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Women’s lacrosse has four on academic team

WATERVILLE, Maine — Colby College’s Brittany Chin (Shrewsbury, Mass.), Abby Hooper (Nahant, Mass.), Mackenzie Reimer (Dartmouth, Mass.), and Dana Swaffield (Dover, Mass.) made the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Division III Academic Honor Roll. The four women were nominated by head coach Karen Henning and needed a minimum 3.50 grade point average and be...
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Wells named assistant basketball coach

WATERVILLE, Maine — Krystal Wells, an assistant coach at Regis College and an NCAA Division I player at Long Island University, was named assistant coach for the Colby College women’s basketball team Monday. Wells will work under Colby head coach Julie Veilleux, who led the Mules to a 16-9 record last season. Colby returns four...
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Women’s lacrosse earns team academic honor

WATERVILLE, Maine — Colby College earned the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Academic Honor Squad award on Monday. The award is given to women’s lacrosse teams with a combined team grade point average of 3.0 or higher. The Mules, under head coach Karen Henning, were one of 128 NCAA Division III teams to earn...

Assistant Devoe earns head coaching job

BELOIT, Wis. —  Colby College assistant coach Rashad Devoe was named head coach of men’s lacrosse at Beloit College on Tuesday. Devoe, under Colby head coach Jack Sandler, helped the Mules to back-to-back New England Small College Athletic Conference playoff appearances in his two years at Colby. Devoe will begin his duties at Beloit on...
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Kretzschmar joins football coaching staff

WATERVILLE, Maine — Alex Kretzschmar, who was at St. Ambrose (Iowa) University the past two years, was named assistant coach for the Colby College football team Monday. Kretzschmar will work with the quarterbacks for Colby head coach Jonathan Michaeles. Kretzschmar was the wide receivers coach for the varsity, worked with special teams, and was the...
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Men’s basketball team, players honored

WATERVILLE, Maine — Colby College earned the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Team Academic Award and had six players earn NABC Honor Court recognition. Teams needed at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average from all members who played during the season. The men’s basketball team is led by head coach Damien Strahorn. Ryan...
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Volleyball earns team academic award

WATERVILLE, Maine — Colby College earned the American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award and was honored for reaching its Dig Pink fund-raising goal. The Mules, under head coach Candice Parent, were one of 140 NCAA Division III volleyball teams to earn the academic honor. Squads needed to have at least a 3.30 cumulative grade...
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Hunter, Shiro, Edes, Marchetti make Maine Hall

BANGOR, Maine — Colby College graduates Gene Hunter ’48, Ted Shiro ’51, John Edes ’58, and Ed Marchetti ’60 will be inducted into the Maine Basketball Hall of Fame at the second annual ceremony on Sunday, Aug. 23. The event will take place at Bangor’s Cross Insurance Center from noon to 5 p.m. Tickets are...
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Colby has three in New England Basketball Hall

WORCESTER, Mass. — Colby College graduates Kim Condon-Lane ’01, Gene DeLorenzo ’75, and Matt Gaudet ’95 will be inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday,Aug. 8, at the DCU Center in Worcester. Condon-Lane was a women’s basketball player, DeLorenzo played men’s basketball at Colby and later coached the women’s program, and...
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Conerly named assistant coach for football

WATERVILLE, Maine — Sean Conerly, who has worked for both Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and Union College, has been named an assistant coach for the Colby College football team. Conerly, a New Orleans native, was a versatile coach for RPI. He was defensive line coach, special teams coordinator, director of video and football operations, and...
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Michie an NCAA Woman of the Year nominee

WATERVILLE, Maine — Megan Michie (Rhinebeck, N.Y.), the valedictorian of the Colby College Class of 2015, is the school’s NCAA Woman of the Year nominee after finishing her softball and volleyball career with the Mules. Michie was one of eight New England Small College Athletic Conference student-athletes to be nominated. A committee, led by the...
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Men’s swimmers 10th among scholar teams

WATERVILLE, Maine — The Colby College men’s swimming and diving team earned the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-America Team Award while finishing in the top 10 among NCAA Division III schools. The Mules, under head coach Tom Burton, were 10th with a 3.41 team grade point average. Colby made the CSCAA...
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Women’s swim team honored for academics

