WATERVILLE, Maine --- Ben Manter, an NCAA Division I All-American skier at Bates College, was named Thursday as the assistant coach for the Colby College alpine ski program.
Manter, who will work under Colby head coach Danny Noyes, was a two-time competitor at the NCAA Skiing Championships and earned All-American honors after placing 10th in the slalom in 2010. He became the third Bobcat men's skier to earn an All-American honor in program history.
"We are very fortunate to have Ben with us this year. Not only will he bring experience and accountability from his own successes within this challenging sport, but he is a hard worker who has his sights set on the pinnacle achievement in ski racing," Noyes said. "Ben joins in the journey of every dedicated member of the Colby alpine ski team, and he continues the legacy of dedicated coaches here at Colby.”
A biology major and a 2011 graduate of Bates, Manter was a two-year captain and started every ski race in his four years. He earned the Loyd Lux
Award, given to one individual on the Bates ski team for his/her strong leadership. Manter was one of eight varsity student-athletes honored with the Senior Citation Award for a strong athletic career while attending Bates.
Manter is a 2006 graduate of Carrabassett Valley Academy and is a Vassalboro, Maine, native.