Sports Shorts



MEN'S HOCKEY finished 14-7-4, falling 4-2 to Trinity in the NESCAC semifinals. PATRICK WALSH '05 made the All-NESCAC first team and led Colby's defensemen with eight goals and 14 assists. Forward NICK BAYLEY '05, an Academic All-American, was the team's leading scorer with 14 goals and a league-leading 21 assists. The Mules lose two of their top three point producers in ROSS MACMILLAN '04 (11 goals, 16 assists) and BRIAN CHISHOLM '04 (11 goals, 15 assists).

WOMEN'S HOCKEY finished 4-18-1. KATE SWEENEY '04 led the team in scoring (9 goals, 9 assists), finishing her Colby career with 36 goals and 39 assists. HEATHER DEVITO '05 had 12 goals and three assists.

WOMEN'S INDOOR TRACK sent three athletes to the NCAA Division III Championships: KARIMA UMMAH '04, high jump and triple jump; CAROLINE MINKOFF '04, weight throw; JESS MINTY '06, 800-meter run. Ummah won two ECAC titles, one New England Division III title and a record five individual events at the Maine State Championships.

MEN'S INDOOR TRACK missed XAVIER GARCIA '05, who was abroad part of the season, but he returned to win the Maine State title in the long jump. PATRICK HARNER '05 took second at the New England Division III Championships in the 55-meter dash. NAT BROWN '04 won a Maine State title in the 800-meter run.

MEN'S BASKETBALL finished 6-17. PATRICK MCGOWAN '05 led Colby in scoring (14.2), assists (76) and steals (41). Center DREW COHEN '07 led the NESCAC in blocked shots per game (2.10).

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL finished 9-16. WENDY BONNER '05 led in scoring (11.2) and rebounding (9.2). Bonner was second in the NESCAC in rebounding, fourth in field goal percentage (.505) and 15th in scoring.

WOMEN'S SQUASH finished ranked 12th in the nation and fourth in Kurtz Cup competition at the national team championships at Yale.

MEN'S SQUASH came up big in their final match to take 19th in the country with a 5-4 victory over Wesleyan in the national team championships at Yale. TODD BASNIGHT '06, one of the top winners for Colby from the third position, was named to the NESCAC Winter All-Academic squad.

WOMEN'S SWIMMING AND DIVING had one of its most successful seasons, going 7-2 in dual meets and setting 14 school records heading into the NCAA Division III Championship meet. LAURA MILLER '05 set eight school records individually or as part of a relay team, winning titles in the 50-yard butterfly and 100-yard butterfly.

MEN'S SWIMMING AND DIVING had a small roster but won two meets. JABEZ DEWEY '07 set two school records at the NESCAC meet. TOM IRELAND '05 was strong in the freestyle sprints.

MEN'S ALPINE SKIING took a full squad of three skiers to the NCAA Division I Championships. WARNER NICKERSON '05 won five of the first seven races in the season's opening four meets, and became the first Colby skier to win giant slalom and slalom the same weekend. Nickerson went to the NCAA meet with CHARLIE REED '06 and ROBERT SAUNDERS '05. Saunders earned All-America honors at last year's nationals.

WOMEN'S ALPINE SKIING twin sisters JENNY LATHROP '06 and ABBI LATHROP '06 helped Colby to a first NCAA Division I victory when Jenny finished first and Abbi second in leading the Mules to a slalom win at the Williams College meet. Jenny, the national runner-up in the slalom last year, became the first Colby woman to win the giant slalom and the slalom in the same weekend.

A number of sophomores and first-year skiers posted good results in MEN'S NORDIC SKIING. Four skiers-ERIC FITZ '04, KRIS DOBIE '06, FRED BAILEY '07 and JEFF ALDEN '07-placed in the top 36 at the Dartmouth carnival.

WOMEN'S NORDIC SKIING, ALEX JOSPE '06 finished third in a TAMC Nordic Nor Am Super Tour event before the Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association (EISA) season. Jospe and HILLARY EASTER '06 were consistently the top two skiers for Colby.