47 Camel Student Athletes Named to NESCAC Fall All-Academic Team
NEW LONDON, Conn.--The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) has announced its 2010 Fall All-Academic selections and 47 Connecticut College student-athletes have been named to the squad. To be honored, a student-athlete must have reached sophomore academic standing and be a varsity letter winner with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.35. A transfer student must have completed one year of study at the institution.
Senior Trevor Prophet (Nashua, N.H.), a co-captain for the men´s soccer team, president of the Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC) and campus Housefellow, scored 10 goals this fall to lead the league with .77 scores per game. Prophet earned First Team All-NESCAC honors at the forward position and was recognized on the ESPN/CoSIDA Academic All-District One Men´s Soccer Second Team in the College Division.
Candice Clark (Queens, N.Y.), a defensive standout and co-captain for the women´s soccer team earned a spot on the All-Academic team. Joining Clark on the squad were senior teammates Chelsea Johnson of Portland, Maine and Emily Webb of Newport Coast, Calif.
Junior Lindsay Paiva of Coventry, R.I. enjoyed a breakout season on the cross country trails as the team´s #1 runner, leading the Camels to a 14th place finish at the New England Division III Championship. Paiva was one of 14 members of her team to earn a place on the squad. Brenner Green (Lisbon, Conn.) was one of the top performers for the men´s cross country team that placed 12th at the New England Division III Championship earlier this month.
Down on the turf, the Camel field hockey team enjoyed its finest season in recent history. Jess Lewis, a starting back and tri-captain in the Camel defensive corps from Rutland, Vt., helped lead the Camels to their second consecutive appearance in the NESCAC Championship Tournament.
Senior Marissa DeMais (Hillsdale, N.J.) and junior Amy Newman (Los Angeles, Calif.) were key contributors for the volleyball team that won 19 matches en route to its sixth consecutive post-season appearance in the NESCAC Championship Tournament. Newman was a Third Team AVCA (American Volleyball Coaches Association) All-America Selection and First Team All-NESCAC performer at the outside hitter position while DeMais landed on the All-NESCAC team for the third straight year. Both Newman and DeMais were named to the ESPN/CoSIDA Academic All-District One Volleyball Team for the program.
Over in Lott Natatorium, junior two meter defender James Green (Bay Head, N.J.) captained an improved Camel men´s water polo team that placed third at the Division III Eastern Championship.
Fran Shields, the Katherine Wenk Christoffers '45 Director of Athletics and Chair of Physical Education was impressed with the academic performance of the Camel student athletes.
"We are very proud of the accomplishments of our student athletes," Shields said. "On the field and in the classroom, it was a successful season for our programs."
The 47 Connecticut College student-athletes included on the 2010 NESCAC Fall All-Academic Team are listed
November 24, 2010