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Crean Named To NEWMAC All-Conference First Team

Pat Crean Named to NEWMAC All-Conference First Team Worcester, Mass. - March 3, 2009 - For the first time in his career, Springfield College junior Pat Crean has been selected to the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Men's Basketball All-Conference team. Crean was one of five players chosen on Tuesday morning to the All-Conference First Team.

Crean joined two-time NEWMAC Player of the Year Jimmy Bartolotta from MIT, Wheaton's Anthony Coppola, Coast Guard's Craig Johnson, and WPI's Jerome Kirkland on the first team.

A native of Sleepy Hollow, N.Y., Crean was a major reason why the Pride advanced to the NEWMAC Tournament Championship game for the first time since 2004-2005. The Pride's leading scorer with 14.5 points per game, Crean also led the team in assists with 85. He led the team in free throws made (114) and free throws attempted (167), field goals made (138), and ranked second on the team in steals (46), and minutes played (874).

In the Pride's final push at the end of the season when it rattled off five wins in its last six games, Crean was outstanding as he tallied 17.8 points per game and added 7.7 rebounds. He led the team in assists with 17 and added 11 steals while shooting 48.6% from the floor and connected on 36-of-49 (73.5%) from the charity stripe.

2008-09 NEWMAC Men’s Basketball Awards
Player of the Year
Jimmy Bartolotta, MIT

Rookie of the Year
Brian Vayda, Clark

Coach of the Year
Larry Anderson, MIT

Sportsmanship Award
Babson College

First Team All-Conference
Jimmy Bartolotta, MIT
Craig Johnson, Coast Guard
Pat Crean, Springfield
Anthony Coppola, Wheaton
Jerome Kirkland, WPI

Second Team All-Conference
Zach Etten, Babson
Mark Alexander, Clark
Bradley Gampel, MIT
Billy Johnson, MIT
Ben Etten, WPI
Adam Lirette, WPI

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