HADLEY, Mass. – A total of 53 Connecticut College student-athletes were named to the 2017 NESCAC All-Academic Team, as announced by the league office on Wednesday afternoon. The teams include the sports of cross country, field hockey, football, soccer, volleyball and men's water polo.
Connecticut College's women's soccer team placed 18 student-athletes on the all-academic team, which was the highest number of selections among Camel programs. Women's cross country (13), field hockey (9), men's soccer (7), men's cross country (3), volleyball (2) and men's water polo (1) all had at least one athlete chosen. In addition, the Camel women's soccer program boasted the highest number of honorees among the 11 NESCAC institutions that sponsor the sport.
Furthermore, Connecticut College men's soccer captain Ben Manoogian (Peabody, Mass.) ended the fall in elite company. He joined Amherst senior Zoe Wong (women's golf), Middlebury senior Becca Raffel (volleyball) and Williams senior Tobias Muellers as one of four student-athletes to make the All-NESCAC Team, the NESCAC All-Sportsmanship Team and the NESCAC All-Academic Team. Manoogian, Raffel and Muellers are also the only three student-athletes to make the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team along with the three All-NESCAC squads in their respective sports.
To be honored on the all-academic team, an individual must have reached sophomore academic standing and be in good standing on their team with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.40. A transfer student must have completed one year of study at the institution.