WATERVILLE, Maine — The Colby College women’s swimming and diving team earned the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-America Team Award for the 16th straight year. The Mules, under head coach Tom Burton, finished with team grade point average of 3.46. Schools needed at least a 3.00 grade point average for the...
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Men’s crew has 10 on ECAC All-Academic Team

WATERVILLE, Maine — The Colby College men’s crew had five rowers and two coxswains make the ECAC National Invitational Rowing Championship (NIRC) Stewards Men’s All-Academic Team. Paul Dougherty (Dover, Mass.), Drew Kelly (Fairfield, Conn.), Daniel Meyer (Brookline, Mass.), Allyson Redhunt (Gorham, Maine), Clint Ross (New York, N.Y.), Sylvia Xu (Bellevue, Wash.), and Luke Yasuda (Cheshire,...
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Women’s crew twice honored for academics

WATERVILLE, Maine — The Colby College women’s crew had 12 rowers on the ECAC National Invitational Rowing Championship (NIRC) Stewards All-Academic Team and five make the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) National Scholar-Athlete Team. Bobbi Alman (Los Gatos, Calif.), Maddie Andrews (Wells, Maine), Sophia Bartels (Hanover, N.H.), Talia Richkin (Lexington, Mass.), and Kara Witherill (Readfield,...
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Sahlberg earns National Academic All-American honor

WATERVILLE, Maine — Brett Sahlberg (Duxbury, Mass.) is the third Colby College student-athlete to earn multiple College Sports Information Director’s Association of America (CoSIDA) National Academic All-American honors on Tuesday. Sahlberg also is just the third Colby student to make the National Academic All-American First Team, earning the honor for men’s track and field. Men’s...
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Rower Witherill earns All-American honor

WATERVILLE, Maine — Colby College’s Kara Witherill (Readfield, Maine) capped off an award-winning senior year by being named to the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) Division III All-American Second Team on Tuesday. Witherill was the most decorated senior student-athlete in the 2014-15 academic year. She already was named to the New England Small College Athletic...
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Reid earns second straight All-American honor

WATERVILLE, Maine — Colby College’s Carl Reid (Mattapan, Mass.) earned Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-American honors for the second straight year after making the squad Wednesday. Reid made the team after ranking 18th in NCAA Division III in men’s singles play. The top 20 singles players are one criteria for making the All-American team. Reid,...
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Buco, Hanson on ECAC Second Team for baseball

WATERVILLE, Maine — Colby College’s Soren Hanson (Billerica, Mass.) and Jason Buco (Methuen, Mass.) earned more honors Tuesday after being named to the ECAC Division III New England Baseball All-Star Team. Both Colby players were selected to the second team, with Buco as an outfielder and Hanson as a utility player. Hanson pitches, plays first...
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Field hockey team, players earn academic honors

WATERVILLE, Maine — Colby College earned the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Team Academic Award, had 11 players on the National Academic Squad, and finished with two players as Scholars of Distinction. The Mules earned the Team Academic Award for having a grade point average of 3.0 or higher after the first semester of the...
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Hatch, Brokaw make ECAC lacrosse team

WATERVILLE, Maine — Colby College’s Abby Hatch and Jackie Brokaw both were named to the ECAC Division III New England Women’s Lacrosse All-Star Team. Hatch, who just graduated from Colby on May 24, was named to the first team as a midfielder. She already has earned Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) First Team honors,...
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Interim softball coach Penoyer to be in Utica Sports HOF

UTICA, N.Y. — Robin Penoyer, the interim head coach of the Colby College softball program during the 2015 season, will be inducted into the Greater Utica Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday, June 6. The induction ceremony and dinner will be held at Harts Hill Inn in Whitesboro, N.Y. Penoyer helped the Mules win three...
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Colby graduate Snediker earns head coaching job

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Colby College graduate Mary Clare Snediker, who was a key player for lacrosse and field hockey during her playing days, has been named the head coach of Western New England University’s field hockey program. Snediker graduated from Colby in 2009 and has worked hard as an assistant coach. During the 2014-15 academic...
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Dickson, Hatch in senior game; Henning to coach

