Eleven Bobcats receive NESCAC Spring All-Sportsmanship honors

Senior captain Eliza Statile is the Bates' women's lacrosse team's winner of NESCAC All-Sportsmanship honors, one of 11 Bobcat student-athletes to receive the award on May 16, 2019. (File photo by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

HADLEY, Mass. -- Eleven Bates student-athletes were named to the 2019 NESCAC Spring All-Sportsmanship Team, announced Thursday 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' list includes one All-NESCAC athlete in men's track and field junior Brendan Donahue (Wolfeboro Falls, N.H.), as well as three repeat winners of the All-Sportsmanship award, in men's lacrosse senior Eli Cooper (Glastonbury, Conn.), softball junior Julia Panepinto (Buffalo, N.Y.) and women's lacrosse senior Eliza Statile (Ipswich, Mass.).

Bates' 11 honorees are:

Baseball: Mark Russell, Jr.; Westford, Mass.

Softball: Julia Panepinto, Jr.; Buffalo, N.Y.

Men's Lacrosse: Eli Cooper, Sr.; Glastonbury, Conn.

Women's Lacrosse: Eliza Statile, Sr.; Ipswich, Mass.

Men's Tennis: Ben Eckardt, Sr.; Montgomery, N.J.

Women's Tennis: Bella Stone, Sr.; Concord, Mass.

Men's Outdoor Track & Field: Brendan Donahue, Jr.; Wolfeboro Falls, N.H.

Women's Outdoor Track & Field: Hannah Austin, Sr.; North Yarmouth, Maine

Men's Rowing: Constantine Gregoire, Sr.; Sandy Hook, Conn.

Women's Rowing: Claudia Glickman, Sr.; Bellaire, Texas

Men's Golf: Andrew Garcia-Bou, Jr.; Eastchester, N.Y.

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 Spring 2019 All-Sportsmanship