Hartford, Conn. - Ten Trinity College spring athletes were named to the 2017 New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) All-Sportsmanship Team for their positive contributions to sportsmanship. Women's track and field senior captain Katie Tonyai (Jaffrey, N.H.) earned her second consecutive appearance on the team, as did softball senior captain Victoria Baez (Tuckahoe, N.Y.). Tonyai and Baez were joined by baseball senior captain Chris Speer (Westport, Conn.), men's lacrosse senior Reid McCool (Gulf Stream, Fla.), men's tennis senior Phillip Winser (St. Lazare, Quebec), women's lacrosse senior Nicole Stauffer (Cheshire, Conn.), women's tennis junior captain Ania Aliev (Needham, Mass.), men's rowing senior Alex Stoczco (Wayne, Pa.), men's track and field junior captain Daniel Hughes (Hagley, England) and women's rowing senior Clare Knowlton (Worcester, Mass.).
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. A total of 14 individuals on the All-Sportsmanship Team also earned All-Conference accolades this spring, including Tonyai.
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 well-being. The NESCAC SAAC represents all students who participate in intercollegiate athletics and promotes and celebrates student-athletes achievements.