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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...
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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...
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Herwig, men’s relay team get school records

WESTFIELD, Mass. — Colby College’s Andrew Herwig went from fifth place after the opening day of the decathlon to second place and a school record after Thursday’s competition at the ECAC Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Westfield State. Herwig finished with 6,127 points to break his own Colby record of 6,123 points set...
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Athanasopoulos second in heptathlon at ECAC meet

WESTFIELD, Mass. — Colby College’s Jenna Athanasopoulos finished second in the heptathlon and Julia Rembetsy-Brown was sixth in the long jump at the ECAC Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Thursday at Westfield State. Athanasopoulos finished with 4,391 points among 15 women in the event. The final three events were completed Thursday, with Athanasopoulos...
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Garrett breaks school record in hammer throw

WESTFIELD, Mass. — Colby College’s Michaela Garrett ’17 broke a school record in the hammer throw and placed second in the event at the ECAC Division III Women’s Track and Field Championships on Wednesday at Westfield State. Garrett, who has been throwing longer at each meet, had her best toss on the first throw of...
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Herwig fifth after first day of decathlon

WESTFIELD, Mass. — Colby College’s Andrew Herwig ’16 is in fifth place after the opening day of competition in the decathlon at the ECAC Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Wednesday at Westfield State. Herwig has 3,082 points and is usually stronger In the second day events. He took second in the high jump...
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Brokaw named women’s lacrosse All-American

WATERVILLE, Maine — Colby College’s Jackie Brokaw ’18 (Darien, Conn.), a year after being honored as New England Small College Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year, was named to the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) All-American Second Team on Wednesday. Brokaw is the first Colby defender since 2012 to earn All-American honors. Head coach...
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Hanson, Ellenthal named All-NESCAC for baseball

WATERVILLE, Maine — Colby College’s Soren Hanson ’16 (Billerica, Mass.) and Zach Ellenthal ’16 (Wilton, Conn.) were both named to the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Baseball All-Conference Team on Wednesday. Hanson made the first team for the second straight year, while Ellenthal was selected all-league for the first time and was on...
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Women’s lacrosse has six players on all-region team

WATERVILLE, Maine — Jackie Brokaw ’18 (Darien, Conn.), Emma Marjollet ’16 (Hingham, Mass.), Emilie Klein ’17 (North Andover, Mass.), Georgia Lubrano ’17 (Hanover, N.H.), Lexie Perticone ’17 (Vero Beach, Fla.), and Kendall Smith ’18 (Bloomfield, N.J.) all made the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Division III All-Region Team on Friday. Brokaw and Marjollet were...
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Rex makes men’s crew All-NESCAC team

WATERVILLE, Maine — Colby College’s Liam Rex ’19 (Andover, Mass.) earned All-New England Small College Athletic Conference honors Friday in his first year with the men’s crew. Rex was selected to the second team and was one of only two first-year rowers on the squad. He rowed from the eighth position (stroke) in the boat....
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Suechting earns second women’s NESCAC honor

WATERVILLE, Maine — Colby College’s Sophie Suechting ’16 (Denver, Colo.) earned her second New England Small College Athletic Conference Women’s Rowing All-Conference Second Team selection Friday. Suechting was an All-American and made the All-NESCAC Second Team in 2014. She sits in the seventh position in the boat. The seventh spot is a rower who acts...
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Jacobson, Wasserman on NEILA academic team

WATERVILLE, Maine — Colby College’s Kenny Jacobson (Duxbury, Mass.) and Sam Wasserman (Milton, Mass.) were both named to the 2016 New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) Academic All-New England Team on Thursday. Jacobson and Wasserman were two of 65 NCAA Division III student-athletes honored from 29 institutions. Nominees must have senior standing, a cumulative grade...
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Reid earns fifth All-NESCAC men’s tennis honor

WATERVILLE, Maine — Colby College junior Carl Reid (Mattapan, Mass.) earned his fifth All-New England Small College Athletic Conference honor after being named to the second team for singles Thursday. Reid, a two-time All-American, was 12-7 in singles play during the 2015-16 season. He had been an All-NESCAC First Team selection as a first-year and...
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Women’s crew finishes 11th at national meet

WORCESTER, Mass. — The Colby College women’s crew placed 11th overall after finishing fifth in the Petite Final at the 2016 National Invitational Rowing Championships on Sunday on Lake Quinsigamond. The Mules were 12th at last year’s nationals, but moved up a spot this year with a time of 7 minutes 35.29 seconds over 2,000...
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Men’s crew 13th overall at national meet

WORCESTER, Mass. — The Colby College men’s varsity 8 moved up one place to 13th overall and won the third final race at the National Invitational Rowing Championships on Sunday on Lake Quinsigamond. Colby won the third final (places 13 to 18) in 6:14.972 to defeat Hamilton, Marist, University of Massachusetts, University of New Hampshire,...
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Athanasopoulos, Doyle, relay team win New England D3 titles

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Colby College’s Emily Doyle ’16 won another title and broke her own school record for the second straight week, while Jenna Athanasopoulos ’17 finished up what she started Friday by winning the heptathlon at the New England Division III Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday. Colby won a third title...