2008-09 NESCAC News

  • Trinity's Samarth, Amherst's Robinson Named to CoSIDA Academic All-America Men's At-Large Team
    June 22, 2009
    TOWSON, Md. - Seniors Gautam Samarth (Pune, India) of Trinity and Kai Robinson (Vashon, Wash.) of Amherst were selected as Academic All-America by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Tuesday, June 9. The two individuals were members of the College Division Men's At-Large Teams, with Samarth earning First Team honors and Robinson garnering Second Team recognition.
  • Former Wesleyan Baseball Member Dominguez Signs with Boston Red Sox Organization
    June 22, 2009
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. - Former Wesleyan SS/P Drew Dominguez '09 became the first Cardinal baseball player to sign a contract with a Major League Baseball team in 44 years after signing with the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday, June 16. Dominguez was offered a contract as a non-drafted free agent on Thursday, June 11, and after accepting was assigned to the Lowell Spinners, a Single-A short season minor league affiliate based in Lowell, Mass. in the New York-Penn League.
  • Mwaturura of Trinity Earns CoSIDA Academic All-America Honors
    June 22, 2009
    TOWSON, Md. - Trinity College field hockey senior midfielder Christine Mwaturura (Helensvale, Zimbabwe) was named to the CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America At-Large Third Team, it was announced on Thursday, June 11. She was the only NESCAC student-athlete selected on the College Division At-Large Teams. The Women’s At-Large program for Academic All-America includes the sports of bowling, crew, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, skiing, tennis and water polo.
  • Amherst's Tropiano, Bates' Alexander Garner CoSIDA Academic All-America
    June 22, 2009
    HADLEY, Mass. - Seniors Elise Tropiano (Plainview, N.Y.) of Amherst and Isabel Alexander (Harvard, Mass.) of Bates were chosen by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) as members of the Women's Cross Country/Track & Field Academic All-America College Division Second Team, it was announced on Friday.
  • Williams Clinches 11th Consecutive Directors' Cup
    June 19, 2009
    ORLANDO, Fla. - Williams clinched its 11th consecutive Division III Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup with 1066.50 points. The Ephs competed in 16 postseason championships earning points in the maximum nine women’s sports and in seven men’s sports, including the national collegiate skiing championship. The announcement was made by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) on Friday at the 44th annual NACDA convention in Orlando, Fla.
  • Former Eph Standout Greenberg Named Williams Men's Tennis Head Coach
    June 18, 2009
    WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – Williams College athletic director Harry Sheehy announced today that former Eph standout Dan Greenberg ’08 has been named to succeed Dave Donn as the head coach of the Eph men’s tennis team. Arguably one of the youngest men’s head tennis coaches in NCAA play, Greenberg will coach three current Ephs who were his teammates during his playing days in seniors Nick Lebedoff and Jeremy Weinberger, and junior Ari Binder.
  • Twelve Men's Tennis Players Named All-America by ITA
    June 16, 2009
    HADLEY, Mass. - Twelve men's tennis players came away with All-America honors on Monday, it was announced by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA). Of the 12 individuals honored, six were for singles play while four doubles teams were recognized, a total of eight players.
  • Nine Women's Tennis Players Recognized by ITA as All-America
    June 16, 2009
    HADLEY, Mass. - Nine NESCAC women's tennis players claimed Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-America honors on Monday. Five individuals were honored for singles play, while three doubles teams garnered All-America recognition.
  • Amherst's Tropiano Nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year Award
    June 12, 2009
    HADLEY, Mass. – Elise Tropiano (Plainview, N.Y.), a 2009 graduate of Amherst College and a former participant on the Jeffs’ cross country and indoor and outdoor track and field teams, has been nominated for the 2009 NCAA Woman of the Year Award by the NESCAC. She is the second individual from Amherst in the past three years to be nominated by the conference for Woman of the Year, after Shauneen Garrahan was nominated in 2007. The NCAA Woman of the Year Award honors senior student-athletes who have distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate careers in the areas of academic achievement, athletics excellence, service and leadership.
  • Former Trinity Baseball Players Bayer, Killeen Join Boston Red Sox Organization
    June 12, 2009
    HARTFORD, Conn. - The Boston Red Sox selected Trinity College senior RHP Jeremiah Bayer (Greenfield, Mass.) in the 30th round of Major League Baseball's Amateur Draft, and Bantam senior catcher Sean Killeen (Greenfield, Mass.) signed a free agent contract with the Red Sox shortly after the conclusion of the draft.
