Defeating Williams College (9–16–2; 5–11–2 NESAC) 3–2 in an overtime decision, the men’s hockey team (15–9–3; 6–9–3 NESCAC) won the NESCAC Championship yesterday. Bobby Pearl ’23 scored the game-winner to earn the Polar Bears their third NESCAC title (2013, 2014).
2022 record: 18–3 (9–1 NESCAC)
The men’s lacrosse team enters 2023 with high expectations after its most successful season in recent history last year. Bowdoin advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament and fell to the Rochester Institute of Technology, the eventual national champions.
The men’s and women’s track and field teams journeyed to Boston University last weekend to compete in the New England Division III Indoor Championships, their last scoring meet before the Division III National Championships in Birmingham, Ala.
JUST KEEP SWIMMING
A school-record 14 Bowdoin swimmers qualified for the NCAA DIII Championship. Alex Grand’Pierre ’25, Penn Lee ’25, Ethan O’Connor ’23, Jack Tran ’26 and Steve Ward ’24 on the men’s team qualified in selections announced last weekend.
AIN’T NO LIE, BYE BYE BYE
The men’s squash team (5–8; 2–8 NESCAC), ranked 25th in the nation, is set to compete in the Conroy Division at the College Squash National Championships this weekend. Bowdoin enters the tournament as the top-seed in the D-Division and earned a bye for the first round.
QUALIFYING IN QUANTITIES
The indoor track and field teams competed at the non-scoring Valentine’s Invitational at Boston University last weekend and saw several New England DIII Championships qualifying times. Leila Trummel ’23 ran a season-best 4:59.30 mile, and Lauren Traum ’24 finished the same event with a time of 5:11.25 seconds.
BRUNSWICK — The women’s hockey team (7–12–2; 2–11–1 NESCAC) tied Hamilton College (15–3–2; 9–2–1 NESCAC) 0–0 in a tightly contested afternoon game last Saturday. Goaltender Sally Solotaroff-Webber ’25 posted a 32-save shutout to secure Bowdoin’s first NESCAC tie of the season.
HOOP! THERE IT IS
The women’s basketball team (14–8; 3–5 NESCAC) completed its season sweep of Bates College (11–10; 3–5 NESCAC) last Friday night before falling to Tufts University (16–6; 7–1 NESCAC) on Saturday. In the 71–63 victory against Bates, the Polar Bears started the third quarter with a 10–0 run and held a lead throughout the rest of the game.
STAY THE COURSE
The women’s track and field team had two first place finishers, Kianne Benjamin ’24 and Charlotte Hodge ’25, in the non-scoring New England Small College Invite in Boston last weekend. Benjamin broke a school record that was previously set in 2020 in the 200m with a time of 25.21 seconds and also finished second in the 60m.
The men’s hockey team (11–5–1; 5–5–1 NESCAC) blanked Suffolk University (5–10–2) 4–0 in a victory on Tuesday night. Goaltender Kevin Clark ’24 faced 25 shots and recorded his first shutout during his first career start in goal.
Editor’s Note January 27, 2023 at 11:15 a.m.: An earlier version of this article identified this meeting of the Colby and Bowdoin men’s hockey teams as the 217th meeting. It will be, in fact, the 218th meeting.
NO PLACE LIKE HOME
The men’s hockey team (4–0–0; 2–0–0 NESCAC) defeated Johnson & Wales University and UMass-Boston last weekend in its first games at Sidney J. Watson Arena. Against Johnson & Wales on Saturday, forward Andy Stoneman ’23 put Bowdoin on the board with fewer than four minutes remaining in the first period.
RUNNING UP THAT HILL
The cross country programs both took fifth place out of 35 teams in the NCAA Division III East Regional tournament at Pickard Field on Saturday. Individually, Leila Trummel ’23 placed fifth out of 245 runners and Will Goddard ’25 placed sixth out of 242 runners.
Editor’s Note November 12, 2022: A previous version of this article implied that the men’s squash team competed in Division III of the NCAA. This is incorrect. The squash teams are members of the Collegiate Squash Association, which does not have divisions.
