Connecticut College Magazine · Summer 2010


College dedicates Green to Jean C. Tempel ´65

Visitors enjoy a shady spot in the new Outdoor Classroom on the Jean C. Tempel ´65 Green, dedicated on the Saturday of Commencement Weekend,. Photo by A. Vincent Scarano.

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Kylee Yam ´10

Women´s sailing at national championship; two named Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars

By Will Tomasian

The women´s sailing team continued to carry forward a tradition of excellence, ranking in the top 10 in the nation for most of the year. The Camels qualified for the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association National Championship that was hosted by the University of Wisconsin May 24-28. Skipper Maggie Shea ´11 and crew Kelly Arabia ´10 were both named to the All-New England Team for head coach Jeff Bresnahan´s squad.

The track & field teams wrapped up another busy season. Alex Samma ´10 qualified for the 2010 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championship that was hosted by Baldwin Wallace College in Cleveland, Ohio, May 29-31. Samma became the College´s first three-time All-American with his sixth-place finish in the triple at the NCAA Division III Indoor Championship in March. Rookie standout Ali Holland ´13 scored a team-best 59.25 points for the women and shared with Samma the honor as the program´s most valuable performer in her first year with the program.

Women´s water polo made quite a splash in Lott Natatorium with its best season in recent history. Under the direction of head coach J.J. Addison, the improving Camels closed out the 2010 season with a winning record of 8-6. Driver Phoebe Bakanas ´10 scored 14 goals and grabbed seven steals to lead the visitors to a fifth-place finish with a 3-1 mark at the Division III Eastern Championship.
Bakanas was named to the Division III All-Tournament and All-Conference teams and wrapped up her prolific playing career with 167 goals for the Camels. Kristin Lampley ´13 made an immediate impact in a productive rookie season, tallying 35 goals and 49 steals.

The rowing teams completed another successful season on the water. The women´s squad won a gold medal in the open four at the Eastern College Athletic Conference National Invitational Collegiate Regatta in Worcester, Mass. Justine Rooney ´12 handled the stroke seat and Ari Puleo ´12 coxed the boat. Jessica Truelove ´11, Hannah Brassord ´12 and Lucy Frye ´12 were seated 3-1 on the winning boat.
At the New England Fours Championship in Worcester, the women won the gold and silver medals in the second varsity four regatta while the men took the bronze in the novice four.
In the men´s boat that won the bronze, Rob Jubinville ´13 was positioned in the stroke seat with Erin MacDonald ´13 guiding the Camels as the coxswain. Matt Murdock ´13 and John Kelly ´13 were joined by Matt Larkin ´13 in the bow seat.

Both tennis teams continued to show signs of improvement in the NESCAC this spring. The men´s squad won three of their last four matches to finish with a 6-8 record. Trevor Prophet ´11 triumphed in his last four decisions at No. 1 singles. George King ´13 closed out the year by taking his last four decisions at No. 3 singles. With Prophet and Craig Stanton ´11 returning to lead the squad as co-captains, the Camels should continue to improve in 2010-2011.
The women´s tennis team equaled their male counterparts with an identical 6-8 record. Caroline Barone ´11 helped lead the squad to a four-match winning streak in March and ended the season with back-to-back victories at No. 4 singles. Becca Heupel ´11 continues to excel at No. 2 singles. Cassie Smith ´13 added some punch with a powerful left-hand serve in her first year with the program at No. 1 singles.

With one of the youngest teams in the league, the women´s lacrosse team continued to develop, making a two-game improvement from 2009 with a 6-8 record. Net-minder Ashleigh Kowtoniuk ´12 was named to the All-NESCAC Women´s Lacrosse Team. In her first season as a full-time starter, Kowtoniuk averaged 10.55 saves per game to lead the NESCAC. Hope Barone ´12 erupted with 35 goals and 45 draw controls in a breakout season to rank among the top 10 in the league in both categories.

Camels continued to perform at the highest levels in the classroom and on the field. Thirty-three student-athletes were named to the NESCAC Spring All-Academic Team. To be honored, a student-athlete must have reached junior academic standing and be a varsity-letter winner with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.35. A total of 86 Camels were named to the All-Academic squad in the three seasons of competition this academic year.

Kylee Yam ´10, a tri-captain for the women´s lacrosse team, and Ari Puleo ´12, a coxswain on the women´s rowing team, were both honored as Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars by Diverse Issues in Higher Education Magazine.

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