Athletics Archive

Traditions. Fitness. Wellness. Competition. Teamwork. For our colleges, the emphasis of sports is on wellness and recreation as part of the whole person. For many, it also includes the challenge and rewards of intercollegiate competition.

Athletics plays a key role in nearly every Annapolis Group college, with most of the programs competing on the NCAA Division III level (though a few, in selected sports, are in Division I). Each institution utilizes athletics in distinctive ways as part of its mission of helping develop the whole student, though the general agreement is that our kind of schools “do college athletics right.”


Hamilton Athletes Take on Hunger

Members of the men’s lacrosse team spent the week after Thanksgiving volunteering in the Hamilton Against Hunger program. All of Hamilton’s athletic teams take turns collecting leftover food from the McEwen dining hall to donate to the Utica Rescue Mission.

Originally posted: November 29, 2012

The Learning Games

It’s not always an easy balance, as the following stories suggest, but it’s a challenge our student-athletes gladly accept to play the sports they love and be fully involved in campus life. And the lessons they learn along the way are immeasurable.

Originally posted: November 26, 2012

A Runner’s High

Lauryn Falcone ’13 never planned on becoming the most decorated cross-country runner in Rollins history, but this November the biology major became the first Tar to compete in the NCAA Division II National Championship.

Originally posted: November 21, 2012

Cross Country’s Mike LeDuc ’14 garners All-America honors at NCAA Championship

Junior Mike LeDuc posted a time of 24:48 to place 13th at the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championship, hosted by the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terry Haute, Ind., on Saturday.

Originally posted: November 19, 2012

Matt Klein ’13 Runs Cross Country at NCAA Championships

Senior Matt Klein wrapped up his Puget Sound cross country career with a trip to the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships on Saturday. It was Klein’s first trip to the national meet.

Originally posted: November 18, 2012

Women’s cross country earns first team bid to NCAA championship

The Lewis & Clark men’s and women’s cross country teams had strong showings at the NCAA West Regional Championships, with the women finishing second and earning their first ever team bid to the NCAA Championships in Indiana.

Originally posted: November 15, 2012

Hobart Completes Unbeaten Regular Season

The Hobart College football team completed its first unbeaten regular season in 55 years with a 43-24 Liberty League win over the University of Rochester in the Centennial Cup game at Boswell Field on Saturday, Nov 10. The Statesmen led from start to finish for its school record 10th win of the season.

Originally posted: November 13, 2012

CMS Cross Country Teams Win SCIAC Championships

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s and women’s cross-country teams won the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Championships Oct. 27 in Chino, Calif.

Originally posted: October 30, 2012

Women’s volleyball ranked No. 1 in New England

With a record of 19-2, including nine consecutive wins and not a single loss in the month of October, the Connecticut College women’s volleyball team has earned the program’s first No. 1 ranking from the New England Women’s Volleyball Association poll.

Originally posted: October 26, 2012

Field Hockey Moves Up to 11th in Nation

After consecutive shutouts this past weekend, the field hockey team moved up three spots in the latest National Field Hockey Coaches Association poll to 11th.

Originally posted: October 16, 2012

Chasing a Dream

Seventeen years ago, Dennis Chin ’10 stepped out of his Kingston, Jamaica home to join a dusty game of street soccer with neighborhood kids. Today, he’s a seasoned player living out his dream of being an athlete for a professional soccer team.

Originally posted: October 10, 2012

A Balancing Act

“I didn’t want to be an athlete-student. I wanted to be a student-athlete,” says swimming phenom Galen Sollom-Brotherton ’14. “At Whitman, you will learn how to learn.”

Originally posted: October 4, 2012

Water world

During the last weekend in September, Denison pulled out all the stops for Big Red Weekend, with picture-perfect autumn weather featuring bright blue skies and puffy white clouds—and with the introduction of alumni, families and friends to the Trumbull Aquatics Center, a long-awaited addition to the campus. The expansive $20 million center is named in honor of Scott ’70 and Margy Trumbull.

Originally posted: October 3, 2012

Not Your Average College Student

Being a Division III student-athlete is unique in and of itself. And while Nick Testo ’14 is among that minority as the starting catcher of the Crusaders baseball team, anyone who knows him knows baseball is just a minor part of what sets him apart from everyone else.

Originally posted: September 12, 2012

Chris Wiatr ’13 gets acquainted with life as a professional triathlete

Chris Wiatr ’13 wasn’t happy with his bike leg in the Minneapolis Triathlon on July 14, so you know what he did? He spent the next three weeks training on Hoosier Pass in the Rocky Mountains in preparation for Chicago. He had no choice; he’s a professional now.

Originally posted: September 11, 2012