Tara McGoff '99 was rewarded for
delivering the goods all year. The Red Raider
hurler was named Patriot League Pitcher of the
Year and won MVP honors in the league tournament.
FALL SPORTS SCHEDULE
by Robert D. Cornell
On the strength of its four fall Patriot
League titles, Colgate won its first-ever women's
championship trophy. The Red Raiders finished the
campaign with 48 points, besting Bucknell by two
points. Colgate won titles in soccer, tennis and
volleyball for the second straight year, and won
its first field hockey championship.
In the overall competition for the Presidents'
Cup, Colgate placed third behind Army and
Bucknell. The Cadets secured their third
Presidents' Cup with 101 points, while Bucknell
had 96 and Colgate 83.5 in the 22-sport race. The
Red Raiders were fifth in the men's competition.
Co-recipients of the university's Howard
Hartman Award were announced by athletic director
Mark Murphy. Sharing the 1997 coach of the year
award were head football coach Dick Biddle and
head volleyball coach Vicky Chun '91.
Biddle guided Colgate to a remarkable 6-5
turnaround in his first season as head football
coach, while Chun led the volleyball squad to a
27-7 record, its second straight Patriot League
title, and the school's first-ever NCAA
Seniors Mike Harder, Betsy Cunningham and
Jennifer Hughes were named ECAC Merit Medal
winners. The award is given to male and female
athletes who show dedication to leadership and
academic and athletic excellence. Harder capped
off a brilliant collegiate hockey career as the
Red Raiders' all-time leading scorer, and second
team All-America selection. Cunningham was a
four-year letter winner in cross country and
track and Patriot League cross country champion
in 1995. Hughes was one of the finest soccer
players to wear the Colgate uniform, ending her
career as the school's all-time scorer and the
league's Offensive Player of the Year.
Joby Fowler was named the most
valuable player in the ECAC lacrosse tournament
and was selected a Patriot League scholar-athlete
for the spring.
|The Patriot League announced that Colgate
seniors Joby Fowler and Tom Rusling were spring
sport scholar-athletes in lacrosse and tennis,
respectively. Fowler, a first team all-Patriot
League performer, had a 3.42 grade point average
in economics, while Rusling, all-Patriot League
in singles and doubles competition, posted a 3.35
G.P.A. in his German major.
Chongris was named to the Brine/Intercollegiate
Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association All-America
third team. Chongris, the Patriot League
Offensive Player of the Year, led the Red Raiders
to an 11-2 record and the title game of the
Patriot League season.
||Chongris was joined on the Brine/IWLCA
Regional Northeast team by second team selections
Kate Manzella (attack), Dulany Reeves (defense)
and Hilary Meyer (goalie).
men's lacrosse coach Dan Whelan, who was named
Patriot League Coach of the Year, after leading
the Red Raiders to an 8-7 mark, including the
first win over Cornell since 1964, and a third
straight ECAC/ILA title.
Diver Cheryl Meltz '98 was one of
only two juniors named to the GTE/CoSida Academic
All-District I team. A physics major, Cheryl has
a 3.93 grade point average and won a silver medal
at the ECAC championships.
|Colgate defeated the University
of Vermont, 20-15, in the title game of the
ECAC/ILA championship, with Joby Fowler taking
tournament MVP honors.
A special salute to the
softball team, which advanced to the Patriot
League title game before losing to Bucknell 4-1
in a 19-inning heartbreaker. Under head coach
Katie Flynn '92 the Red Raiders were 22-18.
Sophomore pitcher Tara McGoff was named the
Patriot League Pitcher of the Year and tournament
Colgate athletes were widely recognized for
their performances this spring.
Angela Chongris (Patriot League Offensive
Kate Manzella (Patriot League Co-Rookie-of-the-Year)
Hilary Meyer (goalie)
Dulany Reeves (defense)
Angela Chongris (attack)
Dan Whelan (Patriot League Coach-of-the-Year)
Joby Fowler (Patriot League Scholar-Athlete for Men's
(1st Team - All-League)
Joby Fowler (attack)
John Schulze (midfielder)
Brett Tucker (defense)
(2nd Team - All-League)
Matt Mitchell (long-stick midfielder)
Andrew Forchelli (defense)
Mike Fine (goalie)
Tara McGoff - (Patriot League Pitcher-of-the-Year)
Tara McGoff - (Patriot League Tournament co-MVP)
(1st Team - All-League)
Tara McGoff (pitcher)
Melissa Mack (catcher)
(2nd Team - All-League)
Cathy Stimson (outfielder)
Kerry Purvis (third baseman)
Men's Outdoor Track
Dave Kirby (800-meter
Dave Kirby (800-meters)
Chris Ashfield (10,000)
Women's Outdoor Track
Betsy Cunningham (400-meter int. hurdles champion)
Kelly Saunders (javelin
Betsy Cunningham (400 IH)
Kelly Saunders (javelin)
Tom Rusling (Patriot League Scholar-Athlete for Men's
Tom Rusling (singles, doubles)
B.J. Tucker (doubles)