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CLASS OF 2016 PERSPECTIVE: Emily Tolman, women’s track and field

(This is the eighth in a series of Class of 2016 perspectives. The student-athletes featured will write about their time at Colby.) Emily Tolman Scarborough, Maine/Scarborough women’s track and field majors: Russian language and culture, biology  I could have never imagined, in my early life, the impact that competitive running at Colby College would have...
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Hurdle-Price named to preseason All-American team

WATERVILLE, Maine — Colby College co-captain Jabari Hurdle-Price (Bronx, N.Y./Fieldston School), one of the top running backs in the New England Small College Athletic Conference, was named to the Football Gameplan Preseason Division III All-American Team on Thursday. Hurdle-Price was selected to the third team offense as an all-purpose player. There were 85 players in...
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Colby to have three inducted in Maine Basketball Hall of Fame

WATERVILLE, Maine — The Colby College men’s basketball program will be well represented with three inductees into the Maine Basketball Hall of Fame on Sunday at the third annual induction ceremony at Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. Mike McGee ’82, Harland Storey ’85, and Kevin Whitmore ’91 will be inducted at the noon event. Tickets...
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Keenan, Stauffer named field hockey assistants

WATERVILLE, Maine — A four-time national champion from Tufts University and an NCAA Division I attacker from Indiana University are new assistant coaches for the Colby College field hockey program. Brianna Keenan of Tufts was an outstanding goalkeeper during her collegiate career, while Indiana’s Rachel Stauffer was among scoring leaders for Indiana last fall. The...
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CLASS OF 2016 PERSPECTIVE: Chris Millman, men’s cross country

(This is the seventh in a series of Class of 2016 perspectives. The student-athletes featured will write about their time at Colby.) Chris Millman East Greenwich HS/East Greenwich, R.I. men’s cross country major: chemistry; minor: math Throughout my senior year at Colby, I used the phrase “As someone with what some would call perspective” when...
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Bourgoin named assistant football coach

WATERVILLE, Maine — Kevin Bourgoin, who began his career at Colby College, returns to Mayflower Hill as an assistant coach for the football program. Bourgoin will coach the Mules’ quarterbacks. He was the associate head coach for the University of Maine from March 2007 to January 2016. He was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach...
Joseph Connelly during a NCAA Division III basketball game between Colby College and Bowdoin College on December 5, 2015 at Wadsworth Gymnasium in Waterville, ME.  (Dustin Satloff)

Connelly to play basketball on tour in Spain

WATERVILLE, Maine — Colby College’s Joe Connelly (Brookline, Mass./Beaver Country Day) will play for the 2016 Select Team Basketball Goodwill Tour during a trip to Spain from Aug. 9-16. Connelly will play games in Barcelona, Valencia, and Madrid. He is one of 10 players on a team coached by Bucknell University assistant coach Joe Meehan....
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Women’s lacrosse has seven players, team honored

WATERVILLE, Maine — Colby College had seven players make the 2016 Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association Division III Academic Honor Roll and the team earned the IWLCA Academic Honor Squad for the 2015-16 academic year. Colby was tied for the most players making the honor roll with Hamilton College among New England Small College Athletic...
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Seven men’s tennis players, team honored

WATERVILLE, Maine — The Colby College men’s tennis team had seven players earn Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Scholar-Athlete status and the entire squad made the ITA All-Academic Team. Brad Gaffin, Sam Hoenig, Nam Le, Matt Martin, Doug Mo, Vlad Murad, and Alexander Thrane earned the ITA Scholar-Athlete honor for having a grade point average of...
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Four players, team make academic squad

WATERVILLE, Maine — The Colby College women’s tennis team earned the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic Team award and had four players make the ITA Scholar-Athlete squad. Gabriela Venditti, Jamie Pine, Katie Ryan, and Annie Morris were individual award winners for head coach Jason Cohen. Venditti, Pine, and Ryan all return for the 2016-17 season....
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Media reports from Stanley Cup event at Colby