WATERVILLE, Maine — Colby College midfielder Abby Hatch (Wilbraham, Mass.) and goaltender Claire Dickson (Darien, Conn.) will both play in the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) North-South Senior Game on Saturday, June 6, at 2 p.m. at Cabrini College. The North squad will be led by Colby head coach Karen Henning. The Division I...
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Sahlberg again earns All-District academic honor

WATERVILLE, Maine — Brett Sahlberg (Duxbury, Mass.), who just graduated from Colby College on Sunday, was named to the College Sports Information Directors Association of America (CoSIDA) District 1 All-Academic team for men’s track and field. Sahlberg was named to the District 1 (New England) team for the second year in a row. He went...
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McDonough an All-American, sixth at NCAA meet

CANTON, N.Y. — Colby College junior Alanna McDonough (Andover, Mass.) is an All-American and had her best time ever in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in taking sixth place at the NCAA Division III Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday at St. Lawrence University. McDonough had a successful day with her time of 10:42.03. A...
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Two-sport athlete Michie ranks first in her class

WATERVILLE, Maine — Colby College volleyball and softball player Megan Michie (Rhinebeck, N.Y.) is the valedictorian of the Class of 2015. Michie found out Friday about the honor. She had the highest grade point average of any student-athlete for her entire four years at Colby, but now heads into Sunday’s graduation at 10 a.m. as...
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Dugan named assistant coach for football

WATERVILLE, Maine — Matt Dugan, with coaching experience at Springfield College and Maine Maritime Academy, is a new assistant coach for the Colby College football program. Dugan will coach the running backs for head coach Jonathan Michaeles. “We are excited to have Matt on board. His enthusiasm and professionalism have already made a difference on...
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McDonough qualifies for NCAA steeplechase final

CANTON, N.Y. — Colby College’s Alanna McDonough (Andover, Mass.) had the fifth-fastest time of the day in a preliminary heat in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the NCAA Division III Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships at St. Lawrence University on Thursday. McDonough qualified for Saturday’s championship final at 12:30 p.m. She will be in a...
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Reid falls in singles and with Murad in doubles at NCAA tourney

MASON, Ohio — Colby College’s Carl Reid (Mattapan, Mass.) had slow starts in each set in falling 6-2, 6-4 to Patrick Lipscomb of University of Redlands in the opening round of singles play at the NCAA Division III Men’s Tennis Championships at Lindner Family Tennis Center. Vlad Murad (Bacau, Romania) and Reid lost a tough...
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Will, Youngman, Philipps in senior all-star games

WATERVILLE, Maine — Colby College’s Tyler Will (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.) will be busy with two senior men’s lacrosse all-star games and teammates Derek Youngman (Cohasset, Mass.) and Mark Philipps (New York, N.Y.) will both play in one. Will was selected to the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA)/Laxworld Division III North/South game on Friday,...
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Reid, Murad start NCAA tennis play Thursday

MASON, Ohio — Carl Reid will have a busy time in Ohio on Thursday with possibly two singles matches and a doubles match with Colby College teammate Vlad Murad at the NCAA Division III Men’s Tennis Championships at Lindner Family Tennis Center. Reid begins his day with an 11 a.m. first round singles match against...
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McDonough in prelim at NCAA meet Thursday

CANTON, N.Y. — After finishing 10th at the NCAA Division III Women’s Track and Field Championships last year, Colby College’s Alanna McDonough will have higher expectations when the national meet begins Thursday at St. Lawrence University. McDonough, a two-time winner of the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the New England Small College Athletic Conference Championships, will compete...

Colby has 103 on NESCAC Spring All-Academic Team

WATERVILLE, Maine — Colby College had 103 student-athletes honored for the 2015 New England Small College Athletic Conference Spring All-Academic Team on Tuesday. Colby was fifth among 11 NESCAC schools, but had four more honored after 99 earned the honor in 2014. Colby had 92 and was ranked third during spring of 2013. The Mules...
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Sayre, Will, Youngman named All-Americans

  WATERVILLE, Maine — Colby College’s Austin Sayre, Tyler Will, and Derek Youngman were all named honorable mention All-Americans by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) on Tuesday. The three players all earned All-American honors for the first time. Sayre already was chosen to the New England Small College Athletic Conference Second Team, while...
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Hanson named to All-New England team

WATERVILLE, Maine — Colby College’s Soren Hanson (Billerica, Mass.), who helped the baseball team win 20 games for the second time in school history, was named to the D3Baseball.com All-New England Region Team on Tuesday. Hanson was selected as a utility player on the third team after helping Colby on the mound, in the field,...

