HADLEY, Mass. – A total of 85 student-athletes have been named to the 2018 NESCAC Winter 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 85 individuals honored this winter, eight hold multiple All-Sportsmanship team awards while 13 were also named to All-NESCAC teams in their respective sports.
Headlining the list of repeat All-Sportsmanship honorees is senior Devin Mullaney (Boston, Mass.) of the Colby women’s squash team. The four-time All-NESCAC selection was named to the All-Sportsmanship team for the third time in her career after earning the honor in 2017 and 2015. All-NESCAC honorees Victoria Arjoon (Georgetown, Guyana), a junior from Bates, and seniors Lucy Bostwick (New Canaan, Conn.) of Middlebury and Raneem Sharaf (Cairo, Egypt) of Trinity join Mullaney on the All-Sportsmanship team.
Colby men’s squash senior Will McBrian (Dedham, Mass.) earned his third All-Sportsmanship nod after being tabbed in 2017 and 2015. McBrian, a four-time All-NESCAC selection, was the 2015 NESCAC Rookie of the Year. Hamilton sophomore Callum Sondhi (Summit, N.J.) makes his second consecutive appearance on the Men’s Squash All-Sportsmanship team. All-NESCAC honorees Terrence Wang (Bellevue, Wash.), a first-year from Amherst, and Jacob Ellen (New York, N.Y.), a sophomore at Middlebury are also on the All-Sportsmanship team for men’s squash.
Tufts senior men’s swimmer James McElduff (Mountain Lakes, N.J.), an All-NESCAC honoree after winning the 400-yard Individual Medley at the NESCAC Championships, earns his second All-Sportsmanship honor after being selected in 2016. Joining McElduff as a multiple year honoree on the Men’s Swimming and Diving All-Sportsmanship team is Amherst junior Bobby Shogren (Minneapolis, Minn.), who is on the team for the second straight year. Bates senior Riley Ewing (Bedford, N.H.) was named to the All-Sportsmanship team for the first time in addition to earning All-NESCAC recognition after finishing in the top three in three events at the NESCAC Championships.
Trinity sophomore swimmer Audrey Ettinger (New Canaan, Conn.) earns her second straight All-Sportsmanship nod. All-NESCAC honorees and seniors Hope Logan (Boothbay Harbor, Maine), of Bates, and Bowdoin’s Linnea Patterson (Gloucester Point, Va.), earn their first All-Sportsmanship accolade.
Colby senior Cam MacDonald (Westford, Mass.) makes his second appearance on the men’s ice hockey All-Sportsmanship team after earning the recognition in 2016. He is joined by Williams senior David Italiano (Toronto, Ontatio), an All-NESCAC selection who is on the team for the first time.
Wesleyan junior Tara Berger (Purchase, N.Y.) earns her second consecutive selection to the Women’s Basketball All-Sportsmanship team. Colby senior Haley Driscoll (Bedford, N.H.) is on the All-Sportsmanship team for the first time in her career. Driscoll earned All-NESCAC honors this winter.
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.