WESTWOOD, Mass. – The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) announced the Men's Basketball All-Conference and Postseason Awards on Tuesday morning. Sitting atop the leaderboard in multiple statistical categories, Springfield's Jake Ross has been named the Athlete of the Year while he also shares the honor of Defensive Player of the Year with MIT's Nacho Nwana. Nwana helped the Engineers claim their second consecutive conference crown over the weekend along with his teammate Hamilton Forsythe who garnered Rookie of the Year honors.
Voted on by the eight men's basketball coaches, Wheaton's Brian Walmsley earned the Coach of the Year honors after leading the Lyons to the postseason.
The NEWMAC Men's Basketball All-Conference Team consists of a first and second team of five selections which are voted on by the eight head men's basketball coaches. The 2017-18 honorees are listed below.
Also being recognized are the eight men's basketball student-athletes that were named to the All-Sportsmanship Team. 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.
Nacho Nwana, MIT
Co-Defensive Player of the Year
Hamilton Forsythe, MIT
Rookie of the Year
Brian Walmsley, Wheaton
Coach of the Year
2017-18 NEWMAC Men's Basketball All-Conference
|First Team All-Conference||Jake Ross||Springfield College|
|First Team All-Conference||Chris Rodgers||WPI|
|First Team All-Conference||Bradley Jomard||MIT|
|First Team All-Conference||Geoffrey Gray||Emerson College|
|First Team All-Conference||Nick Comenale||Babson College|
|Second Team All-Conference||AJ Jurko||MIT|
|Second Team All-Conference||Heath Post||Springfield College|
|Second Team All-Conference||Bradley Jacks||Babson College|
|Second Team All-Conference||Ryan Fogarty||Wheaton College|
|Second Team All-Conference||Liam Bruno||Wheaton College|
2017-18 NEWMAC Men's Basketball All-Sportsmanship Team
|Andy McNulty||Springfield College|
|Micah Baldez||U.S. Coast Guard Academy|
|Jaelen Ogodhoh||Emerson College|
|Liam Bruno||Wheaton College|
|Brian Kelley||Babson College|
|John Pisacreta||Clark University|