Just over a year ago, Lars Sorom ’26 had never run the 800m. Last weekend he was crowned as a NESCAC Champion and is on the cusp of qualifying for the NCAA Division III Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
Going into last weekend, the baseball team knew it needed to win two of three games in its series against Bates College (16–15; 1–11 NESCAC) to clinch a berth to the NESCAC playoffs. The Polar Bears swept the series, winning all three games and securing the fourth seed in the NESCAC East Division.
Last weekend, the softball team (19–17; 9–7 NESCAC) split its doubleheader against Colby College (20–12; 7–7 NESCAC) in its final home series of the regular season. Bowdoin suffered a 10–5 loss to Colby before rebounding in the second game 4–2.
Last weekend, the men’s tennis team (15–4; 8–2 NESCAC) placed second in the NESCAC Championship. The Polar Bears swept Bates College (7–9; 4–6 NESCAC) on Friday by a final score of 5–0 and won their game on Saturday against Williams College (14–4; 8–2 NESCAC) 5–2.
Last weekend, the men’s (85 points) and women’s (60 points) track and field teams finished fifth and sixth respectively at the NESCAC Championship meet hosted at Connecticut College. Both teams surpassed their projected point totals (56 points for the men, 51 points for the women) heading into the meet, finishing above Maine rivals Colby College and Bates College.
Last weekend, the sailing team ended its regular season with an eighth place finish in the Open New England Fleet Race Championship at Connecticut College. The Polar Bears competed in 14 races over two days with key performances from Hattie Slayton ’23, Chris Lukens ’23, Timmy Gee ’25 and Tbo Antonietti ’24.
The men’s lacrosse team (11–4; 6–4 NESCAC) is gearing up for its NESCAC Quarterfinals game against Amherst College (10–4; 6–4 NESCAC) in Amherst, Mass. tomorrow. The Polar Bears defeated Connecticut College (6–7; 4–6 NESCAC) and lost to Tufts University (15–0; 10–0 NESCAC) on Wednesday night.
The women’s lacrosse team (6–9; 3–7 NESCAC) will take on top-seeded Middlebury College (15–0; 10–0 NESCAC) in the first round of the NESCAC playoffs tomorrow. The Polar Bears enter the playoffs as the eighth seed and are coming off a 15–9 win against Connecticut College (Conn; 5–9; 1–9 NESCAC) and a 15–18 loss to Tufts University (12–3; 8–2 NESCAC).
A TRE(E)MENDOUS SHOWING
Last weekend, the men’s and women’s track and field teams took second and third place, respectively, at the Pine Tree State Classic. On the men’s team, Ajay Olson ’23 placed first in the 100m and Lars Sorom ’26 won the 400m.
Attacker Colleen McAloon ’23 is finishing her senior season on the women’s lacrosse team (6–9; 3–7 NESCAC) as one of its leading scorers and with a ticket to the NESCAC tournament. McAloon was a key player last week in the lacrosse team’s two wins against Endicott College (10–7) and Connecticut College (Conn; 5–9; 1–9 NESCAC), scoring eight goals overall.
Ultimate frisbee teams everywhere, beware: Stoned Clown is running this circus.
At last weekend’s North New England DIII College Men’s Conference Championship in Middlebury, Vt., the men’s ultimate frisbee team (14–1)—better known as Stoned Clown—dominated rivals Bates College, Colby College and Middlebury College to land a spot at the regional tournament in Smithfield, R.I., next weekend.
The women’s tennis team (3–9; 3–5 NESCAC) rebounded from two weekend losses against Williams College (10–4; 6–2 NESCAC) and Middlebury College (10–2; 7–1 NESCAC) to defeat Colby College (4–10; 1–7 NESCAC) 6–3 on Wednesday. Over the next three days, the Polar Bears will play their final matches of the regular season against Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT; 12–3), Trinity College (7–7; 2–6 NESCAC) and Connecticut College (Conn; 7–8; 0–8 NESCAC).
