Hartford, Conn. - Eight Trinity College winter athletes were named to the 2018-19 New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) All-Sportsmanship Team for their positive contributions to sportsmanship. Junior Audrey Ettinger (New Canaan, Conn.) of the women's swimming and diving team earned her third straight appearance on the team and was joined by women’s squash senior co-captain Jenny Haley (Newport, Wales), mens basketball tri-captain Connor Merinder (Andover, Mass), women's basketball senior co-captain Meghan Collins (Topsfield, Mass), mens swimming and diving sophomore Marco Rupp (Wolfsburg, Austria), men’s ice hockey senior captain Ryan Pfeffer (Canton, Mass), women’s ice hockey junior captain Alex Sinson (Elm Grove, Wis.) and men’s squash sophomore Ziad Sakr (Tanta, Egypt). Ettinger was named to the team for the third time in her career while Sakr marks his second selection. Haley was one of 11 conference players to also earn All-NESCAC in their respective sport.
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 85 individuals honored this fall, 14 hold multiple All-Sportsmanship Team citations, while 11 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.