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Women’s soccer opens with Tufts, has home night game

WATERVILLE, Maine — The Colby College women’s soccer team opens the 2016 season Saturday, Sept. 10, at home against Tufts University at 12:30 p.m. The Mules, under new head coach Kristin Shaw, play 15 games and have their first-ever night home game on Wednesday, Sept. 14, against local rival Thomas College at 8 p.m. Colby...
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Field hockey to open 2016 season against Thomas

WATERVILLE, Maine — The Colby College field hockey team, under new head coach Kelly Terwilliger, will open the 2016 season at home against Thomas College and then face three tough New England Small College Athletic Conference opponents in three of the next four games. The Mules play Thomas on Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 7 p.m....
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Colby football opens season on Sept. 24

WATERVILLE, Maine — The Colby College football team opens the 2016 season at Williams College on Saturday, Sept. 24, at 1 p.m. The Mules have Williams on the schedule for the next two years. Colby played Trinity College the past two years. Colby’s home opener will be Saturday, Oct. 1, against Middlebury College at 1...
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CLASS OF 2016 PERSPECTIVE: Alex Walsh, men’s hockey

(This is the first in a series of Class of 2016 perspectives. The student-athletes featured will write about their time at Colby.)  Alex Walsh (Delbarton School/Basking Ridge, N.J.), men’s hockey Colby taught me many new things, like how to skate backwards using my inside edges, how to write a poem using mixed diction, and how...
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Women’s lacrosse begins, ends season at No. 16

WATERVILLE, Maine — The Colby College women’s lacrosse team started and ended the 2016 season as the 16th-ranked team in the country. Colby finished the season at 12-4 overall and were in the top 10 for much of the season. However, the Mules did not receive a bid to the NCAA tourney and came down...
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Men’s tennis among teams in recruiting rankings

WATERVILLE, Maine — The Colby College men’s tennis program, under head coach Jason Cohen, was among the top 30 in recruiting for the incoming first-year class in rankings published by Tennis Recruiting Network. Colby will bring in five first-year players to join a program with veteran players. The Tennis Recruiting Network put out a top...
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Women’s rower Suechting earns All-American honor

WATERVILLE, Maine — Colby College’s Sophie Suechting ’16 (Denver, Colo.) is an All-American for the second time after being honored by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) on Friday. Suechting was one of 18 rowers and coxswains honored and was on the second team. She also made the second team after the 2014 season. Suechting...
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Women’s tennis finishes season ranked in region

WATERVILLE, Maine — The Colby College women’s tennis team finished in the top 20 of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Northeast Region poll for the first time since the 2011 season. The Mules closed out the season ranked 16th in the region after posting a 12-4 overall record and a 4-3 mark in New England...
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Men’s tennis once again ranked in final region poll

WATERVILLE, Maine — The Colby College men’s tennis team once again finished in the top 20 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Northeast Region. The Mules finished 18th in the regional rankings and have been in the top 20 eight straight years since the ITA started keeping a regional poll. Junior first singles player Carl...
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Terwilliger named head coach of field hockey

WATERVILLE, Maine — Kelly Terwilliger, with coaching experience at three NCAA Division I schools and a collegiate playing career at The Ohio State University, has been named head coach of the Colby College field hockey program. Terwilliger was an associate head coach at Indiana University and had assistant coaching stints at Ohio State and Ohio...
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McDonough, Doyle both fourth at NCAA meet

WAVERLY, Iowa — Alanna McDonough ’16 (Andover, Mass.) earned her third All-American honor by placing fourth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and Colby College teammate Emily Doyle ’16 (Duxbury, Mass.) also placed fourth in the 400 dash in earning her first individual All-American honor and her fifth overall at the NCAA Division III Women’s Outdoor Track...
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Doyle qualifies for 400 dash final at NCAA meet

WAVERLY, Iowa — Colby College’s Emily Doyle ’16 (Duxbury, Mass.) broke her own school record for the third time this year and qualified for the championship final in the 400-meter dash at the NCAA Women’s Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Friday at Wartburg College. Doyle will run in the 400 final Saturday...
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Sommers takes 16th in 400 dash at NCAA meet

