Trinity Men's Tennis Players And Squad Receive Awards For Academics And Sportsmanship

Trinity Men's Tennis Players And Squad Receive Awards For Academics And Sportsmanship

HHartford, Conn. - Trinity College men's tennis senior tri-captains William Boyd (Hillsborough, Calif.) and Jagger Riefler (Wimbledon, England), classmate Phillip Winser (St. Lazare, Quebec), junior Kyle Scheffers (Flossmoor, Ill.), sophomores Chris Caskin (Potomac, Md.), Alexander Fallone (New York, N.Y.), and first-year Courtland Boyle (Pembroke, Mass.) were each named to the 2017 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic Team thanks to their hard work in the classroom during the 2016-17 season. All six upperclassmen were also named to the 2017 New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Spring All-Academic Team, and Winser additonally represented Trinity men's tennis on the 2017 NESCAC All-Sportsmanship Team.  Trinity posted a 5-9 dual record and was 1-6 in NESCAC play this season.

The Bantams, coached by Lori Shulman (2nd Season), earned 2017 ITA All-Academic Team honors for having a cumulative team grade point average of 3.20 or above (on a 4.00 scale).More than 3,900 scholar-athletes were recognized across all divisions, along with over 720 all-academic teams.  In order to earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status a player must be a varsity letter winner, have a grade point average of at least 3.50 (on a 4.00 scale) for the current academic year, and have been enrolled at their present school for at least two semesters (including freshman through senior year).  To be honored as NESCAC All-Academic, an individual must have reached sophomore academic standing and be a varsity letter winner with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.35.

Boyd posted a 5-11 record playing at No. 2 and No. 3 singles in 2016-17, and led the Bantams in doubles wins with an 8-10 mark.  He finished his Bantam career with a 15-22 mark in singles play and a 20-21 doubles record, and was a three-time NESCAC All-Academic honoree.  An alum of Menlo High School, Boyd graduated from Trinity in May with a degree in political science and a minor in history.   Riefler posted a 4-8 record at various places in the Bantam singles lineup in 2016-17, and was 5-9 in doubles matches.  He finished his Bantam career with a 6-12 mark in singles play and an 11-21 doubles record, and was a three-time NESCAC All-Academic honoree.  An alum of the Taft School in Connecticut, Riefler graduated from Trinity in May with a degree in economics.  He is the son of Wendy and Duncan Riefler.

Winser posted a 4-10 record as a starter in the lower half of the Bantam singles lineup in 2016-17, and was 1-6 in doubles matches.  He finished his Bantam career with a 5-12 mark in singles play and a 1-9 doubles record, and was a three-time NESCAC All-Academic honoree.  An alum of West Island College, Winser graduated from Trinity in May with a degree in engineering.  
Scheffers led the Bantams in singles wins and singles winning percentage with an 8-4 mark in 2016-17 in the middle of the Trinity lineup, and was 5-7 in doubles matches.  A graduate of Marian Catholic High School, Scheffers is majoring in economics at Trinity.  He is the son of Cathy and Todd Scheffers.

Caskin recorded a 1-9 record as a singles starter for the Bantams and lost his lone doubles matches of the 2016-17 campaign.  A graduate of the Potomac School in Virginia, Caskin is majoring in economics at Trinity.  He is the son of Cammy and Chris Caskin.
Fallone was 0-1 in both singles and doubles varsity matches this season, and is a graduate of Poly Prep Country Day School.  He is the son of Graciela Platas and Giovanni Fallone. 
Boyle was 0-3 in varsity singles matches and 3-13 as a rookie starter in doubles play.  He is a graduate of the Taft School in Connecticut and is the son of Courtland and Megan Boyle.

NESCAC All-Sportsmanship information

NESCAC All-Academic information

ITA All-Academic information