On Wednesday night, the women’s lacrosse team (5–8; 2–6 NESCAC) defeated Endicott College (8–7) 23–13 in its final home game of the regular season. The win was a refreshing reset for Bowdoin as it aims to find consistency at the end of a turbulent year.
The athletics department’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee has worked this year to broaden and deepen discussions on class, accessibility, race and identity that it facilitates within teams. The committee is currently reflecting on the work it has done this year and setting its future goals.
Last weekend, the women’s club water polo team defeated its rival Bates College in a home tournament at Greason Pool, in addition to earning a win against Wellesley College. While Bowdoin lost to Yale University and Middlebury College, the victories are the club’s first in over two years.
The men’s and women’s track and field teams both placed fourth overall out of nine teams at the Carla Coffey Invitational at Smith College last weekend. Bowdoin had several first place finishers, new personal records (PRs) and New England DIII qualifying times.
During a three-game series against Trinity College (17–8; 6–3 NESCAC) on April 7 and 8, pitcher Jack Mullen ’23 played a pivotal role in securing the baseball team’s (12–9; 2–4 NESCAC) first NESCAC East Division series win against Trinity since 2017.
THE GOALS START COMIN’ AND THEY DON’T STOP COMIN’
The men’s lacrosse team (10–3; 5–3 NESCAC) defeated Emerson College (5–10) 26–9 on Tuesday night. The Polar Bears had 12 different players contribute to their season-high 26 goals.
After splitting five straight series against NESCAC opponents, including against Bates College (10–8; 4–4 NESCAC) last Friday, the softball team (16–12; 7–5 NESCAC) won both games in its series against Trinity College (7–9; 2–2 NESCAC) this past Saturday to secure its first series sweep against conference opponents this season.
I WANT REAL LOVE, BABY
The women’s tennis team (2–7; 2–3 NESCAC) defeated Bates College (4–10; 0–8 NESCAC) 9–0 on Tuesday afternoon at home. The Polar Bears swept Bates in doubles play with victories from Jamilah Karah ’25 and Cara Hung ’26 (8–3), Kennedi Carter ’23 and Hannah Buckhout ’24 (8–6), and Elizabeth Yu ’24 and Candice Ballarin ’25 (8–2).
In the spring of 2019, attacker Fiona Bundy ’22 first laced up her boots on Ryan Field as a Polar Bear. More than four years later, she now is the captain of the women’s lacrosse team (4–8; 2–6 NESCAC) and is an offensive leader, having scored ten goals in the team’s last three games.
Each year, collegiate athletic departments that utilize federal financial aid are required by the U.S. Department of Education and the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA) to submit a report regarding athletic staffing, participation, revenues and expenses for the previous athletic year.
The baseball team (12–6; 2–1 NESCAC) climbed to second place in the NESCAC East Division last weekend by going 2–1 in its three-game series against Trinity College (14–7; 3–3 NESCAC). The Polar Bears won their first two games both by a score of 2–1 and fell to Trinity 2–5 in its last matchup.
On Saturday, April 1, the Bowdoin Outing Club (BOC) rolled out its new whitewater canoe racing team at the 48th Annual Passagassawakeag River Race in Waldo. With two paddlers per boat over a seven-mile stretch, the team had a strong performance that included three top-three finishes across divisions.
Last Saturday, the men’s lacrosse team (9–3; 5–3 NESCAC) defeated Trinity College (6–6; 3–4 NESCAC) 20–15 after overcoming a two-goal deficit and scoring ten goals in the second half. The team continued its momentum on Wednesday night when it defeated Colby College (2–8; 0–7 NESCAC).
The women’s lacrosse team (4–6; 2–4 NESCAC) defeated Bates College (4–7; 0–6 NESCAC) 18–8 on Wednesday night in a dominant NESCAC win. Bowdoin scored the first eight goals of the game and held a 12–3 lead at halftime before pushing the game into running time in the fourth quarter.
