Courtesy of MASCAC.com
WESTFIELD, Mass. – 34 Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) student-athletes have been recognized for their outstanding sportsmanship as members of the 2018 Spring Sportsmanship Teams. The MASCAC Sportsmanship Team is intended to recognize one student-athlete from each team, in every sport that best demonstrates the values of the MASCAC and its Sportsmanship Statement, regardless of their overall performance or statistics for the season.
A student-athlete from each institution is selected by their coach to be placed on the Sportsmanship Team of the sport in which they compete. The sports that are represented on the spring team are baseball, women's lacrosse, men's and women's outdoor track and field and softball.
Baseball kicks off the Spring Sportsmanship teams. Randy Frazier of Bridgewater State, Timothy Horton of Fitchburg State, Kyle Hodgson of Framingham State, Nick DiSanti of MCLA, Nathan Anderson of Massachusetts Maritime, Joe White of Salem State, Nate Barnes of Westfield State and Matt Irzyk of Worcester State make up this year's squad.
The women's lacrosse honorees this year are Hayley White of Bridgewater State, Anna Gagnon-Burch of Fitchburg State, Kristen Keenan of Framingham State, Andrea Villars of MCLA, Mikayla Correia of Massachusetts Maritime, Bridget Lawless of Salem State, Stephanie Godek of Westfield State and Abby Magnuson of Worcester State.
Softball rounds out the Spring Sportsmanship team with Deianeira Underhill of Bridgewater State, Hayley McCarthy of Fitchburg State, Lauren Salisbury of Framingham State, Francesca Belli of MCLA, Emily Bacchiocchi of Massachusetts Maritime, April Adams of Salem State, Michaela LeBlanc of Westfield State and Kristen Huston of Worcester State.
The Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference, the nation's oldest Division III men's and women's playing conference, has a rich and storied tradition of competitive success while celebrating excellence in the classroom. MASCAC member schools include Bridgewater State University, Fitchburg State University, Framingham State University, MCLA, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Salem State University, Westfield State University and Worcester State University. Two other institutions, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and Plymouth State University, are affiliate members of the conference in the sports of football and men's ice hockey, while Western Connecticut State University joined the conference as an affiliate member in football beginning in 2013.