The Colgate Scene
|by Bob Cornell|
Lauren Moll '02 eludes two defenders in the women's lacrosse team's hard-fought 9-7 loss to American University in Patriot League play in March.
Evan Paushter '02 in singles action against Navy in Sanford Field House in April. The Raiders defeated the Midshipmen 4-3. Paushter, the men's tennis team captain, won his match in straight sets, 6-1, 7-6.
The Colgate men's basketball team won 17 games this season, only the seventh time that has happened in the team's 102-year history. The season ended with a 74-71 loss to Lafayette in the quarterfinal round of the Patriot League tournament. The Raiders had defeated the Leopards twice during the regular season.
Senior Pat Campolieta ended his Colgate career as the fourth-highest all-time scorer in school history, with 1,616 points and in sixth place for rebounding, with 698. He became the first player in Patriot League history to be named to the all-league team four years in a row. For the third- straight season, Campolieta earned first team all-league honors (he was named to the second team in his rookie season). He was Patriot League Rookie of the Year in 1999.
First-year Keith Williams was named to the league's all-rookie team, the sixth player in Colgate history so honored. He was Patriot League Rookie of the Week once, having scoring the game-winning basket in an upset victory over ultimate league champion Holy Cross.
Congratulations to the women's basketball team. Predictions had the Raiders finishing seventh in the Patriot League, but under first-year head coach Beth Spycher, they notched a fourth-place finish. Colgate ended the season 14-17 overall and 7-7 in the league.
Spycher was named the Patriot League Coach of the Year, and sophomore Malissa Burke earned second team all-league honors. Milaina Lagzdins and Allison Lipinski, both members of the Class of 2005, received all-rookie recognition. Burke was Colgate's second-leading scorer, Lagzdins led the squad in rebounding and Lipinski set a Patriot League record for three-point field goals in a season, 101.
Junior Tyrone Russell led the men's track and field team to a fourth-place finish at the Patriot League championships. He placed first in the 200-meter run, with a Colgate record time of 21.68, was first in the 400-meter run and was a member of the winning 4x400 relay team. Russell was named the Track Performer of the Meet.
Russell was among five Raiders named to the all-league team. Senior Duevorn Harris placed first with his record-setting performance in the weight throw; sophomore Mike Saunders was second in the 1,000-meter run; and juniors Eric Hiller and Shawn Lingley joined Saunders and Harris on the 4x400 relay team.
In the women's competition, junior Maura McCusker was selected as Female Track Performer of the Meet and led the Raiders to a sixth-place finish. McCusker finished first in the mile run and first in the 1000-meter run with a Patriot League record time of 2:53.85. She also was on Colgate's distance medley relay team, which placed second. Joining her on the relay team were junior Danielle Gabay, senior Jenny McCarthy and first-year Beth Stephenson. Stephenson also took second place in the long jump, with a school-record distance of 5.56 meters. All four women received all-Patriot League honors. McCusker concluded her indoor season setting a school record in the 800-meter run at the Eastern College Athletic Conference Championships, with a time of 2:07.83.
First-year Nolana Quince made her presence felt with a third-place finish in the pentathlon and a fifth-place showing in the triple jump. She earned 2,986 points in the pentathlon for a Colgate first-year record and the second-best overall total in the school's history.
The Patriot League swimming and diving championships saw the Raiders finish fifth in both the men's and women's divisions. First-year diver Lane Ellis became the fifth Raider to earn Diver of the Meet honors by winning the one-meter competition and placing second on the three-meter board.
Junior Matt Vuturo joined Ellis on the all-league team after winning the 100-fly. He is only the second Colgate swimmer to win an individual title at the championships.
In the women's competition, sophomore Alice Garnett and first-year Meghan Binder earned all-league honors with their performances at the championships. They were among the top scorers in the competition. Garnett, a two-time all-league competitor, placed fifth in the 200-back, and Binder placed sixth in the 200-fly. Both were members of Colgate's 400-free relay team, which finished third.
Both the men's and women's ice hockey seasons came to an end in Hanover, N.H. The Dartmouth Big Green, who won 5-4 (in double overtime) and 4-1 in the best-of-three series, eliminated the men's squad from the ECAC playoffs in the first round. The women's team dropped 11-1 and 6-0 decisions to the top-seeded Big Green squad.
Sophomore defenseman Rob Brown earned honorable mention on the all-ECAC team. He was second in scoring, with nine goals and 12 assists. For the second-straight year, junior defenseman Steve Silversides, sophomore forward Paul Kelley and senior defenseman Ben Bryce were named to the ECAC all-academic team.
Cheryl Setchell '05 and Rebecca Lahar '05 were named to the ECAC North all-rookie team. Setchell was Colgate's leading scorer and Lahar started more than half of the team's games in goal. Seniors Kelly Roos, Maura Crowell and Heather Smith, juniors Nicole Lehrhoff and Toby Mandel and sophomore Katie Breen were named to the ECAC North all-academic team.
Beckie Francis '87, a member of Colgate's Athletic Hall of Honor, guided her Oakland University's women's basketball team to its first appearance in the NCAA Tournament. Oakland fell to Vanderbilt in the first round. In only its third year of Division I play, Oakland entered the tournament with a 17-13 record. The Golden Grizzlies earned a trip to the tournament by winning their first-ever Mid-Continent Conference title.
Spring sports have started in the Chenango Valley and the biggest sound so far has come from the softball diamond. First-year outfielder Dorothy Donaldson blasted onto the scene with a record-breaking home run performance during Colgate's spring trip to Florida. She hit six home runs in 16 games, breaking the school record for a first-year student in a season, and her two round-trippers against Wisconsin-Green Bay tied the school mark for home runs in a game.
STAYING CONNECTED: Check out the Colgate athletics website: http://athletics.colgate.edu. The website provides daily information on the Raider program, including schedules, roster, statistics and game information. Also remember the Raider Sportsline: 315-228-7900.
Top of page
Table of contents
|<< Previous: Around the college||Next: Reviews >>|