The first varsity eight won its grand final at the National Invitational Rowing Championships for the first time ever and the Bates men's rowing team celebrated a perfect and historic day Friday on Lake Quinsigamond.
For the fourth National Invitational Rowing Championships in the past five years, Bates captured first place in the grand final races for women's varsity eights (WV8) and second varsity eights (W2V8). Bates wins its second straight NESCAC Women's Rowing Championship and its third in four years, by virtue of the WV8's grand final victory.
Tonelli won the 3,000-meter steeplechase title at the New England Division III Championships with a season-best time of 9:17.99, 6.48 seconds ahead of runner-up Aidan Gilson of MIT. Tonelli vaulted from 10th place into sixth place on Bates' all-time performance list in the event.
Hughes finished fourth in the shot put and seventh in the hammer throw, with personal-best marks in both events, at the New England Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships at MIT on May 5, 2018
Collins tossed a complete game shutout, striking out a career-high eight along the way to lead the Bobcats to a 5-0 win over the Jumbos in game one of Saturday's doubleheader. The victory clinched a spot in the NESCAC tournament for Bates.
First-year Imani Boggan (Lafayette, Calif.) won the 400-meter dash in 58.97 seconds, and also led off Bates' winning 4x400 relay team (4:05.05), followed by junior Ayden Eickhoff (Corvallis, Mont.), first-year So Kim (Thornhill, Ontario), and first-year Jenny Martin (Lewiston, Maine).
Shapiro set the Bates single season and career record for saves by saving all three games in the Bobcats' series sweep of Trinity. His nine career saves and his six this season are both program records.
The No. 1 nationally ranked Bates women's rowing team's first varsity eight outraced No. 2 Wesleyan University in a head-to-head championship race, highlighting an undefeated Saturday regatta for the Bobcat rowing teams on the Malden River against Wesleyan, Wellesley and host Tufts.
Junior Andrew Small scored 52 seconds into the first overtime period as the Bates men's lacrosse team defeated Connecticut College 11-10 in a thrilling Senior Day win Saturday at Garcelon Field. He also scored a career-high four goals earlier in the week against Bowdoin.
Pelletier threw a five-hit, no-walk shutout as Bates defeated Tufts 1-0 on Sunday. It was the Bobcats’ first win over the Jumbos since 2007 and
Pelletier’s third shutout this season. On the week, Pelletier was 1-2 with a 1.75 ERA, while also batting 4-for-8 (.500).
Jones scored a career-high six goals and recorded a career-high eight ground balls to lead the Bates men's lacrosse team to a 19-9 win at Hamilton on Saturday. He also scored five goals in a 15-10 win over Endicott earlier in the week.
Allard scored four goals and dished out three assists in Bates' 17-3 win over Saint Joseph's on Thursday. She followed that up with four goals, a ground ball and a caused turnover against Hamilton on Saturday.
McGill earned her 13th and final career All-America honor as part of the 400 freestyle relay team, with her first national top-eight finish. She will graduate with the second-most All-America honors in team history and the third most in Bates athletics history.
Pender earned five All-America honors at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships. He finishes with 11 All-America honors in his career, the most by a male athlete in college history, surpassing 10-time All-America track and field star David Pless.
Silverman went 2-1 at No. 1 doubles and at No. 1 singles over the weekend down in Virginia as the Bobcats battled Case Western Reserve, Swarthmore and Washington and Lee, with Bates prevailing 5-4 over Swarthmore for the Bobcats' seventh victory of the season.
Fantoni recorded season-highs in ground balls (7) and caused turnovers (5) to go along with one assist in the men's lacrosse team's 14-13 double overtime victory over Western New England Wednesday. He followed that up with two ground balls and a caused turnover in Bates' 15-7 win over Trinity Saturday.
Pelletier went 5-1 with a 0.99 ERA in seven appearances, six starts for the Bates softball team last week. She struck out 44 batters in 42.1 innings pitched and threw the first seven-inning no-hitter by a Bobcat this century.
Pender earned three All-NESCAC honors over the weekend to finish his career with 13 All-NESCAC selections. He was honored as the fourth-highest career point scorer over the last four years at the NESCAC Championships.
First-year Caroline Apathy broke the Bates women's swim team record and took second place in the 50-yard butterfly to begin the NESCAC Championships. She followed that up with a second place finish in the 100-yard butterfly and helped Bates take third in the 400-yard freestyle relay.
Marching as a team of one — between Kyrgyzstan and Chinese Taipei — Bates Olympian Dinos Lefkaritis ’19 of Larnaca, Cyprus, drew an extended shout-out from NBC announcers Mike Tirico and Katie Couric during opening ceremonies on Friday, Feb. 9. He competed in the giant slalom last week and competes in the slalom this week.
Bates senior Jack Kiely broke the team record in the 1,000 meters to highlight the BU Valentine Invitational on Saturday for the Bobcat men's team. He finished the 1,000-meter run in 2:26.30, breaking the team record by 0.48 seconds.
Martin won the second section of the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 9.32 seconds, the third fastest among 32 athletes at the BU Valentine Invitational. Martin's personal-record time moves her into a tie for second place on Bates' all-time performance list.
Nambiar went 2-0 on the week at the No. 5 position for the Bates men's squash team. Nambiar swept Hamilton's in the Bobcats' 8-1 win in the NESCAC quarterfinals Saturday morning. Then he followed that up with a clutch 3-2 victory over Williams College's Anand Butler in the Bobcats' 6-3 win Saturday afternoon in the semifinals.