The baseball team (9–5; 0–0 NESCAC) split a doubleheader against reigning NESCAC champs Middlebury College (11–4; 0–0 NESCAC) last weekend. Due to weather and field conditions, the teams met at University of Massachusetts (UMass) Boston on Sunday.
On Wednesday night, men’s lacrosse attacker Patrick Fitzgerald ’25 tied a school record by scoring eight goals in Bowdoin’s 22–9 victory against Bates College (1–8; 0–6 NESCAC). Fitzgerald also played a key role in the team’s victory against Babson College (7–2) last week and narrow loss to Amherst College on Saturday.
Last weekend, the women’s track and field team kicked off its outdoor season by taking first place at the Bates Quad Meet in Lewiston. Bowdoin finished with 76 points, followed by the University of Southern Maine (66.5 points), Bates College (58.5 points) and Colby College (1 point).
Last Saturday, the ninth-ranked men’s lacrosse team (7–3; 3–3 NESCAC) lost to No. 6 Amherst College (7–2; 3–2 NESCAC). Amherst scored a goal with nine seconds left in the game, edging out Bowdoin by a final score of 13–12.
The men’s tennis team (7–1; 2–0 NESCAC) returned from its annual trip to California with a strong showing against national competition as they look toward NESCAC play.
While several matches had to be canceled due to weather, the Polar Bears, ranked 12th nationally, started their trip with four consecutive victories against Chapman University (5–7), Rhodes College (6–5), University of the Redlands (6–5), and Pomona-Pitzer (7–10).
Angelina Mayers ’23 is making the most of her final softball season at Bowdoin and currently leads the Polar Bears with a .443 batting average and .934 slugging percentage through her first 18 games of the season.
During March, Bowdoin students have the opportunity to take time away from their busy course loads and escape Brunswick’s lingering cold. Many choose to travel home and visit family, while others go on alternative spring break trips or travel across the globe.
BRUNSWICK— The women’s lacrosse team (3–5; 1–3 NESCAC) suffered a 14–9 non-conference loss to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Engineers (MIT; 8–1) on Wednesday night at Ryan Field. Despite receiving eight yellow cards, Bowdoin outshot MIT 33–25, and attacker Sophia Sudano ’24 led the Polar Bears with four goals.
BRUNSWICK— The men’s lacrosse team (6–2; 2–2 NESCAC) held off a second-half comeback against Babson College (5–2) on Tuesday night at Whittier Field and won 13–12. The victory comes after Bowdoin defeated Wesleyan University (5–2; 2–1 NESCAC) last Saturday and extended its winning streak to three games.
DOUBLE O 7
The baseball team (7–4; 0–0 NESCAC) defeated Thomas College (5–8) 14–4 on Wednesday afternoon in South Portland. The Polar Bears took an early lead, with Kevin Murray ’25 and Luke Chessie ’23 both recording RBIs in the first inning and Murray scoring on an error.
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.
Last weekend, the men’s squash team (8–13; 2–8 NESCAC) went 3–0 to win the Conroy Cup in the D-Division at the Collegiate Squash Association (CSA) National Championships. The Polar Bears defeated Fordham University (20–11), Wesleyan University (7–12) and Dickinson College (6–15) to finish their season ranked 25th in the nation.
Last weekend, Kianne Benjamin ’24 broke her own school record and took second place in the 200m at the New England DIII Indoor Track and Field Championships in Boston, Mass. Benjamin also placed third in the 60m and anchored the winning 4x400m relay.
Last Saturday, the men’s hockey team (13–9–3; 7–9–3 NESCAC) upset second-seeded Trinity College (16–8–1; 13–5–1 NESCAC) in a 2–1 overtime victory in the NESCAC Quarterfinal. The No. 7 Polar Bears will face fifth-seeded Colby College (13–10–2; 10–7–1 NESCAC) in the semifinals tomorrow afternoon.
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.
The men’s and women’s track and field teams hosted the Lynn Ruddy Invitational last weekend at Farley Field House. While the meet was non-scoring, many Polar Bears earned personal records (PRs) and obtained qualifying times for the upcoming NCAA DIII Indoor Championships in Birmingham, Ala.
