Five Polar Bears Earn All-NESCAC Recognition

Five Polar Bears Earn All-NESCAC Recognition

BRUNSWICK, Maine - Five Bowdoin College tennis players have earned All-NESCAC honors in conference awards handed out on Friday. Senior Jamie Neely (Quincy, Mass.) led the way by earning the Clarence Chaffee Sportsmanship Award on the men's side.

Collecting All-League recognition were junior Stephen Sullivan (Miami, Fla.), who was named First-Team All-Conference for the men's team, while first-year Nicholas Fenichell (Quinto, Ecuador) was named to the Second-Team. Senior Brett Davis (Larchmont, N.Y.) and sophomore Emily Lombardi (Chicago, Ill.) were tabbed as Second-Team choices for the women's squad.

Neely earned the Clarence Chaffee Sportsmanship Award. The Clarence Chaffee Award is given annually to the individual who best combined and displayed a high standard of tennis coupled with the highest level of sportsmanship. A former ITA Arthur Ashe Sportsmanship Award winner and member of the NESCAC All-Sportsmanship Team in 2008 and 2009 and All-Academic squad in 2009, Neely will graduate from Bowdoin this spring at the top of his class having competed at the highest level in tennis. Neely was 10-5 in singles play at #4 and 5-10 in doubles action at #1 this past season

Back for a third tour on the All-NESCAC First Team Singles was Bowdoin junior Stephen Sullivan (Miami, Fla). After going 18-5 at #2 for the Polar Bears in his fi rst year in the league to earn NESCAC Rookie of the Year, Sullivan moved up to the #1 spot and posted an 11-5 record in dual match play last season. This spring, Sullivan continued his impressive play at #1 for Bowdoin and went 9-4 overall in duals. Fenichell enjoyed a stellar rookie campaign, posting a 9-6 record, playing mostly at the #2 spot for the Polar Bears in dual matches this spring.

Brett Davis closes out her career with All-NESCAC Recognition for the Bowdoin women's team. Davis was outstanding in dual matches this spring, posting a 12-2 with the majority of her matches coming at the #3 spot. Lombardi saw action at #1 and #2 for Bowdoin this year, collecting a 9-5 record in dual match play.