  • Williams' Moore Named CRCA Coach of the Year
    June 12, 2009
    WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. - For the third time in four years (2006, 2008 & 2009) the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) has named Justin Moore from Williams the National Division III Coach of the Year. It is the fourth time that Moore has been accorded national coach of the year honors (2000).
  • Hamilton's Steuben Field to Receive Artificial Turf
    June 10, 2009
    CLINTON, N.Y. - A second anonymous donor has recently stepped forward with a million-dollar gift to Hamilton College, this time to replace the natural grass at Steuben Field with an artificial grass surface. The college's Board of Trustees approved moving ahead with the project once all funding is secured. The complete cost of the upgrade is projected to be $1,350,000, with the balance of the funds contributed by Hamilton alumni, primarily former members of the football and lacrosse teams, and parents of current student-athletes.
  • Murphy Named Men's Soccer Head Coach at Connecticut College
    June 09, 2009
    NEW LONDON, Conn. - Kenny Murphy, assistant soccer coach at Brown University, has been named men’s soccer head coach at Connecticut College. Murphy, a former professional soccer player, spent 16 years on Wall Street as a successful commodities broker before joining Brown’s soccer program in 2003.
  • Connecticut College Announces Wilson as New Women's Basketball Head Coach
    June 09, 2009
    NEW LONDON, Conn. - Brian Wilson, associate head coach at the College of the Holy Cross, has been named women’s basketball head coach at Connecticut College. Wilson, a 2000 graduate of the University of Virginia, spent six years with the Crusader program in the Patriot League, handling the critical role of recruiting coordinator for the past five seasons.
  • Williams Selects O'Neil as Women's Ice Hockey Head Coach
    June 04, 2009
    WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Williams College athletic director Harry Sheehy announced on Thursday that Marissa O’Neil, formerly an assistant coach for national champion Amherst College, has been named the head coach of the women’s ice hockey program. O’Neil replaces Shannon Bryant, who resigned. Bryant spent three years at Williams and compiled a record of 21-46-7.
  • Kosgei of Hamilton Named Men's Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year
    June 03, 2009
    NEW ORLEANS, La. - Hamilton junior Peter Kosgei (Kapsabet, Kenya) has been selected the 2009 NCAA Division III Men's Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. Kosgei received the same award in 2008.
  • Williams Wins Fourth Consecutive NCAA Women's Rowing Title
    May 30, 2009
    CHERRY HILL, N.J. - At Cooper River Park on Saturday, Williams continued its dominance in the NCAA Division III Rowing Championships and won its record fourth consecutive team title at the national championships. The Ephs won the Division III Eights and placed a second boat fifth in the Grand Final to finish with 24 points atop the team standings.
  • Twelve Individuals Selected by IWLCA as All-America
    May 27, 2009
    HADLEY, Mass. - Twelve NESCAC student-athletes were selected by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) as All-America on Wednesday, May 27. Of the 12 individuals chosen, four individuals - Williams senior Elizabeth Burns, Middlebury senior Taryn Petrelli, Colby senior Kate Sheridan, and Trinity sophomore Rachel Romanowsky - came away with First Team honors.
  • Eight Individuals Garner CRCA All-America Honors
    May 26, 2009
    HADLEY, Mass. - The Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) announced on Tuesday its Pocock All-America team for the 2009 season. This award recognizes the outstanding performances of rowers and coxswains at NCAA Division III institutions. A total of eight NESCAC student-athletes earned All-America honors, with five individuals on the First Team.
  • Bates' Tandem of Stein and Rupasinghe Win NCAA Men's Tennis Doubles Title
    May 24, 2009
    CLAREMONT, Calif. - Bates College pair Ben Stein and Amrit Rupasinghe defeated rival Bowdoin College's duo Jamie Neely and Oscar Pena 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 for the NCAA Men's Tennis Doubles Championship on Sunday night at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps.
  • Carthage Downs Trinity 10-1 in NCAA Baseball Championship
    May 23, 2009
    GRAND CHUTE, Wis. – Junior RHP Jordan Jaehne-Llanas allowed seven hits, five walks, and an unearned run with nine strikeouts in eight-plus innings, and senior 1B John Lequia totaled five RBI, including a grand slam to lead the Carthage College Red Men to a 10-1 win over the defending NCAA Champion Trinity College Bantams in an elimination game of the NCAA Baseball Championship Saturday afternoon at Fox Cities Stadium. Trinity closes its season at 33-7, bowing out in the Division III World Series in two games for the third time.
