Sports

A Tough Week for Bates Women’s Softball Team

The Bates women’s softball team has had an unbelievable start to the season so far. With nine wins total, captain Victoria Fitzgerald ’18 comments about what she thinks has contributed to the team’s success. “Our trust in each other, ourselves, and the process has been a main contributor to our success,” she says. “In Florida

Men’s Lax Dominates Endicott College

It was an outstanding week for Bates’ men’s lacrosse team. Coming off a tough loss versus Williams, the Bobcats headed into a non-conference matchup versus the Endicott College Gulls with redemption on their mind. The Gulls came out strong, putting four goals up, before senior captain Clarke Jones ’18 netted a goal with two minutes

From Practical to Weird: Supersitions in Sports

If you talk to any athlete at Bates, you’ll find that each has their own unique pre-competition routine. While many of these actions are practical and are done out of necessity, others may seem odd and nonsensical. People in all walks of life hold personal superstitions. However, athletes may be the most fanatical of them

Baseball Splits Games Against Bowdoin

The Bates baseball team played a three-game series against Bowdoin Friday, March 30 and Saturday, March 31 opening up their NESCAC play for the spring. They lost on Friday by a score of 3-1, and then dropped the first game on Saturday 4-3 in extra innings. In this game, they were down 3-1 heading into

Rowing Teams Ready to Dominate the NESCAC and NCAA This Spring

One point capped off an incredible 2016-17 season for the women’s rowing team. The Bobcats became national champions as their second varsity eight narrowly defeated the Williams Ephs by one crucial point on Mercer Lake in West Winsor, New Jersey at the NCAA Championships last May. The men’s team also had a remarkable 2016-17 season,

Sailing Team Preps to Make Waves in Spring

Many people are surprised to learn that Bates College is represented on the sea with our very own sailing team. The Bates sailing team is a student-run club that competes around New England. The team practices 15 minutes away at Taylor Pond in Auburn, Maine. They store their boats at a storing barn that is

Men’s Lax Goes Viral

This week proved to be rather eventful for the men’s lacrosse team. Coming in hot off a NESCAC win last Saturday, the Bobcats took to the field on Tuesday, March 20, in a non-conference matchup against Keene State. The ‘Cats established a lead early on, ending the first quarter up 4-1. Curtis Knapton ‘20 got

Baseball Defeats UMass-Dartmouth 4-3

The Bates baseball team has not been off to a great start in their 2017-2018 season. With six losses and two wins so far, they are trying to get back onto the ball by winning their game against UMass-Darthmouth in Boston on Sunday, March 25. Having lost the first handful of games of the season,

Swimming and Diving Program Records Historic Achievements at NCAAs

This past weekend, members of the Bates swimming and diving team competed in Indianapolis at the Division III NCAA National Championships. Both the men’s and women’s teams had great performances by the athletes in attendance. There were a total of eleven swimmers that were selected to compete: six women and five men. From the women’s

Men’s Lacrosse Nabs First NESCAC Win of 2018 Season

After narrow losses in the first two NESCAC matchups this season, Bates men’s lacrosse headed into Saturday afternoon’s game against Trinity eager to pull out a win. Although sub-zero conditions deterred a large crowd, the team exploded onto the field ready to fight. The Trinity College Bantams were the first on the board, but the

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