NEW LONDON, Conn.--The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) announced the 2017 Spring All-Sportsmanship Team for each sport sponsored by the conference and seven Camels were named to the squad.
Seniors Jillian Brigandi (Harrington Park, N.J.), Haley Crimmins (Wilton, Conn.), Lauren Kennedy (East Longmeadow, Mass.) and Maximilian King (Andover, Mass.) were joined by sophomores Austin DiMartino (West Haven, Conn.), Dan Ross (Westport, Conn.) and Charlie Williams (Mercer Island, Wash.) on the 2017 All-Sportsmanship Team.
The All-Sportsmanship Team is composed 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.
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.
Brigandi was a captain and leader for an improved women's tennis team that won its final two matches and has now compiled a 19-18 winning record in its past two seasons of action. Williams posted an impressive 6-2, 6-1 straight set victory at number one singles to lead the Camels past Roger Williams University in an 8-1 victory April 2. Crimmins was a team tri-captain and leader of the defense for the women's lacrosse program.
A key contributor in the midfield for the men's lacrosse program, King posted 42 points in his career for the Camels, scoring 29 goals and assisting on 13 others, adding 30 ground balls and nine caused turnovers. Ross and the Camel men's rowing team wrapped up their successful spring season by winning the bronze medal in the varsity four regatta at the New England Rowing Championship. DiMartino set a personal record in the decathlon at the New England Division III Championship, placing fifth for the Camels with 5137 points. Kennedy garnered All-NESCAC honors with third place marks in both the shot put (40 feet, six and one quarter inches) and the javelin (132 feet, three inches) at Bowdoin College.