2007-08 NESCAC News

  • Connecticut College's Tang Honored as Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar
    June 30, 2008
    NEW LONDON, Conn. - Connecticut College senior Emma Tang of Rochester, N.Y. has been honored as an Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education Magazine. Tang was named to the First Team of the Track & Field squad.
  • Furbush Selected as Bates Men's Basketball Head Coach
    June 18, 2008
    LEWISTON, Maine - Jonathan R. Furbush, assistant men’s basketball coach at Springfield College and former assistant coach and player at Bates College, has been named the new men’s basketball coach at Bates. Furbush, a 2005 Bates graduate and native of South Portland, Maine, becomes the college's 21st head men’s basketball coach. He replaces Joe Reilly, who stepped down in April to take the head coaching position at Wesleyan University.
  • Colby Taps Thompson as Men's Lacrosse Head Coach
    June 18, 2008
    WATERVILLE, Maine – Jon Thompson, who played and coached at Brown University, has been named as the new head coach of the Colby College men’s lacrosse program. Thompson, a 2003 graduate of Brown, was the first assistant coach for the 2008 Ivy League champion Bears. He grew up in Freeport, Maine, and was a three-sport athlete in lacrosse, soccer, and ice hockey at North Yarmouth Academy. Thompson takes over as Colby’s head coach from Rob Quinn, who is the new athletic director at Berwick Academy.
  • Moore of Bowdoin Nominated by NESCAC for NCAA Woman of the Year Award
    June 18, 2008
    HADLEY, Mass. - Grace Moore (Groton, Mass.), a 2008 graduate of Bowdoin College and a former member of the Polar Bears’ women’s soccer and women’s lacrosse squads, has been nominated for the 2008 NCAA Woman of the Year Award by the NESCAC. The NCAA Woman of the Year Award honors senior student-athletes who have distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate careers in the areas of academic achievement, athletics excellence, service and leadership. The award has been given annually since 1991.
  • Tonucci of Bowdoin Selected for NCAA Student-Athlete Advisory Committee
    June 17, 2008
    HADLEY, Mass. – Bowdoin junior Phil Tonucci (Hingham, Mass.) has been selected by the NCAA to serve on the Division III Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). Tonucci will be entering his third season with the Polar Bear Football team this fall and will also serve as a member of the NESCAC SAAC in addition to his role as a part of the Bowdoin SAAC.
  • Tufts' Swett Nominated for NCAA Sportsmanship Award
    June 17, 2008
    HADLEY, Mass. - Kendall Swett (Akron, Ohio), a 2008 graduate of Tufts University and a former member of the Jumbos women’s swimming & diving team, has been nominated for the 2008 NCAA Sportsmanship Award by the NESCAC. The award is given annually by the NCAA to a male and female student athlete from each of the three divisions (six total). Nominees for the award have demonstrated good sportsmanship and ethical behavior in their daily participation in intercollegiate athletics, along with good citizenship outside of the sports-competition setting and are in good academic standing.
  • Williams Claims 10th-Consecutive U.S. Sports Academy Directors' Cup
    June 11, 2008
    DALLAS, Texas - Williams secured it's 10th-consecutive Division III Director's Cup after amassing 19 postseason finishes this season, earning points in the maximum of nine men's and nine women's sports for a total of 1120.25 points. The Ephs were third after the fall and winter standings updates but managed to overcome Washington (Mo.) and Amherst for the 2008 cup.
  • Shibles Named Bowdoin Women's Basketball Head Coach
    June 11, 2008
    BRUNSWICK, Maine - Adrienne Shibles has been named the sixth head coach in the history of the Bowdoin Women's Basketball program. Shibles, most recently the Athletic Director at Gould Academy in Bethel, Maine, was the head coach at Swarthmore (Pa.) College from 1996-2005. A 1991 graduate of Bates College, Shibles is a native of Knox, Maine, and a graduate of Mount View High School.
  • Vandersea Steps Down as Bates Baseball Coach
    June 05, 2008
    LEWISTON, Maine — Craig Vandersea has resigned as head baseball coach and assistant football coach at Bates College, effective August 31, the college announced Thursday. Vandersea will become assistant athletic director, head football coach and assistant baseball coach at St. Paul's School in Concord, N.H.
  • Williams Claims NCAA Rowing Team Title; Trinity Wins NCAA Varsity Eight Championship
    June 02, 2008
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – For the fourth time in program history, the Williams women’s crew has captured the NCAA Division III women’s rowing title. In the grand final, the Williams 1V and 2V boats placed second and third, outdistancing runner-up Trinity for the team title. Williams was the only team to send a second varsity eight to the grand final.
