HADLEY, Mass. -- Ten Bates students were named to the 2013 NESCAC Spring All-Sportsmanship Team, announced Friday by the New England Small College Athletic Conference.
The All-Sportsmanship Team is comprised of one student athlete from each institution for each sport, and is selected by the players and coaches from their respective team for their positive contributions to sportsmanship. The student-athlete selected must be in good academic standing and a member of the team at the conclusion of the season in order to be eligible for selection.
Bates' honorees include two athletes who also earned All-NESCAC honors in their respective sports this season: softball team senior shortstop Mary Lewis (Gardiner, Maine) and baseball team senior shortstop Ryan Sonberg (Windsor, Conn.), a two-time First Team All-NESCAC selection. Bates' list also features New England Division III decathlon champion David Hardison (South Portland, Maine), a repeat NESCAC All-Sportsmanship selection from 2012 who is currently competing in the NCAA Division III Championship decathlon, and women's lacrosse team senior Linnea Fulton (Bristol, R.I.), a four-time IWLCA All-Region selection. Women's rowing junior Molly Huffaker (Ithaca, N.Y.) is the coxswain on the women's second varsity eight, which competes in the NCAA Championship next week. Women's track and field senior honoree Lisa Reedich (Harvard, Mass.) was an All-NESCAC awardee in 2012.
Bates’ 2013 NESCAC Spring All-Sportsmanship selections are:
Baseball: Ryan Sonberg, Sr.; Windsor, Conn.
Men’s Lacrosse: Torben Noto, Sr.; Portland, Ore.
Women’s Lacrosse: Linnea Fulton, Sr.; Bristol, R.I.
Men’s Rowing: Charles Carey, Sr.; Lincoln, Mass.
Women’s Rowing: Molly Huffaker, Jr.; Ithaca, N.Y.
Softball: Mary Lewis, Sr.; Gardiner, Maine
Men’s Tennis: Dylan Reffe, Sr.; Washington, D.C.
Women’s Tennis: Jacqui Holmes, Sr.; Harvard, Mass.
Men’s Track & Field: David Hardison, Sr.; South Portland, Maine
Women’s Track & Field: Lisa Reedich, Sr.; Harvard, Mass.
The 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.