No laugh: the Thoroughbreds showed how it’s done. In their best season since joining the ECAC East (back in 1998), they had a 16-8-2 overall record and finished third in the conference. Among the wins was a 4-2 upset over last year’s national champ, Middlebury. That drew some press—and a national ranking (12th) for the first time in Skidmore hockey history. Skidmore also hosted its first-ever ECAC East playoff game; it lost a tough battle, 5-4 in overtime, to eventual champion Babson. Among several conference honors, Coach Neil Sinclair was named Coach of the Year and goalie D. J. Delbuono ’10 (above, working on his .922 save ratio) was Rookie of the Year; Matt Czerkowicz ’10 also made the All-Rookie team.
Basketball. The women finished with a 12-13 record. Krystal Coke ’07 led the team in scoring and rebounding, with 10.0 points and 7.0 boards per game. The green men’s squad went 2-22, but had an exciting 88-84 overtime win against Liberty League leader Hamilton. Jonah Haviland-Markowitz ’08 led the team with 12.9 points per game.
Swimming and diving. The women had their best NYSWCAA finish in several years, taking 10th in the championship event. Sonia Segal-Smith ’10 was twice named Liberty League Rookie of the Week. Along with her school record in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:11.7), two men’s-team records were also set, by the 200-freestyle squad (1:33.01) and by 100-breaststroker John Tyler Norton ’10 (1:04.89).
Riding. Having won seven of eight regular-season shows, the team looks for a return trip to the IHSA nationals in May.
T’bred hotline. For all team results and player awards, call 518-580-5393 anytime or click here.