The womens lacrosse team finished a strong season ranked 17th nationally, with a 12-3 record. The Thoroughbreds advanced to the UCAA championship game, beating Hamilton, 8-4, in the semifinals before losing, 9-6, to William Smith.
Eleven Tbreds earned UCAA All-Conference or All-Academic honors. Four also earned IWLCA All-Region honors. Midfielder Taryn Howard 03, who made first-team IWLCA All-America, was second on the team
in scoring (34 goals, 14 assists) and passed the 100-goal career mark, finishing with 116. Liza Gorman 04 led the team in scoring, with 43 goals and 16 assists; her career goal total stands at 112. Annie Ledyard 06, the UCAA Rookie of the Year, led NCAA Division III in draw controls, with 7.8 per game. Freshman goalkeeper Sarah Berheide 06 set team records with a 6.57 goals-against average and .636 save percentage, and tied the mark for wins, with an 11-3 record.
Midfielder Chris Bivona 03 was UCAA Co-Player of the Year. He led the team in scoring (34 goals, 16 assists) and finished his career as Skidmores all-time leading scorer, with 118 goals and 95 assists. Midfielder Andrew Meehan 03 was also a UCAA all-star, compiling 28 goals and 17 assists. Meehan and Bivona were selected to play in the USILA senior North/South all-star game. Three Tbreds won UCAA All-Academic honors.
The golf team played in its 17th-straight NCAA Division III championship tournament this year. The Tbreds finished 20th in the four-day event. Lee Lyon 05 was Skidmores top finisher, taking 61st place with +23.
Leading into the NCAA championships, Skidmore won the NCAA District I Shootout at Williams College. Charles Kromann 05 shot 68-73 to take first place. Lyon and Ben Bates 03 were named to the GCAA All-Northeast Team. Ross Morgan 04 was selected GCAA All-American Scholar.
Skidmores equestrian team just missed qualifying for the Intercollegiate Horse Show Associations national championship show. After finishing the regular season unbeaten, the Tbreds finished third in the zone competition.
Several riders qualified for nationals in individual events. Lisa Hilberg 04 won the national championship in the Intermediate Over Fences class. Jaime Jansen 04 finished sixth in the Open Over Fences and took 14th in the Cacchione Cup for the nations top riders. Alyssa Garvin 05 was third in Walk-Trot-Canter, and Erina Malarkey 05 was sixth in Novice on the Flat.
The mens team went 16-4 on the season and won its third UCAA title. The top seed in the UCAA tournament, Skidmore beat Vassar, 4-0, in the semifinals and clinched the championship with a 6-1 win over Hobart. Russell Cloder 05 won both of his number-one singles matches, and he and Nate Temin 05 beat Hobarts duo in number-one doubles.
Cloder and Temin were UCAA All-Conference selections. Greg Sher 06 was UCAA Rookie of the Year, and interim coach Jim Morrison was UCAA Coach of the Year. Three players made UCAA All-Academic.
The womens team finished with a 12-9 record. Dawn Penniston 03 closed out her career as the teams MVP for the second straight year. Four teammates joined her in earning UCAA All-Academic honors.
The womens four finished ninth in the ECAC National Collegiate Invitational. Boat stroke Christina Bonenberger 04, Heather Brunner 04, Leah Roskin 03, Sarah Lutenski 03, and coxswain Erin Irvine 05 advanced to the ECAC championships by finishing fourth in the New York State championships. Rowers Steph Guilmet 04 and Vicky Abad 03 won the womens pair event at states.
Abad was the womens Most Valuable Rower, while Matt Sweet 03 took top honors for the men.
The baseball team played well down the stretch to finish with a 12-21 record. The Tbreds swept UCAA rival Union College, 8-1 and 7-0, and edged by Middlebury College, 5-4.
Catcher Brian Neary 03 led the team in almost every offensive category: he hit .402, with a school-record .755 slugging percentage, and, though he only played three seasons, he tied Skidmores career home-run record with 17. Neary, Mike Rivers 05, and Nick Litano 03 were UCAA All-Conference honorees. Seven Tbreds made the UCAA All-Academic team.
In a rebuilding season, the softball team fought off late-season injuries and a lack of numbers, finishing with a 2-21-1 record. The Tbreds wins came against nonleague opponents Russell Sage and New Paltz.
Adrienne Baker 05 led the team in hitting, with a .343 average, and made the UCAA All-Conference first team. Stephanie Walters 03 finished her career with a team-high .451 slugging percentage. Five players earned UCAA All-Academic honors. WJ