With three complete shutout games within the last week and a half, Stevie Van Siclen ’18, goalkeeper of the Bowdoin men’s soccer team (10-3-2, NESCAC 6-2-2), elevated his total number of career shutouts to 25—an all time high for career shutouts at Bowdoin. Van Siclen currently has a three-game shutout streak after games against Colby, Connecticut College and, most recently, Tufts. While Van Siclen’s immense skill and leadership on the field has only grown throughout his four years on the team, this year his presence has proved especially instrumental in guiding and unifying the team as the Polar Bears head into the playoffs.
COURTESY OF ALEXANDRA GROSSTAKE A BOW: The crew team competed in the Head of the Charles Regatta last weekend. The team sent five boats, with three of them qualifying for next year’s regatta by placing in the top half of their races.
COURTESY OF MICHAEL HARRISMATCH UP: The fencing club practices on the steps of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art to make their sport more visible to the entire campus. In nice weather, some students choose to sit on the quad.
Gwen DavidsonHitting Hard: SJ Weill ’18 faces off against a Hamilton opponent. The team lost against Hamilton 2-1 during homecoming weekend, despite first year Maddie Ferrucci’s 8 saves compared to Hamilton’s 3. Bowdoin rebounded on Tuesday to beat Colby 2-1 to end their three game losing streak.
Courtesy of Kevin TrinhLifting the bar: The Weightlifting Club held its 2nd annual Lift-A-Thon on Sunday, this year raising $400 for Puerto Rico relief efforts. The weightlifting club is looking to create a more inclusive, motivational environment for its members.
Caroline FlahartyNo Love Allowed: Rachel Bercovitch ’21 plays in the Bowdoin Invitational during homecoming weekend. The Polar Bears ended the tournament 25-4 and then went on to beat Skidmore on Sunday 6-3. The Bowdoin Invitational is one of the two main tournaments in the team’s fall preseason play, the other being the ITA New England Regionals.
Sweeping the Court: The women’s volleyball team (11-7, NESCAC 7-1) celebrated homecoming weekend by sweeping their Saturday games against University of Maine-Presque Isle (11-16) and Middlebury (14-5, NESCAC 5-3). Caroline Flaharty ’20 ended the Middlebury game with 19 kills compared to Middlebury’s Becca Raffel’s 11.
Men’s tennis doubles team Luke Tercek ’18 and Grant Urken ’19 performed spectacularly well at the ITA-Oracle Cup in Rome, Georgia last Saturday. Tercek and Urken soundly defeated duos from Emory and Skidmore before falling to Tyler Raclin and Jeremy Yuan of Chicago in the finals.
Sam HoneggerHitting the bar: Captain Michelle Albright '18 bumps the ball in a match against Bates on Sept. 16 as her teammates watch on. The Polar Bears won 3-1, but lost the more recent non-conference game against the Bobcats The Bowdoin volleyball team (9-7, NESCAC 6-1) is making its presence felt in the NESCAC after winning four consecutive conference games over the course of two weekends before falling to Bates on Tuesday.