Stories about "NESCAC"
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Video: Jacqueline Forney ’18 sets up Bates volleyball for success

Friday, November 4, 2016 12:09 pm

Forney "doesn’t get wrapped up in what happened two seconds ago," says head coach Melissa DeRan. "She’s always looking ahead, ready for the next play."

NEW GLOUCESTER, Maine -- The No. 24 nationally ranked Bates women's cross country team won the Maine State Championship meet  running away Saturday, with its top five runners all placing within the top 12 overall at Pineland Farms.

Bates scored 29 points to outpace runner-up Bowdoin (41) by 12. Colby was third (83), followed by Southern Maine (94), St. Joseph's (164), UMaine-Farmington (168), Maine Maritime (225), Unity (240) and UMaine-Presque Isle (261). 

Bates' score is the best since Colby's 23 points in 2010. Following two straight third-place finishes, it is the program's third state championship in the past five years and fourth ever since the women's meet began in 1979.

Bowdoin's Sarah Kelley prevailed in a close charge to the finish line to win the overall title in 18:38.3. But Bates shuttled in the next three finishers, as senior Jessica Wilson (18:42.9), junior Katherine Cook (18:45.7) and sophomore Katie Barker (18:50.5) came in second, third and fourth place. Wilson (Cumberland, Maine), who has led the Bobcats in each race this season, placed 12th at the state meet a year ago.

Wilson, Cook (South Burlington, Vt.) and Barker (Burlington, Vt.) all earned their first All-State honors in cross country, going to the first seven individuals.

Senior Molly Chisholm (Wayland, Mass.) finished eighth out of 116 runners, covering Bates' home 5-kilometer course in 19:09.3; junior Mary Szatkowski (Buxton, Maine) placed 12th in 19:23.9 to round out Bates' scoring. Bates' displacers were first-year Olivia LaMarche (Lynnfield, Mass.) in 16th place (19:32.9) and sophomore Sarah Rothmann (North Andover, Mass.) in 17th (19:43.5).

Two more Bobcats were also in the top 20 overall, as sophomore Ayden Eickhoff (Corvallis, Mont.) took 18th (19:48.2) and sophomore Wendy Memishian (Medway, Mass.) came in 20th (19:50.9).
Video: ‘Get it done’ mentality pushes top duo of women’s cross country

Friday, October 28, 2016 9:37 am

Before a recent meet, Katherine Cook '18 threw down the gauntlet to her teammate Jessica Wilson '17: "Let's go do this. This is our course, we can do it, let's get it done!"

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Video: The Bobcat QB and dive back explain the triple option’s choreography

Friday, September 23, 2016 2:34 pm

In the triple option offense, a lot can go right, and a lot can go wrong.

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Video: First-year Bobcats get up to speed on the fast pace of Bates and NESCAC

Friday, September 16, 2016 1:09 pm

On the verge of their sports debuts, the newest Bobcats are quickly moving beyond that "Don't mess up!" feeling.

Bates College Director of Athletics Kevin McHugh will step down on June 30, 2017, the conclusion of the 2016-17 academic year.
Director of Athletics Kevin McHugh to step down at end of 2016–17 academic year

Thursday, August 25, 2016 8:44 am

McHugh's decade of service to Bates athletics has been marked by competitive success, a growing national reputation for inclusivity and community engagement, and significant improvements to Bates’ athletics facilities.

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Video: 10 reasons women’s lacrosse is having historic NESCAC success

Friday, May 6, 2016 3:34 pm

Ten seniors lead Bates into the NESCAC tournament semifinals, on Saturday, for the first time in program history.

Sports Notes: Repeat success

Wednesday, July 1, 2009 11:56 am

Blossoming as a hitter in 2009, Chris Burke ’11 seeks more of the same during summer ball

Bates athletics ranks high in final Directors' Cup standings

Thursday, June 25, 2009 9:45 am

Bates College ranked 57th out of the 310 NCAA Division III schools...

Home Run!

Friday, May 1, 2009 12:14 pm

Bates College catcher Gordy Webb '11 earned New England Small College Athletic Conference Baseball Player of the Week honors in early April, batting .611 (11-for-18) with a .632 on-base percentage and a 1.111 slugging mark while not committing an error behind the plate during the Bobcats’ 3-2 week.

Celebrating a Goal

Friday, May 1, 2009 11:58 am

Morgan Maciewicz '10 celebrates a goal during a game against Colby. Bates lost the game but earned the sixth seed in the NESCAC Championship.

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