2018-19 Bates Athletics General News

  • Inaugural Friends of Bates Athletics Giving Challenge is a 'runaway success'
    June 19, 2019
    Conducted from May 29 to May 31, the FBA Challenge drew 1,333 donors to its ranks — more than four times the goal of 310 donors.
  • Bates places 42nd in final Directors' Cup standings
    June 14, 2019
    Bates College varsity athletic teams placed 42nd in Division III among 449 member instititutions in the final Director's Cup standings for the 2018–19 academic year, announced by the National Association of College Directors of Athletics (NACDA).
  • Bates Bobcast Episode 146: The Bates Women's Rowing Dynasty
    June 04, 2019
    They did it again! On Saturday, the Bates women's rowing team won its third NCAA title in a row, and its fourth in the last five years. The Bobcats won every race by open water. But it was not as easy as it appears on paper. Find out why on the season finale of the Bates Bobcast!
  • Bates Bobcast Episode 145: Women's rowing looks for a third straight NCAA title
    May 28, 2019
    On this week's Bates Bobcast, we’re previewing the NCAA Rowing Championships! The Bobcat women are looking for their third straight national title. Plus, we catch up with Bates Director of Athletics Jason Fein, who fills us in on the Friends of Bates Athletics Challenge. All that and more!
  • Friends of Bates Athletics Challenge: 3 Days, 31 Sports
    May 28, 2019
    The time is now. Let's make today, and tomorrow, an even greater day to be a Bobcat. Click to learn more about the Friends of Bates Athletics Challenge.
  • Bates Bobcast Episode 144: Facilities upgrades, NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships preview
    May 21, 2019
    On the latest Bobcast, we discuss some exciting facilities upgrades at Bates with Assistant A.D. for Facilities and Club Sports Scott Lehmann! Plus, we preview the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. All that and more...
  • Bates announces facilities projects to improve athletic experiences on and off the field
    May 21, 2019
    Forthcoming Bates Athletics facilities improvements, scheduled for completion for the 2019-20 academic year, address a common theme: to improve the experience of Bates student athletes, on and off the field.
  • 67 Bobcats named NESCAC Spring All-Academic
    May 17, 2019
    Sixty-seven student-athletes from Bates College's spring sports teams have received 2019 NESCAC Spring All-Academic honors, announced Friday by the New England Small College Athletic Conference.
  • Eleven Bobcats receive NESCAC Spring All-Sportsmanship honors
    May 16, 2019
    Eleven Bates student-athletes were named to the 2019 NESCAC Spring All-Sportsmanship Team, announced Thursday by the New England Small College Athletic Conference.
  • Bates Athletics to honor 45 Senior Scholars at Tuesday's Senior Student-Athlete Celebration
    May 16, 2019
    The Bates College Department of Athletics will honor 45 graduating student-athletes with a Senior Scholar Award, in addition to presenting other year-end honors, at the Senior Student-Athlete Celebration, taking place in Memorial Commons on Tuesday, May 21 from 12-2pm.
  • Bates Bobcast Episode 143: Rowing takes the NESCAC again
    May 14, 2019
    This week we’re celebrating both the men’s and women’s rowing teams once again winning the NESCAC title. Plus, the Bates track and field teams impressed at the Open New England Championships and we chat with Bates alum Mohdis Baker '14, one of the coaches for "Cold Front", our women’s Ultimate team, which is headed back to Division III nationals for the fourth straight year.
  • Bates Bobcast Episode 142: Baseball sweeps its way to the NESCAC Championships
    May 07, 2019
    The Bates baseball team swept Bowdoin on Saturday to qualify for the four-team double elimination NESCAC Championships, taking place this Friday-Sunday in Waterville. Plus, the rowing teams combined to win the New England Championships points title and we look back at the softball season. All that and more, on the Bates Bobcast!
  • Bates Bobcast Episode 141: NESCAC Championships season is here!
    April 30, 2019
    On this week's Bobcast, we’re talking to a pair of NESCAC champions for the track and field program. Plus, the baseball team swept Colby, the softball team won another thriller against Trinity and the rowing teams hosted, and won, the 23rd Presidents Cup. All that and more...
  • Bates' own 'Miracle on Ice': men's club hockey plays tournament in China, organized by Xu '19
    April 26, 2019
    Thanks in great part to the initiative and hard work of senior Bob (Hehao) Xu, the Bates men's ice hockey club team took the opportunity of a lifetime in mid-April, traveling to China and competing in a tournament there that Xu himself helped to set up, along with an array of other teams from Asia and Europe.
  • Bates Bobcast Episode 140: A state championship, a trip to China, and more!
    April 23, 2019
    This week we’re celebrating the men’s track and field team taking back the Maine State Outdoor Championship from Bowdoin. Plus, the softball and baseball teams won NESCAC games in thrilling fashion and the men’s club ice hockey team just returned from China. All that and more, on the Bates Bobcast!
  • Bates Bobcast Episode 139: The battle for first place in the NESCAC
    April 16, 2019
    On this week's Bobcast, we’re previewing the battle for first place in the NESCAC between Bates, Tufts and Amherst men's lacrosse. Plus, the tennis teams enter the heart of NESCAC play and the baseball team prepares for a showdown with Bowdoin. All that and more...
