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Bowdoin men’s basketball team bested by Colby College

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.

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Highlight Reel for December 2

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.

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W Rugby

Women’s rugby repeat as NIRA Champs

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..

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Highlight Reel for November 18

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.

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Courtside

The Pitchside World Cup Preview

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.

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Highlight Reel for November 11

NATIONAL TREASURE 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.

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Highlight Reel for November 4

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.

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Polar Bear of the Week

Polar Bear of the Week: Christine Reimer ’24

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.

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Water polo

Co-ed water polo team hosts home tournament

This weekend, the co-ed water polo team hosted the Collegiate Water Polo Association North Atlantic Division “A” Championship. The event spanned two days and hosted five teams from across the East Coast. Bowdoin went 0–3, and the University of Vermont took home the championship.

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Highlight Reel for October 28

GOLDEN GOAL 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.

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Highlight Reel for October 21

BLANK SPACE 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.

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Polar Bear of the Week

Polar Bear of the Week: Ronaldo Cabral ’25

Last Saturday, men’s soccer (10–1–2; 5–1–2 NESCAC) striker Ronaldo Cabral ’25 scored his sixth goal of the season against Hamilton College (8–1–4; 4–1–4 NESCAC) and sealed Bowdoin’s 4–0 win over the third ranked Continentals. The win, in addition to Wednesday’s win over Colby College (4–3–7; 1–3–5 NESCAC), propelled the Polar Bears to first place in the NESCAC.

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Sailing

Sailing team makes big waves at fall regattas

After a slow start to the season, the sailing team has found great success in its latest regattas. After placing sixth out of 18 teams in the first round of the Women’s Atlantic Coast tournament at Brown, the team qualified for and competed in the Women’s Atlantic Coast Championship (ACC) Finals at Kings Point this past weekend, placing ninth amongst 18 competitors.

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Nordic Skiing

Aggie Macy ’24 attends U.S. Ski Team training camp

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.

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Highlight Reel for October 14

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.

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Unlocking the 4-3-3

Unlocking the 4-3-3: Focusing on fluidity

Any decent coach can pigeon hole players into an already existing system. A good coach can have impressive tactics and stick with them no matter the players on the team or the opponent. But a great coach can build a system designed around their players that not only complements their skill sets but allows each individual to perform at the highest level.

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W Rugby

Women’s rugby earns 62-5 homecoming win

In the midst of Homecoming Weekend 2022, the women’s rugby team departed Pickard Field triumphant after a 62-5 win against the University of Maine-Orono (UMO). After earning wins against the University of New England, Colby College and Castleton University, the team is 4-0 this season and has won its last 15 games.

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M Cross Country

Cross country teams finish second in Bowdoin invitational

On a picturesque Saturday morning last weekend, the men’s and women’s cross country teams took the course against stiff competition. Both teams each took second place out of 12 teams at the first Bowdoin Invitational. Sam Angevine ’24 paced the men’s side with a third place finish clocking in at 25:41.8 on the 8K course while Leila Trummel took second place in the women’s race, finishing 6K in 23:01.9.

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M Soccer

Men’s soccer rebounds with shutout victory

The men’s soccer team (6–1–1; 2–1–1 NESCAC) is no longer undefeated after a 1-1 tie to Middlebury College (4–1–2; 1–1–2 NESCAC) and a 2–1 loss to Williams College (3–0–4; 2–0–2 NESCAC) last weekend. Prior to those two matches, the team was 5–0–0, scoring more than four goals in three of those matches.

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Polar Bear of the Week

Polar Bear of the Week: Morgan Smiley ’24

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.

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Highlight Reel

Highlight Reel for September 23

SHUTOUT SPECTACULAR 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.

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M Cross Country

Cross country opens season with wave races

Last weekend, the men’s and women’s cross country teams kicked off their seasons with the Colby, Bates and Bowdoin (CBB) Wave Races at Pineland Farms. The meet, against rivals Bates and Colby, was the runners’ first chance to compete after intense preseason training and served as a motivator for their upcoming home invitational.

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Highlight Reel for September 9

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.

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M Hockey

New men’s hockey Head Coach Ben Guite aims to develop strong team identity and culture

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).

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Highlight Reel for May 13

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.

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Polar Bear of the Week

Polar Bear of the Week: Fleming Landau ’22

On May 1, the women’s tennis team squared off against Middlebury College in its final regular season match of the season. Bowdoin lost 6-3 to Middlebury, who went on to finish second in the NESCAC. Despite the team loss, Fleming Landau won both her singles and doubles matches and earned the International Tennis Association’s Division III player of the week award.

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Sailing

Sailing team qualifies for national championships

This week, the women’s and coed sailing teams finished their regular season with a victory. Around half of the team will travel to New Orleans to compete against some of the top sailing programs in the country in the Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) National Championship hosted by Tulane University on the weekends of May 19 and May 23.

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Highlight Reel for May 6

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.

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Highlight Reel for April 22

THEY HAVE A TIMEOUT, DECIDE NOT TO USE IT Bang! The Bowdon H*rpoon’s intramural basketball team wheezed in agony as sharpshooter Andrew Cohen ’24 of the Bowdoin Orient’s team, Southern Charm, swished successive three-pointers to put the game out of reach for the struggling satirical publication.

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Football

Fall teams find value in spring practices

For the first time since the NESCAC’s founding in 1971, the conference has given fall sports—such as football, soccer, volleyball and field hockey—the green light to hold team practices over the course of the spring. “The NESCAC provided flexibility this year in light of schools returning from essentially a year away from traditional athletic activity, and permitting the non-traditional season … was one of the changes identified that could positively impact students returning to competitive athletics,” Ashmead White Director of Athletics Tim Ryan wrote in an email to the Orient.

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Highlight Reel for April 15

SOFTBALLIN’ Early this April, the Bowdoin softball team swept UMaine-Presque Isle in a two-game series in Brunswick. The first game, which only went five innings, concluded early after the Polar Bears scored 14 combined runs in the third and fourth innings to go up 21-3.

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M Lacrosse

Men’s lacrosse continues undefeated season

The men’s lacrosse team always knew that returning to a full schedule after a two-year hiatus would be a tall order. Despite three-quarters of its roster having never played more than three college games going into this season, the team has stormed to 12 straight wins this season, tied for its best start ever.

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Highlight Reel for April 1

WAVED ON HOME When much of the College traveled home for spring break, the baseball team returned to Florida for spring training for the first time since the start of the pandemic. Over break, the team was able to make up for lost seasons as they played 11 games in their stint away from campus.

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