It was a banner day for Bowdoin Athletics, as three out of four teams playing in NESCAC championship games brought home the title. The Polar Bears had never won more than two NESCAC titles in a season.

The field hockey team was first to win, beating Middlebury 2-1 on Howard F. Ryan Field to capture the team's first NESCAC championship since 2011.  Men's soccer edged out Wesleyan 1-0 in OT at host site Middlebury to win the team's second NESCAC championship in a row. Women's volleyball beat Williams 3-2 at home to win Bowdoin's third NESCAC championship of the day. Women's soccer was the only team in a championship to lose today, falling to Williams 2-0.

The teams had made history before the games even began: It was the first time since 2004 that one school was represented in all four of the NESCAC's fall championships.

Field Hockey

The field hockey team has been in the NESCAC championship match every year since 2010, but this year's title win is their first since 2011. The Polar Bears snapped Middlebury's three-year NESCAC championship streak with the 2-1 victory.

Rachel Kennedy '16 scored the first goal of the game and Emily McColgan '17 scored the game winner 19 minutes into the second half. 

The team improved to 17-0 on the season. They will play their first game of the NCAA tournament later this week.

Men's Soccer

The men's soccer team clinched an automatic spot in the NCAA tournament with their victory. The win was Head Coach Scott Wiercinski's second NESCAC championship in three years as the team's coach.

Captain Andrew Jones '16 scored in the first sudden death overtime to break the scoreless tie and give the Polar Bears a 1-0 win.

Women's Volleyball

The women's volleyball team rallied from two sets down and won the last three to defeat Williams 3-2. The win was the Polar Bear's second NESCAC title.

Head Coach Erin Cady is in her first season with the team. Captain Christy Jewett '16 had a team-high 17 kills.  

The team will have a bid to the NCAA tournament when the bracket is announced tomorrow morning.

Women's Soccer

The second-seeded Polar Bears lost 2-0 to top-seeded Williams, who improved to 16-1-1 on the season. Bowdoin (12-5-1) will have to wait until tomorrow afternoon to find out if they receive an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament

Women's Rugby

Yesterday, the women's rugby team won its fourth straight New England Small College Rugby Conference championship with an 88-0 win over Tufts. 

The team will host a Division II playoff game on Saturday.