PJ SeelertONE FOR THE RECORD BOOKS: Crowds cheer during the meet. Certain members of the team will advance to the NCAA Championships. Over the last two weekends both the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams finished NESCAC Championships with exceptional results.
Last weekend, the men’s squash team won a tight 5-4 match against Hobart to clinch the Division-D Conroy Cup at the College Squash Association (CSA) Men’s National Championships in Connecticut. The previous weekend, women’s squash came in second in the women’s Division-D Epps Cup at Harvard after a 5-4 loss to William Smith College.
Five members of the Bowdoin curling team will travel to compete at the 2018 College National Curling Championship in Eau Claire, Wisconsin next week. Having ended the season ranked fourth in the nation, the team hopes to do well enough in the starting pool to advance to the championship bracket.
Jack BurnettGOING FOR THE REBOUND: Lauren Petit ’18 shoots the ball in a game against Middlebury on February 2. Despite losing to Tufts in the NESCAC Quarterfinals, the Polar Bears will advance to the NCAA Championships this weekend against Husson.
Saving the day: The women’s hockey team (13-8-3, NESCAC 6-7-3) upset Hamilton (13-8-4, NESCAC 9-4-3) in the NESCAC Quarterfinals 3-1 on Saturday. This replicates the result from last year’s quarterfinals, where the Polar Bears beat the Continentals 1-0 in double overtime.
courtesy of Brian Beard, Bowdoin AthleticsSkiing for gold: Jake Adicoff ’18 was one of eight athletes in the nation named to the U.S. Paralympic Nordic Team and will compete in the 2018 PyeongChang Paralympics, which begin on March 9.
courtesy of Brian Beard, Creative Images PhotographyDon’t row away: After 22 years of coaching, Gil Birney will retire after the spring season. Under his leadership, the crew program has made significant changes. Coach Gil Birney has decided to step down from the position of head rowing coach at Bowdoin College after contributing 22 years of service to the program.
For the first time in league history, the men’s hockey team has not made it to the first round of the NESCAC tournament. In a final grab for ranking points last weekend, the men’s hockey team was defeated by Tufts and Connecticut College, dropping the team to ninth in the NESCAC and effectively eliminating the Polar Bears from the tournament.
courtesy of Alden GrimesOn the incline: After a successful weekend in the Reynolds Division, the alpine ski team will compete in the East Regional Championships this weekend. The Championships are the first time the Polar Bears will compete as a team rather than individual racers.