The Tbreds finished the season with an 18-3 overall record, including a perfect 7-0 in the UCAA.
Taryn Howard 03 proved to be one of the nations top Division III players. In the Wellesley shutout, Howard scored a tournament-record 5 goals. With a team-record 30 goals and 9 assists this season, she finished her career as Skidmores all-time leading scorer, with 76 goals and 28 assists for 180 points.
Howard and Colleen Barber 04 were named NFHCA first-team all-Americans. Eight Skidmore players earned UCAA all-star honors.
It didnt take the golf team long to rebuild after losing four of its top five players, including two All-Americans, last year. The Thoroughbreds regrouped this fall to win a seventh-straight UCAA title and a second-straight ECAC Division III championship.
Lee Lyon 05 was the UCAA Player of the Year, after shooting a three-under-par 69 to win the UCAA championship, played at the Saratoga Spa State Park. Charles Kromann 05 and Ben Ahles 06 shot 73 to tie for fourth and earn UCAA first-team honors; Ahles was also named UCAA Freshman of the Year.
In the spring, Skidmore shoots for a possible 17th-straight national Division III tournament berth.
The womens soccer team had its first winning season since 1999, finishing with a 9-8 overall record (2-5 in the UCAA). Among the key wins was a 3-1 decision over Vassar and a 1-0 victory over Clarkson. Morgan Cadwell 06 was named UCAA Rookie of the Year; she led the Tbreds in scoring, with 10 goals and 9 assists. Freshman goalie Emma Smalldino 06, playing her first season ever in goal, compiled a 1.12 goals-against average, with 5 shutouts.
The mens team posted another winning season, with a 10-7 overall record (3-4 in UCAA play). Three of the teams losses were overtime squeakers. Skidmores UCAA wins came against Union (1-0), Vassar (3-2), and Rensselaer (1-0). Dan McLane 06 was the teams top scorer, with 7 goals and 5 assists. Will Mudge 04 was a UCAA first-team all-star.
The volleyball team narrowly missed its fourth-straight trip to the Division III national tournament. The Thoroughbreds finished with a 23-18 record and won both the Skidmore Early Bird Tournament (with a 3-1 victory over RIT) and the Skidmore Invitational (with a 3-2 win over Union). Katie Campbell 03 was selected to the UCAA all-tournament team and earned all-region and all-NYSWCAA honors. Courtney Lambert 05 also went all-NYSWCAA.
In the UCAA championships, the Skidmore womens tennis team beat St. Lawrence, 7-0, and Hamilton, 5-2, to advance to the finals; it lost to Vassar, 5-1, in the championship round. Skidmore also finished second in the NYSWCAA tournament, where Heather Fuleiham 04 won the title at number-five singles and Whitney Dolan 05 took the number-six singles title. Dawn Penniston 03 and Karlene Kunigiel 03 were UCAA all-conference selections.
The mens team compiled a 2-1 fall record, setting the stage for a run at the NCAA tournament in the spring. Russell Cloder 05 earned All-America honors with his second-place finish in the ITA regional singles tournament. Cloder also went 3-0 at number-one singles in match wins over UVM, St. Michaels, and McGill.
The mens and womens crews each had good showings in the fall season, including top finishes in the local Head of the Fish. The Thoroughbreds are gearing up for a spring season that will include a chance at the NCAA womens championships for the womens varsity eight. WJ