Fall weekend is underway and the Camel athletic program is ready to host seven exciting athletic events in the next 48 hours that you won´t want to miss.
Are you ready for some water polo to kick things off Friday night? Nick Sizer, Clayton Witter and the Camels are throwing a pool party and you´re all invited as the Camels take on Northern Division rival MIT at 8:00 p.m. in front of what should be a packed crowd in Lott Natatorium. Remember, with eight minute quarters and a 30 second shot clock, this match will likely be completed in under an hour so let´s be loud, proud and positive and support our Camels from the opening whistle.
Make sure you have a full brunch at Harris Saturday morning because we need you to be ready for a full day of Camel athletic action. Tempel Green is the place to be at 11:00 a.m. as the improved Camel women´s soccer team hosts Middlebury for a NESCAC showdown. The Camels have already secured points against the top two teams in the league and a talented defensive unit along with a strong freshman class has the team talking about a potential playoff berth for the first time since 2007.
Down the hill on the Artificial Turf at Silfen Field, the Camel field hockey team will take on the 16th ranked Middlebury Panthers for an 11:00 a.m. game. The Camels have already matched their win total from 2009 and will be looking for some offensive punch from senior Abby Hine to earn their first regular win against the Panthers since 2002.
If you have not experienced the Connecticut College Cross Country Invitational , now is your chance to enjoy the scenic course at Harkness State Park in Waterford and observe two of our favorite people, head coach Ned Bishop ´84 and Jim Butler in action.
Junior Doug Wright ´12 is one of the top runners in New England and with talented senior Shawn Mulcahy along with freshman Mike LeDuc contributing, the Camel men could accomplish great things in championship season. But for now, come on down to Waterford and root the guys on for the 11:00 a.m. race. Parking is plentiful and free.
At noon, the women´s cross country action gets underway. Junior Lindsay Paiva has been the team´s top runner in the early season but seniors Chiara Pandolfi and Kelsey Taylor have been consistent contributors on the cross country trails.
Back on campus at 2:00 p.m., the action heats up on Tempel Green when the Camel men take on 13th ranked Middlebury. What happens when you pit the NESCAC´s most explosive forward against the league´s most devastating defense? Senior Trevor Prophet leads the NESCAC with nine goals and 21 points but the Panthers have shutout nine of their 10 opponents this season. We need you to be our 12th man and give our Camels that extra support as they begin to make their final push toward championship season.
Sunday afternoon, the water polo action continues as the Camels host Harvard for a noon-time match up of Northern Division rivals.
Don´t forget that athletic facilities are open and available for alumni usage at certain hours over the weekend . Hop on a treadmill and enjoy the views of the Thames River in our brand new fitness center or pack your suit and take a swim in Lott Natatorium.
Welcome home to Connecticut College for Fall Weekend. Go Camels!
October 15, 2010