Winter All-Sportsmanship Selections Announced

Winter All-Sportsmanship Selections Announced

Honor Recognizes Positive Contributions to Sport Within Conference

HADLEY, Mass. – A total of 85 student-athletes have been named to the 2014 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, 15 were also recognized as All-Conference in their respective sports. Men’s and women’s squash accounted for 11 All-Sportsmanship and All-Conference selections. Wesleyan senior John Steele (Philadelphia, Pa.) earned his third straight All-Sportsmanship recognition while being named to the All-NESCAC First Team, along with Williams senior Taylor Foehl (Williamstown, Mass.) and Trinity junior Karan Malik (Bangalore, India). Colby sophomore CJ Smith (Locust Valley, N.Y.) made his second appearance on the All-Sportsmanship Team, and was also an All-NESCAC Second Team selection.

Four members of the All-NESCAC First Team in women’s squash picked up All-Sportsmanship honors, including seniors Mary Foster (Wallingford, Conn.) of Wesleyan and Alyssa Northrop (Brooklyn, N.Y.) of Williams and juniors Myriam Kelly (New York, N.Y.) of Bates and Charlotte Dewey (Greenwich, Conn.) of Middlebury. Foster closes out her career as a four-time All-Sportsmanship Team honoree. Connecticut College junior Leah Puklin (Bala Cynwnd, Pa.) was an All-Sportsmanship selection for the third consecutive year, while also being named Second Team All-NESCAC along with Tufts senior Paget Stanco (Rye, N.Y.) and Colby sophomore Julie Wolpow (Wellesley, Mass.).

Bates first-year swimmer Sara Daher (Marblehead, Mass.) earned All-NESCAC recognition with two individual runner-up finishes at the 2014 NESCAC Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships, as well as helping the 800-yard Freestyle Relay to a second-place finish and the 400-yard Freestyle Relay to a third-place finish. First-year Valerie Urban (Lancaster, Pa.) of Connecticut College was also an All-NESCAC honoree with runner-up showing in the 1,000-yard Freestyle. One swimmer on the men’s side was an All-NESCAC performer this year, as junior Matthew Gagne (Winnetka, Ill.) of Bates finished second in the 50-yard Butterfly.

Middlebury senior defender Jennifer Krakower (Montreal, Quebec) was a member of the NESCAC Women’s Ice Hockey All-Conference Second Team, and helped lead the Panthers to the No. 1 seed in the NESCAC Women’s Ice Hockey Championship.

A trio of women’s basketball players in seniors Caitlin McClure (Arlington, Va.) of Tufts and Moriah Sweeney (Ramsey, N.J.) of Trinity and junior Adrianna Pulford (Groton, Mass.) of Hamilton were named to the All-Sportsmanship Team for the second time in their careers. Men’s squash junior Andrew Ward (Southborough, Mass.) of Bowdoin and Nick Celestin (Woodbridge, Conn.) of the Trinity men’s swimming and diving team were also 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.

