Fall All-Sportsmanship Selections Announced

Fall All-Sportsmanship Selections Announced

Honor Recognizes Positive Contributions to Sport Within Conference

HADLEY, Mass. – A total of 93 student-athletes have been named to the 2015 NESCAC Fall 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 sportsmanship in their respective sport. These student-athletes exhibit respect for themselves, teammates, coaches, opponents and spectators. Through positive action and leadership, these student-athletes inspire others to adhere to the quality of sportsmanship the NESCAC and the NCAA endorse.

Of the 93 individuals honored this fall, seven hold multiple All-Sportsmanship Team awards, while 11 were also named to All-NESCAC teams in their respective sports.

Three student-athletes received All-Sportsmanship recognition for the third time in their respective careers: Colby volleyball senior Sarah Arvidson (Andover, Mass.), Trinity men’s cross country senior Patrick Hoagland (San Diego, Calif.), who earned Second Team All-NESCAC accolades, and Amherst men’s golf senior James Line (Glastonbury, Conn.).  

In volleyball, Arvidson was joined on the All-Sportsmanship Team by two repeat selections as well as a pair of First Team All-NESCAC honorees. Amherst senior Katie Warshaw (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) and Bowdoin senior Hailey Wahl (Agoura Hills, Calif.) earned their second consecutive all-sportsmanship awards. Warshaw was also named to the all-conference first team along with Middlebury sophomore Becca Raffel (Palo Alto, Calif.).   

The remaining student-athletes to earn their places on the NESCAC All-Sportsmanship Team for a second straight year included Middlebury women’s cross country junior Katie Merrick (South Burlington, Vt.) and Connecticut College field hockey junior Ryley van der Velde (Louisville, Ky.). 

A trio of men’s golfers named to the All-Sportsmanship team earned All-NESCAC recognition earlier this fall. Bates junior Brad Rutkin (Great Neck, N.Y.) landed on the First Team, while Hamilton senior Bayard Geeslin (College Park, Ga.) and Trinity sophomore Nate Choukas (Hanover, N.H.) were on the Second Team.

Four other conference student-athletes garnered All-NESCAC accolades to go along with All-Sportsmanship recognition. Middlebury men’s soccer junior Greg Conrad (Peabody, Mass.) was selected to the First Team, while Williams senior Geoff Danilack (Bethesda, Md.) was picked to the All-NESCAC Men’s Soccer Second Team. In women’s golf, Amherst senior Devyn Gardner (Northfield, Minn.) landed on the Second Team. Bowdoin football senior Matthew Netto (Watertown, N.Y.) was named to the All-NESCAC Second Team Offense. Senior Lacey Serletti (Wynnewood, Pa.) of Williams was a First Team honoree in women’s cross country.

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.

2015 NESCAC Fall All-Sportsmanship Team

Men's Cross Country
Name Institution Yr. Hometown
Cole Hawkins Amherst Sr.  Glen Ridge, N.J.
Gregg Heller Bates Sr. Walla Walla, Wash.
Calvin Henry Bowdoin Sr.  Atlanta, Ga.
Benard Kibet Colby  So.  Rift Valley, Kenya 
Dan Gossels Conn. Coll. Sr. Sudbury, Mass.
Andrew Mandelbaum Hamilton Sr.  Summit, N.J. 
Sam Cartwright Middlebury Sr.  Hermosa Beach, Calif. 
Patrick Hoagland Trinity Sr.  San Diego, Calif. 
Michael Curley Tufts Sr.  North Attleboro, Mass. 
Tate Knight Wesleyan So.  Bloomfield, Conn. 
Matt Tarduno Williams Sr. Rochester, N.Y.
       
Women's Cross Country
Name Institution Year Hometown
Caroline Rose Amherst Sr.  Richmond, Va.
Caroline Reynolds Bates So.  West Hartford, Conn.
Katelyn Suchyta Bowdoin Sr.  South Barrington, Ill. 
Dylan Alles Colby Sr.  Vienna, Va.
Anna Guay Conn. Coll. Jr. Watertown, Conn.
Alex Reading Hamilton Sr. Sudbury, Mass.
Katie Merrick Middlebury Jr. South Burlington, Vt.
Abbie Barrett Trinity Sr.  Hingham, Mass. 
Michele de Mars Tufts Sr.  Falls Church, Va.
Eliana Zimmerman Wesleyan Jr.  Northampton, Mass. 
Lacey Serletti Williams Sr. Wynnewood, Pa.
       