WATERVILLE, Maine — While the line stretched outside of the Harold Alfond Athletic Center to see the Stanley Cup at Colby College’s Alfond Rink, media from Portland, Bangor, and Waterville also were in attendance Tuesday. Below is a sampling of the stories from broadcast and print media (note: Colby graduate and volleyball player Caitlin Burchill...
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Huge crowd comes to see Stanley Cup at Colby

WATERVILLE, Maine — Waterville native Andy Saucier brought the Stanley Cup to Colby College on Tuesday and the line was long to see the National Hockey League’s beautiful trophy. Saucier, the video coach for the NHL champion Pittsburgh Penguins, had the Stanley Cup for the day. He had the Cup at Colby’s Alfond Rink for...
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Whelpley ’05 named assistant rowing coach

WATERVILLE, Maine — Steve Whelpley ’05, who rowed for the U.S. National Team in the United States Summer Olympic trials and at the World Rowing Championships, will be the new assistant coach for the Colby College men’s and women’s crews. Whelpley will work under head coach Stew Stokes, who coached Whelpley during his time at...
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Stanley Cup to be on display Aug. 2 at Colby

WATERVILLE, Maine — The National Hockey League’s Stanley Cup trophy will be on display at Colby College’s Alfond Rink on Tuesday, Aug. 2, from 1 to 3 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Hockey fans can take photos and touch the Stanley Cup. Alfond Rink is located in the Harold Alfond...
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Gaetano named head coach of women’s basketball

WATERVILLE, Maine — Brittany Gaetano, head coach at Drew University since 2010 and a former assistant at Amherst College, is the new head coach of the Colby College women’s basketball program. A four-year starter during her playing days at St. Lawrence University, Gaetano starts at Colby on August 1. “We are thrilled to have Brittany...
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CLASS OF 2016 PERSPECTIVE: Billy Parker, men’s track and field

(This is the fifth in a series of Class of 2016 perspectives. The student-athletes featured will write about their time at Colby.) Billy Parker Methuen/Methuen, Mass. men’s track and field major: mathematics; minor: philosophy I never imagined I would be writing an essay as the captain of the men’s track and field team. Frankly, I...
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Five earn academic honors from women’s crew

WATERVILLE, Maine — The Colby College women’s crew had five rowers make the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) National Scholar-Athlete Team. Bobbi Alman ’17 (global studies major), Maddie Andrews ’17 (biology), Sophia Bartels ’17 (global studies and Latin American studies), Sarah Lane-Reticker ’16 (chemistry), and Ling MacLean ’18 (global studies) made the team for Colby...
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Nordic skier Fields to attend International Junior Camp

WATERVILLE, Maine — Colby College men’s Nordic skier Zane Fields (Woodstock, Vt./Woodstock Union) joins a select group of United States junior skiers at the International Junior Camp in Norway from August 6-18. The annual event is hosted by the Norwegian Ski Federation and funded by the National Nordic Foundation (NNF). Fields will be among the...
Brittany Chin, of Colby College, in a NCAA Division III lacrosse game against Bates College on April 22, 2015 in Waterville, ME. (Dustin Satloff/Colby College Athletics)

CLASS OF 2016 PERSPECTIVE: Brittany Chin, women’s lacrosse

(This is the fourth in a series of Class of 2016 perspectives. The student-athletes featured will write about their time at Colby.) Brittany Chin Shrewsbury/Shrewsbury, Mass. women’s lacrosse majors: computer science and mathematical sciences One of the most enjoyable and unexpected parts of my senior year came in the Colby Admissions Office, where I worked...
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First-year Bradford to play in Lobster Bowl Classic

WATERVILLE, Maine — Colby College first-year football player Travon Bradford will play Saturday in the 27th annual Maine Shrine Lobster Bowl Classic at Waterhouse Field in Biddeford. Bradford, who is 6-foot-7 and 280 pounds, will be an offensive lineman for the Mules this fall. Bradford will wear number 76 and play for the west squad...
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Van Arsdale to lead men’s lacrosse program

WATERVILLE, Maine – Guy Van Arsdale, a veteran coach and former NCAA Player of the Year, has been named head coach of the Colby College men’s lacrosse program. Most recently at Division 1 Jacksonville University, Van Arsdale has also been head coach at Colorado College and Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) at the Division III...
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Softball team to host clinic August 11

