Throughout each semester, the Record”s sports section publishes “Athletes of the Week,” spotlighting Ephs” exceptional performances in a given week. Over the years, we have featured 25 members of Class of 2020. In honor of their graduation from the College, here they are:
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.
Interviews with senior captains of Eph sports teams.
Michael Davis ’23
Chicago, Ill. “Michael has been fantastic in his rookie season and is among the league leaders in several goalkeeping categories.
An overtime goal from forward Avery Dunn ’21 on Saturday secured the women’s first-ever regular season sweep of Middlebury. Photo courtesy of Sports Information.
Olivia Barnhill ’19
New York, N.Y.
“Olivia is the best goalkeeper in Div. III.
Men’s Ice Hockey
Men’s ice hockey finished 14-11-1 (9-8-1 in the NESCAC) and lost to Trinity in the NESCAC Semifinals, the third trip to the semifinals in the last six seasons. Head Coach Bill Kangas returns after taking a sabbatical last year.
Liz Webber ’20
Natick, Mass. “We’ve asked [Liz] to be more aggressive and defend higher and as a result she is defending as well as I’ve ever seen her defend.
Ava Palmo ’19
“Ava is the heart of her boat and of the team, really. She commits to bringing her best to every practice and is a ferocious racer. But beyond that, she is the consummate teammate who cares deeply for the sport and the lessons that it imparts.”
– Head coach Kate Maloney
Sydney Jones ’21
Boca Raton, Fla. “Sydney made a difficult finish look easy. Her ability to score goals at important times combined with her consistent work rate off the ball to create opportunities for us on Saturday was a huge reason for the positive result versus Tufts.”
– Head coach Michelyne Pinard
Chris Fleischer ’20
Bethesda, Md. “[Chris] continues to be one of our hardest workers and best possession players.