Boston, MA --- The WPI senior duo of Ian Converse (Woodstock, CT) and Sean Doncaster (Medford, MA) accounted for three NEWMAC Men's Basketball postseason awards following a series of votes by the conference's head coaches.
Converse was named an All-NEWMAC First Team selection and the program's first NEWMAC All-Sportsmanship team honoree. Over the course of 25 games played, Converse led the league in offensive rebounds (66) while ranking third in field goals (159), fifth in points per 40 minutes (21.3), fifth in points per game (15.5) and fifth in field goal percentage (48%).
In terms of the 13 conference games played, the senior topped the chart with 32 offensive boards and was second in points per 40 minutes with 22.7. Converse was also third in field goals (85), fourth in points per game (16.5) and fourth in field goal percentage (49.1%). The double-digit scorer in 20 games, including the last 11, posted six double-doubles on the season. This past weekend, Converse scored 23 points and hauled in nine rebounds in the NEWMAC semifinal versus eventual tournament champion MIT.
Doncaster, who was a first teamer last year, paced the NEWMAC in assists (74) and was second in free throw percentage (85.9%) over 13 league games. On the season, he was second in both categories with 119 and 84.4%, respectively. Doncaster also achieved double-digit scoring in 15 games with a season high of 29 at Salem State and dropped 16 on Springfield and MIT in the first two NEWMAC contests of the season.
Look for more information about the NEWMAC All-Sportsmanship Team Thursday.