Spring All-Sportsmanship Selections Announced

Spring All-Sportsmanship Selections Announced

HADLEY, Mass. – A total of 101 student-athletes have been named to the 2017 NESCAC Spring 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.

A total of 14 individuals on the All-Sportsmanship Team also earned All-Conference accolades this spring. Five track & field athletes were recognized on both the All-Sportsmanship and All-NESCAC teams. In men’s track & field, Colby senior Marcques Houston (Monmouth, Maine) and Williams senior Ian Outhwaite (Brooklyn, N.Y.) garnered all-conference honors. Houston placed second in the 200-meter dash and was a member of the Colby 4x100 relay team that won the event, while Outhwaite was second in the high jump. In women’s track & field, seniors Michaela Garrett (Spruce Head, Maine) of Colby, Lauren Kennedy (East Longmeadow, Mass.) of Connecticut College, and Katie Tonyai (Jaffrey, N.H.) of Trinity earned double honors. Garrett won the hammer throw and was second in the discus. Kennedy finished third in the javelin and shot put, and Tonyai, who was named to the All-Sportsmanship team for a second time, ran the lead-off leg for Trinity’s 4x100 relay team that finished second overall at the NESCAC Championships.

In baseball, Amherst senior Anthony Spina (Brooklyn, N.Y.) received All-NESCAC recognition along with Colby senior Ryder Arsenault (New Hampton, N.H.), and Middlebury senior Jason Lock (Foster City, Calif.).

A trio of women’s tennis players earned the double honor of being selected to the All-NESCAC and All-Sportsmanship Teams. Bowdoin senior Samantha Stalder (Costa Mesa, Calif.) was a First Team All-NESCAC selection in doubles, while Middlebury first-year Catherine Blayze (London, England) and Amherst sophomore Kelsey Chen (San Diego, Calif.) earned Second Team All-Conference honors in doubles.

Other athletes earning All-NESCAC and All-Sportsmanship honors included: Bowdoin senior Christine Anderson (Lake Forest, Ill.) and Connecticut College senior Lauren Kennedy (East Longmeadow, Mass.) in track & field, and Wesleyan senior Jake Roberts (La Jolla, Calif.) in men’s tennis.

A total of seven athletes were repeat selections to the All-Sportsmanship team, led by Connecticut College senior Jillian Brigandi (Harrington Park, N.J.), a women’s tennis player, who earned an All-Sportsmanship nod for the third time in her career. Other athletes recognized for a second time include: Roger Stone (Greenville, S.C.) of Colby in men’s rowing, Bates senior Pat Ordway (Falmouth, Maine) and senior Kevin Kelly (Ashburn, Va.) of Tufts in men’s tennis, Trinity senior Victoria Baez (Tuckahoe, N.Y.) in softball, and Wesleyan senior Ellis Schaefer (Newtown Square, Pa.) in baseball.

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 well-being. The NESCAC SAAC represents all students who participate in intercollegiate athletics and promotes and celebrates student-athletes achievements.

