FITCHBURG, Mass. – The 2016 Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) Winter Sportsmanship Teams were recently announced by the league office.
Among the 29 MASCAC student-athletes recognized for their outstanding sportsmanship were five Fitchburg State student-athletes: senior Anthony Muccioli (men's basketball); senior Tori Cyrus (women's basketball); senior Nat Rojas (ice hockey); senior Richard Ethier, IV (men's indoor track & field); and sophomore Amanda Remie (men's indoor track & field).
Among the six MASCAC head coaches recognized was Fitchburg State Head Women's Indoor Track & Field Coach Jamie Aubuchon.
The MASCAC Sportsmanship Team recognizes student-athletes and coaches who display outstanding sportsmanship on and off the field. As an important piece of the MASCAC and NCAA philosophy, the representatives on the team display what it means to have good sportsmanship in the MASCAC.
A student-athlete from each institution is selected by their coach to be placed on the Sportsmanship Team. Joining the student-athletes is also a coach who was voted on by their peers to be the Sportsmanship Coach of the Year for their respective sport.
The Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference, the nation's oldest Division III men's and women's playing conference, has a rich and storied tradition of competitive success while celebrating excellence in the classroom. MASCAC member schools include Bridgewater State University, Fitchburg State University, Framingham State University, MCLA, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Salem State University, Westfield State University and Worcester State University. Two other institutions, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and Plymouth State University, are affiliate members of the conference in the sports of football and men's ice hockey, while Western Connecticut State University joined the conference as an affiliate member in football beginning in 2013-14.
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