2009-10 NESCAC News

  • Williams Earns 12th Straight Directors' Cup; Four from NESCAC in Top 10
    June 24, 2010
    ANAHEIM, Calif. – The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) has announced that the Williams College Ephs have won their 12th consecutive NACDA/Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup and 14th out of the 15 awarded in NCAA Division III history. Williams accumulated a grand total of 1,292.25 points, the most ever in the history of the award. Amherst was second in the final standings followed by Middlebury in fourth and Tufts in sixth.
  • College Football Hall of Fame to Enshrine Amherst's Lewis
    June 23, 2010
    AMHERST, Mass. – Former Amherst College football standout William Henry Lewis will be honored in the College Football Hall of Fame’s 2010 Enshrinement Festival, which will be held July 16-17 in South Bend, Ind. Lewis was a member of the Class of 1892 and became the first African-American to earn All-America First Team honors in football.
  • McCooey of Tufts Nominated for NCAA Sportsmanship Award
    June 21, 2010
    HADLEY, Mass. – Meghan McCooey (Cumberland, R.I.), a 2010 graduate of Tufts University and a former member of the Jumbos’ women’s tennis team, has been nominated for the 2010 NCAA Sportsmanship Award by the NESCAC. The award is given annually by the NCAA to a male and female student athlete from each of the three divisions (six total). Nominees for the award have demonstrated good sportsmanship and ethical behavior in their daily participation in intercollegiate athletics, along with good citizenship outside of the sports-competition setting and are in good academic standing.
  • NESCAC Nominations for NCAA Woman of the Year Award Announced
    June 21, 2010
    HADLEY, Mass. – Vantiel Elizabeth Duncan (Topsham, Maine) and Anjuli Demers (Dracut, Mass.), 2010 graduates of Bates College and Middlebury College, respectively, have been nominated for the 2010 NCAA Woman of the Year Award by the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC).The NCAA Woman of the Year Award honors graduating student-athletes who have distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate careers in the areas of academic achievement, athletics excellence, service and leadership.
  • Ten NESCAC Men's Tennis Players Recognized as All-America by ITA
    June 16, 2010
    HADLEY, Mass. – Ten men's tennis players representing five different NESCAC institutions have been recognized by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) as All-America for the 2009-10 season. Four of the 10 came away with All-America honors for the second year in a row, and Middlebury senior Andrew Thomson capped an impressive doubles career with the Panthers with his fourth consecutive All-America honor.
  • Bowdoin Taps Alumnus O'Neil for Head of Women's Ice Hockey Program
    June 16, 2010
    BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Bowdoin College Athletic Department has announced the hiring of Marissa O'Neil '05 as the new head coach of the Polar Bear women's ice hockey program. O'Neil, who helped the team to a pair of NESCAC Championships and four NCAA Tournament appearances as a player, returns to Bowdoin after a one-year stint as head coach at Williams College.
  • Eight Women's Tennis Players Honored by ITA as All-America
    June 15, 2010
    HADLEY, Mass. – Eight individuals representing four NESCAC institutions have been honored by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) as All-America, it was announced on Monday. Five of the eight players earned the distinction last season, including Tufts junior Julia Browne, the two-time NESCAC Player of the Year and the 2010 NCAA Women's Tennis Singles Champion.
  • Three from Amherst Named to CoSIDA Academic All-America Women's At-Large Squad
    June 14, 2010
    AMHERST, Mass. – Three Amherst College student-athletes were named to the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America Women’s At-Large Team, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced on Thursday. Of this year’s 45 College Division honorees, the trio of Lord Jeffs were the only representatives from the NESCAC.
  • Amherst's Homchick, Trinity's Gire Earn CoSIDA Academic All-America Honors on Men's At-Large Team
    June 14, 2010
    HADLEY, Mass. – Amherst senior Tad Homchick (Mercer Island, Wash.) and Trinity senior Jacob Gire (Union City, Calif.) have been selected as members of the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America Men's At-Large team presented by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Homchick, a member of the Lord Jeffs' men's swimming & diving squad, and Gire, a wrestler for the Bantams, were both part of the College Division Third Team.
  • Sonnenfeld of Wesleyan Garners CoSIDA Academic All-America
    June 14, 2010
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Wesleyan junior outfielder Julian Sonnenfeld (Aberdeen, N.J.) has been honored on the 2010 ESPN the Magazine Baseball Academic All-America squad presented by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Sonnenfeld, a two-time District I Academic All-America selection, garnered Third Team honors, as he was the only NESCAC player recognized on the national team.
