HADLEY, Mass. – A total of 85 student-athletes have been named to the 2017 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, 11 were also recognized as All-NESCAC honorees in their respective sports. In men’s squash, Colby junior Will McBrian (Dedham, Mass.) earned his second All-Sportsmanship honor and was an All-NESCAC First Team selection. Middlebury senior Wyatt French (Farmington, Conn.) made his first appearance on the All-Sportsmanship Team and is a two-time All-NESCAC First Team selection. Bowdoin senior Ben Bristol (Rocky Hill, N.J.) and Trinity junior Omar Allaudin (Lahore, Pakistan) earned All-NESCAC Second Team honors and are on the All-Sportsmanship Team for the first time in their careers.
Seniors Sarah Nelson (Concord, Mass.) of Bowdoin and Anna Kimberley (Colchester, England) of Trinity were named to the All-NESCAC First Team in women’s squash and are making their second appearance on the All-Sportsmanship Team. Colby junior Devin Mullaney (Boston, Mass.) earned her third All-NESCAC First Team honor this season and is making her second appearance on the All-Sportsmanship Team.
In women’s ice hockey, Connecticut College senior Julie Beattie (Livonia, Mich.) is on the All-Sportsmanship Team for the first time and was an All-NESCAC Second Team selection. Colby senior Katie McLaughlin (Glenburn, Maine) is the only three-time All-Sportsmanship honoree among the winter season athletes selected.
Bates senior swimmer Sara Daher (Marblehead, Mass.) earned All-NESCAC honors in five events this season and is a repeat All-Sportsmanship selection. Fellow Bobcat Daniel Walpole (Montclair, N.J.) also earned All-NESCAC honors in two events in the pool this season and is on the All-Sportsmanship Team for the first time. Sophomore Marc Klepacki (Hadley, Mass.) of Connecticut College is making his first appearance on the All-Sportsmanship Team and earned All-NESCAC honors in the 50-yard butterfly.
The other all-conference pick named to the All-Sportsmanship Team included Bates senior Allie Coppola (Tarrytown, N.Y.). Coppola was a member of the All-NESCAC Women’s Basketball Second Team as a forward.
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.
2017 NESCAC Winter All-Sportsmanship Team