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Ten Bobcats named NESCAC Spring 2017 All-Sportsmanship

Infielder Julia Panepinto is the lone first-year student from Bates to receive NESCAC Spring 2017 All-Sportsmanship honors. (File photo by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

HADLEY, Mass. -- Ten Bates College student-athletes have earned 2017 NESCAC Spring All-Sportsmanship honors, the New England College Athletic Conference announced Thursday.

The team is composed of one student-athlete from each institution for each sport that the conference sponsors. Players and coaches from their respective teams select their own honorees.

Bates College 2017 NESCAC Spring All-Sportsmanship honors:

Baseball: Ryan McCarthy, Sr.; Plaistow, N.H.
Men's Lacrosse: Clarke Jones, Jr.; Pepper Pike, Ohio
Women's Lacrosse: Eliza Statile, So.; Ipswich, Mass.
Men's Rowing: William Nelson, Sr.; New Canaan, Conn.
Women's Rowing: Julia Mason, Sr.; Niskayuna, N.Y.
Softball: Julia Panepinto, Fy.; Buffalo, N.Y.
Men's Tennis: Pat Ordway, Sr.; Falmouth, Maine
Women's Tennis: Olivia Voccola, Sr.; Falmouth, Maine
Men's Track & Field: Blake Downey, Sr.; Eliot, Maine
Women's Track & Field: Hannah Wilson, Sr.; Brooklyn, N.Y.

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.