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CAMBRIDGE, MA—4/12/17 – The NEISA Awards Committee has announced the 2017 Coed Sailor of the Year, the Women’s Sailor of the Year, the Babineau Crew of the Year and the Women’s Crew of the Year watch lists plus nominees for Coed and Women’s Rookie of the Year. These lists include the top sailors from NEISA based on results to date.

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 seasons, and how the record compares to those of All-NEISA sailors selected in previous years. The committee does not consider the candidates’ records in previous years, or the candidates’ records in non-college events.

COED SAILOR OF THE YEAR WATCH LIST
Nicholas Baird, 2019, Yale University

Nikole Barnes, 2017, Coast Guard Academy

Ian Barrows, 2017, Yale University

Ty Ingram, 2018, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Joseph Kiss, 2017, Yale University

Harry Koeppel, 2017, Boston College

Ravi Parent, 2018, Boston University

 

WOMEN’S SAILOR OF THE YEAR WATCH LIST
Nikole Barnes, 2017, Coast Guard Academy

Rachel Bryer, 2017, University of Rhode Island

Megan Grapengeter-Rudnick, 2017, Brown University

Casey Klingler, 2018, Yale University

Erika Reineke, 2017, Boston College

Dana Rohde, 2018, Coast Guard Academy

BABINEAU CREW OF THE YEAR WATCH LIST

Natalya Doris, 2017, Yale University

Hannah Lynn, 2017, Boston College

Anna Morin, 2019, Coast Guard Academy

Graceann Nicolosi, 2020, Yale University

Clara Robertson, 2017, Yale University

Hannah Scanlon, 2018, University of Rhode Island

Sameena Shaffeeullah, 2019, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 

WOMEN’S CREW OF THE YEAR WATCH LIST

Maxine De Havenon, 2019, Brown University

Natalya Doris, 2017, Yale University

Meredith Harrington, 2018, Boston University

Hannah Scanlon, 2018, University of Rhode Island

COED ROOKIE OF THE YEAR WATCH LIST

Graceann Nicolosi, 2020, Yale University

Scott Rasmussen, 2020, Boston College

 

WOMEN’S ROOKIE OF THE YEAR WATCH LIST

Christine Klingler, 2020, Yale University

Louisa Nordstrom, 2020, Yale University

Hannah Steadman, 2020, Brown University

The NEISA Awards Committee will announce the Women’s All-NEISA team at the conclusion of the NEISA Women’s Championship for the Jerry Reed Trophy hosted by Brown University on April 23. The Coed All-NEISA team will be named at the end of racing at the NEISA Dinghy Championship for the Coast Guard Alumni Bowl hosted by Boston College on April 30th.  

About NEISA
The New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association (NEISA) is the organizing authority for sailing competition at colleges and universities throughout New England and in some parts of Canada. NEISA is one of seven conferences around the country that comprise College Sailing, the governing body of Intercollegiate Sailing. Currently boasting over fifty member schools, NEISA seeks to encourage and advance sailboat racing, in all its variations through weekly competitions throughout the spring and the fall. Education, training, student leadership, and sportsmanship have been the cornerstones of NEISA since its inception in Cambridge, MA in 1949. Visit neisa.collegesailing.org to learn more.

 

Past Coed Sailors of the Year

2008 Kyle Kovacs '08, Harvard University

2009 Brian Kamilar '09, Boston College

2010 Thomas Barrows '10, Yale University

2011 Cy Thompson ’11, Roger Williams University

2012

2013 Alec Anderson ’13, Roger Williams University

2014 Graham Landy ’15, Yale University 

2015 Graham Landy ’15, Yale University

2016 Ian Barrows ’17 Yale University

 

Past Women’s Sailors of the Year

2008 Kaity Storck '08, Tufts University

2009 Jane Macky '09, Yale University

2010

2011 Annie Haeger '12, Boston College

2012 Amy Hawkins '12, University of Rhode Island

2013 Deirdre Lambert '15, Dartmouth

2014 Morgan Kiss '15, Yale University

2015 Erika Reineke ’16, Boston College

2016 Nikole Barnes ‘17, Coast Guard Academy

 

Former Babineau Crews of the Year

2008 Andrew Schneider '09, Boston College

2009 Andrew Schneider '09, Boston College

2010 Coco Solsvig '10, University of Vermont

2011 Emily Massa ’12, Boston College

2012

2013 Pat Hession ’13, Boston College

2014 Katherine Gaumond ’15 Yale University

2015 Elizabeth Barnard ’15, Boston College

2016 Sydney Karnovsky ’16, Harvard University