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A superfan’s extensive recap of March Madness

A superfan’s extensive recap of March Madness

March Madness is known for its mayhem and unpredictability, but the first round of the 2017 tournament proved to be an exception. All teams seeded one through four advanced for the fifth time ever, and the first time in the last ten years. The 5/12 matchup is always a hot bed for upset picks, and although Princeton and UNC-Wilmington put […]

by John Steenrod· · 0 comments · Sports
Tim Wheaton resigns as Harold Alfond Director of Athletics

Tim Wheaton resigns as Harold Alfond Director of Athletics

In an email sent to the Colby community on March 15 by Provost and Dean of Faculty Lori Kletzer, it was announced that Tim Wheaton will resign as the Harold Alfond Director of Athletics after just two years. According to Kletzer’s email, “family needs” were the reason for Wheaton’s departure. Wheaton has a wife and three children, one of whom […]

by Drew Ladner· · 0 comments · Editor Pick Sports, Sports
Men’s lacrosse struggles to find rhythm in early season losses

Men’s lacrosse struggles to find rhythm in early season losses

After the tragic death of Coach Jack Sandler last year, Colby Men’s Lacrosse has struggled to get back into form with three different coaches in the past three seasons. After a year with an interim head coach, Coach Guy Van Arsdale is trying to get Colby Lacrosse back on the map. The task is proving difficult as Colby sits at […]

by Aidan Cyr· · 0 comments · Sports
Baseball looks to improve after spring break trip

Baseball looks to improve after spring break trip

Despite traveling to Florida for the week, Colby baseball didn’t spend the time off in a traditional spring break fashion: the 29-member team played ten games in six days while down in Ft. Myers, Florida. Their first test came against St. Lawrence, and resulted in victory to boost confidence going into the season. The Mules beat the Saints 15-9, a […]

by Katie Kelley· · 0 comments · Sports
Softball splits weekend after snapping four-game losing streak

Softball splits weekend after snapping four-game losing streak

After heading down to Clermont, Florida over spring break, the women’s softball team broke a four-game losing streak last Friday against Husson before falling to the same team the next day. Over the break, the Mules played an impressive 10 games in just six days. The team had mixed results over this break, ending up 4-6. In the first game […]

by Kevin Ahn· · 0 comments · Sports
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