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WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY finished 17th at the NCAA Division III Championships at Hanover College in Indiana, continuing a string of strong national performances. The Mules finished fourth at the NCAA New England Regional Qualifier and third at the NESCAC meet, and they continue to rank among the top teams in the country. Under head coach DEB AITKEN Colby was fifth in the country in 2004 and 2005 and 11th in 2007. CASSI KNIGHT ’10 just missed All-America honors, placing 36th (top 35 are All-Americans). KATRINA GRAVEL ’10 was 49th and EMMA LINHARD ’11 77th. At the qualifying meet in Williamstown, Mass., Knight placed 12th out of 330 finishers. …

The brand new Seaverns Field at Harold Alfond Stadium opened in time for the FOOTBALL season, and the Mules posted a 3-1 record on their new FieldTurf surface. Colby football played Middlebury in the home opener and held on for a victory over the defending league champs. The Mules were 3-2 before settling for a 3-5 record. SAM HANDLER ’09 earned first-team NESCAC honors for his play at defensive end, TOM DALEY ’09 and KEVIN BIRD ’09 made the NESCAC second team. …

Despite the loss of top scorer MARY CLARE SNEDIKER ’09 for much of the season, FIELD HOCKEY made the NESCAC playoffs before falling to Tufts in the quarterfinals. MERYL POULIN ’11 earned NESCAC second-team honors after leading Colby in scoring with eight goals and 10 assists. HEATHER QUADIR ’11 added nine goals and seven assists for 25 points. Snediker, a three-time All-NESCAC selection, hurt her knee during lacrosse season and missed most of the field hockey season. Snediker still finished her career with 29 goals. … 

MEN’S SOCCER finished 7-6-1 overall but missed the NESCAC playoffs with a 3-5-1 record in the league, including a win over rival Bowdoin. LOGAN KING ’09 and TOM MILASCHEWSKI ’09 earned second-team All-NESCAC honors. The squad was honored with the NSCAA Team Academic Award for the eighth straight season, the longest streak of any NESCAC school.

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