Ann BasuLeaving A Mark: Kate Kiser ’21 came out strong with a 3-1 win against USM on Wednesday despite losing four key seniors. The Bowdoin volleyball team opened its season with a hard-fought 3-2 win over the University of Southern Maine (3-1) on Wednesday.
After a disappointing 2-1 loss to Amherst in the semifinals last season, men’s soccer is off to a strong start after beating UNE 2-0 on Thursday. The team hopes to carry the momentum to the first NESCAC match, where it will again face Amherst.
Abby MotyckaPushing On: Kara Finnerty ’20 faces off against a player from Tufts in the final NESCAC game of last season, which resulted in a close 1-0 loss. The team is hoping to come back strong this season.
During her time at Bowdoin, Dee Spagnuolo ’96 was a three-sport athlete who played field hockey, ice hockey and softball all four years. A dominant force on the field, ice and diamond, Spagnuolo still holds the Bowdoin women’s ice hockey record for most career penalty minutes and most penalty minutes in a season.
On Monday, the Athletic Department held an event called “Winning Together: Intersections between Race and Athletics” that invited students and professors, athletes and non-athletes, to engage in conversations about the role that race plays on Bowdoin’s athletic teams. The event was divided into three sections, where attendees had the opportunity to participate in a Q&A panel, hear personal anecdotes from several of Bowdoin’s athletes of color and break into small groups to cultivate more personal dialogues.
Ann BasuGETTING AIR: Justin Patel ’20 leaps to return a strong shot in the No. 3 doubles matchup during the team’s 9-0 shutout win over Connecticut College (6-10, 1-6 NESCAC) on April 9. The Bowdoin men’s tennis team (15-4, 6-3 NESCAC) heads into the first round of the NESCAC tournament this weekend as the No.
Brooke Goddard I’m sitting in an airport bar at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, sleep-deprived, avoiding the crushing amount of work I have to do when I get back to campus and taking advantage of my 30 minutes of free airport WiFi to watch the Madrid derby in the first leg of the Champions League semifinals.
For the past three semesters, Garrett Thomas ’17 has been conducting an independent study examining the effects of mindfulness on stress reduction and athletic performance, specifically for injured or previously injured athletes at Bowdoin. In the past few years, injuries, especially concussions, have come to the forefront of athletic discussions.
Tournament time. The women’s tennis team (13-4, 5-3 NESCAC) is seeded fifth heading into the first round of NESCAC playoffs this weekend where it will face No. 2 Wesleyan (11-3, 5-3 NESCAC). The Polar Bears hope to build off their recent success—an 8-1 win over Babson (10-8) and a 9-0 shutout over MIT (12-8) last weekend—as they go up against a strong Cardinal squad.