After closing out its regular season last weekend, the men’s hockey team (12–9–3; 6–9–3 NESCAC) is preparing for the first round of the NESCAC playoffs against Trinity College (16–7–1; 13–4–1 NESCAC) tomorrow. The Polar Bears split their final two games, falling to Tufts University (10–13–1; 7–10–1 NESCAC) 2–3 on Friday night before rebounding with a 2–0 victory over Connecticut College (5–19–0; 2–16–0 NESCAC) last Saturday.
The Nordic skiing team placed sixth out of 11 teams last weekend at the Williams Carnival in Woodford, Vt., and will travel to Lake Placid, N.Y., this weekend to compete at Regionals, hosted by St. Lawrence University.
At last weekend’s men’s NESCAC Swimming and Diving Championships, Alex Grand’Pierre ’25 set three new records: the fastest time for a Bowdoin swimmer in the 100-yard and 200-yard breaststroke and the fastest time for the 50-yard breaststroke in NESCAC history.
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.
At the 2023 women’s NESCAC Swimming and Diving Championship last weekend, Tatum Zupnik ’24 broke the school record for the 50 butterfly with a time of 24.85 seconds and was a part of the record-breaking 200 free relay alongside Ella Martin ’24, Cassie Maroney ’23 and Ella Riccio ’25.
Last weekend, the men’s hockey team (11–8–3; 5–8–3 NESCAC) tied with No. 3 Wesleyan University (13–6–3; 9–4–3 NESCAC) and lost to No. 1 Trinity College (16–5–1; 13–2–1 NESCAC) at home. The weekend results lengthen a recent winless streak for Bowdoin, whose most recent victory was on January 24 against Suffolk University.
Tomorrow, the eighth-seeded women’s basketball team (15–9; 4–6 NESCAC) will travel to Medford, Mass. to take on the first seed in the NESCAC Championship tournament, the Tufts University Jumbos (18-6, 9-1 NESCAC).
This game has huge implications for the Polar Bears, as their season will most likely come to a close if they lose on Saturday.
Last weekend, the women’s swimming and diving team took fourth place with 1,092 points in the NESCAC Championships, hosted at Leroy Greason Pool, and broke six school records. All 11 NESCAC teams and 260 athletes were present at Bowdoin for the first time since 2017.
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.
Last weekend, men’s hockey goalie Alex Kozic ’24 came up big for the Polar Bears with an impressive performance. Kozic had 32 saves in the team’s 1–1 tie at Amherst College (13–4–3; 11–2–1 NESCAC) last Friday and another 26 stops on Saturday during the team’s 2–1 loss at Hamilton College (11–8–1; 9–4–1 NESCAC).
This weekend, the women’s squash team (12–7; 5–5 NESCAC) will compete in the NESCAC championships held at Williams College. Bowdoin is seeded sixth in the league and will face No. 3 Williams (11–7; 7–1 NESCAC) in the first round of the single-elimination tournament.
Last Saturday morning, women athletes from 12 Bowdoin teams fought through the frigid morning temperatures to Farley Field House where Bowdoin hosted its National Girls and Women in Sports Day event. The event featured Bowdoin athletes mentoring around 100 girls in grades one through five from the surrounding Brunswick area.
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.
In a full squad effort, the women’s track and field team won the Maine State Championship for the first time in 10 years. Hosted at Bates College, Bowdoin placed first out of eight teams, including rivals Bates and Colby College, to claim the title last Saturday.
WNBA champion Renee Montgomery journeyed to Maine on Thursday to speak to the community about her life, career and activism. The talk, which took place in Kresge Auditorium, took the style of a Q&A, with field hockey goalkeeper Julia Arsenault ’23 and women’s tennis captain and President of the Athletes of Color Coalition (AoCC) Kennedi Carter ’23 serving as moderators.
Every Thursday night from 9 to 11 p.m., curious and excited Bowdoin students gather on the ice rink at Sidney J. Watson Arena to compete in a sport like golf, to play a game like chess and to share an experience like hanging out with your closest friends.
