The Bowdoin College Athletic Hall of Honor, established in 2002, inducts six members into its ranks biannually for significant achievements within the Bowdoin athletic community. This year’s inductees include an All-American volleyball player, prolific men’s ice hockey coach, a three-sport athlete, an All-American lacrosse goaltender and a national championship winning tennis doubles pairing.
Last weekend, men’s ice hockey (3–1–0; 1–1–0 NESCAC) put up convincing wins against Suffolk University and New England College with a 3–0 shutout and a 2–1 win respectively. These wins come after the previous weekend of tight NESCAC games including a 2–3 overtime loss against Williams College (1–3–0; 1–1–0 NESCAC) and a 4–3 overtime victory against Middlebury College (0–2–2; 0–1–1 NESCAC).
On Wednesday, Bowdoin students gathered in Kresge Auditorium to hear Noelle Lambert speak about her life as a college and professional athlete after losing her leg in a moped accident after her first year at University of Massachusetts Lowell.
BELIEVE IT OR NET On Wednesday night, the women’s basketball team (4–1; 0–0 NESCAC) scored a comeback win in a nonconference matchup against St. Joseph’s College (4–3). The Polar Bears took the lead in the first quarter but were unable to outscore St.
The women’s rugby team proved that they are, yet again, the champions. For the fourth year in a row, the team has won the National Intercollegiate Rugby League (NIRA) Division III championship in Boston, Mass. On November 18, the team secured a 51–17 win against Adrian College and finished its season with an 8–0 record.
The NESCAC Admissions Statement proclaims a commitment to “building equitable and inclusive communities that represent many dimensions of diversity.” While the NESCAC enforces recruiting guidelines for all member colleges, “each NESCAC member college maintains its own set of practices to select a class.” One dimension of diversity is racial diversity.
Forward Callie Godfrey ’24 led the women’s basketball team (2–0; 0–0 NESCAC) with 17 points and seven rebounds in last Saturday’s 73–46 win against Springfield College (2–1). Godfrey and her team are looking toward an exciting season that has started off with a bang.
Mary Rainey ’27 received the ball just inside the box, spun left, dropped a defender and slotted the ball past the William Smith keeper’s near post. When the final whistle blew five minutes later, the Polar Bears made history.
The Athletes of Color Coalition (AoCC) organized a video screening and discussion in Morrell Gymnasium on Wednesday night in honor of No Hate November—a month dedicated to promoting inclusivity and respect on campus. To compile the video, AoCC leadership requested video clips from student athletes, coaches and alumni detailing their experiences as a person of color within athletics.
The women’s basketball team started off its season 2–0 (0–0 NESCAC) with victories against Springfield College (2–1) and Maine Maritime Academy (2–1) this week. Last Saturday, Bowdoin defeated Springfield 73–46 in its home opener. The Polar Bears went on to win 57–47 against Maine Maritime on Tuesday night.
SCRUM-PTIOUS The women’s rugby team (7–0) defeated Norwich University (1–6) for the second time this season in the NIRA DIII semifinals at Pickard Field last Saturday. A try by Mia Daoust ’27 in the first minute of the game propelled the Polar Bears to 28 unanswered points.
KICKING AND SCREAMING On Wednesday, Felipe Rueda Duran ’26, Tyler Huck ’26 and Julian Juantorena ’23 were named First Team All-NESCAC, while Jack Selig ’23 and Carlton Steinberg ’24 were named Second Team. Rueda Duran led the NESCAC with ten goals and six assists, scoring the most goals from a Bowdoin player since 2007.
Brooks Peters ’23 is making the most of his final collegiate cross country season. Last Tuesday, Peters earned First Team All-NESCAC honors after placing seventh in the NESCAC Championships and helping men’s cross country secure fifth place—its best finish since 2013.
Women’s volleyball (13–9; 3–7 NESCAC) pulled off the biggest upset in NESCAC tournament history on Sunday. The team defeated second-seeded Colby College (17–8, 7–3 NESCAC) in the quarterfinals with set scores of 21–25, 25–19, 25–19 and 25–16.
This year, the Bowdoin Student Athlete Advisory Committee (BSAAC) is implementing new initiatives to continue providing a voice for student athletes while growing as a central part of the Bowdoin athletic culture. Through hosting mental health panels and partnering with wellness groups on campus, BSAAC aims to build community, decrease the divide between student-athlete and non-athletes and better support its peers.