  • Bates Bobcast Episode 138: Bobcats dominate NESCAC weekly awards
    April 09, 2019
    Four Bobcats earned awards from the NESCAC for their performances last week. And we talk to all of them on the latest Bates Bobcast! Plus, the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee hosted the 1st annual faculty/student basketball game. All that and more...
  • Bates Bobcast Episode 137: Another Bobcat in the NFL
    April 02, 2019
    Sam Francis '17 played football and men's lacrosse at Bates, graduating in 2017. Now, he's a Football Data Analyst for the Cincinnati Bengals. We catch up with him and recap the week that was in Bates athletics, on the latest Bates Bobcast!
  • Bates Bobcast Episode 136: Nine All-American swimmers, rowing spring season preview
    March 26, 2019
    On this week's Bobcast, we preview the spring season for Bates rowing. We also take a look back on a very successful NCAA Championships for the women’s swimming team. All nine Bobcats returned as All-Americans. Plus, the women’s lacrosse team beat Williams for the fourth straight season and the baseball team is ready for NESCAC play after a strong week of non-conference action. All that and more, on the Bates Bobcast!
  • Bates Bobcast Episode 135: Women's swimming heads to NCAAs, lacrosse keeps winning
    March 19, 2019
    On this episode of the Bobcast, we chat with the lone senior among the program record-tying nine Bates women's swimmers traveling to the NCAA Championships this week. Plus, the nationally ranked lacrosse teams continue to pick up key victories and women's tennis is ready to make an impact in the NESCAC after a solid trip to Virginia. All that and more, on the Bates Bobcast!
  • Bates Bobcast Episode 134: Breaking records and beating the best
    March 12, 2019
    From the women’s distance medley relay team finishing second in the country at NCAAs, to the men’s lacrosse team upending the top-ranked team in the nation, to a pair of Bobcats winning NESCAC Player of the Week honors, it was quite the week for Bates athletics. And we've got it all covered, on the Bates Bobcast!
  • Forty-eight Bobcats named NESCAC Winter All-Academic
    March 08, 2019
    Forty-eight students from Bates' winter sports teams have received 2018-19 NESCAC Winter All-Academic honors, announced Friday by the New England Small College Athletic Conference.
  • Six Bobcats named NESCAC Winter All-Sportsmanship
    March 06, 2019
    Six Bates students were named to the 2018-19 NESCAC Winter All-Sportsmanship Team, announced Wednesday by the New England Small College Athletic Conference.
  • Bates Bobcast Episode 133: Lacrosse's big week; NCAA Championships preview
    March 05, 2019
    The Bates lacrosse teams both defeated Middlebury and entered the national rankings. Plus, we preview the NCAA Championships for skiing and track and field. All that and more, on the Bates Bobcast!
  • Bates Bobcast Episode 132: From winter to spring
    February 26, 2019
    Winter sports are still going strong at Bates, but spring sports have arrived as well! On this episode of the Bobcast, we take a look back at a big NESCAC Championships for the men’s swimming and diving team by chatting with Male Bobcat of the Week and Lewiston native Matt Charest. Plus, the women’s squash team won its third Walker Cup title in the last four years and we preview the tennis and softball seasons. All that and more...
  • Griffin Mueller and Kaelyn Woods are selected again for NCAA Ski Championships
    February 26, 2019
    Bates College will be represented at the NCAA National Collegiate Skiing Championships for the second year in a row by alpine skier Griffin Mueller and Nordic skier Kaelyn Woods. The two juniors, who both made their NCAA debuts one year ago in Colorado, will make the trip this year to the famliar terrain of Stowe, Vermont.
  • Bates Bobcast Episode 131: Celebrating a NESCAC swimming champion; previewing lacrosse season
    February 19, 2019
    On this week's Bobcast, we talk with sophomore women's swimmer Caroline Apathy, who won the NESCAC title in the 100-yard butterfly! We chat with senior men's squash captain Coley Cannon, who ended his collegiate career on a high note and we look forward to the Bates Carnival with sophomore alpine skier Hannah West. Plus, a women's and men's lacrosse season preview. All that and more...on the Bates Bobcast!
  • Bates Bobcast Episode 130: 2019 Bates baseball season preview
    February 12, 2019
    Play ball! It's time to preview the Bates baseball season. Plus, the women’s track and field team put together a big time performance in the Distance Medley Relay and the women’s basketball team ended the season on a high note. All that and more, on the Bates Bobcast!
  • Bates Bobcast Episode 129: State of Maine track and field champions...again!
    February 05, 2019
    The Bates women's track and field team won its sixth straight Maine state championship and the men's team won its fifth in the last seven years. Plus, we talk to some standout skiers and recap the NESCAC Championships for men's squash. All that and more, on the Bates Bobcast!
  • Courting disaster: Bates squash players teach an SID how to play their sport
    January 30, 2019
    Squash student-athletes have taken on many challenges at Bates. But nothing could have prepared them for the task of teaching Assistant Sports Information Director Aaron Morse how to play their sport. Can they pull it off? Watch to find out!
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