What legends: The College announced six inductees for the 2018 class of the Bowdoin College Athletic Hall of Honor, a biennial event founded in 2002 to remember individuals who have accomplished greatness in athletics. This year’s awardees are 1955-1983 track and field coach Frank Sabasteanski ’41, who also coached the Ghanaian national Olympic track team in 1964, defensive-back Dana Verrill ’74 who holds the Bowdoin record for interceptions in a season, national champion shot putter and offensive lineman Dick Leavitt ’76, softball, soccer and basketball star Christine Craig ’86, three-time all-NESCAC honoree field hockey and ice hockey stand-out Marissa O’Neil ’05 and the most decorated basketball player in program history, Eileen (Flaharty) Moore ’07.
Nettin’ those wins: Second-ranked men’s tennis (15-1, NESCAC 6-1) rallied back after its first lost of the season, beating fourth-ranked Williams (12-3, NESCAC 5-1) in a tight 5-4 match. The Polar Bears won two out of the three doubles matches in order to take a 2-1 lead going into singles play. On Wednesday, the team continued its streak against Bates in its last regular season home game, beating the Bobcats 5-0. The team will have its final regular season matchups against Tufts and Wesleyan this weekend on Saturday and Sunday respectively.
Coming from behind: The women’s lacrosse team (11-4, NESCAC 6-4) came back after trailing 4-5 at halftime in order to beat Williams (6-9, NESCAC 2-8) 10-9 thanks to a goal by Katie Miller ’21 in the final two minutes of the game on Saturday. The Polar Bears’ win streak ended against Tufts (12-3, NESCAC 8-2) in their last regular season game on Wednesday, a close match which ended with the Jumbos on top 11-10. Despite the loss, the women’s lacrosse team did enough to earn a spot and a home game in the NESCAC tournament and will host Wesleyan at noon on Saturday.