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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Following a third place finish at the New England Championship qualifier, four members of the sailing team will conclude their fall season by competing at the Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) National Championship this weekend. The team, composed of Alden Grimes ’21, John Seider ’22, Meghan Gonzalez ’23 and Tbo Antonietti ’24, will travel to St.
WOMEN’S TENNIS PREPARES TO CAUSE A RACKET This weekend, the women’s tennis team will host the Division III New England International Tennis Association (ITA) tournament at the Pickard Tennis Courts. This event marks the first competition of the season for the women’s team and the team’s first time playing in a tournament since the fall of 2019.
Aiming to create a welcoming atmosphere for first years and further strengthen their team’s camaraderie, Bowdoin sailors are staying positive through virtual meetings and workouts despite challenges the broader athletic community faces from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
“This is a time to come together”: sailing conference changes rules to formalize mandatory discussions on race
Channeling the momentum for racial justice activism sparked by the killing of George Floyd this May in Minneapolis, Preston Anderson ’22, a member of the Bowdoin sailing team, led the charge to change his conference’s bylaws and to implement mandatory race relations training in the New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association (NEISA).
Coming off the best season in program history last spring, the sailing team rode its momentum into the opening weekend of its fall season last week, sailing in five regattas. One team placed third in the Harmon Trophy at Maine Maritime Academy, earning qualifying spots for the Match Race Championships and the Penobscot Bay Open.
This past weekend, the Bowdoin Sailing team competed in the Team Races of New England Championship at Connecticut College, finishing fourth overall. For the first time in program history, the coed team qualified for the Team Race Nationals which will be held in Newport, Rhode Island on May 25-27.
This Saturday, approximately seven of Bowdoin’s top sailors will head to Maryland to compete in one of the most significant and competitive regattas of the fall season: the Showcase Finals at St. Mary’s College. The Polar Bears qualified for this event after a strong performance at the Coed Showcase Regatta at MIT two weekends ago.
Despite the lack of wind this weekend, the sailing team had a strong start to its season over the last two weeks after competing in numerous events across New England. “The women’s regatta was at MIT and that was a really tough event.
Going for Gold. Over the summer, Bowdoin women’s basketball player Ally Silfen ’17 and field hockey player Sarah Jane Weill ’18 traveled to Jerusalem for the 20th Maccabiah Games—an international Jewish and Israeli multi-sport event held in Israel every four years.
Smooth sailing. The sailing team competed in two regattas last weekend. Finishing seventh out of 18 teams, the windless Admiral’s Cup significantly limited racing. At the Women’s New England Championship, the Polar Bears battled it out with Harvard, ultimately winning a tiebreaker against the Crimson to secure the final qualifying spot for Women’s Nationals.
For the sailing team, a high-stakes weekend of races approaches. Tomorrow, the team will compete in the New England Team Race Championships at Tufts University and its performance at this regatta will determine whether it heads to the Team Racing National Championships later this spring in Charleston, SC.