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Bates Tennis Optimizes Short-Term for Success

May 1, 2019

Being a student athlete at a rigorous institution such as Bates is already a struggle in itself. It sometimes feels as if balancing sleep, studying, practice, and eating can be an impossible feat. Now imagine being a student athlete whose season runs throughout the entire school year. One has to be con...

Women’s Track and Field Gains Momentum

May 1, 2019

On a Saturday afternoon that featured torrential rain and 20mph gusts of wind, the Bates women’s track and field team squared off against conference rivals for a shot at NESCAC supremacy. The Bobcats entered the competition coming off an impressive second-place finish at the Aloha Relays last week....

Student-Athlete Profile: Kirsten Pelletier ’20

May 1, 2019

Kirsten Pelletier ’20 has been one of the most talented softball players on campus since she arrived in the fall of 2016. She has pitched in nearly every game (66 of 86) that she possibly could have, leading the Bobcats to two consecutive NESCAC Tournament appearances. She has had a very impressi...

Andrea Russo ‘19 Breaks Bates Career Hits Record

Andrea Russo ‘19 Breaks Bates Career Hits Record

April 3, 2019

“It’s such structure and then chaos.” This is how the sole senior on the Bates softball team, Andrea “Dre” Russo ’19 described her sport. “It’s routine, but anything can happen...pitches are repetitive movements and then [the] batter hits, but at that moment anything can happen.” R...

Jim Sylvia ‘84 Assists Baseball, Athletics Design Turf Field

Jim Sylvia ‘84 Assists Baseball, Athletics Design Turf Field

April 3, 2019

Graduating from Bates in May of 1984 was not the end for Jim Sylvia, a four-time letter winner for the baseball team and a proud member of the Bobcat community for four years. While some of his classmates haven’t even been back to Lewiston since graduation, Sylvia became an active member of the al...

Bates Women’s Swimming Finishes 20th at NCAAs

Bates Women’s Swimming Finishes 20th at NCAAs

April 3, 2019

Over the course of March 20-23, nine members of the Bates Women’s Swimming and Diving team travelled to Greensboro, N.C. to compete in the NCAA DIII National Championships. For a small school like Bates, it can be intimidating travelling to competitions of such caliber. However, given the wealth of exp...

Women’s Lacrosse Doubles Winning Streak

Women’s Lacrosse Doubles Winning Streak

April 3, 2019

Last Saturday, the Women’s Lacrosse team took on Williams in back-and-forth action that saw the Bobcats eventually pulling away with a 13-11 victory. This marked the second consecutive Bobcat win and pulled the team over 0.500 for the first time this season. Read More »...

One Last Season

One Last Season

April 3, 2019

Sarah Rothmann ‘19 discusses her personal journey through 24 seasons of competitive running I used to only think in numbers. Now, as an English major at Bates, this seems absurd. But it’s true. In high school, I measured my success as a cross country and track-and-field runner based on how f...

Kelsy Ross Leaves Bates Athletics

Vanessa Paolella, Managing Editor

April 3, 2019

After nine years of coaching Bates Women’s Soccer, eight as the head coach, Kelsy Ross has left Bates athletics. This decision comes after rising tensions and declining team performance over the past few years, culminating in a disappointing 2018 season record. Read More »...

Baseball Continues to Look Forward Despite Setbacks

March 20, 2019

Bates Baseball fell to a record of 3-5 on Thursday after the team lost to Endicott College (2-2) by a score of 8-0. The loss follows a three game win-streak that brought the Bobcats a win away from an early-season 0.500 winning percentage in their overall record. Read More »...

Mueller, Woods Race to Finish at Ski NCAA’s

March 20, 2019

This year, the women’s ski teams sent two athletes to the NCAA Championships in Stowe, Vt. Kaelyn Woods ‘20 raced the 5K Individual Freestyle and the 15K Classic on March 6 and 8; Griffin Mueller ‘21 competed in the Slalom on March 9 and placed 28th. Altogether, the Bobcats took home 20th out of 2...

Back from Florida, Softball Prepares to Tackle the NESCAC

March 20, 2019

The Bobcat Softball team travelled to Florida just a few short weeks ago to kick off their season with 12 games against schools from all over the United States. They finished the trip with a 3-9 record, however there were some positives even though the results weren’t exactly what they hoped for. ...

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