Skidmore beat NESCAC finalist Hamilton College, 4-2, on the roadthe Tbreds first-ever win over the Continentals. Skidmore also beat Amherst for the first time. The schedule included fourteen games against teams that were nationally ranked at some point during the season.
Conor McDavitt 03 led the Tbreds in scoring, with 11 goals and 10 assists. Rookie goaltender Matt Meacham 06 had a 3.83 goals-against average and .884 save percentage. Head coach Paul Dion was selected ECAC East Coach of the Year, and nine of his players made the ECAC East All-Academic team.
The Thoroughbreds riding team appears headed toward another run at the IHSA national title. By early March, Skidmore had won each of its first six shows to take a commanding lead in IHSA Zone 2 regional competition. The IHSA national show will be held May 24 in Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Swimming and diving
Both the mens and womens teams enjoyed successful seasons, improving their standings at a number of meets and championships. Four new college records were set: Line Dorset 06 in the 200-yard butterfly (2:17.24), Mark Fraiden 05 in the 200 backstroke (2:05.74), and Anneliese Kranz 06 in two one-meter diving events (216.10 for six dives, and 331.60 for ten dives).
Numerous swimmers scored individual points in league championships, and UCAA All-Academic honors went to eight swimmers.
Skidmore posted its best season since 199495, with a 12-12 overall and 5-9 UCAA record. The Tbreds were ranked regionally at one time in the season, after a four-game win streak that included victories over Union (82-78), Vassar (75-46), and Rensselaer (72-63).
Dana Martin 05 was the teams top scorer, with 13.8 points per game. Three Tbreds were named to the UCAA All-Academic team.
The womens team battled a late-season rash of injuries to finish 6-19 overall and 1-13 in the UCAA. Skidmore beat William Smith on the road, 59-49, for the Thoroughbreds first victory over the Herons in Geneva.
Andrea Paulson 03 led the team with 14.1 points and 9.6 rebounds per game, and three seniors earned UCAA All-Academic honors. WJ