2014 NESCAC Winter All-Sportsmanship Team

Men's Basketball
Name Institution Yr. Hometown
David Kalema Amherst Sr. Burke, Va.
Luke Matarazzo Bates Sr. Shelton, Conn.
Grant White Bowdoin Sr. Springfield, Vt.
Luke Westman Colby So. Newton, Mass.
Patrick Deegan Conn. College Sr. Weymouth, Mass.
Greg Newton Hamilton Sr. Barrington, R.I.
Jack Roberts Middlebury Sr. Moylan, Pa.
Jaquann Starks Trinity So. Hartford, Conn.
Oliver Cohen Tufts Sr. Lower Merion, Pa.
Zach Lynch Wesleyan Sr. Greenwich, Conn.
John Weinheimer Williams Sr. River Forest, Ill.
Women's Basketball
Name Institution Yr. Hometown
Meredith Doswell Amherst Fy. Richmond, Va.
Julia Rafferty Bates Sr. Reading, Mass.
Anna Prohl Bowdoin Sr. New London, N.H.
Gabe Donahue Colby  Sr. Cape Elizabeth, Maine
Caitlin Cimino Conn. College Sr. Falmouth, Maine
Adrianna Pulford Hamilton Jr. Groton, Mass.
Katie Pett Middlebury Sr. Saginaw, Mich.
Moriah Sweeney Trinity Sr. Ramsey, N.J.
Caitlin McClure Tufts Sr. Arlington, Va.
Jenna Klaes Wesleyan Sr. Amherst, Mass.
Kellie Macdonald Williams Jr. Danvers, Mass.
Men's Ice Hockey
Name Institution Yr. Hometown
Ryan Edwards Amherst Sr. Spencerport, N.Y.
Harry Matheson Bowdoin Sr. Kingston, Ontario
Ben Chwick Colby Sr. Purchase, N.Y.
Kevin Reich Conn. College Sr.  Montvale, N.J.
Dom Jancaterino Hamilton Sr. Needham, Mass.
Ben Wiggins Middlebury Sr. Cambridge, Mass.
Jim Burt Trinity So.  Hamden, Conn.
Tyler Voigt Tufts Jr.  Rochester, Minn.
Derek Collins Wesleyan Sr. Naperville, Ill.
Paul Steinig Williams Sr. Williamsville, N.Y.
Women's Ice Hockey
Name Institution Yr. Hometown
Courtney Baranek Amherst Sr. West Babylon, N.Y.
Mallory Andrews Bowdoin Sr. Sheboygan, Wis.
Sam Slotnick Colby Sr. Canterbury, Conn.
Kelsie Fralick Conn. College Jr. West Chester, Pa.
Julia Williams Hamilton Sr. Westwood, Mass.
Jennifer Krakower Middlebury Sr. Montreal, Quebec
Kristen Maxwell Trinity Sr. Nashville, Tenn.
Sydney Morgan Wesleyan Sr. Lusby, Md.
Gabrielle Vukasin Williams Sr. Princeton, N.J.
Men's Squash
Name Institution Yr. Hometown
Michael Groot Amherst Fy. Victoria, British Columbia
Nabil Saleem Bates Jr.  Alpharetta, Ga.
Andrew Ward Bowdoin Jr.  Southborough, Mass.
CJ Smith Colby So.  Locust Valley, N.Y.
John Sluder Conn. College Sr.  Sudbury, Mass.
Mac Pivirotto Hamilton Jr. New Canaan, Conn.
Robert Galluccio Middlebury Jr. Greenwich, Conn.
Karan Malik Trinity Jr.  Bangalore, India
Brandon Weiss Tufts So. Phoenix, Md.
John Steele Wesleyan Sr.  Philadelphia, Pa.
Taylor Foehl Williams Sr. Williamstown, Mass.
Women's Squash
Name Institution Yr. Hometown
Khushy Aggarwal Amherst So. Mumbai, India
Myriam Kelly Bates Jr. New York, N.Y.
Michaela Martin Bowdoin Sr. Jamaica Plain, Mass.
Julie Wolpow Colby So. Wellesley, Mass.
Leah Puklin Conn. College Jr.  Bala Cynwyd, Pa.
Hillary Kolodner Hamilton Sr. Baltimore, Md.
Charlotte Dewey Middlebury Jr. Greenwich, Conn.
Sachika Balvani Trinity So. Mumbai, India
Paget Stanco Tufts Sr. Rye, N.Y.
Mary Foster Wesleyan Sr.  Wallingford, Conn.
Alyssa Northrop Williams Sr. Brooklyn, N.Y.
Men's Swimming and Diving
Name Institution Yr. Hometown
Aron Reynolds Amherst Sr. Merrimack, N.H.
Matthew Gagne Bates Jr. Winnetka, Ill.
Chris Granata Bowdoin Sr. Orange, Conn.
Brendan Tschaen Colby Sr. Holmdel, N.J.
Kyle Matson Conn. College Sr. Brookfield, Conn.
Conor Collins Hamilton Sr. Brookfield, Conn.
Joe Tamposi Middlebury Sr. Hernando, Fla.
Nick Celestin Trinity So. Woodbridge, Conn.
Austin Wood Tufts Sr. Fort Washington, Pa.
Jake Rosenbloom Wesleyan Jr. Chappaqua, N.Y.
Chris Weihs Williams Jr. Darien, Conn.
Women's Swimming and Diving
Name Institution Yr. Hometown
Cassie Gross Amherst Sr. Naples, Fla.
Sara Daher Bates Fy. Marblehead, Mass.
Helen Newton Bowdoin Sr. Chapel Hill, N.C.
Kim Johnson Colby Sr. Wilmette, Ill.
Valerie Urban Conn. College Fy. Lancaster, Pa.
Molly Ferguson Hamilton Sr. East Amherst, N.Y.
Jenna Meyer Middlebury Sr. Rochester, Minn.
Joanna Wycech Trinity Sr.  Stare Babice, Poland
Laura Burns Tufts Sr. Worcester, Mass.
Kate Uthe Wesleyan Sr. Evanston, Ill.
Erica Bucki Williams Jr. Eagan, Minn.