BOSTON, Mass – The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) released the 2016-17 Men's Basketball postseason awards on Tuesday morning. After helping lead Babson to a regular season title, Joey Flannery has been tabbed the NEWMAC Athlete of the Year for the fourth consecutive season. Helping pace MIT to claim the NEWMAC Championship crown, AJ Jurko has been named the Defensive Player of the Year while Springfield's Jake Ross garnered Rookie of the Year honors.
Babson head coach, Stephen Brennan has been named the 2016-17 NEWMAC Coach of the Year after leading the Beavers in one of their most successful season in program history after spending most of the season ranked No. 1 in the nation, while also claiming the regular season title.
Joining Flannery, Ross and Jurko on First Team is Nick Comenale (Babson), Isaiah Nelsen (Babson) and Ian Converse (WPI).
Taking home Second Team honors is Tim Butala (MIT), Geoffrey Gray (Emerson), Sean Doncaster (WPI), Bradley Jacks (Babson) and Quinton Dale (Wheaton).
New to the conference this year, the NEWMAC has established an All-Sportsmanship Team for the 2016-17 Academic Year. The award 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. The eight men's basketball honorees are listed below.
2016-17 NEWMAC Men's Basketball All-Conference
|First Team||Joey Flannery||Babson College|
|First Team||Jake Ross||Springfield College|
|First Team||Nick Comenale||Babson College|
|First Team||Isaiah Nelsen||Babson College|
|First Team||Ian Converse||WPI|
|First Team||AJ Jurko||MIT|
|Second Team||Tim Butala||MIT|
|Second Team||Geoffrey Gray||Emerson College|
|Second Team||Sean Doncaster||WPI|
|Second Team||Bradley Jacks||Babson College|
|Second Team||Quinton Dale||Wheaton College|
2016-17 NEWMAC Men's Basketball All-Sportsmanship Team
|Heath Post||Springfield College|
|Zach Parsons||Wheaton College|
|Sam Bohmiller||Babson College|
|Kondrad Sashin||Emerson College|
|Andrian Chuquillangui||U.S. Coast Guard Academy|
|Lamar Berk||Clark University|