2010-11 NESCAC News

  • Linton, Former Bowdoin Standout, Named Bates Head Volleyball Coach
    June 29, 2011
    LEWISTON, Maine – Bates College has appointed former Bowdoin standout, Connecticut College assistant and Andrew College head coach Margo Linton as the 11th head coach in the 45-year history of its varsity women's volleyball team, Director of Athletics Kevin McHugh announced today. Linton succeeds Brett Allen, who has coached Bates' volleyball team since the 2004 season and remains the head coach of the Bobcats' women's lacrosse team.
  • Connecticut College's Taylor Named to CoSIDA Academic All-America Team
    June 28, 2011
    NEW LONDON, Conn. – Connecticut College senior Kelsey Taylor (East Hampton, Conn.) has been named to the Capital One Academic All-America Women's Cross Country/Track & Field Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Taylor earned third team accolades in the College Division.
  • Bowdoin's Calnan Nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year Award
    June 23, 2011
    HADLEY, Mass. – Michaela Calnan (Melrose, Mass.), a 2011 graduate of Bowdoin College and a former two-sport athlete for the Polar Bears, has been nominated for the 2011 NCAA Woman of the Year Award by the NESCAC. The NCAA Woman of the Year Award honors graduating 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.
  • Twelve Men's Tennis Players Earn All-America Honors from ITA
    June 21, 2011
    HADLEY, Mass. – A total of 12 men's tennis players from six different NESCAC teams have been honored as All-America for the 2010-11 season by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA). Among the 12 were four individuals who received All-America recognition for the second year in a row, including Bowdoin senior Stephen Sullivan, a four-time All-NESCAC and All-America honoree.
  • ITA Honors 13 NESCAC Women's Tennis Players as All-America
    June 21, 2011
    HADLEY, Mass. – The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) announced on Monday the All-America honorees for the 2010-11 season with 13 women's tennis players from five different NESCAC teams earning honors. Included among the 13 players were Middlebury's Victoria Aiello and Tufts' Julia Browne, both of whom earned All-America for the third year in a row.
  • Williams Wins 13th Consecutive Directors Cup; Three NESCAC Teams Among Top Five in Final Standings
    June 17, 2011
    CLEVELAND, Ohio – Williams once again finds itself atop the final Division III Learfield SportsDirectors’ Cup Standings after recording 1147.00 total points. The Ephs most recently won national championships in both women’s rowing and women’s tennis, while also placing fourth in men’s tennis, fifth in women’s outdoor track & field and 75th in men’s outdoor track & field.
  • Amherst's Stern Earns Honda Award as Division III Woman Athlete of the Year
    June 15, 2011
    AMHERST, Mass. – The Collegiate Women Sports Awards announced today Amherst College's Kendra Stern ’11 as the recipient of the 2010-11 Honda Award Division III Athlete of the Year, which recognizes the top female student-athlete in the nation. Stern is the first Amherst student to receive the prestigious honor.
  • Martin Named 19th President of Amherst College
    June 14, 2011
    AMHERST, Mass. — Carolyn Arthur “Biddy” Martin, the chancellor of the University of Wisconsin’s renowned flagship university in Madison and a former longtime professor and provost at Cornell University, has been selected to be Amherst College’s 19th president, the school’s Board of Trustees announced Tuesday.
  • NESCAC Spring All-Academic Selections Announced
    June 13, 2011
    HADLEY, Mass. – The New England Small College Athletic Conference announced its 2011 Spring All-Academic selections today, with 809 student-athletes receiving All-Academic recognition. To be honored, a student-athlete must have reached sophomore 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
  • Men's Ice Hockey Championship Vacated by Bowdoin
    June 13, 2011
    HADLEY, Mass. – Bowdoin College has informed the NESCAC that is has vacated the conference championship it earned in men’s ice hockey on March 6, 2011, following an investigation by the College into a violation of the institution’s social code and policy that prohibits hazing. The NESCAC has accepted Bowdoin’s decision and has determined that the championship shall remain vacant for the 2010-11 season.
