Hartford, Conn. - Ten Trinity College athletes were named to the 2012 New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Spring All-Sportsmanship Team for their positive contributions to sportsmanship. Baseball senior Luke Auger (Avon, Conn.), softball junior Kerry McCarthy (Andover, Mass.), women's lacrosse senior Madeleine Hardy (Topsfield, Mass.), men's lacrosse senior Brandon Polakoff (Princeton, N.J.), men's tennis senior tri-captain Anson McCook (Miami, Fla.), women's tennis sophomore Senzo Mauve-Maphisa (Bulawayo, Zimbabwe), women's rowing sophomore Claire Barkin (Weston, Mass.), men's rowing junior Martin Schardt (Wyndmoor, Pa.), men's outdoor track and field senior co-captain John Michael Mason (Nahant, Mass.) and women's outdoor track and field senior Genevieve Quinn (Hartford, Conn.) represented Trinity on the team.
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.
A total of 18 individuals on the All-Sportsmanship Team also earned All-Conference accolades this spring, with five of the 18 represented among the men's tennis honorees. Seven student-athletes received All-Sportsmanship recognition for the second time in as many years, and two of those took home All-Sportsmanship for the third year in a row.
The Spring 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 well-being. The NESCAC SAAC represents all students who participate in intercollegiate athletics and promotes and celebrates student-athletes achievements.