Fall All-Sportsmanship Selections Announced

Fall All-Sportsmanship Selections Announced

HADLEY, Mass. – A total of 83 student-athletes have been named to the 2017 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 83 individuals honored this fall, six hold multiple All-Sportsmanship Team awards, while seven were also named to All-NESCAC teams in their respective sports.

Headlining the list of repeat All-Sportsmanship honorees is Middlebury senior Becca Raffel (Palo Alto, Calif.), an outside hitter for the volleyball team. The All-NESCAC selection was named to the All-Sportsmanship Team for the second time in her career. Joining Raffel on the All-Sportsmanship squad for volleyball is Amherst senior Marialexa Natsis (Los Angeles, Calif.), who also earned All-NESCAC honors this fall.

Amherst senior women’s golfer Zoe Wong (Hinsdale, Ill.), an All-NESCAC honoree earlier this fall, earned her second All-Sportsmanship honor after being tabbed in 2016. Additional two-time honorees on the women’s golf All-Sportsmanship team include Bates senior Kelly Wassarman (Middletown, Wis.) and Middlebury senior Hope Matthews (Greenwich, Conn.). Hamilton sophomore Winda Wanikpun (Bang Kapi, Thailand) was named to the women’s golf All-Sportsmanship team for the first time in addition to earning All-NESCAC recognition earlier this fall.

All-NESCAC runner Kyle Larsson (Montclair, N.J.), a senior at Trinity, earned a spot on the men’s cross country squad for the second time. Larsson was also honored as an All-Sportsmanship selection in 2016. NESCAC Most Outstanding Performer and First Team honoree Mohamed Hussein (Hargeisa, Somaliland) of Amherst joins Larsson on the men’s cross country All-Sportsmanship squad.

Colby senior Chandler Smith (Yarmouth, Maine) was named to the men’s soccer All-Sportsmanship team for the second straight year. Junior Ben Manoogian (Peabody, Mass.) of Connecticut College and senior Tobias Muellers (Burlington, Vt.) of Williams, both of whom earned All-NESCAC honors this fall, were recognized as All-Sportsmanship honorees for the first time.

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.