  • Three From NESCAC Earned CoSIDA Academic All-America on Women's At-Large Team
    June 09, 2011
    HADLEY, Mass. – A total of three student-athletes representing three different NESCAC teams have been honored on the 2011 Capital One Academic All-America Women’s At-Large Teams, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Thursday. Highlighting the three selections is Amherst's Kendra Stern, a two-time honoree who earned First Team honors.
  • Connecticut College Announces Hiring of Riker as Women's Soccer Head Coach
    June 09, 2011
    NEW LONDON, Conn. – Norm Riker, head women’s soccer coach at Wittenberg University, has been named head women’s soccer coach at Connecticut College, effective July 1. Riker compiled an impressive 108-51-25 record at Wittenberg and directed the program to its first four appearances in the NCAA Championship tournament from 2006-2009.
  • Bowdoin's Joyner Steps Down as Head Men's Tennis Coach
    June 06, 2011
    BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Bowdoin College Athletic Department has announced that Colin Joyner is stepping down as head coach of the men's tennis program. One of the most successful coaches in program history, Joyner accumulated 73 victories over the past six seasons and led the team to its first NESCAC Championship in 2008.
  • McClelland Steps Down as Head Coach of Connecticut College Women's Lacrosse
    June 06, 2011
    NEW LONDON, Conn. – Connecticut College head women’s lacrosse coach Heather McClelland is stepping down after six seasons with the program. McClelland will relinquish her duties as lacrosse coach July 1. The college will conduct a national search for her replacement.
  • Maloney Named Head Women's Rowing Coach at Williams
    June 01, 2011
    WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – Williams Athletic Director Lisa Melendy announced Tuesday that Kate Maloney, an assistant women's crew coach at Yale University and former U.S. Olympic rower, has been hired as the head coach of the Eph women's team, replacing interim head coach Brad Hemmerly.
  • Hessler of Tufts Earns NCAA Elite 88 Award in Men's Lacrosse
    May 31, 2011
    MEDFORD, Mass. – On Friday night at the NCAA Championship banquet at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Tufts senior D.J. Hessler (Monkton, Md.) was named as the recipient of the Elite 88 award for the 2011 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship. Hessler, the 2010 and 2011 NESCAC Player of the Year, is a biomedical engineering major.
  • Tufts Falls to Salisbury for NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship
    May 29, 2011
    BALTIMORE, Md. – The Salisbury University Sea Gulls won their ninth NCAA title with a convincing 19-7 victory over Tufts in the 2011 men's lacrosse final on Sunday night at M&T Bank Stadium. Salisbury junior Sam Bradman dominated the game with seven goals, setting a record for the most ever in the Division III final and earning the Most Outstanding Player of the game award.
  • Bowdoin Tandem of Pena and Sullivan Win NCAA Men's Tennis Doubles Title
    May 29, 2011
    CLAREMONT, Calif. – The most outstanding year in Bowdoin Athletics history ended with a flourish on Sunday as the Polar Bear duo of Stephen Sullivan and Oscar Pena won the NCAA Men's Tennis Doubles Championship. Sullivan and Pena knocked off Zhenya Pereverzin and Ronald Wu of Claremont Mudd Scripps for the title, 6-4, 6-4. They are the first tennis players in Bowdoin's history to win a national title.
  • Amherst's Brewer and Devlin Win NCAA Women's Doubles Title
    May 29, 2011
    CLAREMONT, Calif. – Amherst College first years Jordan Brewer and Gabby Devlin capped off a phenomenal 2010-11 season on Sunday by winning the doubles tournament at the NCAA Women’s Tennis Individual Championship. This is the sixth time a NESCAC duo has won the national doubles tournament and the first time Amherst has earned the title since Alicia Menezes and Brittany Berckes claimed back-to-back crowns in 2007 and 2008.