Guard Sydney Jones ’25 led the women’s basketball team (13–7; 2–4 NESCAC) with 16 points and ten rebounds in last Friday’s 60-56 loss to Connecticut College (7–12; 1–5 NESCAC). She was named NESCAC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week earlier this year and leads the team in points this season.
Last Friday, the men’s basketball team (9–11; 1–5 NESCAC) earned its first NESCAC win of the season against Connecticut College (12–8; 3–3 NESCAC). The Polar Bears are hoping to use the win as a motivation for their game tonight against Bates College (7–13; 1–5 NESCAC).
The men’s hockey team (11–6–1; 5–6–1 NESCAC) was defeated by Colby College (10–6–2; 8–3–1 NESCAC) last Saturday in their annual home matchup. The Polar Bears are looking to use the loss as motivation in their final games of the season in order to prepare for a push to make the playoffs.
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.
The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams competed against the University of Maine on Saturday in an exhibition meet, and the Polar Bears proved up to the challenge. While the meet was non-scoring, Bowdoin won the majority of the events against the Division I team.
The women’s basketball team (13-6; 2-3 NESCAC) defeated Colby College (7–10; 2–3 NESCAC) 52–43 on Saturday. The game was close throughout the first half, but Bowdoin took over in the third quarter and went on a 12–0 run.
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.
Last week, Ian Stebbins ’25 shattered Bowdoin’s heptathlon record—set in 2016—by nearly 300 points at the Bates Invitational. The heptathlon is a multi-event contest consisting of seven track and field events: the 60 meter dash, long jump, shot put, high jump, 60 meter hurdles, pole vault and 1000 meter run.
The women’s hockey team (2–2–0; 1–1–0 NESCAC) went 1–1 at the Codfish Bowl last weekend, with a 2–1 overtime win against Nazareth College (6–1–0) and a 4–1 non-conference loss to Colby College (3–0–0; 0–0–0 NESCAC) in the tournament final.
Due to the World Cup’s non-traditional winter match schedule, Bowdoin’s soccer enthusiasts now have the opportunity to watch matches together. Some huddle around iPads in Smith, others stream on TVs in college houses and many not-so-subtly watch the group stage unfold in the backs of their classes.
Men’s hockey forward Gabe Shipper ’26 is taking the rink by storm. On November 19, he scored a hat trick against Middlebury College and was named NESCAC Men’s Hockey Player of the Week last Monday. Shipper also scored a goal against Johnson & Wales University in a game last Saturday and has six points in his last four games.
BRUNSWICK—On Wednesday night in Morrell Gymnasium, the Bowdoin Polar Bears (3–3; 0–0 NESCAC) fell to the Colby College Mules (7–0; 0–0 NESCAC) by a score of 68–52.
The action was close for most of the first half with guard James McGowan ’25 leading the charge for Bowdoin with 16 points, but Colby, buoyed by 11 3-pointers, was able to pull away in the second half.
Two whistles mark halftime; three mark full time. And, with the sun fully set on the women’s soccer season, I can finally get something off my chest: Bowdoin’s women’s soccer team doesn’t actually play a 4–3–3.
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.
On November 19, inboxes pinged across campus as Senior Vice President and Dean for Student Affairs Janet Lohmann invited students to celebrate the women’s rugby team’s return to campus after its championship victory. For the third consecutive year, Bowdoin women’s rugby won the National Intercollegiate Rugby League (NIRA) Division III Championship In Hanover, N.H..
Michigan curbstomped Ohio State 45–23 on Saturday in a game with massive CFB Playoff implications. Michigan’s first win in Columbus since 2000 all but secured the team a spot in the Playoff. Mike and Sam discuss the big game and the landscape of college football heading into conference championship weekend.
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.
The women’s basketball team (2–0; 0–0 NESCAC) returned to Brunswick as champions of the LaFrance Hospitality Tournament hosted by UMass Dartmouth this past weekend. The team’s two victories marked its first wins under new Head Coach Megan Phelps ’15.