2017 NESCAC Fall All-Sportsmanship Team

Men's Cross Country
Name Institution Yr. Hometown
Mohamed Hussein Amherst Sr. Hargeisa, Somaliland
Henry Colt Bates Jr. Whately, Mass.
Naphtali Moulton Bowdoin Jr. Lake Forest Park, Wash.
Josiah Johnson Colby  Jr. Glenshaw, Pa.
Jacob Brill-Weil Conn. Coll. So. Cambridge, Mass.
Andrew Sinclair Hamilton Sr. Bentonville, Ark.
James Mulliken Middlebury Sr. Westport, Conn.
Kyle Larsson Trinity Sr. Franklin Lakes, N.J.
Sam Little Tufts Sr. Flemington, N.J.
Noah Langat Wesleyan So. Sotik, Kenya
Griffin Colaizzi Williams Sr. Alexandria, Va.
Women's Cross Country
Name Institution Year Hometown
Veronica Rocco Amherst Jr. Tenafly, N.J.
Megan Clark Bates So. Manchester, Mass.
Martha Boben Bowdoin Jr. Lancaster, Pa.
Catie Riley Colby Fy. Tyngsboro, Mass.
Grace Sheeran Conn. Coll. Sr. Medina, Wash.
Abby Uehling Hamilton Sr. Glenside, Pa.
Claire Gomba Middlebury Jr. Hopewell Junction, N.Y.
Hannah Ellis Trinity Sr. Amesbury, Mass.
Franchesca Burgos Tufts Sr. Coral Gables, Fla.
Rhoen Fiutak Wesleyan Jr. Cape Elizabeth, Maine
Eliza Matt Williams Sr. New Albany, Ohio
Field Hockey
Name Institution Year Hometown
Debbie Newmark Amherst Jr. Glencoe, Ill.
Sydney Beres Bates Sr. New York, N.Y.
Kelsey Bumgardner Bowdoin Sr. Darien, Conn.
Delaney Keithley Colby Fy. Chelsea, Maine
Meghan Lembo Conn. College Sr. Southington, Conn.
Liz Wagenbach Hamilton Sr. Summit, N.J.
Caroline Knapp Middlebury Sr. Scarsdale, N.Y.
Jenna Behan Trinity Jr. West Hartford, Conn.
Amanda Weeks Tufts Sr. Morrison, Colo.
Tess Iannarone Wesleyan Sr. Bethesda, Md.
Hannah Goodrick Williams Sr. Darien, Conn.
Name Institution Year Hometown
Craig Carmilani Amherst Sr. Washington Township, N.J.
Dylan Rasch Bates Sr. Cumberland, Maine
Tyler MacNeil Bowdoin Sr. Branford, Conn.
Craig Strand Colby Sr. Watertown, Mass.
Eli Saucier Hamilton Sr. Douglasville, Ga.
August Peters Middlebury Sr. Larkspur, Calif.
Cliff David Trinity Sr. Ambler, Pa.
Brett Phillips Tufts Sr. Wilton, Conn.
Nick Marraffa Wesleyan Sr. Danvers, Mass.
Adam Regensburg Williams Sr. Pottstown, Pa.
Women's Golf
Name Institution Yr. Hometown
Zoe Wong Amherst Sr. Hinsdale, Ill.
Kelly Wassarman Bates Sr. Middletown, Wis.
Haley Friesch Bowdoin Sr. San Francisco, Calif.
Winda Wanikpun Hamilton So. Bang Kapi, Thailand
Hope Matthews Middlebury Sr. Greenwich, Conn.
Sarah Vimini Trinity Jr. Easton, Conn.
Isabella Wang Williams Jr. Orlando, Fla.
Men's Soccer
Name Institution Yr. Hometown
Aziz Khan Amherst Sr. Gambia
PJ DiBenedetto Bates Sr. Bufalo, N.Y.
Ben Ginzberg Bowdoin Sr. New York, N.Y.
Chandler Smith Colby Sr. Yarmouth, Maine
Ben Manoogian Conn. College Jr. Peabody, Mass.
Quinn O'Malley Hamilton Sr. Washington, Conn.
Jed Sass Middlebury Sr. White River Junction, Vt.
Tim Peng Trinity Sr. Taipei, Taiwan
Bruce Johnson Tufts Sr. Brewster, Mass.
Garrett Hardesty Wesleyan Sr. Boise, Idaho
Tobias Muellers Williams Sr. Burlngton, Vt.
Women's Soccer
Name Institution Year Hometown
Alison Neveu Amherst Sr. Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Hannah Behringer Bates Sr. Old Lyme, Conn.
Emily Pawlak Bowdoin Jr. Cranbury, Conn.
Katherine Gillespie Colby Jr. Arundel, Maine
Nicole Medina Conn. Coll. Sr. Hartford, Conn.
Amanda Becker Hamilton Sr. Chappaqua, N.Y.
Ellie Greenberg Middlebury Sr. Gladwyne, Pa.
Kristina Caradonna Trinity Sr. Lynnfield, Mass.
Emily Wilson Tufts Sr. Andover, Mass.
Meg Hanan Wesleyan Sr. Sammamish, Wash.
Jacqueline Simeone Williams Sr. Boston, Mass.
Name Institution Year Hometown
Marialexa Natsis Amherst Sr. Los Angeles, Calif.
Lisa Slivken Bates Sr. New York, N.Y.
Clare McInerney Bowdoin Sr. Auburn, Calif.
Emily Moslener Colby Sr. Leonardtown, Md.
Katia Elisman Conn. Coll. Sr. Lake Forest, Ill.
Christine Zizzi Hamilton Sr. West Falls, N.Y.
Becca Raffel Middlebury Sr. Palo Alto, Calif.
Hanna Engstrom Trinity Jr. Hopkinton, Mass.
Rachel Furash Tufts So. Westlake Village, Calif.
Madeleine Lundberg Wesleyan Jr. Newton, Mass.
Natalie Albright Williams So. Burnt Hills, N.Y.