After winning against Williams College (9–3–5; 6–2–2 NESCAC) in the second round of penalty kicks (PKs) on Saturday, the women’s soccer team advanced to the NESCAC championship for the first time since 2015. The team was down by one in the first half of the game against Williams, but Ella Olcese ’25 scored a goal in the 80th minute to tie the game 1–1.
SOLID AS A BLOCK The volleyball team (11–9; 3–7 NESCAC) won against Brandeis University (9–14) 3–1 last Friday night in Waltham, Mass. with set scores of 25–15, 25–18, 19–25 and 25–23. Skye LaMendola ’27 led the team with 21 kills and 11 digs, followed by Haley Campau ’27 with 11 kills and four blocks.
Two weeks ago, Charlotte Iannone ’26 was named NESCAC Player of the Week, a testament to her deep-rooted work ethic and prowess as a goalkeeper on the soccer field. For Iannone, the choice to play at a collegiate level was never much of a dilemma: She has played soccer since the age of three and competed in high-level club teams throughout middle and high school.
The men’s cross country team finished fifth out of 11 teams at the NESCAC Championship last Saturday in its best finish since 2013, while the women’s team took tenth place. The team’s running strategy was refined for the NESCAC Championships and reflects its mental focus.
The sailing team wrapped up its fall season last weekend after competing in regattas across New England. The women’s and open teams both qualified for the ACC Finals, and the team also finished 13th out of 18 teams at the Atlantic Coast Championship.
The women’s soccer team (9–3–4; 5–2–3 NESCAC) defeated Connecticut College (9–6–1; 4–5–1 NESCAC) 1–0 in a rainy NESCAC quarterfinal match last Sunday. With the help of an early goal and strong defensive play, the No. 3 Polar Bears advanced to the NESCAC semifinals for the first time since 2015 and will face off against No.
The Bowdoin co-ed water polo team wrapped up its fall season by hosting the Collegiate Water Polo Association Colonial/North Atlantic “A” Championship at Greason Pool this past weekend. While the University of Vermont (UVM) took home first place, Bowdoin finished with a 1–2 record and placed fourth overall in the tournament, capping off a historic season for the Polar Bears.
Outside hitter Skye LaMendola ’27 has consistently led the volleyball team (10–8; 3–6 NESCAC) in kills this season and embarked on her collegiate career by starting all 18 games so far. The Polar Bears will close out their regular season this weekend, but LaMendola confidently looks towards her future in collegiate volleyball at Bowdoin.
The men’s soccer team wrapped up its regular season this week with a 3–0 win on the road against Wesleyan University (5–5–5; 2–3–5 NESCAC) on Saturday and a 1–0 loss at home against Tufts University (10–2–3; 6–1–3) on Tuesday night.
Ushered in by late October skies and the national anthem sung by Bowdoin goalkeeper Charlotte Iannone ’26, the women’s soccer team took to Pickard Field in its final match of regular season play against Tufts University (7–4–4; 3–4–3 NESCAC).
Last Saturday, the volleyball team (10–8; 3–6 NESCAC) swept both Wheaton College (12–11) and Maine Maritime Academy (16–5) 3–0 on its Senior Day and penultimate weekend of regular season play. After an up and down regular season, the team entered Saturday’s matches with an aura of calmness and excitement.
In her second season on women’s golf, Shivani Schmulen ’26 is having no trouble getting back into the swing of things. Adding onto an impressive record—including a second-place finish at the Wesleyan Invitational—Schmulen placed 12th at the NESCAC Women’s Golf Qualifiers, where the team as a whole placed 5th.
Newly-inaugurated President Safa Zaki flipped the commemorative coin. With the grandstand packed full of alumni, the stage was set for a picture-perfect Homecoming football game. Bowdoin chants rang out across Whittier Field as the Polar Bears scored their fourth touchdown against Bates College.
The women’s rugby team (4–0) remains undefeated after a 48–0 win against the University of New England (UNE). The team previously shut out UNE (3–3–1) in the National Intercollegiate Rugby Association (NIRA) DIII Championship last November, taking home the winning title for the third consecutive year.
CORNERING THE CONTINENTALS The women’s soccer team (7–3–3; 4–2–2 NESCAC) beat Hamilton College (7–3–3; 3–3–3 NESCAC) 3–1 on Saturday. Hamilton scored within the first minute and nearly doubled its lead in the 17th minute, but Greta Farkas ’24 tied the game in the 22nd minute with a free kick.
