Season Recaps

Sports Desk

Men’s cross-country: Top of NESCAC, third at NCAA

For the first time since 2016, men’s cross-country has won the NESCAC championship, with seven Ephs, all of whom won All-NESCAC Honors, finishing in the top 11 runners. After that, the Ephs continued their winning streak at the New England Regional, tallying 24 points and earning an automatic berth to NCAA, where they finished third with a team score of 183. The team will graduate Tristan Colaizzi ’20, Ryan Cox ’20, Isaac Goodman ’20, Ben Hearon ’20,  Jenks Hehmeyer ’20, Peter Kirgis ’20, Kevin LaFleche ’20, Kenneth Marshall ’20,  William McGovern ’20 and Sam Wischnewsky ’20.

Women’s cross-country: First place at NESCAC, third at NCAA

As the host of this season’s NESCAC championship, women’s cross-country won on home turf with a score of 58 points, placing six runners in the top 20 and capturing its fourth NESCAC title in the last five years. After winning the New England Regionals, the Ephs took third place at NCAA with a score of 168. This year, the team will graduate Carmen Bango ’20, Maddy Boutet ’20, Janelle Gowgiel ’20, Julia Gunther ’20, Emma Herrmann ’20,  Hannah Lebowitz ’20, Anna Passannante ’20,  Leah Rosenfeld ’20 and Emily Tibbetts ’20.

Women’s field hockey: Overall record 13-4, NESCAC record 7-3

Starting off strong in the season, No. 4 women’s field hockey (13-4, 7-3 in NESCAC) kept a total win streak of 11 matches before falling to No.1 Bowdoin in the NESCAC conference. Having defeated Bates 3-1 in the quarterfinals, the Ephs advanced to semifinals, where they fell to the Jumbos. The team will graduate Charlotte Cooper ’20, Marissa Feller ’20, Calla Khilnani ’20, Abby Lloyd ’20, Nina McGowan ’20, Isabel Perry ’20 and Emma Ticknor ’20.

Men’s football: NESCAC record 7-2

No. 3 men’s football (7-2 in NESCAC) continued its success from last season and used its momentum to defeat No. 5 Amherst with a score of 31-9 in a memorable Homecoming game. The Ephs scored 14 points in the first quarter and steadily maintained their advantage after that. The team will graduate Ben Anthony ’20, Luke Apuzzi ’20, Steve Bohling ’20, Jansen Durham ’20, William Gentilello ’20, Kyle Horihan ’20,  Jake Mohan ’20, Jeffrey MacArthur ’20, Ryan Pruss ’20, Frank Scheck ’20, Jeremy Subjinski ’20 and Oscar Unobskey ’20.

Men’s soccer: Overall record 8-4-5, NESCAC record 5-2-3

No. 4 men’s soccer (8-4-5, 5-2-3 in NESCAC) beat No. 5 Bates in the championship quarterfinals with a 3-0 win before advancing to NESCAC semifinals against No. 2 Tufts, where it took their rivals into overtime and ended the game with a 0-1 loss. The team will graduate Liam Bardong ’20, Bobby Fabricant ’20, Chris Fleischer ’20, Demian Gass ’20, Andrew Mathew ’20 and Teo Pollini ’20.

Women’s soccer: Overall record 11-5-4, made NCAA Elite Eight

No. 3 women’s soccer (11-5-4, 6-3-1 in NESCAC) concluded its season with the NCAA section final against the Messiahs, where it drew the game 2-2 at the end of 90 minutes but narrowly lost the penalty shootout. This season is the last one coached by Head Coach Michelyne Pinard, who has been with the team for 18 years and has led the Ephs to three national championships and eight NESCAC championships. The team will graduate Nkem Iregbulem ’20, Erika Jung ’20, Sarah Kelly ’20, Whitney Lincoln ’20, Alison Lu ’20, Sarah Scire ’20 and Liz Webber ’20.

Women’s volleyball: Overall 14-11, NESCAC record 5-5

No. 6 volleyball (14-11, 5-5 in NESCAC) defeated Connecticut College with a comfortable score line of 3-0 and went on to deny Smith with a hard-fought 3-2 victory before it fell to No. 4 Amherst in the final NESCAC match. Before the Amherst game, the team honored its graduating seniors: Natalie Albright ’20, Erin Denham ’20, Alexandra Newton ’20 and Daiana Takashima ’20.

Women’s basketball: Overall record 20-8, NESCAC record 6-4

No. 4 women’s basketball (20-8, 6-4 in NESCAC) topped No. 5 Trinity in the NESCAC quarterfinal, winning the away game 65-56 before it advanced to semifinals, where it fell to tough opponents No. 1 Tufts at home with a score-line of 63-69. In their NCAA run, the Ephs took down Albright 68-46 before defeating Ithaca 69-61, securing their first DIII Sweet Sixteen berth since the 2012-13 season. The team will graduate Katie Brule ’20, Emily Chang ’20 and Emily Peckham ’20.

Men’s basketball: Overall record 13-12, NESCAC record 6-4

No. 3 men’s basketball (13-12, 6-4 in NESCAC) placed sixth at the NESCAC championship. The Ephs took three wins in a row in the conference against No. 9 Wesleyan (73-54), Bates (63-51) and No. 1 Tufts (71-66) before falling to No. 3 Amherst on Feb. 22, where the Ephs lost 86-89 at home. The team will graduate Mickey Babek ’20, Vince Brookins, Jr. ’20, Henry Feinberg’20 and Matt Karpowicz ’20.