  • Hamilton Men Finish Tied for Ninth at NCAA Track & Field Championships
    May 23, 2009
    MARIETTA, Ohio - The Hamilton men's track & field team finished tied for ninth on Saturday with 20.0 points at the 2009 NCAA Track & Field Championships hosted by Marietta College. Junior Peter Kosgei (Kapsabet, Kenya) earned his second individual title of the weekend by winning the 5,000-meter run.
  • 2009 Spring All-Academic Selections Announced
    May 22, 2009
    HADLEY, Mass. – The New England Small College Athletic Conference announced its 2009 Spring All-Academic selections today, with 455 student-athletes that participated in a spring sport earning All-Academic recognition. To be honored, a student-athlete must have reached junior academic standing and be a varsity letter winner with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.35. A transfer student must have completed one year of study at the institution.
  • Trinity Suffers 8-5 Loss to Kean in NCAA Baseball Championship
    May 22, 2009
    GRAND CHUTE, Wis. – The Kean University Cougars took advantage of six Trinity College Bantam errors to take an 8-5 win over the defending NCAA Champions in the opening round of the NCAA Baseball Championship Friday afternoon at Fox Cities Stadium. Trinity falls to 33-6 with its first loss in eight games and its first loss of the post-season (7-1), and will play Carthage College (38-9), which lost its opening game, 8-1, to the College of Wooster, in a loser’s bracket game tomorrow morning at 11 a.m. EST.
  • Trinity Tandem of Killeen, Bayer Named ABCA First Team All-America
    May 22, 2009
    HARTFORD, Conn. - Trinity College seniors Sean Killeen (Greenfield, Mass.) and Jeremiah Bayer (Greenfield, Mass.) were both named First Team All-America by the American Baseball Coaches Association, it was announced on Friday, May 22. The duo helped the Bantams to a 33-7 overall record, the 2009 NESCAC Baseball Championship, and a second-straight NCAA New England Regional title along with a spot in the NCAA Baseball Championship.
  • Hamilton's Kosgei Wins Steeplechase During Day Two of NCAA Track & Field Championships
    May 22, 2009
    MARIETTA, Ohio - Hamilton College junior Peter Kosegei (Kapsabet, Kenya) overtook the 3,000-meter Steeplechase field with two laps remaining to win his third-consecutive national title at the 2009 Outdoor Track & Field Championships, hosted by Marietta College. Kosgei had a time of 8:56.67 as he set a new Don Drumm Stadium mark by nearly 20 seconds.
  • 2009 Spring All-Sportsmanship Selections Announced
    May 21, 2009
    HADLEY, Mass. – The New England Small College Athletic Conference has announced the Spring All-Sportsmanship Team for each spring sport sponsored by the conference. The All-Sportsmanship Team is composed of one student-athlete from each institution for each sport and is selected by the players and coaches from their respective team for their positive contributions to sportsmanship. The student-athlete selected must be in good academic standing and a member of the team at the conclusion of the season in order to be eligible for selection.
  • Amherst Falls to UC Santa Cruz in NCAA Men's Tennis Championship
    May 21, 2009
    CLAREMONT, Calif. – The Amherst College men’s tennis team had its season come to an end Thursday afternoon with a 5-0 loss to UC Santa Cruz in the NCAA Tournament finals at the Biszantz Family Tennis Center in Claremont, Calif. While Amherst (28-7) was making its first ever appearance in the national title match, Santa Cruz (18-7) claimed its seventh NCAA title and its third this decade.
  • Williams Wins Second-Straight NCAA Women's Tennis Title
    May 21, 2009
    LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - For the second straight year and the fourth time in school history, Williams College won the NCAA Women’s Tennis Championships. The Ephs entered the Championships with only two losses on the season, both to Amherst, but won the critical Championship match today to post back-to-back women’s tennis titles for the second time in school history. The Ephs also won consecutive titles in 2001 and 2002.
  • Five Men's Lacrosse Players Recognized on USILA All-America Teams
    May 20, 2009
    HADLEY, Mass. - Five NESCAC Men's Lacrosse players were recognized on Wednesday as All-Americans by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA). Of the three All-America teams, Middlebury senior Mike Stone (Boston, Mass.) and Wesleyan senior Spike Malangone (Lake Grove, N.Y.) earned First Team honors.
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