Najimy named first team All NAC in singles

Najimy named first team All NAC in singles

North Adams, MA- MCLA's Cal Najimy has been named to the All North Atlantic Conference (NAC) first team as a singles competitor.  The honor marks the first for Najimy in a Trailblazers uniform.

Thomas College swept the major awards as Rob Disch was named the conference's coach of the year.  Ryan Chasse was selected as the NAC player of the year, and Yontz Sutton earned the rookie of the year honor.

Najimy went 5-5 overall this season as a singles competitor, but he excelled in the NAC by going 3-1 in conference matches.  He was used primarily in the top spot for MCLA and earned conference singles points against Lyndon, Johnson, and Delhi.  His lone loss came against Thomas in the league.

Najimy was a primary reason why MCLA finished up as the second seed in the NAC Championships being held tomorrow.  The Trailblazers will face off with Delhi, who they nipped 5-4 in the regular season finale just a week ago.  

The 2019 All Conference selections are listed below.  

2019 NAC Men's Tennis All-Conference Teams

To view a PDF list of the All-Conference team click HERE

All-Conference Singles
Ryan Chasse, Junior, Thomas
Kaleb Payson, Junior, Thomas
Charles Najimy, Sophomore, MCLA
Yontz Sutton, Freshman, Thomas
Jared Waterhouse, Junior, Thomas
Neal Mulligan, Junior, Northern Vermont-Lyndon

All-Conference Doubles
Thomas - Ryan Chasse, Junior / Kaleb Payson, Junior
Thomas - Jared Waterhouse, Junior / Yontz Sutton, Freshman
SUNY Delhi - Marcos Andrino, Senior / Payton Dean, Junior

Player of the Year
Ryan Chasse, Thomas

Rookie of the Year
Yontz Sutton, Thomas

Senior Scholar Athlete of the Year
Christo Naranja, Thomas

Coach of the Year
Rob Disch, Thomas

Sportsmanship Team
Marcos Andrino, Senior, SUNY Delhi
Donell Shaw, Senior, NVU-Johnson
Neal Mulligan, Junior, NVU-Lyndon
Charles Najimy, Sophomore, MCLA
Jose Afonso, Sophomore, Thomas