Men’s ice hockey Overall record 17-8-1, NESCAC record 13-5-0

No. 1 men’s ice hockey (17-8-1, 13-5-0 in the NESCAC) started the season strong with four consecutive wins, taking top seed in the conference. On Feb. 22, the Ephs beat rival Mammoths convincingly with a 5-2, but dropped to No. 5 Wesleyan 3-2 in the NESCAC quarterfinals. The team will graduate Peter Christie ’20, Max Fuld ’20, Will Somers ’20 and Wyatt Glover ’20.

Women’s ice hockey: Overall record 12-9-4, NESCAC record 8-6-2

No. 5 women’s ice hockey took down No. 9 Wesleyan with two home games on the weekend of Feb. 5-6. Despite the 7-1 win followed by another 4-1 victory against the Cardinals, the team fell early to No. 4 Hamilton in the NESCAC championships when the Continentals scored a late winner in the game, which ended 4-3. The Ephs will graduate Marissa Anderson ’20, Mia Carroll ’20, Caroline Dignard ’20, Sarah Michels ’20, Amanda Reisman ’20 and Hallie Whitmore ’20.

Skiing: Fifth at NCAA Regionals

Skiing finished fifth out of 13 teams in the NCAA East Regional Championships, held in Middlebury, Vt. Pauls Sheils ’20 and Cole Janco ’20 placed  12th and 25th, respectively, in their last career Carnival race. The Ephs then advanced to the championships and raced one day of Alpine and Nordic skiing each before the championship was cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns. Tallying 30 team points, the Ephs stood in 15th out of 23 teams at the time of cancellation. The team will graduate Lucy Alexander ’20, Carmen Bango ’20, Jack Consenstein ’20, Clara Hathorne ’20, Cole Janco ’20, Will Kannegieser ’20, Ryan Schmidt ’20, Paul Sheils ’20, Ivy Spiegel-Ostrom ’20, Dylan Syben ’20 and Ingrid Thyr ’20.

Men’s swimming and diving: First place in NESCAC, 18th title overall

Men’s swimming and diving took its 18th overall NESCAC title on Feb. 23. With a 341-point total over his four years at the College, Andrew Trunsky ’20 won the High Point Swimmer Award, while head coach Steve Custer won the NESCAC Swimming Coach of the Year for the second year in a row. The Ephs will graduate Alex Bank ’20, Will Burford ’20, Lucca Delcompare ’20, Clayton Morikawa ’20 and Andrew Trunsky ’20.

Women’s swimming and diving: First place in NESCAC, 7th title in a row

Women’s swimming and diving captured its seventh consecutive NESCAC title, winning 12 out of 24 events. Caroline White ’20 was honored the Swimmer of the Year Award, making her the eighth Eph in school history to receive this award. She also received the 4-Year High Point Swimmer, scoring the most points out of all senior athletes.  The Ephs will graduate Caroline Conforti ’20, Madeleine Deardorff ’20, Elinor Sherman ’20, Caroline White ’20 and Veronica Wolff ’20.

Men’s and women’s indoor track and field: Second Place in NCAA Championship

On Feb. 29, men’s track and field took second place at the NCAA Div. III New England championship, with a total of 104 points. Ryan Cox ’20 and Will McGovern ’20 finished first and second respectively in 5000m, whereas  Nick Gannon ’20, co-captain Tristan Colaizzi ’20, and Peter Kirgis ’20 took 2nd, 4th, and 5th in mid-distance, setting personal records with their performance. The team will graduate Marshall Borrus ’20, Tristan Colaizzi ’20, Ryan Cox ’20, James Dunivan ’20, Nick Gannon ’20, Benjamin Hearon ’20, Christian Holway ’20, Peter Kirgis ’20, Kevin LaFleche ’20, Kenneth Marshall ’20, Will McGovern ’20, Mykel Miller ’20 and Frank Scheck ’20.

Women’s indoor track and field: First Place in NCAA Championship

Women’s indoor track and field took first at the Div. III New England Championship, making this season their third consecutive year with the title. The Ephs finished the championship with 159 points in total. Megan Powell ’20 set her personal best in the 200m dash and took second place in the 400m, securing 8 points for the team. Emma Egan ’20 took first place in high jump with a height of 1.75 meters, and other senior members set personal bests at the event as well. The team will graduate Maddy Boutet ’20, Lauren Crist ’20, Sierra Diaz ’20, Emma Egan ’20, Janelle Gowgiel ’20, Emma Hermann ’20, Astia Innis ’20,  Ally Isley ’20, Sierra Loomis ’20,  Anna Passannante ’20,  Megan Powell ’20,  Leah Rosenfeld ’20,  Audrey Rustad ’20,  Summer-Solstice Thomas ’20  and Emily Tibbetts ’20.

Wrestling: 8th at NCAA Regionals

Wrestling placed 8th at the NCAA Northeast Regional Championship. Yo Akiyama ’20 was named New England Wrestling Association Honorable Mention and was awarded National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Scholar All-American honors, along with teammates Joey Rossetti ’22 and  David Yeh ’22. The team will graduate Yo Akiyama ’20,  Luke Anselmi ’20,  Nick Anselmi ’20, Dietrich Hartman ’20  and Dylan Millson ’20.