  • Two Teams Reach Semifinals in NCAA Men's Doubles Championship
    May 28, 2011
    CLAREMONT, Calif. – Two men's doubles teams have reached Sunday's semifinal round in the NCAA doubles championship. Bowdoin's duo of Oscar Pena and Stephen Sullivan and the Amherst tandem of Moritz Koenig and Wes Waterman won their first two matches in the individual tournament to reach Sunday's semifinals.
  • Williams Wins Seventh NCAA Rowing Title
    May 28, 2011
    GOLD RIVER, Calif. – Williams College won its seventh consecutive NCAA women's rowing title on Saturday at Lake Natoma in California. The Ephs' first varsity eight won the Grand Final with a time of 6:54.43, while the second varsity eight came in sixth in the six-boat Grand Final in a time of 7:16.56.
  • Gossels of Williams Earns Second NCAA Title with Win in 5,000-meter Run
    May 28, 2011
    DELAWARE, Ohio – Jennifer Gossels of Williams added another distance title to her mantle with a first-place time of 17:06.76 in the womne's 5,000-meter run. Gossels also won the 10,000-meter run Thursday night for the Ephs, who finished fifth in the team standings.
  • Amherst's Brewer and Devlin Reach NCAA Women's Doubles Semifinals
    May 28, 2011
    CLAREMONT, Calif. – The Amherst doubles team of Jordan Brewer and Gabby Devlin have reached the semifinals of the NCAA women's doubles tournament, which will take place on Sunday afternoon. Brewer and Devlin were one of three NESCAC doubles teams in action on Saturday, however they were the only duo to survive.
  • Middlebury's Peters Advances to Quarterfinals of NCAA Men's Tennis Singles Championship
    May 27, 2011
    CLAREMONT, Calif. – Middlebury senior Andy Peters advanced to the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Men's Tennis singles championship with a pair of wins on Friday. Peters, one of seven NESCAC men's tennis players to participate in this year's singles tournament, is the only individual from the conference to advance out of the first two rounds.
  • Chow of Williams Earns NCAA Elite 88 Award in Men's Tennis
    May 27, 2011
    WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – Williams College sophomore standout Bryan Chow (Schenectady, N.Y.) has been named the winner of the prestigious NCAA Elite 88 Award at the 2011 NCAA Men's Tennis Championships.
  • Hoffler of Williams Wins Triple Jump During Day Two of NCAA Track & Field Championships
    May 27, 2011
    DELAWARE, Ohio – Sophomore Tanasia Hoffler of Williams College earned the national title in the women's triple jump during day two of the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field championships Friday at Ohio Wesleyan. The Ephs are second overall heading into the final day of the championship with 26 points, 22 points behind first-place Wis.-Oshkosh.
  • Gillis Named Women's Ice Hockey Head Coach at Williams
    May 27, 2011
    WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – Meghan Gillis has been named the head coach of women's ice hockey at Williams College, it was announced Friday by Williams Director of Athletics Lisa Melendy. Gillis has spent the past two years at Pomfret School as an assistant director of admissions, head girls ice hockey coach, and assistant softball coach.
  • Fifteen from NESCAC Named All-America by IWLCA
    May 27, 2011
    HADLEY, Mass. – The Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) announced its All-America teams on Thursday afternoon, and 15 players on the 48-member squad had NESCAC ties, as seven conference teams were represented. Of the 15 honored, six earned IWLCA First Team All-America recognition.
  • Four Women's Tennis Players Reach Quarterfinal Round of NCAA Singles Tournament
    May 27, 2011
    CLAREMONT, Calif. – Four women's tennis players representing four different NESCAC teams are among the eight quarterfinalists in the NCAA singles championship. Among the four is Tufts senior Julia Browne, the three-time NESCAC Player of the Year and the 2010 NCAA singles champion.
  • Former Trinity Star Kobrosky '36 to be Enshrined into College Football Hall of Fame
    May 26, 2011
    DALLAS, Texas – Archie Manning, chairman of The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF), announced Tuesday the 2011 Divisional Hall of Fame Class, which included former Trinity standout Mickey Kobrowsky. This year's class will be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame during the Enshrinement Festival, July 15-16, in South Bend, Ind.
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