Last Monday, the United States Soccer Federation gathered reporters on the top floor of One World Trade for a pseudo-mysterious press conference. The media had already leaked the news, but when U.S. legend Alexi Lalas took the stage to introduce federation President Sunil Gulati, along with the presidents of the Mexican and Canadian federations, one of the worst-kept secrets in sports was made official.
Ann BasuPLAYOFF PUSH: Samantha Stalder ’17 competes in the team’s match against Middlebury (8-3, 5-0 NESCAC) on Saturday. Although the Polar Bears fell 8-1 to the Panthers, they are still confident in their ability to come back this weekend.
Turning the tide. The baseball team (11-12, 3-3 NESCAC) is currently on a five-game win streak after sweeping its weekend series against Trinity (13-12, 3-6 NESCAC) and beating Thomas (3-25) 11-4 on Monday. Brandon Lopez ’20 was named NESCAC Pitcher of the Week this week after tossing a full game against Trinity last Friday.
Straight shutouts. The women’s tennis team is currently 10-2, 4-1 NESCAC after a 9-0 win over Connecticut College (6-5, 0-3 NESCAC) on Sunday. Despite injuries that have weakened the team’s roster, the Polar Bears have won three of their last four games—all dominant 9-0 shutouts—and are currently ranked fourth in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Division III poll.
The men’s tennis team will face No. 4 Middlebury at home tomorrow in another installment of their growing NESCAC rivalry. Last year, the Polar Bears played the Panthers three times and lost in both the regular season and the NESCAC championships. However, Bowdoin evened the score in the NCAA DIII championship, winning 5-0 to claim its first national title.
Victoria YuWhat's the Catch: Marisa O’Toole ’17 protects the plate in Farley Field House. Due to weather and poor field conditions, the team has not had much practice time outside. Having won 13 of its last 14 games, the Bowdoin softball team (18-6, 2-1 NESCAC) heads to NESCAC rival Colby (7-12, 0-3 NESCAC) this weekend for a three-game series.
Ann BasuGo the Distance: The men’s track team competes in the 800-meter race at the Bowdoin Invitational on Saturday. Last weekend, the women’s and men’s track and field teams hosted a home invitational against seven other schools, with the men’s team taking first and the women’s taking second overall.
Ann BasuPitch Perfect: Head Coach Mike Connolly works with pitcher Colby Lewis ’20 as the team prepares for its home-opener against Trinity (12-9, 3-3 NESCAC) today at 3 p.m. On Tuesday, the baseball team (7-12, 0-3 NESCAC) won its first game since returning from a spring break training trip to Florida, beating the Brandeis Judges 5-2.
Victoria YuDouble Teamed: Captains Annie Glenn ’17 (left) and Anisa LaRochelle ’17 (right) lead the Polar Bear defense against a strong Colby attach in the team’s 18-9 loss on Wednesday. The women’s lacrosse team (9-3, 5-3 NESCAC) has been pushing towards securing a high seed for NESCAC championships.
Katie BacallKEEPING GUARD: Defender Ryan Kenney ’18 and goalkeeper Peter Mumford ’17 lead the Bowdoin defense in Wednesday night’s game against Bates (9-0, 6-0 NESCAC). Mumford had 12 stops against a strong Bobcat attack and caused two turnovers for the Polar Bears.