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Spring 2003

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Hockey, riding lead winter sports

Ice hockey
Conor McDavitt ’03, the ice hockey team’s leading scorer
     The ice hockey team this year had its best finish since joining the ECAC East in 1998–99. Skidmore finished in fifth place, with a 6-12-1 conference and 7-17-1 overall record. The six league wins match the combined total for the previous two seasons.
     Skidmore beat NESCAC finalist Hamilton College, 4-2, on the road—the T’breds’ 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 T’breds 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 2–4 in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Swimming and diving
     Both the men’s and women’s 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.

Men’s basketball
     Skidmore posted its best season since 1994–95, with a 12-12 overall and 5-9 UCAA record. The T’breds 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 team’s top scorer, with 13.8 points per game. Three T’breds were named to the UCAA All-Academic team.

Top scorer Andrea Paulson ’03 leads the way to a win over William Smith.
Women’s basketball
     The women’s 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


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