ATTLEBORO, Mass. - Nighthawks sophomore Oscar Chavez (Independence, Ore.) was named to the New England Collegiate Conference All-Sportsmanship Team, as announced by the Conference Office on Monday afternoon.
It's the first election to the All-Sportsmanship Team for Chavez, who was also in consideration for Defensive Player of the Year, after finishing second in digs per set this season with 2.43.
Endicott sophomore Bryn Lipton (Rockford, Ill.) was voted the 2018 NECC Player of the Year, while his teammate Ryan Healy (Fair Lawn, N.J.) was named Defensive Player of the Year. Elms College freshman Jovanny Torres (Juncos, P.R.) was named Rookie of the Year, and his head coach Sheila Gisbrecht was voted Coach of the Year by her peers.
Lipton is joined on the first team by his teammates Donovan Dey (Fairport, N.Y.) and Troy Riorden (Fairport, N.Y.). Jovanny Torres was voted onto the first team, as was his teammate, fellow freshman Jeremy Torres (Juncos, P.R.). Eastern Nazarene senior Kenny Sorensen (Quincy, Mass.) rounds out the first team selections.
The second team features two Elms Blazers, freshman Martin Acevado (Carolina, P.R.) and Gabriel Reis Levy (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil). Endicott also placed two on the second team, as Seth Braquet (Destrehan, La.) and Jeremy Doski (Sandy Hook, Conn.) were honored. Dean had two student-athletes earn second-team accolades in their first season in the league, Joel Carmona (Lawrence, Mass.) and Diondre Gomes (Fairhaven, Mass).
First Team All-NECC
Donovan Dey, Endicott (So. OPP, Fairport, N.Y.)
Bryn Lipton, Endicott (So., OH, Rockford, Ill.)
Troy Riorden, Endicott (Sr., OPP, Fairport, N.Y.)
Kenny Sorensen, Eastern Nazarene (Sr., OH, Quincy, Mass.)
Jeremy Torres, Elms (Fr., OH, Juncos, P.R.)
Jovanny Torres, Elms (Fr., S/OH, Juncos, P.R.)
Second Team All-NECC
Martin Acevedo, Elms (Fr., OH/MH, Carolina, P.R.)
Seth Braquet, Endicott (Jr., MB, Destrehan, La.)
Joel Carmona, Dean (Fr., RS, Lawrence, Mass.)
Jeremy Doski, Endicott (Jr., OPP, Sandy Hook, Conn.)
Diondre Gomes, Dean (Fr., OH, Fairhaven, Mass.)
Gabriel Reis Levy, Elms (Sr., OH/OPP, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
All-NECC Sportsmanship Team
Dean Bennett, Dean (Sr., MB, Bloomfield, N.J.)
Andrew Shaw, Eastern Nazarene (Sr., OH, Weymouth, Mass.)
Pablo Ortiz, Elms (So., MH, Newington, Conn.)
Gabe Felicetti, Endicott (Fr., MB, Charlestown, R.I.)
Armando Bahena, Lesley (Fr., OH, South Boston, Mass.)
Oscar Chavez, Newbury (So., OH/DS, Independence, Ore.)
Zach Rogers, Southern Vermont (Fr., S/MB, North Bennington, Vt.)