The Bowdoin community watched Will Goddard ’25 place sixth in the cross country NCAA Division III East Regional race last week at Pickard Field. Goddard’s impressive performance in the men’s 8k qualified him for the NCAA Championship, which will be held tomorrow in Lansing, Mich.
Continuing its domination of the National Intercollegiate Rugby Association (NIRA) Division III (DIII), the women’s rugby team (7–1) defeated Castleton University (5–4) by a score of 56–8 during the first round of the championship tournament last Saturday.
All eyes were on the third-seeded men’s soccer team (12–1–5; 6–1–3 NESCAC) last weekend as it hosted the first two rounds of the NCAA Division III Tournament at Pickard Field. Bowdoin defeated the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (11–5–6; USMMA) 3–1 on Saturday and then faced Vassar College (9–3–7) on Sunday.
Sam is joined by his brother, Ben Pausman, to break down everything about the 2022 FIFA World Cup. In what will be the last World Cup for a number of the game’s greats, the Pausman lads do their best to remain objective in pursuit of perfect World Cup predictions.
One can find Peter Moore ’23 cycling in the small town of Bernin—a quaint commune nestled in the foothills of the French Alps. Over the past five months, Moore has not been in the same place for more than two weeks.
When I started this column earlier in the season, I told myself that I was going to be as objective as possible. I have focused on tactics, trends and how the roles of certain players have evolved and changed.
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.
During the women’s rugby (6–1) game against Vassar College (9–1) on October 29, flanker Kyra Bishop ’26 tallied 19 tackles, a try and two conversion kicks. Although the team suffered a 26–19 loss, Bishop had one of her best showings in what has been a successful rookie season.
The fifth-seeded women volleyball team’s (13–10; 6–4 NESCAC) season came to an end last Friday after a 3–0 loss to fourth-seeded Amherst College (14–7; 7–3 NESCAC) in the quarterfinals of the NESCAC tournament hosted by Wesleyan University.
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.
With week nine in the books, we are officially halfway through the NFL season. The crew is joined by friend of the show, Joey Brink, to give their picks for who will make the playoffs in each conference.
The NFL trade deadline was WILD this year. Christian McCaffrey went to the 49ers, Bradley Chubb to the Dolphins, TJ Hockenson to the Vikings, Calvin Ridley to the Vikings and so much more. We give our takes on all of the biggest trades.
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.
The men’s soccer team (11–1–4; 6–1–3 NESCAC) lost to Connecticut (Conn) College (7–5–4; 3–5–2 NESCAC) in a 3–1 in penalty kick shootout in the NESCAC quarterfinals. The match was 1–1 through 110 minutes of play. The Polar Bears entered the tournament as the first seed for the first time since 2010.
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.
Women’s volleyball outside hitter Jenna Robbins ’23 is leading the team in kills and total points after earning eight kills and seven service aces last Friday in a match against Johnson & Wales University (18–11). On Saturday, she added five service aces during a match against Tufts University (18–5; 9–1 NESCAC).
In the NESCAC quarterfinal match last Saturday, the third-seeded women’s soccer team (10–4–2; 5–4–1 NESCAC) lost to sixth-seeded Wesleyan University (7–4–5; 4–3–3 NESCAC). After an intense game that remained scoreless after 110 minutes of play, Wesleyan edged out the Polar Bears 5–3 in a penalty kick shootout.
The Bowdoin Student Athletic Advisory Committee (BSAAC) recently participated in the NCAA’s National Diversity and Inclusion Social Media Campaign by posting statements on its Instagram page in support of creating more inclusive collegiate athletic environments. The campaign currently has more than ten thousand posts on Instagram.
Christine Reimer ’24 qualified for the 2022 Intercollegiate Association Women’s Singlehanded National Championship last week. This will be Reimer’s second trip to the national championship after placing seventh overall last year.
While Reimer is currently excelling at the collegiate sailing level, she has had to overcome a multitude of obstacles in her career.
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.