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 2016 NESCAC Fall All-Sportsmanship Team. The team is composed of one student-athlete from each institution for each sport 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.

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

Headlining the list of repeat All-Sportsmanship honorees is senior Ryley van der Velde (Louisville, Ky.), a goalkeeper for the Connecticut College field hockey team. She has been named to the All-Sportsmanship Team for the third time in her career.

All-NESCAC runners senior Will Dudek (Montclair, N.J.) of Wesleyan and junior Ben Decker (Yarmouth, Maine) of Williams earned a spot on the men’s cross country squad. Dudek is a repeat All-Sportsmanship selection, also garnering the honor in 2014.

Joining van der Velde among the field hockey All-Sportsmanship honorees is All-NESCAC performer Kit Rosen (Longmeadow, Mass.), a senior from Williams.

Seniors Martin Bernard (Sherborn, Mass.) of Bowdoin and Zach Lambros (Redondo Beach, Calif.) of Wesleyan are repeat All-Sportsmanship selections in men’s golf. Additionally, three All-NESCAC players were named to the All-Sportsmanship Team this season. Sophomores Reid Buzby (San Francisco, Calif.) of Middlebury and Jack Junge (Lincolnshire, Ill.) of Trinity, as well as senior Grant Raffel (Palo Alto, Calif.) of Williams, make their first appearance on the All-Sportsmanship squad.

In women’s golf, Bowdoin senior Meredith Sullivan (Canton, Mass.) earns her second straight All-Sportsmanship accolade. 

Middlebury senior Greg Conrad (Peabody, Mass.) was named to the All-Sportsmanship team for the second straight year and was an All-NESCAC selection in men’s soccer this fall. Tufts’ senior Zach Halliday (Princeton, N.J.), also an All-NESCAC performer, earns his first All-Sportsmanship award. 

Senior Kelci Keeno (Honolulu, Hawaii) of Amherst is a repeat All-Sportsmanship selection in volleyball. She also garnered the honor in 2013, and is joined on the squad by All-NESCAC honoree, Bowdoin senior Quincy Leech (Durham, N.C.).

Senior Amanda Proulx (Smithfield, R.I.) of Connecticut College is a two-time All-Sportsmanship honoree in women’s soccer after earning the accolade a year ago. All-NESCAC senior performers Taylor Haist (Montgomery Village, Md.) of Bowdoin and Robin Estus (Houston, Texas) of Tufts were named to the team for the first time in their careers.

The All-Sportsmanship Team was created by the NESCAC Student Advisory Committee on Athletics' (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.