  • 2008 NESCAC Spring All-Academic Selections Announced
    May 29, 2008
    HADLEY, Mass. - The New England Small College Athletic Conference announced its 2007-08 Spring All-Academic selections today, with a record 467 student-athletes that participated in a spring sport earning All-Academic recognition. To be honored, a student-athlete must have reached junior academic standing and be a varsity letter winner with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.35. A transfer student must have completed one year of study at the institution.
  • Hamilton's Kosgei Selected as Division III Track Athlete of the Year
    May 29, 2008
    CLINTON, N.Y. - Hamilton sophomore Peter Kosgei (Kapsabet, Kenya) has been selected the 2008 NCAA Division III Men's Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Kosgei finished first in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and the 5,000-meter run at the NCAA Division III outdoor track and field championships held at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh's J.J. Keller Field at Titan Stadium on May 23 and 24.
  • Brooks Chosen as Williams Track & Field Head Coach
    May 29, 2008
    WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. - Fletcher Brooks is returning to Williams College to assume the head coach of the men's and women's track & field programs. Brooks spent seven years at Williams (1998-2005) as the Ephs' strength and conditioning coach, an assistant and then associate head coach of men's and women's track & field, before taking the job of head coach of women's track & field and women's cross country at MIT in 2005.
  • Bates Names Cosquer Head Coach of Men's & Women's Squash
    May 28, 2008
    LEWISTON, Maine - Bates College on Tuesday announced the appointment of Pat Cosquer as head coach of the Bobcats' men's and women's squash teams. Cosquer, a 1997 Bates graduate, most recently served as director of squash programs at StreetSquash in Harlem, N.Y., an after-school enrichment program which combines academic tutoring, community service, mentoring and college preparation with squash instruction.
  • Hamilton Selects Reding as Volleyball Head Coach
    May 28, 2008
    CLINTON, N.Y. - Erin Reding, formerly an assistant women's volleyball coach at Connecticut College, has been named the head women's volleyball coach at Hamilton College. Reding had been an assistant at Connecticut College for the past two seasons.
  • Trinity Outlasts Johns Hopkins for 2008 NCAA Baseball Championship
    May 27, 2008
    APPLETON, Wis. – Sophomore Matt Sullivan (North Reading, Mass.) and senior tri-captain Guy Gogliettino, Jr. (Wallingford, Conn.) drew back-to-back bases loaded full count walks with two out in the bottom of the ninth inning to give Trinity a 5-4 victory over Johns Hopkins in the final game of the 2008 NCAA Baseball Championship on Tuesday. It is the first NCAA title for Trinity.
  • Trinity to Play for 2008 NCAA Baseball Title on Tuesday
    May 25, 2008
    APPLETON, Wis. – Senior Chandler Barnard (Lubbock, Texas) threw eight strong innings and sophomore James Wood (Windham, N.H.) came up with a huge game from the plate to lead Trinity to a 8-5 win over Johns Hopkins, earning the Bantams a ticket to their first-ever NCAA Division III National Title game on Tuesday. With the victory, Trinity improves to 44-0, the nation’s longest winning streak.
  • Trinity Survives Late Linfield Rally in NCAA Baseball Championship
    May 24, 2008
    APPLETON, Wis. - Sophomore Kent Graham (Longmeadow, Mass.) powered the offense and senior co-captain Michael Regan (West Roxbury, Mass.) notched a pressure-filled save to lead Trinity to a 6-5 win over the Linfield in Game 2 of the 2008 NCAA Baseball Championship Saturday evening. With the win, the Bantams improve to 43-0, keeping the nation’s longest win-streak intact.
  • Hamilton Men Place 11th, Tufts Women Finish 17th at NCAA Track & Field Championships
    May 24, 2008
    OSHKOSH, Wis. - Hamilton College was the top NESCAC team on the men's side, placing in a two-way tie for 11th with 20 points, while Tufts was the top women's team with 17 points to finish 17th at the 2008 NCAA Track & Field Championships hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Oskosh.
  • Trinity Edges Cortland St. in Bottom of 9th, 2-1, in NCAA Baseball Championship
    May 23, 2008
    APPLETON, Wis. - Sophomore Matt Sullivan (North Reading, Mass.) scored the game-winning run on a passed ball in the bottom of the ninth inning and senior Tim Kiely (Swampscott, Mass.) was dominant again as Trinity continued its remarkable run, topping Cortland St. 2-1 in Game 1 of the 2008 NCAA Baseball Championship. Leading into the game, the teams had a combined 79 wins in their last 79 games. The Bantams run their winning streak to 42-0.
