Six Camels Named to NESCAC Fall All-Sportsmanship Team
NEW LONDON, Conn.--Six Connecticut College student-athletes have been named to New England Small College Conference Fall All-Sportsmanship Team. David Aigler (Medfield, Mass.), Meg Christman (Wilmington, Del.), Kelsey Fredericks (Nantucket, Mass.), Thomas Giblin (Franklin Lakes, N.J.), Colleen MacPhee (Maplewood, N.J.), and Jessica Roeder (Durham, N.H.) represented the Camel athletic program on the squad. Four of the six honorees were named to the NESCAC All-Academic Team this fall.
The All-Sportsmanship Team is composed of one student-athlete from each institution for each sport and is selected by the players and coaches from their respective team for their positive contributions to sportsmanship. The student-athlete selected must be in good academic standing and a member of the team at the conclusion of the season in order to be eligible for selection.
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.
Junior David Aigler posted a time of 27:06 as the fourth Camel runner in the Connecticut College 8k Invitational back on Sept. 26. Meg Christman piled up 820 kills and 320 blocks for the Camel volleyball team, leading the team to an 80-35 record during her prolific playing career in New London. Kelsey Fredericks tallied 11 goals in her career for the Camel field hockey team and helped lead the squad to its first appearance in the NESCAC Championship Tournament since 2005.
Thomas Giblin was a defensive stalwart for the improved men´s soccer team that finished with a winning record for the first time in more than a decade. Senior harrier Colleen MacPhee was named to the All-Invitational team in the Plansky Invitational at Williams Oct. 17. Jessica Roeder started all 14 games as a leader in the defensive corps for the Camel women´s soccer team, contributing to shutout victories against Mount Holyoke and Mitchell.
2009 Connecticut College Fall All-Sportsmanship Team
David Aigler ^ Jr. Men´s Cross Country Medfield, Mass.
Meg Christman Sr. Volleyball Wilmington, Del.
Kelsey Fredericks Sr. Field Hockey Nantucket, Mass.
Thomas Giblin ^ Sr. Men´s Soccer Franklin Lakes, N.J.
Colleen MacPhee ^ Sr. Women´s Cross Country Maplewood, N.J.
Jessica Roeder ^ Sr. Women´s Soccer Durham, N.H.
^ = 2009 NESCAC Fall All-Academic Team Selection
November 30, 2009