Alvarez Named to NEWMAC All-conference team

Kevin Alvarez
Kevin Alvarez

BOSTON, Mass. – Coast Guard senior Kevin Alvarez has been named to the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) All-conference second team.

Alvarez, who earns All-conference honors for the first time in his career, led the Bears and was third in the NEWMAC with 18.8 points per game to go with his team-high 49 three-pointers. He was also second on the team with 69 assists to go with 4.5 rebounds per game.

He had eight games this season with 20 or more points including three times when he scored 30 or more including a school record tying 39 points in a 78-77 win over Wheaton on January 30th.

Alvarez became just the fourth Coast Guard player to score over 450 points in a single-season as he finished the year with 451 points giving him 924 for his career.

He has seen the win total on the team increase each season. The team won two games during his freshman season, five as a sophomore and six as a junior before posting a ten win season (10-14) for the first time since the 2010-'11 season.  The Bears won four conference games total the last two years before winning four this year and missing the NEWMAC tournament by one game.

Alvarez is the first Coast Guard player to earn All-conference honors since Greg Marshall was named to the second team in 2012.

Coast Guard also won 2016 Sportsmanship award.

2016 NEWMAC Men's Basketball All-Conference

Team

Name

Position

Institution

First Team

Sean Doncaster

Guard

WPI

First Team

Joey Flannery

Guard

Babson

First Team

Bradley Jomard

Guard

MIT

First Team

Isaiah Nelsen

Forward

Babson

First Team

Clyde Niba

Forward

WPI

 

Second Team

Josh Altman

Guard

Springfield

Second Team

Kevin Alvarez

Guard

Coast Guard

Second Team

Ryan Frankel

Guard

MIT

Second Team

Justin Pedley

Guard

MIT

Second Team

Austin Pinckney

Center

Emerson


Coach of the Year: Stephen Brennan, Babson
Player of the Year: Joey Flannery, Babson
Rookie of the Year: Bradley Jomard, MIT

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