WAVERLY, Iowa — Colby College’s Brian Sommers finished in 16th place in the 400-meter dash Friday at the NCAA Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Wartburg College. Sommers came into the meet as the 18th seed in the race. He had a time of 48.39 while running in the second of three heats. Sommers...
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McDonough advances; Athanasopoulos has solid start

WAVERLY, Iowa — Colby College’s Alanna McDonough ’16 cruised into the final of the 3,000-meter steeplechase with the third-best time of the day in preliminary races at the NCAA Division III Women’s Track and Field Championships on Thursday at Wartburg College. Meanwhile, Colby teammate Jenna Athanasopoulos ’17 is in ninth place out of 21 competitors...
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Wasserman, Colombini to be in NEILA game

WATERVILLE, Maine — Colby College midfielder Sam Wasserman will play and assistant coach Matt Colombini will be on the coaching staff at the 2016 New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) East-West Senior All-Star Game on Friday, June 3. The game will take place at Golden Bear Stadium on the campus of Western New England University...

Colby third among NESCAC in spring all-academic

WATERVILLE, Maine — Colby College finished third among the 11 New England Small College Athletic Conference schools for student-athletes honored on the NESCAC Spring All-Academic Team. Colby had 105 student-athletes, two more than last spring, earn the honor. Colby finished ahead of Amherst College (104), Middlebury College (95), Wesleyan University (95), Bowdoin College (87), Hamilton...
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New time start for McDonough at NCAA meet

WATERVILLE, Maine — Colby College’s Alanna McDonough ’16, Emily Doyle ’16, Kim Donaldson ’16, and Jenna Athanasopoulos ’17 will head to Wartburg College in Iowa for the NCAA Division III Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships from May 26-28. McDonough is the second seed in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, Doyle is seeded eighth in the 400...
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Sommers to run in 400 at NCAA meet

WATERVILLE, Maine — Colby College’s Brian Sommers is the 18th seed in the 400-meter dash at the NCAA Division III Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships from May 26-28 at Wartburg College in Iowa. Sommers will run a preliminary race on Friday at 5:45 p.m. (EST). If he advances to the final, he will run...

Mules have 10 on spring all-sportsmanship team

WATERVILLE, Maine — Colby College had 10 student-athletes named to the 2016 New England Small College Athletic Conference Spring All-Sportsmanship Team on Thursday. Senior baseball player Ben Crocker (Hallowell, Maine), senior men’s lacrosse player Sam Wasserman (Milton, Mass.), senior women’s lacrosse player Brittany Chin (Shrewsbury, Mass.), junior men’s rower Roger Stone (Greenville, S.C.), women’s junior...
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Herwig, men’s relay team get school records

WESTFIELD, Mass. — Colby College’s Andrew Herwig went from fifth place after the opening day of the decathlon to second place and a school record after Thursday’s competition at the ECAC Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Westfield State. Herwig finished with 6,127 points to break his own Colby record of 6,123 points set...
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Athanasopoulos second in heptathlon at ECAC meet

WESTFIELD, Mass. — Colby College’s Jenna Athanasopoulos finished second in the heptathlon and Julia Rembetsy-Brown was sixth in the long jump at the ECAC Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Thursday at Westfield State. Athanasopoulos finished with 4,391 points among 15 women in the event. The final three events were completed Thursday, with Athanasopoulos...
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Garrett breaks school record in hammer throw

WESTFIELD, Mass. — Colby College’s Michaela Garrett ’17 broke a school record in the hammer throw and placed second in the event at the ECAC Division III Women’s Track and Field Championships on Wednesday at Westfield State. Garrett, who has been throwing longer at each meet, had her best toss on the first throw of...
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Herwig fifth after first day of decathlon

WESTFIELD, Mass. — Colby College’s Andrew Herwig ’16 is in fifth place after the opening day of competition in the decathlon at the ECAC Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Wednesday at Westfield State. Herwig has 3,082 points and is usually stronger In the second day events. He took second in the high jump...
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Brokaw named women’s lacrosse All-American

