Honor Recognizes Positive Contributions to Sport Within Conference
HADLEY, Mass. – A total of 684
student-athletes have been named to the 2013 NESCAC Fall
All-Academic Team by the conference office today. To be honored, an
individual must have reached sophomore 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.
Of the 684 student-athletes named to the team, 242 were honored for the second time in their career, while 93 were recognized for the third time. In addition, 67 members of the group garnered both All-Academic and All-Conference accolades this fall, led by 21 student-athletes from Middlebury and 10 from Amherst. A total of 52 individuals were named to both the All-Sportsmanship and All-Academic Teams by the conference.
Nine individuals were selected to all three squads. That elite group included senior Abby Barker of Tufts (cross country), junior Ben Bratt of Wesleyan (men's soccer), senior Dylan Dethier of Williams (golf), senior Blair Ingraham of Wesleyan (field hockey), senior Chris Lee of Williams (cross country), senior Thomas Lilly of Bowdoin (golf), sophomore James Line of Amherst (golf), senior Ben Norton of Amherst (men's soccer) and senior Andrew Shapero of Tufts (cross country).
The 2013 Fall All-Academic Team includes two NESCAC Players of the Year, a national champion and an All-American.
Connecticut College's Michael LeDuc had an impressive end to his cross country career by winning his final five races. He became the sixth NESCAC male runner to win the NCAA National Championship when he clocked a time of 24:29.3. LeDuc became the first Camel to claim the NESCAC men’s individual title after besting the previous course record by 18 seconds (24:35.2), earning NESCAC Performer of the Year accolades while posting his fourth First Team finish to go along with 2010 NESCAC Rookie of the Year recognition. He went on to win the NCAA Division III New England Regional Championship (24:21.03) to secure a spot in the National Championship.
Senior Kaleigh Kenny wrapped
up her career with the Williams cross country team that
finished second at the National Championship. Over the course of
the season, she won four races, including the NESCAC Championship
with a course-tying time of 21:20.0. She was named NESCAC
Performer of the Year, as she took home first place by nearly eight
seconds. Two weeks later, she won the NCAA Division III New England
Regional Championship with a time of 21:02.18, which was eight
seconds faster than the runner-up finisher, to help the Ephs win
the team title and secure a spot in the National Championship. She
finished third overall (21:23.7) at the national meet to
secure All-America honors.
Julia Favorito became the third women’s soccer player in Middlebury history to earn NESCAC Player of the Year honors after leading the Panthers to their third conference championship in her senior campaign. She compiled 15 points with a league-best seven assists during her senior campaign. Three of her four goals on the season have been game-winning markers. Favorito, who ranks third on Middlebury’s career assist list with 22, was named to the All-NESCAC First Team for the second time in her career after being selected in 2011 to go along with Second Team honors in 2012.
Football standout McCallum
Foote capped off his brilliant career with another
productive season for Middlebury. The captain paced the NESCAC in
passing yards (2,766) and touchdowns (26) while completing 61.5
percent (259-421) of his throws. Foote led all Division III
quarterbacks with an average of 32.38 completions per game and
ranked second in passing yards per game (345.8). Over the course of
the season, he piled up 400 or more yards through the air twice and
tossed three or more touchdown passes on four occasions for the 7-1
Panthers. Foote set a new Middlebury record and tied the NESCAC
mark with seven touchdown passes in the season finale against
Tufts. The three-time First Team All-NESCAC performer ended his
career with 8,083 passing yards on 742 completions at a 62.5
completion rate en route to a Panther record 77 touchdown
Founded in 1971, the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) consists of 11 liberal arts colleges and has consistently reflected its commitment to the values of athletics and academic achievement. The member colleges of the conference are Amherst College, Bates College, Bowdoin College, Colby College, Connecticut College, Hamilton College, Middlebury College, Trinity College, Tufts University, Wesleyan University, and Williams College.
Amherst | Bates | Bowdoin | Colby | Connecticut College | Hamilton
| Trinity |
Tufts | Wesleyan | Williams
2013 NESCAC Fall All-Academic Team