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.
courtesy of Ellery GouldGIRLS RUN THE WORLD: Bowdoin hosted a Girls and Women in Sports Day on Sunday. Over 300 girls from around Maine participated in 14 different sports. Last Sunday, Bowdoin hosted its annual Girls and Women in Sports Day in Farley Field House as part of a string of events happening around the country celebrating the 32nd annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day.
Running to glory: The men’s track and field team crushed the competition at the Maine State Meet on Sunday, finishing with a strong 223 points to beat second-place Bates by 43 points. This is the second first-place finish in three years for the team, who set the second highest point total in state indoor meet history.
Pucking it up: The women’s hockey team (9-6-1, NESCAC 3-6-1) swept the Wesleyan (5-9-4, 3-6-1) series this weekend in its first NESCAC series sweep of the season. The Polar Bears dominated the Cardinals 5-2 on Friday after coming out of the first quarter with a three point lead.
courtesy of Michelle StapletonPass the mic: Mike Salisbury has wanted to try public address announcing since he was in high school. He began PAing for the football program in 2011 and started announcing at basketball games in 2015.
Hard hitting: The women’s squash team (2-2) split a pair of Saturday matches after losing to No. 26 Hamilton (1-3) 6-3 and then rebounding and beating Colgate (2-3) 8-1 the same day. Against Hamilton, the Polar Bears swept the top three positions, while the top seven positions all came away with 3-0 wins against Hamilton.
Squashing the Camels: The men’s and women’s squash teams came back from losses against Bates to beat Connecticut College 8-1 and 5-4 respectively on Sunday. All players in the top five positions on the men’s team gave Bowdoin points, contributing to Bowdoin’s ranking of 27th in the nation.
Shooting for the stars: After receiving an at-large bid for the NCAA DIII Championships, the men’s soccer team (10-4-4, NESCAC 6-2-2) ended their season after losing 3-2 in a penalty shootout against Rutgers-Newark (20-2-1). Despite controlling the ball for the majority of the game and edging the Scarlet Raiders out 12-10 in shots, Bowdoin was unable to score.