The football team ended its season on a high note last weekend with a 20-10 victory over Colby.
Even though the Colby-Bates-Bowdoin (CBB) Championship technically ended in a tie, in which each team had one win and one loss, the Polar Bears will retain the CBB trophy because they won the title last year.
Bowdoin finished fourth in the NESCAC standings, the highest finish for the team since 2005, when it tied for third with a 6-2 record.
With the season's conclusion, there were several noteworthy stats. Bowdoin finished second in the league in points allowed behind Trinity (8-0). Captain Pat Noone '12 ends his remarkable career with the College with the most receiving yards in history.
Running back Zach Donnarumma '14 totaled the fourth-most carries and ninth-most yards in a season despite missing much of the final game with an ankle injury.
Additionally, captain Ian Vieira '12 was named to the All-District Academic Team, kicker Jim Garvey '14 was named Special Teams Player of the Week last week, and Noone and Joe Smith '12 were named First Team All-NESCAC.
The Polar Bears will lose several key seniors this year including Noone, Vieira, Dan Evans, Peter Troubh, and Smith.
While they were key players in this season's success, a great majority of the remaining starters on both the offense and defense were sophomores, so the future looks bright for the team.
"I've told a lot of the sophomores this year that they were like juniors in other programs," said Head Coach Dave Caputi.
Because of a run of injuries last season, many of the sophomore starters this year gained a lot of playing time as first years, which is an uncommon occurrence for football programs.
The hope is that this experience will allow the Polar Bears to continue their climb up the NESCAC standings in future years.
-Compiled by Andrew Park.