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One-on-One with Blaise MacDonald

One-on-One with Blaise MacDonald

After a great season, the Echo goes one-on-one with men’s ice hockey coach Blaise MacDonald to discuss his thoughts on the team, the season, and the future of the program. The Colby Echo: Looking back on the season what did you do differently that helped turn the team into a top contender in the NESCAC? Blaise MacDonald (BM): Well, you […]

by Kevin Ahn· · 0 comments · Sports
Men’s tennis opens season with four straight victories, then falls

Men’s tennis opens season with four straight victories, then falls

Colby Men’s Tennis opened their spring season with a third straight victory last Saturday against The College of New Jersey (TCNJ).  Colby beat TCNJ 6-3 overall, with Carl Reid ’17 and Vlad Murad ’17 taking a victory in doubles play. Colby went into the weekend ranked 14th in the Northeast region. Reid, a senior captain,  led the way, playing  first […]

by Katie Kelley· · 0 comments · Sports
W. lacrosse holds their own in double-overtime loss to Trinity

W. lacrosse holds their own in double-overtime loss to Trinity

Despite suffering a heartbreaking 8-7 defeat in double-overtime to Trinity College, Colby Women’s Lacrosse sent a message to the rest of the NESCAC. Trinity is ranked third in Division III Women’s Lacrosse and has won five of the last six NESCAC titles, but it took them 60 minutes of regulation and nearly two full overtimes to eek out a victory […]

by Ben Freeland· · 0 comments · Sports
Men’s lacrosse captures and maintains early lead in first win of the season

Men’s lacrosse captures and maintains early lead in first win of the season

After calling a timeout with 2:05 left to play in the game, Coach Guy Van Arsdale looked on from the sidelines as Colby Men’s Lacrosse worked the ball around the field, bleeding the clock until Kevin Seiler ’17 scored an unassisted goal on a wide open net. The goal secured the team’s 8-5 win over Trinity College and gave Van […]

by Drew Ladner· · 0 comments · Sports
Track and field stars finish season strong at Division III Championships

Track and field stars finish season strong at Division III Championships

Michaela Garrett ’17, Caitlin Lawlor ’18, and David Chelimo ’17 represented the Mules well this weekend in Naperville, IL at the Division III National Championship. On Friday, thrower Garrett placed tenth in the 20-pound weight throw. Garrett missed the final round by one place as only the top nine throwers advance. The senior’s best throw on the day came to […]

by Aidan Cyr· · 0 comments · Sports
Ski Program places 10th in the NCAA Division I Championships

Ski Program places 10th in the NCAA Division I Championships

In what has been a remarkable season, the Colby Alpine and Nordic Skiing walked away from the NCAA Division I Skiing Championships last week in a combined 10th place. Olivia Amber ’17, Amy Bianco ’17, Silas Eastman ’17, Zane Fields ’19, from the Nordic team and Michael Boardman ’17 and Mardi Haskell ’17 from the Alpine team represented the Mules […]

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Nine track and field stars head to Nationals following successful meet

Nine track and field stars head to Nationals following successful meet

It had been over two years since David Chelimo ’17 had competed in a 3,000 meter race; his two year hiatus from the event did not seem to matter as he charged to a record shattering 3k pace of eight minutes, 19.71 seconds—breaking the previous school record in the discipline, held by Jeff Hale ’15, by just under seven seconds. […]

Young talent and chemistry provides hope to end baseball team’s playoff drought

Young talent and chemistry provides hope to end baseball team’s playoff drought

After months of preparation and practice, the men’s baseball team is expected to begin season following a scheduled trip to Florida over spring break. Sophomore Matt Mitchell  noted that “the whole team has great chemistry this year, which is one of the factors that contributes to any baseball team’s success.” Mitchell also expressed that he is excited to start the […]

by Kevin Ahn· · 0 comments · Sports
Second half collapse leads to opening loss for women’s lacrosse

Second half collapse leads to opening loss for women’s lacrosse

Colby Women’s Lacrosse opened their season in a NESCAC matchup against Hamilton College on Sunday. The game was postponed from Saturday due to poor weather conditions, and moved to Ryan’s Field at Bowdoin, meaning that neither side entered the game with a home field advantage. The Mules came into the match ranked 18th nationally, hoping to open the season with […]

by Katie Kelley· · 0 comments · Sports
Early lead proves not to be enough in men’s lacrosse loss

Early lead proves not to be enough in men’s lacrosse loss

For the second year in a row, the Colby Men’s Lacrosse team opened up a 5-0 lead in the first quarter against Hamilton this past Sunday. Last year Hamilton made a second half comeback, winning the game 11-10. Despite a late surge by the Mules, history was repeated for a second year as Hamilton squeezed out a 9-8 win, giving […]

by John Steenrod· · 0 comments · Sports