Westwood, MA --- WPI senior Alyssa Paul (Schaghticoke, NY) and juniors Jake Wisniewski (West Brookfield, MA), Anna Matsco (Windham, NH) and Markus Zimmermann (Sammamish, WA) were named to their respective NEWMAC sportsmanship teams following the winter championship season.
Paul and Wisniewski represented women's and men's basketball, respectively, while Matsco and Zimmermann were the women's and men's swimming & diving selections.
What They Are Saying …
Women's Basketball head coach Cherise Galasso on Alyssa Paul – "Lyss is a terrific recipient for this award! A fierce but classy competitor, she always showed respect for her opponents and the game itself, while representing our team and University positively. A well-deserved honor to add to her legacy."
Men's Basketball head coach Chris Bartley on Jake Wisniewski - "Jake is the consummate competitor and always competes in a first-class manner. As a junior leading a team comprised of first-year and sophomore teammates, he set the bar for us to compete at a high-level while displaying terrific sportsmanship."
Women's Swimming & Diving head coach Paul Bennett on Anna Matsco – "Anna is a conscientious teammate who shows up every day and gives her best and pushes those around her."
Men's Swimming & Diving head coach Paul Bennett on Markus Zimmermann – "Markus is a powerful leader who finds new ways to improve and is exceptionally aware of how much his team has pushed him to levels of success."
Now in its third year, the NEWMAC All-Sportsmanship team is intended to recognize one student-athlete from each team, in every sport that best demonstrates the ideals of the NEWMAC and its Code of Conduct, regardless of his/her overall performance or statistics for the season.