2017 NESCAC Spring All-Sportsmanship Team

Name Institution Yr. Hometown
Anthony Spina
Amherst Sr. Brooklyn, N.Y.
Ryan McCarthy
Bates Sr. Plaistow, N.H.
Sean Mullaney
Bowdoin Sr. Leominster, Mass.
Ryder Arsenault
Colby Sr. New Hampton, N.H.
Danny DePaoli
Hamilton Jr. Brewster, N.Y.
Jason Lock
Middlebury Sr. Foster City, Calif.
Chris Speer
Trinity Sr. Westport, Conn.
Harry Brown
Tufts Sr. Beverly, Mass.
Ellis Schaefer Wesleyan Sr. Newtown Square, Pa.
Jackson Parese
Williams Sr. Williamstown, Mass.
Men's Lacrosse
Name Institution Year Hometown
Sam Chen
Amherst Sr.  Sudbury, Mass.
Clarke Jones
Bates Jr. Pepper Pike, Ohio
Charles Gerritty
Bowdoin Sr. Cumberland, Maine
Kevin Seiler
Colby Sr. Darien, Conn.
Maximilian King
Connecticut College Sr. Andover, Mass.
Matt Hermann
Hamilton Sr. Summit, N.J.
Jon Hurvitz
Middlebury Sr. Duxbury, Mass.
Reid McCool
Trinity Sr. Concord, Mass.
Jon Conley
Tufts Sr. Detroit, Mich.
Tom Dupont
Wesleyan Sr. Cheshire, Conn.
Thomas Fowler
Williams Sr. Summit, N.J.
Women's Lacrosse
Name Institution Year Hometown
Andrea Rijo
Amherst Sr. Basking Ridge, N.J.
Eliza Statile
Bates So. Ipswich, Mass.
Anisa LaRochelle
Bowdoin Sr. Washington, D.C.
Gemma Bready
Colby Sr. Newbury, N.H.
Haley Crimmins
Connecticut College Sr. Wilton, Conn.
Hannah Burrall
Hamilton So. Geneva, N.Y.
Alex Freedman
Middlebury Jr. Villanova, Pa.
Nicole Stauffer
Trinity Sr. Cheshire, Conn.
Caroline Kingsley
Tufts Sr. Newtown, Conn.
Meredith Smith
Wesleyan Sr. Ocean City, Md.
Brett Bidstrup
Williams Sr. Byfield, Mass.
Men's Rowing
Name Institution Year Hometown
William Nelson
Bates Sr. New Canaan, Conn.
Roger Stone Colby Sr. Greenville, S.C.
Dan Ross
Connecticut College So. Westport, Conn.
Nicholas Silvestri
Hamilton So. Boca Raton, Calif.
Alexander Stoczko
Trinity Sr. Wayne, Pa.
James Miller
Tufts So. Towson, Md.
James Schnik
Wesleyan Sr. Greensboro, N.C.
Andrew Rondeau
Williams Sr. Hampton Falls, N.H.
Women's Rowing
Name Institution Year Hometown
Julia Mason
Bates Sr. Niskayuna, N.Y.
Susannah Donoho
Colby Sr.
Wilmington, Del.
Julia Hartnett
Hamilton Fy. Wellesley, Mass.
Clare Knowlton
Trinity Sr. Worcester, Mass.
Natalia Kastenberg
Tufts Sr. Haddonfield, N.J.
Nell Highleyman
Wesleyan So. Bellingham, Wash.
Molly Burroughs
Williams Sr. St. Louis, Mo.
Name Institution Yr. Hometown
Katie Kopatic
Amherst Fy. Houtson, Texas
Julia Panepinto
Bates Fy. Buffalo, N.Y.
Lauren Nguyen
Bowdoin Sr. Lynnwood, Wash.
Robin Spofford
Colby Sr. Cohasset, Mass.
Liz Brautigam
Hamilton So. Whittier, Calif.
Erin Giles
Middlebury Sr. Scarborough, Maine
Victoria Baez Trinity Sr. Tuckahoe, N.Y.
Marly Becker
Tufts Sr. Yorktown Heights, N.Y.
Izzy Linzer
Wesleyan Sr. Arlington, Va.
Brenna Martinez
Williams Jr. Arvada, Colo.
Men's Tennis
Name Institution Year Hometown
Andrew Arnaboldi
Amherst Sr. New York, N.Y.
Pat Ordway Bates Sr. Falmouth, Maine
Luke Carstens
Bowdoin  So. Scottsdale, Ariz.
Cam Hillier
Colby Sr. Dallas, Texas
Charlie Williams
Connecticut College So. Mercer Island, Wash.
Burke Paxton
Hamilton Sr. Yarmouth, Maine
Timo van der Geest
Middlebury Jr. Oegstgeest, Netherlands
Phillip Winser
Trinity Sr. St. Lazare, Quebec
Kevin Kelly
Tufts Sr. Ashburn, Va.
Jake Roberts
Wesleyan Sr. La Jolla, Calif.
Deepak Indrakanti
Williams So. Cincinnati, Ohio
Women's Tennis
Name Institution Year Hometown
Kelsey Chen
Amherst So. San Diego, Calif.
Olivia Voccola
Bates Sr. Falmouth, Maine
Samantha Stalder
Bowdoin Sr. Costa Mesa, Calif.
Maddie Lupone
Colby Jr. New Canaan, Conn.
Jillian Brigandi Connecticut College Sr. Harrington Park, N.J.
Weilin Tang
Hamilton Sr. Shenzhen, China
Catherine Blazye
Middlebury Fy. London, England
Ania Aliev
Trinity Jr. Needham, Mass.
Eliza Brown
Tufts Fy. Birmingham, Mich.
Ella Lindholm-Uzzi
Wesleyan Sr. Germantown, N.Y.
Linda Shinn
Williams Sr. Johns Creek, Ga.
Men's Track & Field
Name Institution Year Hometown
David Ingraham
Amherst Jr. Rochester, N.Y.
Blake Downey
Bates Sr. Eliot, Maine
Matthew Leventhal
Bowdoin Sr. Bridgewater, N.J.
Marcques Houston
Colby Jr. Monmouth, Maine
Austin DiMartino
Connecticut College So. West Haven, Conn.
Colin Horgan
Hamilton So. Hudson, Ohio
Jeremy Carter
Middlebury Sr. Jericho, Vt.
Daniel Hughes
Trinity Jr. Hagley, England
Thomas Wang
Tufts Sr. Scotch Plains, N.J.
Teid Hawkins
Wesleyan Sr. Glen Ridge, N.J.
Ian Outhwaite
Williams Sr. Brooklyn, N.Y.
Women's Track & Field
Name Institution Year Hometown
Savanna Gornisiewicz
Amherst Sr. Pompano Beach, Fla.
Hannah Wilson
Bates Sr. Brooklyn, N.Y.
Christine Anderson
Bowdoin Sr. Lake Forest, Ill.
Michaela Garrett
Colby Sr. Spruce Head, Maine
Lauren Kennedy
Connecticut College Sr. East Longmeadow, Mass.
Kyandreia Jones
Hamilton So. Miramar, Fla.
Katie Merrick
Middlebury Sr. South Burlington, Vt.
Katie Tonyai Trinity Sr. Jaffrey, N.H.
Rita Donohoe
Tufts Sr. Hoepdale, Mass.
Nikita Rajgopal
Wesleyan Sr. Concord, Mass.
Laura Lee
Williams Sr. Wading River, Vt.