November 27, 2012

NESCAC Announces Fall All-Sportsmanship Honorees

BRUNSWICK, Maine - Eight Bowdoin student-athletes have been recognized as Fall All-Sportsmanship recipients by the New England Small College Athletic Conference.

The team is composed of one student-athlete from each institution for each sport that the conference sponsors. Honorees are selected by the players and coaches from their respective teams.

Bowdoin's honorees were Gregory Talpey (men's cross country - Rochester, N.Y.), Olivia MacKenzie (women's cross country - Buxton, Maine), Elena Crosley (field hockey - St. Louis, Mo.), David Nurse (football - Waltham, Mass.), Thomas Lilly (men's golf - Bronxville, N.Y.), Zach Ostrup (men's soccer - Rancho Sante Fe, Calif.), Rebecca Stoneman (women's soccer - Faribault, Minn.) and Taylor Vail (women's volleyball - Glendale, Calif.)

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.

The All-Sportsmanship Team was created by the NESCAC Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (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.