The men’s soccer team picked up an NCAA at-large tournament bid on Monday and is set to host the First and Second Round Regional at Pickard Field this weekend. The Polar Bears (11–1–4; 6–1–3 NESCAC) will face off against the United States Merchant Marine Academy (11–4–6) tomorrow.
The women’s cross country team finished seventh and the men’s cross country team finished eighth at the NESCAC Championships at Hamilton College last weekend. Bowdoin was led by Leila Trummel ’23, who earned All-NESCAC honors with her individual sixth-place finish.
RAISE THE SAILS
Last weekend, the sailing team competed in regattas at Brown University and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. At Brown, Bowdoin finished sixth overall out of fifteen competing teams. Ellie Maus ’22, Meg Gonzalez ’23, Teagan Cunningham ’22, Lizzy Kaplan ’23, Holliss Hirsch ’25, Brooke Asherman ’23 and Sophie Brett ’25 raced for the Polar Bears.
The men’s rugby team’s (0–6) season came to an end on Saturday with a 17–12 loss against Colby College. Under the leadership of new Head Coach Gareth Roberts, who was hired in July, the team hopes to recover from a losing season and continue to grow.
Field hockey forward Faith Jennings ’23 scored in double-overtime to defeat Tufts University (10–5; 7–3 NESCAC) on Tuesday. Jennings received a pass from midfielder Maya Malenfant ’25 and was able to race past her defender and get off a backhanded shot to secure Bowdoin’s 3–2 victory.
The women’s soccer team (9–3–1; 4–3–1 NESCAC) earned its second consecutive shutout with a 1–0 win versus Colby College (4–9–0; 0–9–0 NESCAC) on Wednesday. The first half consisted of close chances from forward Samaya Bernardo ’24 and midfielder Isa Quintana ’23.
Skier Aggie Macy’s ’24 fall break—and the following eight days—were full of just about everything except for relaxation. She was among thirteen cross country skiers from all over the country who were selected for the National Elite Group (NEG) run by the United States Ski Team and spent over a week training in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Last Tuesday, the athletic department and the Bowdoin Student Athlete-Advisory Committee (BSAAC) hosted former Division I volleyball player and TED talk speaker Victoria Garrick Browne, who discussed mental health and athletic performance in front of a packed crowd at Kresge Auditorium.
BATTEN DOWN THE HATCHES
The sailing team finished first, second and tenth overall out of the 13 teams competing at the Hewitt Trophy on Harpswell Sound last weekend. Bowdoin also competed in the Open Atlantic Coast Dinghy Championship against 18 teams and finished third overall to qualify for the Atlantic Coast Championship at the U.S.
This Sunday, the fields surrounding William Farley Field House are expected to be filled with students, alumni and faculty participating in the “Ultimate Mensches” ultimate tournament, hosted by the ultimate frisbee teams in conjunction with Bowdoin Hillel.
Field hockey midfielder Lily Clifford ’26 scored a hat trick in the team’s 7-0 win over the University of Maine-Farmington (1–5) on Wednesday. The tallies marked both Clifford’s first collegiate goal and first hat trick.
On Wednesday, women’s soccer striker Morgan Smiley ’24 became the first Polar Bear to score a goal in four consecutive games since 2013. Since then, she has scored two more goals, bringing her to a team-high total of six goals this season, and she has served as a vital component of the Polar Bears’ 5–1–0 (1–1-0 NESCAC) start.
The field hockey team (4-1; 1-1 NESCAC) earned a 3-0 victory over Wellesley College (3-4) on Wednesday. The game was the third consecutive win and the second consecutive shutout for the Polar Bears. Bowdoin did not allow Wellesley a single shot on goal and took 16 of their own.
Last weekend, the 2-2 (0-0 NESCAC) women’s volleyball team went 1-2 in a string of competitive matches. The Polar Bears fell to Endicott College (5-0) on Friday before splitting two matches on Saturday: defeating Keene State (1-4) and suffering a setback to Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT; 7-1).
BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM
Women’s soccer went 3-0 last week against Bates College, the University of Maine-Farmington (UMF) and the University of New England (UNE). The Polar Bears defeated Bates 2-1, the UMF 8-0 and the UNE 1-0.