  • Five from NESCAC Earn CRCA All-America Honors, Williams' Moore Receives Top Honors
    June 14, 2010
    HADLEY, Mass. – The Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) announced recently its Pocock All-America team for the 2010 season. The CRCA All-America squad, which recognizes the outstanding performances of rowers and coxswains at NCAA Division III institutions, had five individuals from the NESCAC among the honorees. In addition, Williams head coach Justin Moore was selected as the national coach of the year.
  • Connecticut College Alumnus DeFrantz to be Inducted into CoSIDA Academic All-America Hall of Fame
    June 11, 2010
    NEW LONDON, Conn. – Olympic medalist Anita DeFrantz '74 , a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and a Connecticut College trustee emeritus, will be inducted into the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America Hall of Fame® , in San Francisco, Calif. Tuesday, July 6.
  • Williams Softball Assistant Lye Named to Canadian National Team
    June 11, 2010
    WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – Joey Lye ‘09 (Toronto, Ontario), a four-year starter for Williams softball and women’s ice hockey teams and current Eph assistant coach in both sports, has been selected to play for the 2010 Canadian National Softball Team. The Canadian Team will be competing in the International Softball Federation World Championships in Caracas, Venezuela, June 24 – July 2. In Caracas the Canadians will be grouped with Cuba, Chinese Taipei, Argentina, Great Britain, Japan, South Africa and The Netherlands. Canada’s first opponent will be Cuba on June 24th.
  • Yam, Puelo from Connecticut College Honored as Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars
    June 11, 2010
    NEW LONDON, Conn. – Connecticut College senior Kylee Yam of Longmeadow, Mass. and sophomore Arianna Puleo of Mamaroneck, N.Y. have been honored as Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars by Diverse Issues in Higher Education Magazine. Yam served as a team tri-captain and leader for the Camels, while Puleo just completed her second season on the women’s rowing team.
  • NESCAC Spring All-Academic Selections Announced
    June 02, 2010
    HADLEY, Mass. – The New England Small College Athletic Conference announced its 2010 Spring All-Academic selections today, with 483 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's Wood, Tufts' DeGoti Garner All-America Honors from ABCA
    June 02, 2010
    HADLEY, Mass. – Trinity senior outfielder James Wood and Tufts sophomore RHP Chris DeGoti have been honored as All-America by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA). Selected as All-NESCAC First Team members this spring by the conference coaches, the two players were the only ones from the NESCAC on the annual All-America teams. Wood earned a spot on the Second Team, while DeGoti was chosen as a member of the Third Team.
  • Fourteen Women, Ten Men Earn All-America from USTFCCCA
    June 02, 2010
    NEW ORLEANS, La. – The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced on Tuesday the 354 student-athletes that will receive USTFCCCA All-America honors in Division III. A total of 433 awards will be presented to the 354 individuals as a result of a national top-eight finish in last weekend’s NCAA Outdoor Championships in Berea, Ohio. Fourteen women and 10 men from NESCAC teams earned All-America recognition.
  • Carmean of Amherst Steps Down as Men's Lacrosse and Women's Squash Head Coach
    June 01, 2010
    AMHERST, Mass. – Amherst College announced today that head men’s lacrosse and women's squash coach Tom Carmean will resign his position to become head coach of the Guilford College men’s lacrosse program. Carmean led the Amherst men's lacrosse program to an 82-76 record and four NESCAC Championship semifinal appearances from 2000-10, including an impressive 32-14 stretch from 2003-05.
  • Tufts Wins 2010 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Title
    May 30, 2010
    BALTIMORE, Md. – The 2010 Tufts University men's lacrosse team won the first-ever NCAA team title in University history with a 9-6 victory over Salisbury University on Sunday afternoon at M&T Bank Stadium. The Jumbos (20-1), who had never previously advanced past the NCAA Championship second round, opened up a 7-1 lead and went on to defeat a Salisbury squad (21-2) that has won eight NCAA Championships. Tufts junior D.J. Hessler (Monkton, Md.) was named the Most Outstanding Player of the game, leading the Jumbo offense with a goal and four assists.
  • Middlebury Tandem of Lee and Thomson Fall in NCAA Men's Tennis Doubles Semifinals
    May 30, 2010
    OBERLIN, Ohio – The Middlebury duo of Andrew Thomson and Andrew Lee came up short in their quest for a national title today in the semifinals of the 2010 NCAA Men's Tennis doubles tournament at Oberlin. The Panther tandem, seeded first in this year's championship, fell in three sets to Bobby Cocanaugher and Cory Kowal of Trinity (Tex.), 6-2, 4-6, 6-3.
