Eight Bobcats named NESCAC Fall All-Sportsmanship

Bates senior Sarah Gutch (right) is the women's soccer team's representative on the 2018 NESCAC Fall All-Sportsmanship, announced Nov. 27, 2018. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College) 

HADLEY, Mass. -- Eight Bates students have been named to the 2018 NESCAC Fall All-Sportsmanship Team, announced Tuesday by the New England Small College Athletic Conference.

The All-Sportsmanship Team is comprised 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. 

Bates' eight NESCAC Fall All-Sportsmanship honorees are:

Men's Cross Country: Zeke Smith, Sr.; London, England
Women's Cross Country: Tara Ellard, Fy.; Brewster, Mass.
Field Hockey: Shelbie McCormack, Sr.; Tyngsborough, Mass.
Football: Tyler Harrington, Sr.; Haverhill, Mass.
Women's Golf: Brittany Seipp, So.; Glen Head, N.Y.
Men's Soccer: Drew Munoz, Sr.; Dallas, Texas
Women's Soccer: Sarah Gutch, Sr.; Gaithersburg, Md.
Volleyball: Cassidy Martin, Sr.; Wilmington, Del.

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.

NESCAC Fall All-Sportsmanship Teams Released