Field Hockey
Name Institution Year Hometown
Abigail Rose Amherst Sr. Richmond, Va.
Hannah Beinecke Bates Sr. Manchester, Mass.
Alexa Baumgartner Bowdoin Sr. Newton, Mass.
Sarah Evans Colby Sr. Cohasset, Mass.
Ryley van de Velde Conn. Coll. Jr.  Louisville, Ky.
Emily Davidshofer Hamilton Jr. Upton, Mass.
Lily Taub Middlebury Jr. North Bennington, Vt.
MacKenzie Taskey Trinity Jr. Bethesda, Md.
Hannah Park Tufts Sr. Baltimore, Md.
Michaela Celella Wesleyan Sr. West Hartford, Conn.
Kara Sperry Williams Sr. Darien, Conn.
       
Football
Name Institution Year Hometown
Mike Johnson Amherst Sr. Ridgewood, N.J. 
Lyle Seebeck Bates Sr. Chicago, Ill. 
Matthew Netto Bowdoin Sr.  Watertown, N.Y. 
Stephen O'Grady Colby Sr.  North Andover, Mass. 
Patrick Donahoe Hamilton Sr.  Mahopac, N.Y. 
Ian Riley Middlebury Sr.  Needham, Mass. 
Frank Leyva Trinity Sr.  Pinecrest, Fla. 
Matt McCormack Tufts Sr.   River Forest, Ill.
John Vassar Wesleyan Sr.  Worcester, Mass.
James Howe Williams Sr.  Charlotte, N.C.
Men's Golf
Name Institution Yr. Hometown
James Line Amherst Sr.  Glastonbury, Conn. 
Brad Rutkin Bates Jr.  Great Neck, N.Y.
Martin Bernard Bowdoin Jr. Sherborn, Mass.
Scott Lehman Colby Sr. Lexington, Mass.
Bayard Geeslin Hamilton Sr. College Park, Ga. 
Bennett Doherty Middlebury So. Bedford, N.H.
Nate Choukas Trinity So. Hanover, N.H.
Taylor Nordan Tufts So. San Diego, Calif.
Zach Lambros Wesleyan Jr. Redondo Beach, Calif.
Tong Liu Williams Sr. Charlottesville, Va.
       
Women's Golf
Name Institution Yr. Hometown
Devyn Gardner Amherst Sr.  Northfield, Minn. 
Jessica Plotnikov Bates Sr.  Brooklyn, N.Y.
Meredith Sullivan Bowdoin Jr. Canton, Mass.
Elizabeth Morris Hamilton Sr. Riverside, Conn. 
Monica Chow Middlebury Sr. Newton, Mass.
Giselle Reyes Wesleyan So.  Avon, Conn. 
Kelly Kung Williams Sr. Hong Kong
       
Men's Soccer
Name Institution Year Hometown
Milton Rico Amherst Sr. Philadelphia, Pa.
Sam Polito Bates Sr. Far Hills, N.J.
Hunter Miller Bowdoin Sr. Aurora, Ill.
Tim Stanton Colby Sr. Newtonville, Mass.
Ajami Gikandi Conn. Coll. Sr. Princeton, N.J.
Zack Becker Hamilton Sr. West Hartford, Conn.
Greg Conrad Middlebury Jr. Peabody, Mass.
Mark Perreault Trinity Sr. Southborough, Mass.
Connor Brown Tufts Sr. Bow, N.H.
Jacob Glickman Wesleyan Gr. Livingstone, N.J.
Geoff Danilack Williams Sr. Bethesda, Md.
       
Women's Soccer
Name Institution Year Hometown
Jessy Hale Amherst Sr. Rolling Hills Estates, Calif.
Karen Lockhart Bates Sr. East Greenwich, R.I.
Sarah Wallace Bowdoin Sr. Virginia Beach, Va.
Nora Mabie Colby Jr. Winnetka, Ill.
Amanda Proulx Conn. Coll. Jr. Smithfield, R.I.
Hannah Withiam Hamilton Sr.  Greenwich, Conn.
Rebecca Palacios Middlebury So. Arlington, Va.
Annabel Stanley Trinity So. Bedford, N.Y.
Emily Morton Tufts Sr. Newton, Mass.
Marisa Yang Wesleyan Sr. Los Gatos, Calif.
Abby Morss Williams Sr. Concord, Mass.
       
Volleyball
Name Institution Year Hometown
Katie Warshaw Amherst Sr. Manhattan Beach, Calif.
Nicole Cueli Bates Sr. Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Hailey Wahl Bowdoin Sr. Agoura Hills, Calif.
Sarah Arvidson Colby Sr. Andover, Mass.
Aly Cheney Conn. Coll. Sr. Lafayette, Colo.
Maura Colley Hamilton Fy. Fabius, N.Y.
Becca Raffel Middlebury So. Palo Alto, Calif.
Tori Larson Trinity Sr. San Juan Capistrano, Calif.
Esme Nulan Tufts Sr. Kansas City, Mo.
Sarah Swenson Wesleyan So. Woodstock, Conn.
Catherine Egan Williams Sr. New York, N.Y.