  • Hamilton Men Sixth, Colby Women Fourth After Day Two at NCAA Track & Field Championships
    May 23, 2008
    OSHKOSH, Wis. - Hamilton College is in a six-way tie for sixth among men's teams, while Colby College sits in fourth on the women's side, just seven points out of first, after day two at the 2008 NCAA Track & Field Championships hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Oskosh.
  • NESCAC Spring All-Sportsmanship Selections Announced
    May 22, 2008
    HADLEY, Mass. - The New England Small College Athletic Conference has announced the Spring All-Sportsmanship Team for each spring sport sponsored by the conference. The All-Sportsmanship Team is composed of one student-athlete from each institution for each sport and is selected by the players and coaches from their respective team for their positive contributions to sportsmanship. The student-athlete selected must be in good academic standing and a member of the team at the conclusion of the season in order to be eligible for selection.
  • Trinity Wins NCAA Baseball New England Regional Over Southern Maine
    May 18, 2008
    HARWICH, Mass. - Trinity College was undefeated, and rested after a day off on Saturday. The University of Southern Maine had played two games Saturday afternoon, and its pitching was stretched thin. A good combination for the Bantams, who advanced to the 2008 NCAA Division III Baseball World Series on Sunday by topping Southern Maine in the New England Regional Final, 10-3.
  • Middlebury's Marinkovic Finishes as Runner-Up in NCAA Men's Tennis Singles Championship
    May 18, 2008
    LEWISTON, Maine - Kenyon College sophomore Michael Greenberg defeated Middlebury College senior Filip Marinkovic 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 Sunday at Bates College to capture the NCAA Division III Men's Tennis Singles Championship.
  • Amherst's Menezes and Berckes Win Second-Consecutive Doubles Championship
    May 18, 2008
    ST. PETER, Minn. - Amherst College senior Alicia Menezes (Staten Island, N.Y.) and sophomore Brittany Berckes (Secaucus, N.J.) paired to win their second straight national championship in the NCAA Division III Doubles Tournament this afternoon. The Lord Jeff pair defeated opponents from Emory and Denison in the national semifinal and final today to repeat as national champions.
  • Gibson's Rally Falls Short in NCAA Women's Tennis Singles Championship
    May 18, 2008
    ST. PETER, Minn. - In the final of the 2008 NCAA Women's Tennis Singles Championship between Pomona-Pitzer's Siobhan Finicane and Cary Gibson of Williams, Finicane won battled past Gibson for a 6-3, 5-7, 6-2 victory. Finicane ist the first women’s tennis player from Pomona-Pitzer since 1994 to win a singles title, while Gibson was the first women’s tennis player in Williams history to make an appearance in the singles final.
  • Trinity Advances to Championship Game of NCAA Baseball Regional
    May 16, 2008
    HARWICH, Mass. - Sophomore Jeremiah Bayer threw a complete game, allowing just two runs on seven hits Trinity reached its 40th win in a row after defeating Wheaton College 6-2 Friday afternoon in the 2008 NCAA Baseball New England Regional. The win puts the Bantams in a tie with Marietta College for the most consecutive wins by a Division III team, and moves them within one win of an appearance in the NCAA Baseball Championship next weekend.
  • Bowdoin Trustees Approve Construction of New Fitness, Health and Wellness Center
    May 15, 2008
    BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College Board of Trustees approved construction of the new Fitness, Health and Wellness Center. The Trustees approved the $14.75 million project at their May 10, 2008, meeting in Brunswick, with construction slated to begin in June 2008.
  • Connecticut College Tennis Courts to Undergo Renovation
    May 15, 2008
    NEW LONDON, Conn. — With a lead gift from Connecticut College alumni Anne and Carter Sullivan, Connecticut College will completely renovate the campus tennis facility this summer. All six of the tennis courts on the college’s south campus, which are used primarily by the college’s intercollegiate varsity tennis teams and members of the college community, will be rebuilt and resurfaced. In addition, the $300,000 new facility will be equipped with new windscreens and spectator seating.
  • Trinity Earns 7-2 Win Over WNEC in NCAA Baseball New England Regional
    May 15, 2008
    HARWICH, Mass. - Senior RHP Tim Kiely (Swampscott, Mass.) struck out a career high twelve batters without allowing a walk in a complete game performance while senior SS Tom DiBenedetto (Fort Myers, Fla.) and sophomore Kent Graham (Longmeadow, Mass.) anchored the offense as Trinity defeated Western New England College 7-2 at the NCAA Baseball New England Regional Thursday at Whitehouse Field. With the victory, the Bantams (39-0) move within one win of tying the all-time record of consecutive wins, currently held by Marietta College.
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