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Head FOOTBALL coach TOM AUSTIN made a surprise announcement at the end of Colby's 5-3 season that he was retiring as head coach after 18 seasons. (A full story will appear in the spring issue of Colby.) The Mules won the CBB title with a 27-14 victory over Bates at home and a 7-6 win at Bowdoin. Running back AARON STEPKA '05, offensive tackle ROB VAIL '04, defensive back BRANDON IRWIN '04 and kicker JOHN GOSS '06 all made the NESCAC All-Conference second team. Stepka, All-America last year, had 836 yards rushing. Goss broke the NESCAC single-game record for field goals in a game with four and set the Colby field goal distance record with a 49-yard boot in a win over Middlebury. . . . VOLLEYBALL setter KIMBERLY PRESCOTT '04 and outside hitter CAIT CLEAVER '06 earned American Volleyball Coaches Association Regional All-America honors. Prescott, who holds nearly every Colby assist and service ace record, finished her career with 3,671 assists and 309 service aces. Cleaver set the single-season school record with 417 kills. Colby finished 23-9. . . . In WOMEN'S SOCCER, LAURA WILLIAMSON '07 earned NESCAC Rookie of the Year honors, leading the conference in points (14 goals, 7 assists, 35 points) and goals per game. Williamson and midfielder LIBBA COX '07 (7 goals, 1 assist) both made the NESCAC second team. Colby improved to 8-5-1 from 5-9 in 2002. . . . MEN'S SOCCER finished 6-6-2. Midfielder RYAN BOCCUZZI '05 led the scoring (9 goals, 3 assists, 21 points). He has 11 goals and 12 assists for 34 career points....FIELD HOCKEY forward WENDY BONNER '05 and defender KRISTIN PUTNAM '05 both were named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division III All-Region squad. Bonner, who also made the NESCAC first team, led the scoring with 15 goals (a school record) and 33 points. The Mules finished 9-6 and made the NESCAC tourney for the third straight year.... In MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY, NAT BROWN '04 made the NCAA Division III national championship meet for the fourth straight year after placing 15th at the New England regionals. Brown also earned NESCAC all-conference first-team honors. ERIC REINAUER '04 made the second team by taking 13th at the conference meet. . . . WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY placed 10th among 35 teams at the New England regional championships and was third at the Maine state meet. KARINA JOHNSON '05 finished 18th at the NESCAC meet. . . . COED GOLF won the Colby Classic Golf Tournament over Bates, Bowdoin and UMaine-Farmington at the Waterville Country Club. . . . In WOMEN'S TENNIS ALLISON DUNN '07 went 5-4 at first singles.