TIP YOUR HATS
The men’s soccer team defeated the University of New England (UNE) 6-0 on Tuesday, beginning its season with a 1-0-0 record. The Polar Bears outshot the Nor’easters 30-4. Harry Cooper ’22 led the Polar Bears with his first collegiate hat trick, and Charlie Ward ’22, Carlton Steinberg ’24 and Ronaldo Cabral ’25 all chipped in offensively with one goal each.
BRUNSWICK—Women’s soccer opened its season with a 5-0 victory against Saint Joseph’s College (0-3-0) at home on Wednesday. The result was an improvement from last year’s match, which saw the Polar Bears take a 4-2 victory.
On Monday night, College House Olympics came to a wild conclusion after a three-way tie between Boody-Johnson House, Reed House and MacMillan House. Each house had a 4-2 record after participating in six events.
Despite being born in Montreal, Canada, much of new men’s hockey Head Coach Ben Guite’s career has been in Maine hockey.
After playing and winning a national championship with the University of Maine in 1999, Guite played for the Boston Bruins, Colorado Avalanche and Nashville Predators during his 13 years in the American Hockey League (AHL) and the National Hockey League (NHL).
On Monday, the Center for Multicultural Life hosted an end-of-year celebration for first-generation (first-gen) college students in the backyard of 30 College Street. The students were greeted with Beach Betti’s ice cream whoopie pies, a bubble blowing machine and a sense of community.
GO AHEAD AND JUMP
The men’s and women’s track teams put forth impressive performances last weekend in the New England Division III Championship at Williams College. The women’s team ranked fifth of 33 teams, and the men’s team placed 11th out of 31 teams thanks to standout individual efforts from Lydia Pitts ’22, Serena Jonas ’22 and Cheng Xing ’23.
After finishing second in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) tournament and setting a new program record with 16 wins in a single season, the men’s lacrosse team will start its NCAA Division III tournament run this Saturday against Colorado College at Whittier Field.
BRING OUT THE BROOMS
Following an impressive 14-1 season, the men’s lacrosse team swept the NESCAC yearly awards for the first time in program and league history. Head Coach Bill Mason won Coach of the Year in his first season with the program, with attacker Donal Mullane ’21 winning Player of the Year and first-year phenom Will Byrne ’24 winning Rookie of the Year to round out the sweep.
Last Thursday and Friday, as the Class of 2026 toured campus and attended information sessions for Bowdoin Bearings Admitted Students Days, athletic recruits were offered an additional glimpse of their first-year experience by meeting their future teammates.
On Wednesday afternoon, the Sexuality, Women and Gender Center (SWAG) hosted a talk with author and activist Alex Myers in honor of Trans Day of Visibility, which was March 31. In the garage of 24 College Street, Myers discussed what it means to be seen as a transgender person, LGBTQ+ representation and his experiences teaching students about gender identity during a casual, intimate conversation with students and faculty.
In a March 3 email, Covid-19 Resource Coordinator Mike Ranen instructed students to pick up an antigen test and take it within twelve hours of traveling back to campus after spring break. However, many students found that the expiration date printed on their test box had already passed.
Six members of the Bowdoin curling team will begin their spring breaks by traveling to Fargo, ND to compete in the USA College Curling Championship from March 11 to 13. Bowdoin enters the tournament ranked 14th out of the 16 teams that qualified.
This past weekend, the women’s hockey team improved their record to 10-8-1 (6-7-1 NESCAC) after splitting their series against the number 7 ranked Trinity College Bantams. Despite taking an early lead, Bowdoin lost 3-1 to Trinity on Friday, February 11th.
While some students spent winter break hitting the ski slopes or catching up on much-needed sleep, Kate McKee ’22 explored Bologna, Italy to learn about spiritual breadmaking. McKee was one of many students who immersed themselves in research or volunteer work thanks to Bowdoin fellowships and grants provided by Bowdoin’s Center for Cocurricular Opportunities.
As the leaves change and the air cools, another fall tradition is returning to campus: “OUTouber.” The month-long celebration, hosted by the Bowdoin Queer Straight Alliance (BQSA) and the Sexuality, Women and Gender Center (SWAG), consists of a series of events throughout the month of October honoring National Coming Out Day and LGBTQIA+ acceptance.