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.
2015 NESCAC Fall All-Sportsmanship Team