Fall All-Sportsmanship Selections Announced

Fall All-Sportsmanship Selections Announced

Honor Recognizes Positive Contributions to Sport Within Conference

HADLEY, Mass. – The New England Small College Athletic Conference announced the 2009 Fall All-Sportsmanship Team for each 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.

The 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 83 individuals selected for All-Sportsmanship honors, 17 also had NESCAC All-Conference recognition bestowed upon them in their respective sport this fall. For the second-straight year, the Golf All-Sportsmanship Team had four of its 10 members earn All-NESCAC honors, more than any other group. Notable individuals that earned All-Sportsmanship include Tufts senior Dena Feiger (Long Grove, Ill.), the 2009 NESCAC Volleyball Player of the Year. Feiger, who has also been recognized as AVCA Second Team All-America and New England Women’s Volleyball Association (NEWVA) Player of the Year, leads the conference with 11.18 assists per set heading into Thursday’s NCAA Quarterfinal match against Hope at John Carroll University. She also averages 2.50 digs per set. With Feiger as the catalyst, the Jumbos are ranked among the top 20 nationally for Division III in kills per set (13.23).

Nine individuals among this year’s All-Sportsmanship Teams earned the honor last fall: men’s cross country seniors Will Reid (Wellesley, Mass.) of Hamilton and Corey Watts of Williams, women’s cross country seniors Colleen MacPhee (Maplewood, N.J.) of Connecticut College and Kate Barton (Englewood, Colo.) of Trinity, Bates senior field hockey player Helena Turner (Manchester, Mass.), Trinity senior golfer Reid Longley (Atlanta, Ga.), Tufts men’s soccer senior Ari Kobren (Silver Spring, Md.), and Bowdoin senior Gillian Page (Mercer Island, Wash.) and Colby sophomore Caitlin Burchill (Walpole, Mass.) from volleyball.

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.

Men's Cross Country  |  Women's Cross Country  |  Field Hockey  |  Football  | Golf
Men's Soccer  |  Women's Soccer  |  Volleyball

 

2009 NESCAC Fall All-Sportsmanship Team

Men's Cross Country  

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Eric Holaday Amherst Sr. Moorestown, N.J.
Luke Harmeling Bates So. North Reading, Mass.
Colman Hatton Bowdoin Sr. Cape Elizabeth, Maine
George French Colby So. Chicago, Ill.
David Aigler Connecticut College Jr. Medfield, Mass.
Will Reid Hamilton Sr. Wellesley, Mass.
Nat Nelson Middlebury Jr. Concord, N.H.
Blake Fisher Trinity Jr. Naperville, Ill.
Brendan Blaney Tufts Jr. New York, N.Y.
Sydney Berkman Wesleyan Sr. Chicago, Ill.
Corey Watts Williams Sr. Madison, Wis.
       
Women's Cross Country  

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Cate Knuff Amherst Sr. Fairfield, Conn.
Rebecca Dugan Bates So. Port Murray, N.J.
Holly Jacobson Bowdoin Jr. Cumberland, Maine
Greta Wells Colby Jr. Seattle, Wash.
Colleen MacPhee Connecticut College Sr. Maplewood, N.J.
Meredith FitzPatrick Hamilton Jr. Greenwich, Conn.
Margo Cramer Middlebury So. Seattle, Wash.
Kate Barton Trinity Sr. Englewood, Colo.
Amy Wilfert Tufts Jr. Westborough, Mass.
Ravenna Neville Wesleyan Sr. Westfield, N.J.
Jane Manfred Williams Sr. Tarrytown, N.Y.
       
Field Hockey    

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Haley Douds Amherst Sr. South Orange, N.J.
Helena Turner Bates Sr. Manchester, Mass.
Shavonne Lord Bowdoin Sr. Shrewsbury, Mass.
Meghan Saccone Colby Sr. Andover, Mass.
Kelsey Fredericks Connecticut College Sr. Nantucket, Mass.
Emily Blair Middlebury So. West Vancouver, B.C.
Meg Ryan Trinity Sr. Newburyport, Mass.
Melissa Burke Tufts Jr. Walpole, Mass.
Alexa David Wesleyan Sr. Bernardsville, N.J.
Whitney Thayer Williams Sr. Middletown, Del.
       
Football    

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Chris Govey Amherst Sr. Easton, Mass.
David Myerson Bates Sr. Dover, Mass.
Bobby Welch Bowdoin Sr. Dover, Mass.
Roger Bel Colby Sr. Ridgefield, Conn.
Harry Jung Hamilton Sr. Port Washington, N.Y.
Jeff Everson Middlebury Sr. Hopkins, Minn.
Chris Doval Trinity Sr. Miami, Fla.
Bill Mahler Tufts Jr. Milwaukee, Wis.
Andrew Erlagen Wesleyan Sr. Huntington, N.Y.
Simon Kloeckner Williams Sr. Ridgefield, Conn.
       
Golf    

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Trip Wray Amherst Jr. Walpole, Mass.
Kurt Schuler Bates Sr. Windham, N.H.
Edson Bridges Bowdoin Jr. Omaha, Neb.
Hans Noering Colby Sr. Cohasset, Mass.
Brad Roche Hamilton Jr. Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.
Ben Kunofsky Middlebury Sr. Dallas, Texas
Reid Longley Trinity Sr. Atlanta, Ga.
Bret Hershman Tufts Sr. Worcester, Mass.
Peter Taylor Wesleyan So. East Greenwich, R.I.
Jake Wagner Williams Jr. Wilmette, Ill.
       
Men's Soccer    

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Reid Wilson Amherst Sr. Portland, Ore.
Ben Trook Bates Sr. Weston, Mass.
Matt Ostrup Bowdoin Sr. Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
Dan Marden Colby Sr. Londonderry, N.H.
Thomas Giblin Connecticut College Sr. Franklin Lakes, N.J.
Nolan Lincoln Middlebury Sr. Thetford, Vt.
John Graves Trinity Sr. Cincinnati, Ohio
Ari Kobren Tufts Sr. Silver Spring, Md.
Woody Redpath Wesleyan Sr. Norwich, Vt.
Gaston Kelly Williams Jr. Hingham, Mass.
       
Women's Soccer    

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Lili Ferguson Amherst Sr. Winnetka, Ill.
Rachel Eades Bates Sr. Canterbury, N.H.
Ellery Gould Bowdoin So. Sandwich, Mass.
Hannah Holbrook Colby Sr. Acton, Mass.
Jessica Roeder Connecticut College Sr. Durham, N.H.
Molly West Middlebury Sr. Yarmouth, Maine
Emily Weedon Trinity Jr. Wellesley, Mass.
Fanna Gamal Tufts Sr. Albany, Calif.
Beth Kenworthy Wesleyan Sr. New York, N.Y.
Christine Jones Williams Sr. Seattle, Wash.
       
Volleyball    

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Rachel Yorke Amherst Jr. Los Angeles, Calif.
Tess Dokus Bates Sr. Fairport, N.Y.
Gillian Page Bowdoin Sr. Mercer Island, Wash.
Caitlin Burchill Colby So. Walpole, Mass.
Meg Christman Connecticut College Sr. Wilmington, Del.
Ally Martella Hamilton Fy. Washington, D.C.
Molly Elmer-Dewitt Middlebury Sr. Brooklyn, N.Y.
Sarah Blagden Trinity So. Charleston, S.C.
Dena Feiger Tufts Sr. Long Grove, Ill.
Alissa Santucci Wesleyan So. Syosset, N.Y.
Whitney Hitchcock Williams Sr. Penfield, N.Y.