WATERVILLE, Maine — Colby College’s Jackie Brokaw ’18 (Darien, Conn.), a year after being honored as New England Small College Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year, was named to the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) All-American Second Team on Wednesday. Brokaw is the first Colby defender since 2012 to earn All-American honors. Head coach...
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Hanson, Ellenthal named All-NESCAC for baseball

WATERVILLE, Maine — Colby College’s Soren Hanson ’16 (Billerica, Mass.) and Zach Ellenthal ’16 (Wilton, Conn.) were both named to the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Baseball All-Conference Team on Wednesday. Hanson made the first team for the second straight year, while Ellenthal was selected all-league for the first time and was on...
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Women’s lacrosse has six players on all-region team

WATERVILLE, Maine — Jackie Brokaw ’18 (Darien, Conn.), Emma Marjollet ’16 (Hingham, Mass.), Emilie Klein ’17 (North Andover, Mass.), Georgia Lubrano ’17 (Hanover, N.H.), Lexie Perticone ’17 (Vero Beach, Fla.), and Kendall Smith ’18 (Bloomfield, N.J.) all made the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Division III All-Region Team on Friday. Brokaw and Marjollet were...
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Rex makes men’s crew All-NESCAC team

WATERVILLE, Maine — Colby College’s Liam Rex ’19 (Andover, Mass.) earned All-New England Small College Athletic Conference honors Friday in his first year with the men’s crew. Rex was selected to the second team and was one of only two first-year rowers on the squad. He rowed from the eighth position (stroke) in the boat....
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Suechting earns second women’s NESCAC honor

WATERVILLE, Maine — Colby College’s Sophie Suechting ’16 (Denver, Colo.) earned her second New England Small College Athletic Conference Women’s Rowing All-Conference Second Team selection Friday. Suechting was an All-American and made the All-NESCAC Second Team in 2014. She sits in the seventh position in the boat. The seventh spot is a rower who acts...
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Jacobson, Wasserman on NEILA academic team

WATERVILLE, Maine — Colby College’s Kenny Jacobson (Duxbury, Mass.) and Sam Wasserman (Milton, Mass.) were both named to the 2016 New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) Academic All-New England Team on Thursday. Jacobson and Wasserman were two of 65 NCAA Division III student-athletes honored from 29 institutions. Nominees must have senior standing, a cumulative grade...
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Reid earns fifth All-NESCAC men’s tennis honor

WATERVILLE, Maine — Colby College junior Carl Reid (Mattapan, Mass.) earned his fifth All-New England Small College Athletic Conference honor after being named to the second team for singles Thursday. Reid, a two-time All-American, was 12-7 in singles play during the 2015-16 season. He had been an All-NESCAC First Team selection as a first-year and...
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Women’s crew finishes 11th at national meet

WORCESTER, Mass. — The Colby College women’s crew placed 11th overall after finishing fifth in the Petite Final at the 2016 National Invitational Rowing Championships on Sunday on Lake Quinsigamond. The Mules were 12th at last year’s nationals, but moved up a spot this year with a time of 7 minutes 35.29 seconds over 2,000...
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Men’s crew 13th overall at national meet

WORCESTER, Mass. — The Colby College men’s varsity 8 moved up one place to 13th overall and won the third final race at the National Invitational Rowing Championships on Sunday on Lake Quinsigamond. Colby won the third final (places 13 to 18) in 6:14.972 to defeat Hamilton, Marist, University of Massachusetts, University of New Hampshire,...
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Athanasopoulos, Doyle, relay team win New England D3 titles

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Colby College’s Emily Doyle ’16 won another title and broke her own school record for the second straight week, while Jenna Athanasopoulos ’17 finished up what she started Friday by winning the heptathlon at the New England Division III Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday. Colby won a third title...
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Sandreuter seventh in steeplechase for men’s track

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Stefan Sandreuter ’16 placed seventh in the 3,000-meter steeplechase for Colby College at the New England Division III Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday at Springfield College. Sandreuter had a time of 9 minutes, 34.90 seconds in the field of 24. He came into the meet with a 9:46.36 seed....
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Baseball closes out season with setbacks