WATERVILLE, Maine — The Colby College softball staff and current players will be hosting the Discover Colby Prospect Clinic on August 11 in conjunction with an admissions open house. The admissions open house is from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and information can be found at https://www.colby.edu/admission/visit/open-houses/ The softball clinic runs from 4 to 7...
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CLASS OF 2016 PERSPECTIVE: Maddie Dewhirst, women’s hockey

(This is the third in a series of Class of 2016 perspectives. The student-athletes featured will write about their time at Colby.) Maddie Dewhirst Hanover/Hanover, N.H. women’s hockey major: biology (neuroscience concentration) The final buzzer rang, and just like that, my college hockey career was over. I skated off Middlebury College’s ice, walked into the...
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Men’s soccer to have six night games in 2016

WATERVILLE, Maine — The Colby College men’s soccer team plays six of 15 regular season games at night during the 2016 season. The Mules, under third-year head coach Ewan Seabrook, play three home night games and three road games. Colby plays non-league opponents St. Joseph’s College, Maine Maritime Academy, and University of New England in...
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CLASS OF 2016 PERSPECTIVE: Sam Glaisher, men’s alpine skiing

(This is the second in a series of Class of 2016 perspectives. The student-athletes featured will write about their time at Colby.) Sam Glaisher Steamboat Springs High School/Steamboat Springs, Colo. men’s alpine skiing major: psychology (neuroscience concentration); minor: chemistry I recently interviewed for a medical research position in Boston where they asked me what I...
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Women’s soccer opens with Tufts, has home night game

WATERVILLE, Maine — The Colby College women’s soccer team opens the 2016 season Saturday, Sept. 10, at home against Tufts University at 12:30 p.m. The Mules, under new head coach Kristin Shaw, play 15 games and have their first-ever night home game on Wednesday, Sept. 14, against local rival Thomas College at 8 p.m. Colby...
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Field hockey to open 2016 season against Thomas

WATERVILLE, Maine — The Colby College field hockey team, under new head coach Kelly Terwilliger, will open the 2016 season at home against Thomas College and then face three tough New England Small College Athletic Conference opponents in three of the next four games. The Mules play Thomas on Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 7 p.m....
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Colby football opens season on Sept. 24

WATERVILLE, Maine — The Colby College football team opens the 2016 season at Williams College on Saturday, Sept. 24, at 1 p.m. The Mules have Williams on the schedule for the next two years. Colby played Trinity College the past two years. Colby’s home opener will be Saturday, Oct. 1, against Middlebury College at 1...
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CLASS OF 2016 PERSPECTIVE: Alex Walsh, men’s hockey

(This is the first in a series of Class of 2016 perspectives. The student-athletes featured will write about their time at Colby.)  Alex Walsh (Delbarton School/Basking Ridge, N.J.), men’s hockey Colby taught me many new things, like how to skate backwards using my inside edges, how to write a poem using mixed diction, and how...
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Women’s lacrosse begins, ends season at No. 16

WATERVILLE, Maine — The Colby College women’s lacrosse team started and ended the 2016 season as the 16th-ranked team in the country. Colby finished the season at 12-4 overall and were in the top 10 for much of the season. However, the Mules did not receive a bid to the NCAA tourney and came down...
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Men’s tennis among teams in recruiting rankings

WATERVILLE, Maine — The Colby College men’s tennis program, under head coach Jason Cohen, was among the top 30 in recruiting for the incoming first-year class in rankings published by Tennis Recruiting Network. Colby will bring in five first-year players to join a program with veteran players. The Tennis Recruiting Network put out a top...
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Women’s rower Suechting earns All-American honor

WATERVILLE, Maine — Colby College’s Sophie Suechting ’16 (Denver, Colo.) is an All-American for the second time after being honored by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) on Friday. Suechting was one of 18 rowers and coxswains honored and was on the second team. She also made the second team after the 2014 season. Suechting...
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Women’s tennis finishes season ranked in region

WATERVILLE, Maine — The Colby College women’s tennis team finished in the top 20 of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Northeast Region poll for the first time since the 2011 season. The Mules closed out the season ranked 16th in the region after posting a 12-4 overall record and a 4-3 mark in New England...
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Men’s tennis once again ranked in final region poll

