Sports Shorts



WOMEN'S CREW began with wins in three of the fall season's head races and the spring season saw the varsity 8 finish with an 8-3 dual race record. The freshman 8 dominated, finishing with an unblemished 45-0 record, which included gold medals at the New England Rowing Championships and the ECAC National Invitational Rowing Championships. Co-captain LAURA MISTRETTA '04 was named a District 1 All-Academic selection, earned NESCAC Spring All-Academic honors, and was Colby's nominee for NCAA Woman of the Year.

MEN'S CREW had its fall season highlighted by the varsity eight's finish at the Head of the Charles Regatta, which secured the team a coveted guaranteed entry for the 2004 regatta in what has become a symbol of pride for one year's team to leave for the next.. A 10-2 dual racing season record included victories over rivals Bates, Bowdoin, Coast Guard, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). Colby won the Colby-Bates-Bowdoin (CBB) President's Cup for the fourth straight year. STEPHEN WHELPLEY '05 was named to the NESCAC Spring All-Academic team.

MEN'S LACROSSE finished 8-6 as the second-ranked defense in the league. Goalie MATT LAPAGLIA '04 ranked second in the league with a .623 save percentage. JOSH CLEAVER '04 earned second team all-conference honors at attack. Cleaver finished second in the league in goals scored (35) and fourth in points (52). RYAN TYLER '04 and NICK OWENS '04 made the NESCAC Spring All-Academic Team.

WOMEN'S LACROSSE finished fifth in the NESCAC and earned a fourth straight trip to the conference tournament. Colby (7-9) also recorded its fourth straight Colby-Bates-Bowdoin (CBB) Championship with regular season wins against their in-state rivals. EMMA MILLER '05 was an All-NESCAC second team selection, finishing the season as Colby's leading goal scorer. Miller, captain KATE WEILER '04 and KIM JONES '05 all made the second team on the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association All-Region Team. REBECCA AVRUTIN '04 was named to the NESCAC Spring All-Academic Team.

BASEBALL finished 6-25. Team Rookie of the Year TOM SALEMY '07 led the Mules in batting average (.368), homers (6), and RBI (26). VINCENT DOMESTICO '04 and ERIC ROY '04 each batted .327. Roy earned NESCAC All-Conference honors for the second straight year at catcher.

SOFTBALL finished 18-11-1. WENDY BONNER '05 led the team in hitting (.385), slugging (.438), on base percentage (.440), total number of hits (37), runs batted in (22), and walks (9). Bonner was voted MVP by her teammates for the second year in a row. Team Rookie of the Year MIKI STARR '07 led the team in doubles (8), triples (2), and total bases (45). Bonner and Starr were NESCAC All-Conference Second Team selections, with Bonner also voted to the New England Intercollegiate Softball Coaches Association Second Team. Outfielder/pitcher ANNETTE CASWELL '05 was named to the District I Second Team Softball All-Academic Team. Catcher/outfielder KARA FAGAN '06 earned NESCAC Spring All-Academic honors and was named MIP by her teammates.

WOMEN'S OUTDOOR TRACK AND FIELD placed fifth in NESCAC, fourth in New England Division III and eighth out of 52 in ECAC. KARIMA UMMAH '04 earned her fourth All-America honor by placing fifth in the triple jump with a leap of 40¢3.5<= at the NCAA meet. Ummah became the first Colby woman triple jumper to go over 40 feet. CAROLINE MINKOFF '04 earned NESCAC Spring All-Academic honors.

MEN'S OUTDOOR TRACK AND FIELD placed fifth at the conference meet with All-American XAVIER GARCIA '05, the NESCAC Male Performer of the Meet. Garcia earned All-America honors in the 400-meter dash and the triple jump, and set school records in the 100-meter dash (10.81), 400-meter dash (47.79), and triple jump (48-2). JASON FOSTER '06 earned NESCAC Spring All-Academic honors.

WOMEN'S TENNIS finished 6-3 in the spring. SARA HUGHES '05 ranked 14th in Division III in singles competition with 11-3 in singles play and 18-6 overall (doubles record included) and is now 50-19 over the last two seasons. She also earned NESCAC Spring All-Academic honors.

MEN'S TENNIS finished at 5-8 First singles player MARC KASSIN '05 won nine overall matches and earned NESCAC Spring All-Academic honors. JOHN FALLON '05 added 14 wins.