NE10 Announces 2016-17 Man and Woman of the Year Finalists

NE10 Announces 2016-17 Man and Woman of the Year Finalists



MANSFIELD, Mass. - The Northeast-10 Conference has announced it's institutional nominees for the league's Man and Woman of the Year awards, both of which are selected by the organization’s Senior Woman Administrator (SWA) Council.

For the complete list of nominees, please see below.

Each nominee is a senior student-athlete that has excelled in all areas of their collegiate careers, on the field, in the classroom, and in the community. The two respective winners are set to be announced and honored at the NE10 Year-End banquet in Foxboro, Massachusetts next month.

The 2016-17 academic year marks the fifth year in which a Man of the Year will be named, while the Northeast-10 Conference Woman of the Year honoree will be put forth as the NE10's official NCAA Woman of the Year nominee.

Cross country and track and field student-athletes account for eight nominees, while basketball and soccer players each totaled five of the 30 candidates. There were four field hockey student-athletes nominated, and three lacrosse players as well as three swimmers.

2017 NE10 Man of the Year Nominees

Alejandro Penzini, Adelphi, Soccer
Daquan Holmes, American International, Football/Track & Field
Alexander Shain, Assumption, Football
Bryan Hardy, Bentley  Football
Dage Minors, Franklin Pierce, Cross Country /Track & Field
Tim Buff, Le Moyne, Swimming
Jaime Cortes Torres, Merrimack, Soccer
George Murray, New Haven, Track & Field
Brandon Donnellan, Pace, Lacrosse
Alex Pacitti, Saint Anselm, Lacrosse
Matt Bonds, Saint Michael's, Basketball
Elie McRae, Saint Rose, Swimming
Michael Mallory, Southern Connecticut, Basketball (pictured)
Nacho Hernando-Angulo, Southern New Hampshire, Cross Country
Joe Santo, Stonehill, Cross Country/Track & Field

2017 NE10 Woman of the Year Nominees

Rachel Colvin, Adelphi, Field Hockey
Jessica Margaretta, American International, Soccer
Rachel Avard, Assumption, Cross Country/Track & Field
Jen Gemma, Bentley, Basketball
Kenady Kelly, Franklin Pierce, Field Hockey & Lacrosse
Courtney Case, Le Moyne, Softball
Carly Muscaro, Merrimack, Track & Field
Annika Hacker, New Haven, Volleyball
Alyssa Zeoli, Pace, Soccer
Rose Mooney, Saint Anselm, Field Hockey
Lindsay McNall, Saint Michael’s, Swimming
Elisa Galbiati, Saint Rose, Soccer
Taylor Nazon, Saint Rose, Basketball
Zoe Fanolis, Southern Connecticut, Field Hockey & Softball
Sara Ryan, Southern New Hampshire, Basketball
Nicole Borofski, Stonehill, Cross Country & Track & Field (pictured)

The NE10 is an association of 15 diverse institutions serving student-athletes across 24 NCAA Division II sports. Together we build brilliant futures by embracing the journey of every student-athlete. 

Each year, 4,500 student-athletes compete in conference championships, making the NE10 the largest DII conference in the country in terms of sport sponsorship. Leading the way in the classroom, on the field and within the community, the NE10 is proud of its comprehensive program and the experience it provides student-athletes.