Sports Shorts


Highlights from the spring season.


MEN’S LACROSSE, led by first-year Head Coach JON THOMPSON, made the NESCAC playoffs for the first time since 2002 with an 8-7 record. Midfielder CRAIG BUNKER ’11 is Colby’s first men’s lacrosse All-American since 2002. He earned first-team All-NESCAC honors. Attacker WHIT MCCARTHY ’10 made the NESCAC second team. Attacker CADDY BROOKS ’09 finished his career with 91 goals and 79 assists. … BRIANNA KONDRAT ’09 won the New England Division III title and the NESCAC title in the hammer throw for WOMEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK AND FIELD. Kondrat broke a 14-year-old school record with a toss of 167-01. DANIELLE SHEPPARD ’11 won the New England Division III and NESCAC titles in the high jump. EMMA LINHARD ’11 won the New England Division III 1,500-meter run. … SOFTBALL started with a 10-0 spring trip to Florida and ended the year with a 4-0 victory over St. Joseph’s College in the final game for retiring Head Coach DICK BAILEY, who spent 13 years at Colby and compiled a 197-177-3 record, 18-11 this year. The Mules had solid pitching from BRITTANY TASI ’10 (7-3, 2.24 ERA), RANDI ARSENAULT ’09 (4-2, 2.41 ERA), and ALYSSA CROWELL ’09 (7-6, 2.58 ERA). ALLYSON CHEEVER ’11 (.398), CARLIE MINICHINO ’09 (.396), ALYSSA LEPORE ’11 (.384), and ALEX ESSMAN ’11 (.338) led the offense. … MEN’S TENNIS players BRYAN BROWN ’09 and ALEX CHIN ’09 earned NESCAC second-team honors after going 7-2 during the spring season in first doubles. Brown earned the Clarence Chaffee Sportsmanship Award, given annually to a NESCAC men’s tennis player. … WOMEN’S TENNIS was one of the more improved spring squads, going 3-5 in NESCAC play after a 1-7 record in 2008. KATIE MUTO ’11 and CAROLINE REAVES ’10 were the top two singles players, while the second doubles team of TARA DAVIDSON ’10 and KATIE BREZINSKI ’11 had a solid season. … CRAIG COOPER ’09 finished with 139 career hits and made the All-NESCAC BASEBALL second team. He led the Mules in batting average (.398), homers (4), RBIs (32), and slugging percentage (.610). Catcher KYLE MCKAY ’09 batted .311 and led the team in walks (24). … BEN OSSOFF ’10 won MEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK AND FIELD’s first race ever at the new Harold Alfond Stadium with a victory in the 800 meters. ... MEN’S CREW placed second in the petite final (places 7 to 12) at the New England Championships. WOMEN’S CREW, with mostly first-year and sophomore rowers, placed second in the CBB races. The novice eight boat was first against Bowdoin and Bates in the CBB meet.

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