AMHERST, Mass. — Colby College’s Soren Hanson ’16 finished his collegiate career with an unlucky loss after Amherst College took a 1-0 win over the Mules in the opening game of a doubleheader on Saturday. The Purple & White also won 9-1 in the nightcap to improve to 24-10 overall. The Mules end the season...
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Herwig breaks own school record in decathlon

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Colby College’s Andrew Herwig ’16 (Brewster, Mass.) broke his own school record in the decathlon after placing second in the event at the New England Division III Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Friday at Springfield College. Herwig finished with 6,123 points to break his old record of 6,066 set last...
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Garrett third in hammer; Athanasopoulos closes on title

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. —  Michaela Garrett finished in third place in the hammer throw and Jenna Athanasopoulos is first after the opening day of the heptathlon at the New England Division III Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Friday at Springfield College. Garrett, fresh off winning a New England Small College Athletic Conference title last...
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Rower Whelpley ’05 one step from Summer Olympics

WATERVILLE, Maine — Colby College graduate Steve Whelpley ’05 and his racing partner won the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials in the men’s double scull and are one step away from competing at the Summer Olympic Games in Brazil. Whelpley and Willy Cowles won the event at the Olympic trials at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota,...
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Senior athletes earn awards at ceremony

WATERVILLE, Maine — Alanna McDonough (Andover, Mass.) of Colby College’s cross country and track and field teams earned the the Ellsworth Millett Award for the women and basketball player Chris Hudnut (Chevy Chase, Md.) was honored for the men at the Colby Senior Awards Presentation. Other award winners included: women’s lacrosse player Brittany Chin (Shrewsbury,...
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Brokaw, Marjollet named All-NESCAC

WATERVILLE, Maine — Colby College defenders Jackie Brokaw (Darien, Conn.) and Emma Marjollet (Hingham, Mass.) were both named to the New England Small College Athletic Conference Women’s Lacrosse All-Conference Team on Thursday. Brokaw, the NESCAC Co-Rookie of the Year in 2015, was on the first team. Marjollet was selected to the second team. Brokaw was...
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UMaine baseball pulls away from Colby

WATERVILLE, Maine — Despite more red-hot hitting from Colby College’s Zach Ellenthal ’16, Tyler Schwanz had a home run and two doubles for the University of Maine and relief pitcher Connor Johnson threw five strong innings in the Black Bears’ 9-3 win in non-conference baseball Wednesday at Coombs Field. University of Maine improved to 16-27 overall,...
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Baseball loses this time in 5-4 game with Husson

BANGOR, Maine — Two weeks after Colby College took a 5-4 home win over Husson University, the Eagles paid the Mules back with a 5-4 non-conference win Tuesday at the Winkin Complex. Colby is 11-21 overall and will play host to University of Maine on Wednesday at 4 p.m. The game will be webcast at http://www.nsnsports.net/colleges/colby/...
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Eight earn All-NESCAC honors for women’s track

WATERVILLE, Maine — Colby College finished third among athletes honored to the New England Small College Athletic Conference Women’s Track and Field All-Conference Team on Tuesday. Colby had eight athletes earn honors for finishing in the top-three of an event at Saturday’s NESCAC meet at Amherst College. Middlebury College (16) and Williams College (11) were...
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Four make All-NESCAC for men’s track

WATERVILLE, Maine — Colby College’s Brian Sommers ’17 earned his fourth and fifth All-New England Small College Athletic Conference Men’s Track and Field All-Conference honors on Tuesday. Sommers, Nick Boutin ’19, Roy Donnelly ’17, and Landon Summers ’17 each were All-NESCAC for the Mules. Sommers was second in the 400-meter dash in 48.34 and nearly...
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McDonough, Doyle, Garrett, Donaldson win NESCAC titles

AMHERST, Mass. — Alanna McDonough, Emily Doyle, Michaela Garrett, and Kim Donaldson can call each other New England Small College Athletic Conference champions after the Colby College foursome won individual titles at the league meet on Saturday at Amherst College. The four women combined for 40 points with the four victories and helped the Mules...