  • Browne Surpasses Baljon for 2010 NCAA Women's Tennis Individual Title
    May 30, 2010
    FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – In a dominating display of tennis, Tufts University junior tri-captain and two-time NESCAC Player of the Year Julia Browne (Old Brookville, N.Y.) won the 2010 NCAA Women's Tennis Singles Championship on Sunday afternoon at Mary Washington University. Over three days and six matches at the NCAA Singles Championship, Browne did not lose a set while cruising to the title.
  • Middlebury's Andrew Thomson and Andrew Lee Reach NCAA Men's Tennis Doubles Semifinals
    May 29, 2010
    OBERLIN, Ohio – The Middlebury tandem of Andrew Thomson and Andrew Lee have reached the semifinals of the 2010 NCAA Men's Tennis doubles tournament. The Panther duo, seeded first in this year's championship, posted a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Cyrus Jadun and Pat Boyd of Kalamazoo in Saturday's quarterfinals. In the singles tournament, all four players from NESCAC teams fell on Saturday.
  • Williams Wins Fifth Consecutive NCAA Rowing Title
    May 29, 2010
    GOLD RIVER, Calif. – For the fifth consecutive year and sixth time in program history, the Williams women’s crew has captured the NCAA Rowing Championship, taking both the team title and the varsity eight title for the second consecutive year. Both the Ephs' 1V and 2V boats qualified for Saturday's Grand Final on Lake Natoma and neither disappointed in the final, with the 1V winning the race with a time of 6:43.81 and the 2V placing third with a time of 6:49.02.
  • Amherst Men Place 10th, Williams Women Sixth at NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships
    May 29, 2010
    BEREA, Ohio – The 2010 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships came to a close on Saturday at Baldwin-Wallace College. The Amherst College men's team was the top finisher among NESCAC programs, finishing in a three-way tie for 10th with 18.0 points, while the Williams College women led the conference squads at the event with 33.0 points and a sixth place showing.
  • Browne, Baljon to Meet for NCAA Women's Tennis Individual Title
    May 29, 2010
    FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Tufts junior Julia Browne, the two-time NESCAC Player of the Year, will face Williams senior Grace Baljon for the 2010 NCAA Women's Tennis individual title on Sunday. Both players came away with wins in the quarterfinals and semifinals on Saturday afternoon. Browne and senior teammate Meghan McCooey are still alive in the doubles championship, with semifinal action scheduled to take place on Sunday as well at Mary Washington.
  • Four Singles Players, One Doubles Team Remain Following Day One of NCAA Men's Tennis Individuals
    May 28, 2010
    OBERLIN, Ohio – Four singles players and one doubles team representing NESCAC institutions remain following day one at the 2010 NCAA Men's Tennis individual championships at Oberlin. At least one quarterfinal singles match features a conference showdown, as Bowdoin's Stephen Sullivan will face Amherst's Austin Chafetz. Action resumes Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m.
  • Seven Singles, Three Doubles Teams to Compete in NCAA Men's Tennis Individual Championships
    May 28, 2010
    OBERLIN, Ohio – Seven singles players and three doubles teams from NESCAC squads will compete for a shot to be called national champions this weekend at the NCAA Men's Tennis individual championships held on the campus of Oberlin. Brackets for the 32-player singles and 16-team doubles championships were announced today. The championships run through Sunday, May 30.
  • Zhu of Williams Earns NCAA Rowing Elite 88 Award
    May 28, 2010
    WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – Williams junior Liz Zhu (Collegeville, Pa.) has been named the inaugural winner of the NCAA’s Division III Elite 88 Award at the NCAA Women’s Rowing Championships being held in Sacramento, Calif. this weekend. The ELITE 88, an award founded by the NCAA, recognizes the true essence of the student-athlete by honoring the individual who has reached the pinnacle of competition at the national championship level in his or her sport, while also achieving the highest academic standard among his or her peers.
  • Sullivan of Tufts Honored on NFCA All-America Second Team
    May 28, 2010
    MEDFORD, Mass. – Senior shortstop Casey Sullivan (Berlin, Conn.) of the Tufts University softball team, who showed her skills to a national audience a year ago when she was named to the All-Tournament Team at the NCAA Softball Championship in New Jersey, added another national honor to her resume when she was recently selected a Second Team All-American by Louisville Slugger and the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) for 2010.
  • Second Day at NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships Complete
    May 28, 2010
    BEREA, Ohio – Day two at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships is in the books at Baldwin-Wallace College. Bates is tied for 20th with six points on the women's side, while Williams is in a six-way tie for 35th with two points. For the men, Amherst is 14th with seven points, followed by Tufts and Bates, who are both tied for 26th with four points. Middlebury is in a two-way tie for 38th.
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