Colby Magazine - Winter 1998 Sport Shorts
The field hockey team made vast improvement going 8-6 in 1998 and earning the program's first-ever ECAC tournament bid. First-years Becca Bruce, Marcia Ingraham and Sarah Browne combined to provide 42 percent of the team's total scoring, with Bruce leading the way with six goals and five assists. Both Bruce and Ingraham were named All-NESCAC, and back Kate Gardiner '00 joined them on the NCAA Regional All-American team. . . . The golf team enjoyed one of its finest years, as first-year Ben Powell led the team to three first-place finishes, including a victory at the 14-team Maine State Tournament. . . . Men's soccer began its 1998 season with three tough road defeats, but recovered to finish 8-6-1. Senior Mark Melander paced the team with eight goals and 10 assists, and senior Matt Sawatzky earned All-NESCAC honors at the midfield position. The Mules' late run earned them their sixth ECAC tournament bid since 1990. . . . Led by senior captain and national qualifier Wilson Everhart, the men's cross-country team had a solid season, highlighted by a sixth-place finish at the 33-team ECAC championships. The team finished in the top five at three other meets, including the State Meet at Colby. Everhart qualified for the NCAA championships by placing 14th overall at the New Englands with a time of 25:46. . . . The football team recovered from an 0-8 season in 1997 to pull out a pair of victories in 1998. The White Mules crushed Middlebury on October 10 for its first win of the year, as junior running back Thomas Keblin ran for 177 yards and two touchdowns. Keblin was named the NESCAC Offensive Player of the Week and the NESN Male Athlete of the Week. Senior Ryan Aldrich recorded 12 quarterback sacks to break Colby's all-time single-season record, while senior co-captain James Scribner recorded 107 total tackles on the year. . . . The volleyball team recovered from a 3-8 start to finish the season 16-17. Colby ended its season by going 2-2 at the NESCAC tournament, earning them seventh place out of 11 teams. Senior co-captain Randi Martin earned NESCAC All-Tournament honors, and first-year Amanda Cuiffo was named the Maine State Rookie of the Year. . . . The women's tennis team endured a difficult fall season, going 3-5 overall. Several players had fine individual seasons. Number-one player and senior captain Kim Cheah culminated her tremendous career by winning 10 of her 14 singles matches and advanced to the quarterfinals of the New England championships. Colby also got solid performances from sophomore Mayo Morgan and first-year Kendra Shank, both of whom advanced along with Cheah to the quarterfinals of the NECs.
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