2016 NESCAC Fall All-Sportsmanship Team

Men's Cross Country
Name Institution Yr. Hometown
Kevin Connors Amherst Sr. Belmont, Mass.
Zach Magin Bates Jr. West Hartford, Conn.
Calvin Park Bowdoin Sr. Trumbull, Conn.
Tommy Griffith Colby  Jr. Simsbury, Conn.
Zander Mintz Conn. Coll. Sr. East Windsor, N.J.
Henry Whipple Hamilton Jr. Montclair, N.J.
Mile Meijer Middlebury So. Mountain View, Calif.
Kyle Larsson Trinity Jr. Franklin Lakes, N.J.
Michael Caughron Tufts Sr. Pasadena, Calif.
Will Dudek Wesleyan Sr. Montclair, N.J.
Ben Decker Williams Jr. Yarmouth, Maine
Women's Cross Country
Name Institution Year Hometown
Tess Frenzel Amherst Sr. Chatham, N.J.
Sarah Rothmann Bates So. Andover, Mass.
Caroline Corban Bowdoin Sr. Sharon, Mass.
Maggie Hojlo Colby Sr. Wayland, Mass.
Kelsey McGinnis Conn. Coll. Sr. Somerset, Mass.
Michelle Fish Hamilton Sr. Guilderland, N.Y.
Katie Merrick Middlebury Sr. South Burlington, Vt.
Sophia Long Trinity Sr. Darien, Conn.
Lindsay Atkeson Tufts Sr. Beijing, China
Joie Akerson Wesleyan Sr. Denver, Colo.
Borah Lim Williams Sr. Cerritos, Calif.
Field Hockey
Name Institution Year Hometown
Sydney Watts Amherst Sr. Princeton, N.J.
Samantha Reiss Bates Jr. New Haven, Vt.
Emily McColgan Bowdoin Sr. Walpole, Mass.
Kaleigh Hoffman Colby Sr. North Chelmsford, Mass.
Ryley van der Velde Conn. College Sr. Louisville, Ky.
Caroline Ames Hamilton Sr. Dedham, Mass.
Carson Peacock Middlebury Jr. Houston, Texas
Sydney Doolittle Trinity Sr. Milford, Conn.
Sarah Schaeffler  Tufts Jr. Timonium, Md.
Colleen Lynch Wesleyan Sr. West Hartford, Conn.
Kit Rosen Williams Sr. Longmeadow, Mass.
Name Institution Year Hometown
AJ Poplin Amherst Sr. Hartford, Conn.
Sam Francis Bates Sr. Newburyport, Mass.
Jack Lucy Bowdoin Sr. Orono, Maine
Henry  Wallrapp Colby Sr. Omaha, Neb.
Matt Glebus Hamilton Sr. Wrentham, Mass.
Chris McGuire Middlebury Sr. Basking Ridge, N.J.
Patrick Dorsey Trinity Sr. Lynn, Mass.
Ben Berey Tufts Sr. South Glastonbury, Conn.
Lou Stevens Wesleyan Sr. North Wales, Pa.
Eric Davis Williams Sr. Princeton Junction, N.J.
Men's Golf
Name Institution Yr. Hometown
Liam Fine Amherst Sr. Jupiter, Fla.
Alex Stekler Bates Sr. Avon, Conn.
Martin Bernard Bowdoin Sr. Sherborn, Mass.
Michael Broucek Colby So. Wayzata, Minn.
Greg Reeves Hamilton Sr. Greenfield Township, Pa.
Reid Buzby Middlebury So. San Francisco, Calif.
Jack Junge Trinity So. Lincolnshire, Ill.
Aaron Corn Tufts Jr. Brookline, Mass.
Zach Lambros Wesleyan Sr. Redondo Beach, Calif.
Gran Raffel Williams Sr. Palo Alto, Calif.
Women's Golf
Name Institution Yr. Hometown
Zoe Wong  Amherst Jr. Hinsdale, Ill.
Kelly Wassarman Bates Jr. Middleton, Wis.
Meredith Sullivan Bowdoin Sr. Canton, Mass.
Katie Veasey Hamilton Sr. Rumson, N.J.
Hope Matthews Middlebury Jr. Greenwich, Conn.
Saadia Naeem Wesleyan Fy. Scarsdale, N.Y.
Tracey Kim Williams Sr. Irvine, Calif.
Men's Soccer
Name Institution Year Hometown
Forest Sisk Amherst Sr. Sudbury, Mass.
Luke McNabb Bates Sr. Glastonbury, Conn.
Michael Eppler Bowdoin Sr. Bethesda, Md.
Chandler Smith Colby Jr. Yarmouth, Maine
Tyler Hoadley Conn. Coll. So. South Kent, Conn.
Alec Talsania Hamilton Sr. Fogelsville, Pa.
Greg Conrad Middlebury Sr. Peabody, Mass.
Oliver Murphy Trinity Sr. Montclair, N.J.
Zach Halliday Tufts Sr. Princeton, N.J.
Jack Katkavich Wesleyan Sr. Farmington, Conn.
Kevin Mercadante Williams Sr. Garden City, N.Y.
Women's Soccer
Name Institution Year Hometown
Sarah Frohman Amherst Sr. Scarsdale, N.Y.
Erin Shea Bates Sr. Marshfield, Mass.
Taylor Haist Bowdoin Sr. Montgomery Village, Md.
Emilie Klein Colby Sr. North Andover, Mass.
Amanda Proulx Conn. Coll. Sr. Smithfield, R.I.
Kate Whiston Hamilton Jr. Rye, N.Y.
Grace Woroch Middlebury Sr. London, England
Jillian Ramsay Trinity Jr. Glastonbury, Conn.
Robin Estus Tufts Sr. Houston, Texas
Sarah Sylla Wesleyan Sr. Ardsley, N.Y.
Tressa Palcheck Williams Sr. Schaumburg, Ill.
Name Institution Year Hometown
Kelci Keeno Amherst Sr. Honolulu, Hawaii
Maggie Paulich Bates Sr. Mercer Island, Wash.
Quincy Leech Bowdoin Sr. Durham, N.C.
Elizabeth Noyes Colby Sr. Nashua, N.H.
Alex McDevitt Conn. Coll. Sr. Medfield, Mass.
Kendall Searcy Hamilton Fr. Kingwood, Texas
Rose Gold Middlebury So. San Francisco, Calif.
Rachel Hughes Trinity Sr. Boxborough, Mass.
Alex Garrett Tufts Jr. Allendale, N.J.
Rachel Savage Wesleyan Sr. Portland, Ore.
Morgan Richman Williams So. Scottsdale, Ariz.