Westwood, MA --- WPI senior Chris Rodgers (Franklin, MA) has been named to the NEWMAC All-Conference first team following a vote by the head coaches at the conclusion of the regular season. He was also selected as the Engineers representative on the NEWMAC All-Sportsmanship team. The same feat was accomplished last year by Ian Converse.
Rodgers led WPI with 13.3 points, 4.6 defensive boards, 3.5 assists and 1.2 steals per game in the regular season. He was also third in NEWMAC games in 3-point percentage (48.2). Rodgers went off for 31 points against MASCAC regular season champion Salem State and tied his rebound watermark of 11 at Albertus Magnus, where he also doled out a career-best nine assists, and versus Fitchburg State.
The guard, who was named the NEWMAC Offensive Athlete of the Week after an 18.5 point, eight rebound week, totaled four steals to go with 18 points at Coast Guard after scoring 19 on 83.3 percent shooting versus Wheaton. Rodgers netted double-digits in 10 of 12 NEWMAC contests, including the last seven highlighted by 27 versus Emerson. Earlier in the conference slate, Rodgers sank his second buzzer beater in as many years to lift the Engineers past the Lions in Boston.
After dropping a dozen points in the NEWMAC quarterfinal versus Wheaton, he scored 14, including six in the final five minutes of regulation and the tying layup, as the Engineers knocked off top-seeded Springfield in the NEWMAC semifinal.
Look for more information about the NEWMAC All-Sportsmanship Team soon.