Posted: Nov 27, 2018
Hartford, Conn. - Eight Trinity College fall athletes were named to the 2018 New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) All-Sportsmanship Team for their positive contributions to sportsmanship. Senior volleyball co-captain Hanna Engstrom (Hopkinton, Mass.) earned her second nod to the All-Sportsmanship squad for volleyball, while senior women's golf captain Sarah Vimini (Easton, Conn.) was named to the All-Sportsmanship Team for the second straight year after leading the Bantams throughout their inaugural varsity season by finishing as the team’s top scorer in each event. The two were joined on the team by senior men's cross country captain Joe Ruggiero (Manchester, Conn.), senior women's cross country captain Lauren Barrett (Peabody, Mass.), senior men's soccer captain Will Baker (Los Angeles, Calif.), football senior captain Sameir Madden (Norristown, Pa.), field hockey junior Olivia Hoyda (Darien, Conn.) and women's soccer junior Liz Dognazzi (Hyde Park, 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. Of the 84 individuals honored this fall, six hold multiple All-Sportsmanship Team citations, while three were also named to All-NESCAC Teams in their respective sports.
The All-Sportsmanship Team was created by the NESCAC Student Advisory Committee on Athletics’ (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 welfare. The NESCAC SAAC represents all students who participate in intercollegiate athletics and promotes and celebrates student-athletes’ achievements.