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Robbie Montanaro ‘19 and Emma Patterson ‘19: Two senior athletes reflect on their athletic career and experience at Bates

Senior year of college is full of ‘lasts’—last first day, last 80’s, last fall break—and for Bates athletes, also a last game. It is inevitable, but that does not mean that after four years they are anywhere near prepared. The athletes at Bates, just by applying, have made a commitment to both their sport and their academics. And while Bates celebrates its students’ academic achievements with senior thesis, final athletic contests often slip by. In order to break down these final senior moments, I spoke with Robbie Montanaro ’19 and Emma Patterson ’19, of men’s soccer and women’s field hockey respectively.

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Swim & Dive Tally Two NESCAC Wins: Men’s Team Dominated Wesleyan and Trinity, Women Win Meet in Final Relay

The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams competed against Wesleyan University and Trinity College in their first meet of the year on Nov. 17 at Wesleyan. Bates came out on top against both teams, starting the season on a strong note against two NESCAC teams. Bates will compete against two more NESCAC teams for the Maine state title on Nov. 30, 6:30 p.m. at Bowdoin College.

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Women’s Cross Country Races to Historic Finish at NCAAs

As most Bates students travelled home on Nov. 17th, the women’s cross country team was in Winneconne, Wis. competing in the Division III NCAA Championship. Here, they finished 17th out of field of 32 qualifying teams. This occasion represents the second time in the last three seasons that the Bates women have qualified for the national championship, with the team finishing 19th in 2016.

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Men’s Cross-Country Impresses in Wisconsin at NCAAs

The men’s cross country team started their Thanksgiving break with a short, but exciting, trip to Winneconne, Wis. for the Division III NCAA Championships. The 8-kilometer race was held on Nov. 17 at the Lake Breeze Golf Club and comprised a field of 280 nationally qualified collegiate runners. This trip marked the men’s cross-country team’s first presence at the NCAA Championships since 2013, the sixth experience overall, and the first experience traveling with the women’s team since 2012.

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Women’s Basketball Wins Thriller in 2-OT against UNE

On a Sunday afternoon in the historic Alumni Gym in Lewiston, Maine, the visiting University of New England (UNE) Nor’easters (2-3) took on the Bates Bobcats (2-0) in an exciting matchup. The teams were evenly matched throughout the game, taking an extra two periods of overtime to declare a winner.

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Motivation with Maru: An Introduction

Hello hello my feisty friends! My name is Mary Richardson, but y’all can call me Maru, I am a first-year here at Bates. I have an Instagram account called @motivationwithmaru that preaches all things positivity, healthy body-image, nourishing food, fitness, and self-care.

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Women’s Rowing Q & A: Liza Folsom ‘22 of women’s rowing discusses her experience on the water

Elizabeth “Liza” Folsom ‘21 is a geology major and spanish minor from Can Mateo, CA. She is a member of the women’s rowing team at Bates and was the coxswain for the team that won the Division II National Championship last year. I had the opportunity to speak with Liza about her experience as a member of the Bates rowing team. This article has been edited for grammar and clarity.

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Bates Re-envisions Sports Medicine

It is hard not to notice some of the changes in the sports medicine department at Bates this year: new faces, new techniques and an explosion of activity evident to all who pass by the trainer’s room in Merrill.

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Men’s Cross Country Dominates NESCAC Championships

The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) is notoriously one of the most competitive Division III conferences in the country. Several schools such as Amherst, Williams, and Tufts are often nationally ranked. Therefore, when Bates’ cross country team finished fourth out of 11 schools at the Championship meet at Franklin Park in Boston on Oct. 27, it should be recognized as a tremendous accomplishment.

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Celebrating Amelia Wilhelm ‘18: Bates Rower earns finalist distinction for NCAA Woman of the Year

Every day at Bates, close to half of the student population has to juggle the commitments of a varsity sports team in addition to their academic obligations. These student-athletes must foster great time management skills in order to balance homework and studying with practices, games, and hosting recruits. Their ability to use their time so efficiently should be commended

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