Winter Sports Results
Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving
The women Sagehens finished third and the men finished fourth in SCIAC. Pitzer athletes Darren Grose ‘08, Christine Bell ‘08, Katie Lindberg ’06 and Olivia Porterfield ’09 posted season bests and personal records in almost every event. The men’s team finished 5-4 overall and 4-3 in SCIAC. The women’s team finished 7-2 overall and 5-2 in SCIAC. Pitzer sophomore Christine Bell, pictured at left, helped the Sagehens swim to victory against Cal Tech in January.
Many key Pitzer members of the team were out with injuries, yet the Sagehens fought hard throughout the season. They finished 5-20 overall and 2-12 in SCIAC. At left, Caroline Crocker #40 of Pomona goes for a shot against Whittier in January.
With high hopes of defending their SCIAC Championship, the Sagehens faced much adversity this season and tied for second in the league. The Hens won their last four games, showing their determination. Pitzer junior David Knowles, pictured at left, was a vital member of the team and was consistently one of the top scorers. The Sagehens finished 16-9 overall and 10-4 in SCIAC.
Spring Sports Previews
Men’s and Women’s Track and Field
Pomona-Pitzer opened the 2006 season with good showings at the Pomona-Pitzer All-Comers on February 18 on Strehle Track. The team has a number of Pitzer athletes this year, including first-year sprinter Maddie Kieselhorst, who posted a great season opening time in the 400m of 62.65.
With a number of Pitzer first-years on the team, the Sagehens team is enjoying success so far in the season, posting wins against Menlo and Colorado Colleges respectively.
Winning their season openers against Westmont and Lewis and Clark College, the Sagehens are hoping to be one of the top competitors in SCIAC again this year. There are many Pitzer athletes on the team, including sophomore Edward Pickett, who also starts on the football team.
The men’s team is off to a great start, winning against SCIAC competitors Whittier College and the University of La Verne. Pitzer is represented on the team by Neil Patel ‘07. Patel plays number 2 singles and number 1 doubles.
The Hens have won their first three matches against SCIAC competition, beating Whittier College, Occidental College and the University of La Verne. Pitzer athletes include Yael Berenson ‘08, Dominique Eghlidi ‘09 and Jennifer Kaswick ’09.
Women’s Water Polo
As defending National Champions, the women’s water polo team is looking forward to the challenges of the season. The young team is under the supervision of new head coach Alex Rodriguez. Returning are Caroline Kiefer ’08, Lara Kruska ’06, Noelle Heise ’08, and Emma Duarte ’08.