March 19, 2008
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Jimmy Bartolotta added to his postseason award total on Wednesday, as the junior from Littleton, Colo., was selected to the D3Hoops Men's All-Northeast Region First Team. Bartolotta was the only non-senior to land a spot on the top unit.
The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) fared well in the voting process as five players from the conference were picked for one of the three region teams while Coast Guard's Pete Barry was named Northeast Region Coach of the Year and Wheaton's Anthony Coppola was named Northeast Region Rookie of the Year.
Bartolotta was terrific in his third season donning the Cardinal and Gray. Winning the NEWMAC scoring title for the second consecutive season behind an Institute-record 23.9 points-per-game average, Bartolotta was the only player in the league to rank among the leaders in every statistical category. He finished second in assists and steals while finishing the campaign fourth on MIT's all-time scoring list with 1,479 points.
In addition to earning NEWMAC All-Conference First Team honors for the second straight season, Bartolotta was a finalist for the coveted Jostens Trophy and was an ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America First Team selection.
Andrew Olsen of Amherst was named Northeast Region Player of the Year. In addition to Barry's coaching honor, Coast Guard had two players make the team as Craig Johnson was a second team pick and Al Sowers earned third team accolades. WPI's Antoine Coleman was also named to the third team while Coppola picked up third team honors as well.