WESTWOOD, Mass. - The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) has announced the 2018-19 Men's Basketball All-Conference and major awards after an exciting and competitive season between the league's eight teams.
MIT's Bradley Jomard earned the title of Athlete of the Year after an outstanding senior season. Jomard ranked overall second in assists per game (6.1), first in total assists (152) and fourth in points per game (18.5), scoring over 20 points in nine games, including two games of scoring 30 points or more.
For his efforts on the court this season, WPI's Jake Wisniewski was tabbed the Defensive Player of the Year. The junior forward pulled down 161 rebounds, ranking second overall in offensive rebounds with 56, and chipped in 20 steals with 10 blocks.
Emerson's Zach Waterhouse was named the Rookie of the Year after an impressive rookie campaign. The first-year guard ranked eighth overall and first among rookies in points per game (16.4) and was seventh overall in field goal shooting percentage (53.1), scoring double-digits in every game expect for three.
Emerson's Bill Curley was recognized as the Coach of the Year after leading Emerson to the No. 2 seed in the NEWMAC Tournament and to the program's first NEWMAC championship title. Curley and the Lions produced a NEWMAC record of 9-5, before capping off the effort by winning the NEWMAC crown.
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 2018-19 honorees are listed below.
Eight men's basketball student-athletes were also 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.
Bradley Jomard, MIT
Athlete of the Year
Jake Wisniewski, WPI
Defensive Player of the Year
Zach Waterhouse, Emerson
Rookie of the Year
Bill Curley, Emerson
Coach of the Year
2018-19 NEWMAC Men's Basketball All-Conference
|First Team All-Conference||Bradley Jomard||MIT||Men's Basketball|
|First Team All-Conference||Geoffrey Gray||Emerson College||Men's Basketball|
|First Team All-Conference||Jake Ross||Springfield College||Men's Basketball|
|First Team All-Conference||Tim Roberts||MIT||Men's Basketball|
|First Team All-Conference||AJ Jurko||MIT||Men's Basketball|
|Second Team All-Conference||Frank Oftring||Babson College||Men's Basketball|
|Second Team All-Conference||Reid Walker||WPI||Men's Basketball|
|Second Team All-Conference||Noah Baldez||U.S. Coast Guard Academy||Men's Basketball|
|Second Team All-Conference||Jack O'Connor||Emerson College||Men's Basketball|
|Second Team All-Conference||Andrew Jaworski||Babson College||Men's Basketball|
2018-19 NEWMAC Men's Basketball All-Sportsmanship Team
|Matt Pattyson||Babson College|
|Denis Tobin||Clark University|
|Trevor McLean||Emerson College|
|Cam Earle||Springfield College|
|Nolan Benson||U.S. Coast Guard Academy|
|David Carbonello||Wheaton College|