WESTWOOD, Mass.—Six student-athletes from five programs were recognized when the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) announced its fall Sportsmanship Team award winners on Wednesday morning.
Sophomore Matthew Campbell (South Easton, Mass.) and senior Stephanie Rodriguez (Guatemala City, Guatemala) represented the Beavers' men's and women's cross country program, respectively, while senior Cate Diamond (Hingham, Mass.) was named to the sportsmanship team for field hockey. The trio was joined by men's soccer senior Luke Beaulieu (Westfield, N.J.), women's volleyball senior Emily Woodward (Deerfield, Mass.) and first-year Jordan Keovongmanysar (Southbridge, Mass.) of women's soccer.
The award is intended to recognize one student-athlete from each insitution 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.
Rodriguez enjoyed the best season of her cross country career recording three top-10 finishes in addition to placing 23rd at the NEWMAC Championship on November 3 and 65th overall at the NCAA New England Championship last Saturday at Bowdoin. Campbell put together a strong first year with the men's cross country program, which included posting a career-best time of 28:53 in the 8k at the NCAA regional meet last Saturday.
A three-year starter in the midfield for the Babson field hockey team, Diamond produced one assist in 24 games this fall as the Green and White reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament. She played in 80 career matches and scored three goals to go along with six assists for 12 points as the Beavers won four consecutive NEWMAC regular season titles. Diamond will participate in the NFHCA Senior on Saturday in Manheim, Pa.
Beaulieu appeared in 20 of 21 contests this season for the men's soccer program, setting new career highs with three goals and six points as the Beavers captured a share of their second consecutive NEWMAC regular season title and returned to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2016. Woodward is a four-year member of the nationally-ranked women's volleyball team and was a member of two conference tournament championship teams and made three NCAA Tournament appearances, which includes the program's first national quarterfinal appearance in 2018. She totaled 97 assists and averaged 4.04 assists per set and 1.04 digs per set while seeing action in 15 matches this year.
Keovongmanysar came off the bench to appear in six games during her rookie campaign and scored her first collegiate goal in a 5-0 win at Mount Holyoke in the regular season finale on November 2.