust Bates Sr. Duxbury, Mass.
Andrew Madlinger Bowdoin Jr. Basking Ridge, N.J.
Patrick Stewart Colby Fy. Bangor, Maine
Jared Shill Conn. College Fy. Woodcliff Lakes, N.J.
Ken Click Hamilton Sr. Stony Point, N.Y.
Peter Lynch Middlebury Sr. Westford, Mass.
Mick Distasio Trinity Sr. Yarmouth, Maine
Alex Goldfarb Tufts Sr. New York, N.Y.
Derick Beresford Wesleyan Sr. Hampton, Ga.
James Klemm  Williams Sr. Highlands Ranch, Colo.
       
Women's Basketball
Name Institution Year Hometown
Marcia Voigt  Amherst Sr.  Skillman, N.J.
Taryn O’Connell  Bates Sr.  Georgetown, Mass.
Victoria Munson Bowdoin So. Southington, Conn.
Jacky McLaughlin Colby Sr. Medfield, Mass.
Kacie Quick  Conn. College Sr.  Winchester, Mass.
Eliza Howe Hamilton Sr. Westport, Conn.
Jesse Miller Middlebury Sr.  Wellesley, Mass.
Moriah Sweeney Trinity Jr. Ramsey, N.J.
Caitlin McClure Tufts Jr. Arlington, Va.
Amber Wessells Wesleyan Jr. Montclair, N.J.
Jennie Harding Williams Sr. Santa Monica, Calif.
       
Men's Ice Hockey
Name Institution Year Hometown
Brandon Hew  Amherst Sr. Fresno, Calif.
Dan Weiniger  Bowdoin Sr. Warren, N.J.
Jake Billiar Colby Sr. Columbus, Ohio
Kevin Kelly Conn. College Jr.  Harrisburg, Pa.
Andrew White Hamilton Sr.  Franklin, Mass.
Eric Zagorski Middlebury Sr.  Westfield, N.J.
Tim Shea Trinity So.  Somerset, Mass.
Tim Mitropoulos Tufts Jr.  Winchester, Mass.
Donald Kleckner Wesleyan Sr. Alpharetta, Ga.
Mark Lyons Williams Sr. Calgary, Alberta
       
       
Women's Ice Hockey
Name Institution Year Hometown
Megan Doyen Amherst Sr. Ortonville, Mich.
Kim Tess-Wanat Bowdoin Sr. Fond Du Lac, Wis.
Kathy Shei Colby Sr. Inverness, Ill.
Samantha Schuffenecker Conn. College Sr.  Oswego, N.Y.
Abby Runyon  Hamilton Sr. Fairport, N.Y.
Maggie Woodward Middlebury Sr. Dover, N.H.
Elizabeth Hitchcock Trinity Sr. Glencoe, Ill.
Ashleigh Corvi Wesleyan Sr. Barrington, R.I.
Aimee Dennett Williams Sr. Highlands Ranch, Colo.
Men's Squash
Name Institution Yr. Hometown
Charles Loesch-Quintin Amherst Sr.  Philadelphia, Pa.
David Born Bates Sr.  Westbrook, Maine
Andrew Ward  Bowdoin So.  Southborough, Mass.
CJ Smith  Colby Fy.  Locust Valley, N.Y.
Asa Welty Conn. College Sr. Gloucester, Mass.
Harry Keeshan  Hamilton Sr.  Greenwich, Conn.
Jay Dolan Middlebury Sr.  Wareham, Mass.
Johan Detter  Trinity Sr.  Malmo, Sweden
Zachary Schweitzer Tufts So. Huntingdon Valley, Pa.
John Steele Wesleyan Jr.  Philadelphia, Pa.
Alec Greaves-Tunnell  Williams Sr.  Rochester, N.Y.
       
Women's Squash
Name Institution Year Hometown
Taryn Clary Amherst Fy. Rye, N.Y.
Alison Bragg Bates Sr. Darien, Conn.
Sara Wlodarczyk Bowdoin So. Strykersville, N.Y.
Kate Pistel  Colby Sr. Amherst, Mass.
Leah Puklin  Conn. College So.  Bala Cynwyd, Pa.
Claire Corroon Hamilton Sr. West Hartford, Conn.
Lindsay Becker Middlebury Sr. Lawrenceville, N.J.
Catalina Pelaez  Trinity Jr. Bogata, Columbia
Ushashi Basu Tufts Sr. Darien, Conn.
Mary Foster  Wesleyan Jr.  Wallingford , Conn.
Allison Rubin  Williams Sr. Boston, Mass.
       
Men's Swimming and Diving
Name Institution Year Hometown
Connor Beaulieu Amherst Jr. Suffield, Conn.
Nicholas Karlson Bates Sr. Wayland, Mass.
Hugo Tran Bowdoin Sr. Paris, France
Colin McLaughlin Colby Jr. Farmington, Conn.
Joe Gibson Conn. College Jr. Northwood, N.H.
Stephen Wright Hamilton Sr.  Holliston, Mass.
Ian MacKay  Middlebury Jr. Vero Beach, Fla.
Nick Celestin Trinity Fy. Woodbridge, Conn.
Dylan Portelance Tufts Sr. Redmond, Wash.
Martin Kafina Wesleyan Sr. Lincoln, Mass.
Chris Corbett  Williams Sr. Highland Heights, Ohio
       
Women's Swimming and Diving
Name Institution Year Hometown
Catherine Maguire Amherst Sr. Westfield, N.J.
Tara Dugan Bates Sr. Wilton, Conn.
Kaley Kokomoor  Bowdoin Sr. Groton, Conn.
Leah Walpuck Colby Sr. Bethesda, Md.
Emma Rotner  Conn. College Fy. Durham, N.H.
Maja Feenick Hamilton Sr. Warren, N.J.
Chloe Wilwerding Middlebury So. Omaha, Neb.
Jess Rudman Trinity Fy. Jamestown, R.I.
Amelia Rapisarda Tufts Sr. Evanston, Ill.
Ally Anderson Wesleyan Sr. Fayetteville, N.Y.
Katherine O’Leary Williams Sr. Montclair, N.J.
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