Former NBA star and sports analyst Jalen Rose visited campus to speak to the community about his life, career and the common good. The talk, which took place in Pickard Theater, was in Q&A style with Max Staiger ’13 moderating.
Last month, Stephanie Chun ’24 led the women’s cross country team to a second place finish in the Maine State Championship. Chun finished the women’s 6k with a time of 22:42.1. Her fourth place finish enabled Bowdoin to finish with 70 points, sneaking past rival Colby College by five points.
On September 30, the men’s cross country team won the state title for the first time since 2018, and the women’s team finished in second place at the Maine State Championships. Will Goddard ’25 led Bowdoin with a first-place finish in the men’s 8k and was named NESCAC Performer of the Week.
The Bowdoin men’s tennis team hosted the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) New England Regional Championship last month at Pickard Courts. Reid Staples ’24 and Ethan Bradley ’24 both advanced to the round of 16 in the 64-team singles bracket before teaming up in the doubles bracket.
On October 1, the Bowdoin women’s volleyball team (8–5; 3–4 NESCAC) scored a 3–1 win against Williams College (10–5; 3–4 NESCAC). The match ended with set scores of 25–16, 24–26, 26–24 and 25–18 in favor of the Polar Bears following a collaborative sequence of game moves.
THE HOLY TRINITY The men’s soccer team (7–1–3; 3–1–2 NESCAC) defeated Trinity College (3–5–2; 1–4–2 NESCAC) 3–2 last Saturday afternoon. Trinity scored the game’s first goal early in the second half. In the 69th minute, Ronaldo Cabral ’25 buried the ball under the crossbar with an assist from Felipe Rueda Duran ’26 to tie the game 1–1.
HOT SHOT The field hockey team (5–2; 2–2 NESCAC) took home its second NESCAC win of the season after defeating Williams College (4–2; 1–1 NESCAC) 2–1 in Williamstown, Mass. last Sunday. Maddie Mrva ’27 put the Polar Bears in an early lead in the fourth minute with an assist by Georgie Coetzer ’23.
Last Saturday, the Bowdoin football team defeated Williams College (1–1) 20–0 to start the year 2–0 for the first time since 2005. The Polar Bear defense was the star of the show, earning its first shutout since 1998 and the most team sacks (6) since 2015.
On Sunday, Bowdoin men’s soccer (6–0–2; 2–0–2 NESCAC) capped off a doubleheader weekend with a 2–0 road win over NESCAC rival Williams College (5–1–1; 2–1–1 NESCAC). The team followed up this win with an 11–0 victory over Thomas College (3–3–5) on Wednesday night.
Bowdoin women’s rugby (3-0) is on a roll. After its most recent 85–7 win against Norwich University (0–2), the team remains undefeated and has its eyes ahead on next weekend’s rematch. Eight minutes into the match, the Polar Bears led 14–4.
The Bowdoin athletics department recently released its updates to the Building and Supporting an Inclusive and Diverse Athletic Community Action Plan as it enters its fourth year. The plan has released four updates since its advent in October 2020, and the athletic department plans to continue to release updates annually.
The women’s soccer team (4–2–2; 2–1–1 NESCAC) achieved a comeback 2–1 win against Middlebury College (4–2–2; 1–2–1 NESCAC) on Saturday. The Polar Bears scored in the 86th minute, winning back-to-back contests against the Panthers. The Panthers led the game in the first half, but forward Mia Williams ’27 tied the game in minute 72 with a shot into the lower corner.
Striker Felipe Rueda Duran ’26 is off to a sizzling start this season. Leading men’s soccer with four assists and tied for the team lead with six goals, he has been at the heart of an offensive outburst for the Polar Bears.
Women’s rugby wing Lulu Linkas ’26 has quickly become a force on the field. Last year, Linkas was part of the team’s third consecutive DIII National Intercollegiate Rugby Association Championship. This season, Bowdoin defeated Frostburg State University (55–5) and Northeastern University (57–10) with Linkas at the helm.
The Bowdoin women’s tennis team went out with a bang this past weekend at the MIT Invitational. The tournament consisted of players from MIT, Tufts, Amherst and Bowdoin. Julia Ross ’27 made it to the final round in the singles main draw and also won the doubles consolation draw with partner and captain Lizzy Yu ’24.
