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 CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The New England Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association announced the 2018 Coed and Women’s Sailor of the Year, Babineau Crew of the Year and Women’s Crew of the Year watch lists. These lists include the top sailors from New England colleges and universities based on results to date. 

Junior Christopher Williford was named to the Coed Sailor of the Year watch list, junior Rebecca McElvain was named to the Babineau Crew of the Year watch list, senior Sophia Diserio and sophomore Peninah Benjamin were both named to the Women’s Crew of the Year watch list. 

The NEISA Coed and Women’s Sailors of the Year annually honors the best skippers in the conference. Often NEISA Sailors of the Year are finalists and/or winners of the ICSA Sailor of the Year awards. The Babineau Trophy, named for Coast Guard Academy sailor and Cadet Julie Babineau, recognizes the most outstanding crew. The Women’s Crew of the Year honors the best crew in women’s competitions. 

Honorees are selected by the coaches of the NEISA Awards Committee. The committee considers the competitive record of each candidate. In determining the quantity and quality of a record, the committee has particular regard for the following factors: how the record compares to those of fellow competitors, the quality of competition in which the record was achieved, results achieved competing with different skippers and crews, whether the record spans the fall and/or spring season, and how the record compares to those of All-NEISA sailors selected in previous years. The committee does not consider the following factors: candidates’ records in previous years, or candidates’ records in non-college events. While these standout players are the initial contenders, all players are eligible for NESIA Awards.

 

COED SAILOR OF THE YEAR WATCH LIST
Martim Anderson ‘18, Roger Williams University
Nicholas Baird ‘19, Yale University
Ty Ingram ‘18, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Trevor Long ‘19, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Nick Sertl ‘18, Harvard University
Charles Sinks ‘18, Boston College
Christopher Williford ‘19, Dartmouth College

WOMEN’S SAILOR OF THE YEAR WATCH LIST
Lindsey Baab ‘18, Brown University
Casey Klingler ‘18, Yale University
Isabella Loosbrock ‘19, Boston College
Louisa Nordstrom ‘20, Yale University
Sophia Reineke ‘21, Boston College
Dana Rohde ‘18, Coast Guard Academy 

BABINEAU CREW OF THE YEAR WATCH LIST
Jennifer Agell ‘19, Roger Williams University
Rebecca Anderson ‘18, Roger Williams University
Christine Gosioco ‘19, Harvard University
Rebecca McElvain ‘19, Dartmouth College
Graceann Nicolosi ‘20, Yale University
Sameena Shaffeeullah ‘19, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

WOMEN’S CREW OF THE YEAR WATCH LIST
Peninah Benjamin ‘20, Dartmouth College
Alice Bohan ‘18, Boston College
Sophia Diserio ‘18, Dartmouth College
Maddie Ekin ’20, Coast Guard Academy
Katharina (KB) Knapp ‘18, Yale University
Abigayle Konys ‘19, Brown University
Claudia Loiacono ‘21, Yale University
Lily McGrath ‘18, Boston College
Emma Perry ‘18, Boston College