The Colgate Scene
March 2006



A giant among us
Under head coach Khaled Sanad, Colgate crew has blossomed from a club team to a competitive varsity program

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Football kudos

Senior linebacker Jared Nepa was named first team Division I-AA All-America by the American Football Coaches Association and by the Football Gazette. First-year tailback Jordan Scott earned third team honors on the Football Gazette squad.

Earlier, Nepa was selected as Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year, first team all-Patriot League, ECAC Division I-AA All-Star, all-Northeast Linebacker of the Year, and first team all-Northeast by the Football Gazette. Scott was the Patriot League, ECAC, and Sports Network Rookie of the Year.

Women's hockey players skate abroad

Junior Tara French and senior Becky Irvine played for Hockey Canada's Under-22 team in the 2006 European Air Canada Cup in Ravensburg, Germany, in January. The Canadians won the tournament, with French tallying her first international point, assisting on Canada's first goal of the tournament against Finland. Irvine scored Canada's second goal in a win over Switzerland.

Hockey humanitarian

Colgate senior Jon Smyth has been nominated for the 2006 Hockey Humanitarian Award, presented annually to college hockey's finest citizen. He is one of 18 student-athletes who have been nominated for this year's honor. The winner will be named in a ceremony at the first-ever NCAA Skills Competition on Friday, April 7, in Milwaukee during the NCAA Frozen Four.

Women's soccer standouts

The National Soccer Coaches Association of America announced that Colgate sophomore forward Franny Iacuzzi was first team all-Northeast region, while junior defender Kellen Kroll received third team honors.

Iacuzzi was Colgate's leading scorer last fall, with 13 goals and five assists, while Kroll led a defense that allowed just 17 goals and registered seven shutouts.

On the road with women's lacrosse

Over spring break, the Colgate women's lacrosse team will travel to West Palm Beach, Fla., for games against Yale and George Washington. The Raiders' game against the Colonials on March 16 is scheduled to be televised on CSTV.

Santibanez breaks shot put record

First-year thrower Rita Santibanez broke the Colgate women's record in the shot put on four successive throws in the opening meet of the indoor season. In her final attempt, she launched the shot put 43' 4 1/4" to finish fourth in a field of 29 competitors at the Cornell Relays.

Staying connected

Check out the Colgate athletics website: The website provides daily information on the Raider program including schedules, rosters, statistics and game information. You can also call the Raider Sportsline at 315-228-7900.

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