In tandem with Bowdoin football’s thousandth game, the position of Bowdoin head coach of football was endowed last week by John Fish ’82, chairman and CEO of Suffolk Construction and Bowdoin football alum. Fish’s decision to make a financial commitment to the College and its football program was motivated not only by an appreciation for his own Bowdoin experience but also a desire to improve the program in the years to come.
With a new coach and state-of-the-art facility, Bowdoin’s club equestrian team is ready to get back in the saddle. The overhauls are part of the team’s efforts, spearheaded by Madison Nortz ’24, to revive the team following years of Covid-19 shutdowns and cancellations.
TOP NOTCH(O) Bowdoin men’s soccer (4–0–1; 1–0–1 NESCAC) played to a 0–0 draw against Connecticut College (3–0–2; 1–0–2 NESCAC) on Sunday afternoon at Pickard Field. Alex Ainsworth ’26 made four saves for the Polar Bears, who were outshot by Conn.
On Tuesday, the women’s soccer team (3–1–2; 1–0–1 NESCAC) suffered a 1–0 loss against the University of Southern Maine (USM). The loss follows a mixed bag of results since the team tied Bates College (1–2–2; 0–1–1 NESCAC) in its first game of the season.
For nearly a decade, the Bowdoin football team (1–0; 1–0 NESCAC) has been playing games on the road without a win—until last Saturday. With a 26–12 victory over Hamilton College (0–1; 0–1 NESCAC) in their season opener, the Polar Bears brought home their first road win since 2014.
KILLED IT The women’s volleyball team swept Swarthmore College (5–1) with a 3–0 win on the first day of the Garnet Invitational in Swarthmore, Pa. last Friday. The Polar Bears earned set scores of 25–17, 25–20 and 25–21, led by Skye LaMendola ’27 with 17 kills, Ella Haugen ’23 with 36 assists and Maya White ’25 with 13 digs.
Last Friday night found Bowdoin men’s soccer tied 0-0 with Bates ten minutes into the second half. In front of a crowd packed with equal parts Bowdoin and Bates fans, striker Felipe Rueda Duran ’26 threaded the ball between three Bates defenders and launched it forward, where it collided with the cleat of his fellow sophomore, Mateo Pacelli ’26, and then promptly made contact with the back of the net.
Last season, forward Samaya Bernardo ’24 put on a stellar offensive performance, leading the women’s soccer team to its first NCAA tournament appearance since 2015. Finishing second in the conference in both goals (10) and points (23) last season, Bernardo was named Second Team All-NESCAC and Second Team All-Region.
Women’s rugby kicked off its season with a dominating 55–5 win against Frostburg State University (0–0–1) last Saturday. Despite the successful outcome, the Polar Bears were initially uncertain about their chances against Frostburg, who had just formed their Division II women’s rugby team this year.
BRUNSWICK — Women’s soccer opened its season with a 0–0 draw against Bates College (0–0–1; 0–0–1 NESCAC) Despite ending Bowdoin’s ten game winning streak against the Bobcats, the draw did extend Bowdoin’s unbeaten streak against Bates to 17.
The Bowdoin cross country team kicked off its season by taking first place in the Colby-Bowdoin-Bates (CBB) Wave Race this Wednesday at Pineland Farms. “It’s cool to make a statement even at such a small meet and put ourselves on the radar,” Sam Angevine ’24 said.
In June, following the retirement of MaryBeth Mathews, Laura Miller was named head coach of the women’s rugby team. As only the second coach in program history, Miller hopes to preserve and build upon the team’s storied culture while also growing Division III rugby as a whole.
Tyler Huck ’26 does not care all that much about the award he won last season. The midfielder was named the 2022 NESCAC Men’s Soccer Rookie of the Year, a feat fully deserved on the back of a dream start to Huck’s Bowdoin career.
Last spring, the Bowdoin sailing team broke records at the Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) Women’s Fleet Race Nationals. The team finished in fifth place, exceeding Bowdoin sailing’s previous highest-ever finish—10th place in 2022. Lizzy Kaplan ’23 was named an Honorable Mention All-American skipper by the ICSA.
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.
SMOOTH SAILING 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.
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.
Athletic spending in 2021–2022 shows progress in wage gap between coaches of men’s and women’s teams
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).
GOALS GALORE 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).
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.