Golf leads spring sports
In its eighteenth straight trip to the NCAA Division III national championships, the Skidmore golf team finished 17th. Ross Morgan '04 was named a GCAA All-America Scholar. He joins Charles Kromann '05, Stuart Drahota '07, and Michael Stiller '06 on the GCAA Ping All-Northeast Team.
Skidmore played in the UCAA championship match, which it lost to Hobart. The Thoroughbreds finished with an 8-4 record, including wins over Vermont, Hamilton, and Vassar. Greg Sher '06 went UCAA All-Conference in singles and also in doubles with Andrew Watson '04.
The Thoroughbreds finished 9-9 and were ranked as high as 13th in the Northeast. Whitney Dolan '05 and Heather Fuleihan '04 earned UCAA All-Conference honors in doubles.
Skidmore hosted its first UCAA championships in crew in April. The T'bred women tied for fourth place, while the men finished eighth. The men's novice four was the program's lone winner. Earlier in the spring, the men's varsity eight won a silver medal and the women's varsity eight earned a bronze at the Knecht Cup Regatta.
The men finished the season at 3-9. The Thoroughbreds did beat nationally ranked Denison College, and three losses were to NCAA tournament teams. Midfielder Tom Spinella '06 earned honorable mention All-America and UCAA All-Star honors after leading the team in scoring with 30 goals and 3 assists.
Skidmore won two conference games for the first time in five seasons, on the way to an 8-22-1 record. Shortstop Ali Turro '04 and pitcher Kaitlyn Kennedy '06 were all-conference selections.
The women's team, finishing with a 10-6 record, was ranked 20th nationally. The team lost, 12-5, to Union College in the ECAC Mid-Atlantic Tournament semifinals.
Liza Gorman '04 led the team with 43 goals and 16 assists. Skidmore's all-time leading scorer, she racked up 155 goals and 43 assists in 64 career games. Gorman was an All–New York selection along with Annie Ledyard '06, Sarah Berheide '06, and Katie Weber '07. Five T'breds were named UCAA All-Stars.
T'bred equestrians won the Zone II Region 3 championship but narrowly missed a return trip to the IHSA national tournament. Jamie Jansen '04, the region's high-point rider, did go to nationals as a competitor for the Cacchione Cup. She won the IHSA Senior Academic Achievement Award.
The Thoroughbreds finished 15-23; big wins included a doubleheader sweep of Hamilton College and victories over Williams and Middlebury. Matt Ferrari '05 and Mike Rivers '05 earned UCAA All-Conference honors.