Colby has 10 on spring sportsmanship team

WATERVILLE, Maine — Colby College had 10 spring sport athletes named to the 2015 New England Small College Athletic Conference All-Sportsmanship Team. Senior baseball player Greg Ladd (Danvers, Mass.), senior men’s lacrosse player Peter Willauer (Duxbury, Mass.), junior women’s lacrosse player Dana Swaffield (Dover, Mass.), senior men’s rower Drew Kelly (Fairfield, Conn.), junior women’s rower...
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Tennis player Murad earns academic honor

WATERVILLE, Maine — Colby College men’s tennis player Vlad Murad (Bacau, Romania), who ranks fifth in the sophomore class, was named to the College Sports Information Director’s Association District 1 At-Large Academic Team on Monday. Murad has a double major in Computer Science and Mathematics, with a minor in Physics. Murad will be playing with...
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Grimaldi, Philipps on NEILA Academic Team

WATERVILLE, Maine — Colby College’s John Grimaldi (Manchester, Mass.) and Mark Philipps (New York, N.Y.) were both selected to the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) Academic All-New England Men’s Lacrosse Team. Grimaldi and Philipps were two of 22 New England Small College Athletic Conference men’s lacrosse players to make the team. Both Colby players...
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McDonough heading to nationals in steeplechase

WATERVILLE, Maine — Colby College’s Alanna McDonough will go it alone at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships when she competes in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at St. Lawrence University this Thursday to Saturday. McDonough, a two-time New England Small College Athletic Conference champion in the 3,000 steeplechase, is the lone Colby athlete...
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Doyle fifth in 400 dash at ECAC meet

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Emily Doyle placed fifth in the 400-meter dash for the Colby College women’s track and field team at the ECAC Championships on Friday. Doyle matched her fastest time of the year Friday, a 56.75 at the Open New England Championships. She holds the school record in the event at 56.45. Doyle has...
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Sommers takes ninth in ECAC 400

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Colby College’s Brian Sommers placed ninth in the 400-meter dash at the ECAC Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Friday. Sommers had a time of 49.08, below his best time of the year at 48.23 in winning the Open New England title. William Lee of MIT won the race in 48.21....
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Hatch earns IWLCA First Team All-American honor

WATERVILLE, Maine — For the second straight year, the Colby College women’s lacrosse program had an Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association First Team All-American after senior midfielder Abby Hatch (Wilbraham, Mass.) was honored Friday. Hatch already has been named an IWLCA First Team All-Region selection and a New England Small College Athletic Association First Team...
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Relay team leads women’s track at ECAC meet

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — The Colby College 1,600-meter relay team of Emily Doyle, Michaela Athanasopoulos, McKayla Blanch, and Emily Tolman combined to finish third at the ECAC Division III Women’s Track and Field Championships on Thursday. The women combined for a 3:53.99 in the field of 24 relay teams.  Rowan was first in 3:52.40 and Southern...

Summers breaks school record in 110 hurdles

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Landon Summers broke a 17-year-old school record in the 110 hurdles for Colby College at the ECAC Division III Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Thursday. Summers had a time of 15.26 to beat the 1998 record of Tyrone Boucaud (15.26) by the narrowest of margins. Unfortunately for Summers, the field...
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Witherill named to All-NESCAC Women’s Rowing Team

WATERVILLE, Maine — Colby College’s Kara Witherill (Readfield, Maine) capped a big senior season by earning New England Small College Athletic Conference Women’s Rowing All-Conference honors. Witherill, a senior captain for head coach Stew Stokes, rowed from seventh spot. The seven sits directly behind the stroke and is typically a fit and skilled rower who...