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.
CBB Comparison: Colby, Bates and Bowdoin have all substantially increased their recruiting expenses after the NESCAC eliminated its cap on recruitment spending. Bowdoin hopes to find a more diverse group of athletes. Correction: An earlier version of the article did not clarify that NCSASports is a free website, as per NCAA regulations.
Daniel JangLOOKIN' PRETTY ICE: Katie Leininger ’20 faces off for the puck against an opponent from Wesleyan on January 27. The hockey team is looking towards its last regular season series agaisnt Trinity College at home this weekend.