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Six Connecticut College student-athletes have earned All-New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) honors this fall, with three also being named to CoSIDA's ESPN Academic All-Americadistrict teams.
Freshman Mike LeDuc of Canton, Conn., posted a time of 26:23 on the 8k 2010 NESCAC Cross Country Championship race, earning a spot on the All-NESCAC Men's Cross Country First Team. As the top freshman in the race, LeDuc was also honored as the NESCAC Rookie of the Year.
Junior Doug Wright of Darien, Conn., earned second team honors for the Camels, placing 13th with a time of 26:43. In the spring of 2009, Wright earned All-NESCAC accolades in the 5,000 meters for the track and field team.
"We're pleased to have two All-NESCAC finishers in such a tough conference," coach Jim Butler said. "Mike's Rookie of the Year finish was fantastic to watch."
Connecticut College senior tri-captain Abby Hine of Madison, Conn., has been named to the All-NESCAC Field Hockey First Team for the second consecutive year. Hine had 13 goals and 31 points in a record-setting senior year for the Camels.
Hine set the program's all-time point scoring record with her 91st and 92nd point during a game against Bowdoin Oct. 9. She finishes her collegiate career with 40 goals, 21 assists and 101 points.
"To be selected to the first team All-NESCAC is a tremendous honor for Abby," head coach Debbie Lavigne said. "She is among not only the best players in the conference, but also the country."
Hine was named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division III All-Region Team and the All-NESCAC squad in each of the previous two seasons.
Senior forward Trevor Prophet of Nashua, N.H., has been named to the All-NESCAC Men's Soccer First Team. Prophet has also been named to CoSIDA's ESPN Academic All-America District 1 Men's Soccer Second Team in the College Division.
A captain for the Camels this fall, Prophet tied for the league lead with 24 points and ranked second in the conference with 10 goals. One of the most prolific scorers in program history, Prophet finishes his collegiate career with 28 goals and seven assists for a total of 63 points.
"Trevor embodies everything that we encourage and strive for in the men's soccer program: excellence and balance," head coach Kenny Murphy said. "This is Trevor's third selection to the All-NESCAC First Team, which is an amazing accomplishment."
Junior outside hitter Amy Newman of Los Angeles, Calif., and senior setter Marissa DeMais of Hillsdale, N.J., have been named to the All-NESCAC Volleyball Team. Newman earned first team accolades for the second straight season and DeMais was honored on the second team for the third straight year.
Both DeMais and Newman were honored on the CoSIDA's ESPN Academic All-America District 1 Volleyball Team in the College Division. DeMais has garnered All-District honors for the third straight year with her selection to the third team, while Newman makes her inaugural appearance as a second team selection.
The New England Women's Volleyball Association (NEWVA) has honored three Camels with post-season accolades. Newman was named to the All-New England First Team, while DeMais was recognized as a honorable mention. DeMais and senior middle blocker Molly Barrett of Medfield, Mass., were also honored as All-New England Seniors.
"I am excited to see that Molly and Marissa have been recognized for their spectacular play during their senior year," head coach Joshua Edmed said. "They both have worked very hard throughout the entire season and have been instrumental in our team's success. Amy and Marissa have been dominant players for our program for the past few years. They both are tremendous athletes that have the ability to take over a match at any moment."
Edmed also commended DeMais and Newman for their academic achievement as members of the ESPN Academic All-America District 1 Team.
"While their athletic prowess is easily noticed on the court of competition, it is great to see these two players being honored for their excellent contributions in the classroom as well," Edmed said. "We talk a lot about 'balance' and how important it is at a highly selective liberal arts college, and Amy and Marissa have both done an outstanding job of balancing their athletic and academic commitments while executing at a superior level in both areas."