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Track Gives its Best Shot
Hardly a building season for Colby women
   
 

For Women's Lacrosse, a Great Rebound
Squad puts slow start behind it

   
 

Sports Shorts
Roundup and highlights of the summer season

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Sam Clark '01 saw another punctuation of his stellar Colby basketball career this spring when he was named a Division III All-American. The forward was named to the second team, the only NESCAC player to achieve All-American status. Clark ended his career with 1,123 points, placing him 19th on the Colby all-time scoring list. He is the 15th men's basketball player in Colby history to be named an All-American.

Christening a newly reconstructed field, the softball team played some exciting softball throughout the season, beginning at Ft. Myers, Fla. In the first game pitcher Amy Lisavich '04 tossed a one-hitter against powerful Huntingdon College of Alabama. Amy continued to pitch and bat well throughout the season. In another Ft. Myers' game, the White Mules beat Lawrence University of Appleton, Wis., for the first time in an exciting nail-biter, 1-0. Pitcher Stacy Thurston '03 gave up just one hit.

Northern games were highlighted by double-header wins over Trinity, 9-1 and 3-1. Lisavich and Stephanie Greenleaf '01 each pitched three hitters. In our next to last home game of the season the White Mules spotted Thomas College four runs in the first inning, but held them scoreless for the next 12, and went on to win by scoring the go ahead run in the bottom of the 13th. The White Mules ended the season with a 10-15 record. Leading the team in hitting this year were Kate Trasher '04 and Lisavich, and Kim Chadwick '02 and Marcy Wagner '02.

Baseball ended its season by winning six of seven games and the CBB title by sweeping Bates and taking two of three against rival Bowdoin. Hampered by April snows, the team was forced to practice indoors and play games on the road. A tough schedule and road games led to a 12-13 record, 6-6 in NESCAC. Leading the team in offense was outfielder/pitcher Jon Lord '02. Captain Andrew Tripp '01, Louis DiStasi 01'. Jay Johnson '03, Kevin Brunelle '03 and Eric Roy '04 all were key contributors to the team's offense. The pitching staff was led by Brandon Royce'04. James Garrett '02, Dan Deacon '03, Kevin Presbrey '03, Owen Kenny '03, Matt Gibson '03 and Philip Geiger '04 all won games for the Mules.

Men's tennis finished the year with a 9-4 record. The team lost a 4-3 heart-breaker to No. 5 regionally ranked Bates but went on upset NYU and Tufts. Other team highlights included wins over Skidmore ,Carnegie Mellon, Wesleyan and Connecticut. The team missed qualifying for the NCAA Regional Team Tournament by one spot.

In singles, Clint Morse '04 advanced to the semi finals of the B Singles Flight at the 2001 Middlebury Invitational, Owen Patrick '01 advanced to the finals while John McManigal '03 and Morse advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2000 Bates Invitational tournament. Jason Bidwell '02 upset regionally ranked opponents to complete an impressive record of 10-8 at No. 1 singles. McManigal posted an incredible 15-7 record at No. 4 singles. Patrick received the 2001 Clarence C Chaffee Award, given to the athlete who best demonstrates character, leadership and sportsmanship. This was the first year that a student athlete from Colby has ever won this award. At doubles, winning records were posted by Patrick and McManigal at the No. 1 position, Bidwell and Morse at the No. 2 position and Richard Cook '03 and Richard Harbison '03 at No. 3 position.

After a successful spring training trip to Oak Ridge, Tenn., during spring break, the Colby crews jumped right into racing. With almost 60 student-athletes practicing every day and racing every weekend, it was the largest squad in the history of the team. It also saw the first-ever undefeated season for a freshman women's crew, who went 6-0 through their racing season. They were followed closely by the varsity women, who went 6-1 while compiling their best dual racing season record ever. This spring Colby also brought home the first New England Rowing Championships Gold Medal for a freshman women's crew, won by the second freshman women's eight. Finally, the season highlight was the gold medal-winning performance by the freshman women's crew at the Avaya Communication Collegiate Championship Regatta (formerly known as the Champion International Collegiate Regatta). They soundly defeated crews from Divisions I, II, and III rowing programs from across the country to become the first Colby crew to ever win a gold medal at the regatta.

 


FEATURES:
Diversity Call Renewed: Students, President Bro Adams, faculty and others join in effort to appreciate and accentuate differences.
Making Waves: An inside look at the news you love to hear--from Colbians.
A Simple Feast: Wylie Dufresne '92 is one of the hottest chefs in New York City.
President's Page: President Bro Adams on the court and affirmative action.
Commencement 2001
Alumni Reunion 2001

 

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