WATERVILLE, Maine — The Colby College men’s tennis team once again finished in the top 20 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Northeast Region. The Mules finished 18th in the regional rankings and have been in the top 20 eight straight years since the ITA started keeping a regional poll. Junior first singles player Carl...
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Terwilliger named head coach of field hockey

WATERVILLE, Maine — Kelly Terwilliger, with coaching experience at three NCAA Division I schools and a collegiate playing career at The Ohio State University, has been named head coach of the Colby College field hockey program. Terwilliger was an associate head coach at Indiana University and had assistant coaching stints at Ohio State and Ohio...
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McDonough, Doyle both fourth at NCAA meet

WAVERLY, Iowa — Alanna McDonough ’16 (Andover, Mass.) earned her third All-American honor by placing fourth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and Colby College teammate Emily Doyle ’16 (Duxbury, Mass.) also placed fourth in the 400 dash in earning her first individual All-American honor and her fifth overall at the NCAA Division III Women’s Outdoor Track...
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Doyle qualifies for 400 dash final at NCAA meet

WAVERLY, Iowa — Colby College’s Emily Doyle ’16 (Duxbury, Mass.) broke her own school record for the third time this year and qualified for the championship final in the 400-meter dash at the NCAA Women’s Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Friday at Wartburg College. Doyle will run in the 400 final Saturday...
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Sommers takes 16th in 400 dash at NCAA meet

WAVERLY, Iowa — Colby College’s Brian Sommers finished in 16th place in the 400-meter dash Friday at the NCAA Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Wartburg College. Sommers came into the meet as the 18th seed in the race. He had a time of 48.39 while running in the second of three heats. Sommers...
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McDonough advances; Athanasopoulos has solid start

WAVERLY, Iowa — Colby College’s Alanna McDonough ’16 cruised into the final of the 3,000-meter steeplechase with the third-best time of the day in preliminary races at the NCAA Division III Women’s Track and Field Championships on Thursday at Wartburg College. Meanwhile, Colby teammate Jenna Athanasopoulos ’17 is in ninth place out of 21 competitors...
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Wasserman, Colombini to be in NEILA game

WATERVILLE, Maine — Colby College midfielder Sam Wasserman will play and assistant coach Matt Colombini will be on the coaching staff at the 2016 New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) East-West Senior All-Star Game on Friday, June 3. The game will take place at Golden Bear Stadium on the campus of Western New England University...

Colby third among NESCAC in spring all-academic

WATERVILLE, Maine — Colby College finished third among the 11 New England Small College Athletic Conference schools for student-athletes honored on the NESCAC Spring All-Academic Team. Colby had 105 student-athletes, two more than last spring, earn the honor. Colby finished ahead of Amherst College (104), Middlebury College (95), Wesleyan University (95), Bowdoin College (87), Hamilton...
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New time start for McDonough at NCAA meet

WATERVILLE, Maine — Colby College’s Alanna McDonough ’16, Emily Doyle ’16, Kim Donaldson ’16, and Jenna Athanasopoulos ’17 will head to Wartburg College in Iowa for the NCAA Division III Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships from May 26-28. McDonough is the second seed in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, Doyle is seeded eighth in the 400...
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Sommers to run in 400 at NCAA meet

WATERVILLE, Maine — Colby College’s Brian Sommers is the 18th seed in the 400-meter dash at the NCAA Division III Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships from May 26-28 at Wartburg College in Iowa. Sommers will run a preliminary race on Friday at 5:45 p.m. (EST). If he advances to the final, he will run...

Mules have 10 on spring all-sportsmanship team

WATERVILLE, Maine — Colby College had 10 student-athletes named to the 2016 New England Small College Athletic Conference Spring All-Sportsmanship Team on Thursday. Senior baseball player Ben Crocker (Hallowell, Maine), senior men’s lacrosse player Sam Wasserman (Milton, Mass.), senior women’s lacrosse player Brittany Chin (Shrewsbury, Mass.), junior men’s rower Roger Stone (Greenville, S.C.), women’s junior...