Bowdoin athletics September 2018 in review

The Bowdoin field hockey team finished September with a 7-1 record and #5 ranking in the most recent NFHCA Division III poll.

The Polar Bears started NESCAC play with a 6-2 win over Amherst on September 8, highlighted by a hat trick from Emma Stevens ’20.

Under the direction of new head coach Stu Cady, the Polar Bear women’s golf team stormed out of the gate, winning three tournaments in September, including the Maine State Championship at Bangor Municipal Golf Course on September 16. Caroline Farber ’20 won the individual state title, shooting a par 72 on day two of the championship.

The Bowdoin women's golf team following a win at the Maine State Championship

The Bowdoin volleyball team posted a 13-1 record in the opening month of the season – the second-best start in program history – including a dramatic five-set win at Tufts on September 21.

Despite going winless in their first three games, the Bowdoin football team saw numerous positive signs over the first few weeks of the campaign. History was made on September 22 in Middlebury when junior tailback Nate Richam set a new school record with 280 yards rushing against the Panthers, earning NESCAC Player of the Week honors.

Bowdoin sailing enjoyed a busy month and garnered numerous top finishes, including a second-place showing at the Hoyt Trophy hosted by Brown University on September 22-23. The Polar Bears also took a first-place finish on home waters at the Barnett Trophy on September 15-16.

The Bowdoin cross country teams got underway on September 29 with the Maine State Championship. Sean MacDonald ’20 led the way for the Polar Bear men, finishing first overall and leading the team to their first state championship since 2013.

The month came to a close with Bowdoin senior Jerry Jiang and sophomore Justin Wang winning the ITA New England Division III doubles regional and qualifying for the ITA Cup in October in Georgia. The duo defeated Middlebury’s top doubles pairing in the final 6-3, 7-5 for the victory. Jiang also advanced all the way to the finals of the singles championship before falling in a three-set match 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.

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