Despite losing an impactful four-member senior class, the team has high hopes again this season thanks to a plethora of talent that will look to take on larger roles this season. One of the deepest teams in the nation last year, Bowdoin had 11 players averaging 8 or more minutes per game. Point guard Sam Roy played more minutes than any other Polar Bear last season (29.8 mpg), averaging 9.3 points and 4.2 assists, shooting 40.8% from three-point range while classmate Maddie Hasson (14.6 ppg, 6.2 rpg) emerged as one of the top players in Division III, garnering D3hoops.com Preseason All-American honors.
A trio of guards: Moira Train, Sela Kay and Annie Boasberg played prominent roles for the Polar Bears last winter, each averaging double-digits in minutes played. A number of post players will also look to break into the rotation, including returners Dorian Cohen, Olivia Ware, Annie Maher, Annika Helmke and Tatum Angotti. Bowdoin also boasts a quintet of first-years who look to pay immediate dividends in 2019-20.
ON THE SCHEDULE
Bowdoin will open at Endicott on Saturday in its season opener and will play a trio of non-conference games before returning to Morrell Gymnasium for the home opener on November 26 against the University of New England. The Polar Bears will play home games against Colby (Dec. 7) and Maine-Farmington (Dec. 10) before break. Second semester home games include key NESCAC games against Williams (Jan. 17) and Middlebury (Jan. 18) before a big weekend hosting nationally-ranked Tufts (Jan. 31) and traditional foe Bates (Feb. 1). The Polar Bears will head to Massachusetts for a battle with preseason number one Amherst on Feb. 7.