HADLEY, Mass. – A total of 85 student-athletes have been named to the 2019 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 fall, 14 hold multiple All-Sportsmanship Team citations, while 11 were also named to All-NESCAC Teams in their respective sports.
Headlining the list of repeat All-Sportsmanship honorees is Callum Sondhi (Summit, N.J.), a junior on the Hamilton men’s squash team. Sondhi, who played primarily from the top position for the Continentals this season, was named to the All-Sportsmanship Team for the third time in his career after being honored in 2017 and 2018. He was also named to the All-NESCAC Second Team. Joining Sondhi on the All-Sportsmanship squad as multiple selections for men’s squash are Middlebury junior Jacob Ellen (New York, N.Y.) and Trinity sophomore Ziad Sakr (Tanta, Egypt). Both athletes are on the All-Sportsmanship squad for men’s squash for the second time after earning a nod in 2018. Ellen and Sakr are both All-NESCAC First Team honorees. Colby first-year Alex Spafford (Toronto, Ontario) earned his first All-Sportsmanship honor after being named to the 2019 All-NESCAC Second Team.
Wesleyan senior Tara Berger (Purchase, N.Y.) was selected to the All-Sportsmanship squad for women’s basketball for the third year in a row. She is joined by Hamilton senior Halie Serbent (Killingworth, Conn.) who is on the All-Sportsmanship Team for the second time after being selected in 2017. Amherst junior Hannah Fox (Plymouth Meeting, Pa.), a 2019 All-NESCAC Second Team honoree, was selected to the All-Sportsmanship Team for the first time in her career.
Amherst senior CJ Bachmann (Huntington Station, N.Y.), Colby junior Tyler Williams (North Branford, Conn.), and Wesleyan junior Kevin McDonald (Rockville, Md.) were all honored with a spot on the Men’s Basketball All-Sportsmanship Team for the second consecutive year.
Senior Megan Grip (Wellesley, Mass.) and sophomore Rachel Windreich (Greenwich, Conn.) of the Hamilton and Tufts women’s squash teams, respectively, earned All-Sportsmanship honors for the second time as both received the honor in 2018. They are joined by first-time All-Sportsmanship honoree Jenny Haley (Newport, Wales), a senior from Trinity who was a 2019 All-NESCAC Second Team selection.
Trinity junior swimmer Audrey Ettinger (New Canaan, Conn.) was honored with a spot on the All-Sportsmanship women’s swimming & diving squad for the third time after receiving the award in 2018 and 2017. She is joined by Wesleyan senior Sophia Antonio (Chicago, Ill.), an All-NESCAC honoree who earns an All-Sportsmanship citation for the second time after being tabbed in 2017. Williams junior Ellie Sherman (Rockville, Md.) is on the All-Sportsmanship Team for the first time after earning All-NESCAC recognition this season.
The Men’s Swimming & Diving All-Sportsmanship Team features two repeat honorees and two All-NESCAC selections. Amherst senior Bobby Shogren (Minneapolis, Minn.) is on the All-Sportsmanship squad for the third consecutive year while Colby senior Jacob Tower (Bellevue, Wash.) is on the squad for the second year after earning the recognition in 2018. They are joined by Bowdoin senior Karl Sarier (Closter, N.J.) and Williams junior Lucca Delcompare (Naples, Fla.), who both earned All-NESCAC honors after their performances at the 2019 NESCAC Championships.
Colby senior Nick O’Connor (Canton, Mass.) earns his first nod to the Men’s Ice Hockey All-Sportsmanship Team. O’Connor is a 2019 All-NESCAC First Team honoree after recording 27 points for the Mules on 14 goals and 13 assists.
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