HADLEY, Mass. – A total of 112 student-athletes have been named to the 2019 NESCAC Spring 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 112 individuals honored this spring, 15 hold multiple All-Sportsmanship Team citations, while 20 were also named to All-NESCAC Teams in their respective sports.
Headlining the list of repeat All-Sportsmanship honorees is Hannah Burrall (Geneva, N.Y.), a senior on the Hamilton women’s lacrosse team. Burrall, a goalkeeper, was named to the All-Sportsmanship Team for the third time in her career after being honored in 2017 and 2018. She earned All-NESCAC Second Team honors after leading the conference in saves (152) and recording a .492 save percentage between the pipes. Joining Burrall on the Women’s Lacrosse All-Sportsmanship Team is Bates senior Eliza Statile (Ipswich, Mass.) who was previously selected in 2017.
Trinity senior Scott Morgan (East Grand Rapids, Mich.) was selected to the All-Sportsmanship squad for men’s lacrosse for the second consecutive year. Morgan earned 2019 All-NESCAC honors as a First Team selection. He is joined by senior Eli Cooper (Glastonbury, Conn.) of Bates, who earned All-Sportsmanship recognition for the second time in his career after being tabbed in 2018.
Bates junior Julia Panepinto (Buffalo, N.Y.) was named to the Softball All-Sportsmanship Team for the third straight season. Panepinto, an infielder, has earned the honor in each of her three seasons. She is joined by Amherst senior Lorena Ukanwa (Morgan Hills, Calif.) who is on the All-Sportsmanship team for the first time after earning All-NESCAC honors for the third time in her career.
Three men’s tennis players are repeat all-sportsmanship selections. Bowdoin senior Aidan McGrory (Falmouth, Maine) and Hamilton junior Sam Farber (Livingston, N.J.) are both on the All-Sportsmanship team for the second-straight year while Williams senior Deepak Indrakanti (Cincinnati, Ohio) earns the honor after being named to the team in 2017. Indrakanti was voted the winner of the 2019 Clarence Chaffee Sportsmanship Award by NESCAC coaches. Joining McGrory, Farber, and Indrakanti on the Men’s Tennis All-Sportsmanship squad are All-NESCAC honorees junior Jayson Fung (San Francisco, Calif.) of Amherst, sophomore Boris Sorkin (St. Petersburg, Russia) of Tufts, and Wesleyan first-year Peter Anker (Oslo, Norway).
Amherst senior Kelsey Chen (San Diego, Calif.) and Connecticut College senior Emily Migliorini (North Haven, Conn.) are both on the Women’s Tennis All-Sportsmanship Team for the second time. Chen, a 2019 All-NESCAC selection, was previously tabbed in 2017, while Migliorini is on the team for the second consecutive year. They are joined by All-NESCAC honorees Julia Marks (Menlo Park, Calif.), a first-year from Bowdoin, senior Tomo Iwasaki (Scarsdale, N.Y.) of Tufts, and first-year Venia Yeung (Hong Kong) of Wesleyan. Iwasaki was selected as the 2019 Women’s Tennis Senior Sportswoman of the Year.
The Men’s Outdoor Track & Field All-Sportsmanship Team features three All-NESCAC selections. Amherst junior Clark Ricciardelli (Hingham, Mass.), Bates junior Brendan Donahue (Wolfeboro, N.H.), and Wesleyan senior Andrew McCracken (Topsham, Maine) all earn the accolade for the first time. Middlebury senior Miles Meijer (Mountain View, Calif.) has been named to the All-Sportsmanship Team twice before in men’s cross country (2017 & 2018) and makes his first appearance on the squad in men’s outdoor track & field.
Hamilton senior Kyandreia Jones (Miramar, Fla.) is on the Women’s Outdoor Track & Field All-Sportsmanship Team for the second time in her career after being selected in 2017. A trio of seniors who earned All-NESCAC recognition this season join her. Shannon Kennedy (East Longmeadow, Mass.) of Connecticut College, Lucy Lang (Lexington, Mass.) of Middlebury, and Kylene DeSmith (Rochester, N.H.) of Tufts all earned All-NESCAC honors based on their performances at the NESCAC Outdoor Track & Field Championship.
Three men’s golfers earned all-sportsmanship recognition for the second time in their careers. Wesleyan senior George Blinick (Lawrence Township, N.J.) and Williams junior Sam Goldenring (Florham Park, N.J.) were both selected for the second consecutive year, while Trinity senior Jack Junge (Winnetka, Ill.) returns to the team after being tabbed in 2017. Goldenring and Junge both garnered All-NESCAC honors this year and are joined on the All-Sportsmanship squad by fellow All-NESCAC honorees Tom Dunleavey (Darien, Conn.), a Bowdoin junior, and senior Jeremy Benjamin (Stamford, Conn.) of Hamilton.
Wesleyan senior Eleanor Highleyman (Bellingham, Wash.) is the lone repeat selection in women’s rowing. She returns to the All-Sportsmanship Team after earning the honor in 2017.
A trio of All-NESCAC baseball players are on the all-sportsmanship team for the first time. Amherst sophomore Joseph Palmo (Austin, Texas), Colby senior Matt Mitchell (Wayzata, Minn.), and Trinity senior John Stamatis (Ridgefield, Conn.) all earned the accolade.
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.