First-year David Colvin's excellent performance on the mound helps lead the Sagehens to a 10-5 victory over Whittier.
Honors for the 2007 Menís Water Polo Team
Grant Cooper '09 was selected for 2007 First Team All-American and First Team All SCIAC. Mark D'Avino '10 and Stan Berrin '10 received 2007 Men's Water Polo All-Academic Awards.
27-13 Overall, 13-8 SCIAC
The Sagehens wound up the season with a fourth place SCIAC finish. Brandon Huerta '09 was named to the First Team All-SCIAC and Mike Joannides '08, James Kang '10 and David Colvin '11 were named to the Second Team All-SCIAC.
8-16 Overall, 4-6 SCIAC
The men's tennis team advanced to the SCIAC semifinals by avenging a regular season loss to Occidental. Grant Friedman '10 clinched the win over Occidental with his three-set win at number five singles. The team posted their strongest results at Ojai Valley Tournament in nine years, with three of four teams winning a round in doubles, and three of six singles players advancing to the second round.
14-7 Overall, 9-1 SCIAC
The women's tennis team captured the SCIAC Championship after defeating the University of Redlands in the finals and advanced to the NCAA Division III National Championships held at Gustavus Adolphus College. The Sagehens defeated Bowdoin 5-3 in the quarterfinals, but fell 5-2 to Williams in the semifinals. Denison took the post-semifinals match 5-2 and Pitzer-Pomona garnered fourth place out of more than 400 teams.
17-11 Overall, 8-1 SCIAC Defeating top seed Cal Lutheran in the finals, the womenís water polo team claimed their second consecutive SCIAC Tournament Championship title. Goals by Tamara Perea '11 and Nicole Ruesch '09 helped lead the team to victory. Advancing to the NCAA Tournament for the second time, Pitzer-Pomona defeated Marist College to earn a seventh-place finish.
Men's and Women's Track & Field
The men's track and field team garnered thirty-one points and earned a sixth-place finish at the SCIAC Championships held at Claremont McKenna College. A young team, performances by first-year athletes like Cameron Kinslow '11, shows that Pitzer-Pomona is set up for big things to come next year. Kinslow finished third in the 110-meter hurdles. The women's track and field team placed fifth overall at the SCIAC Championships. Caitlin Lacey '09, who struggled with injuries throughout the season, ran a personal best in the preliminaries for the 400- meter hurdles, earning her a spot in the finals. She proceeded to set another personal record (73:19) in the finals.
Student-Athletes Recognized for 2007-08 Season
Mark D'Avino and Stan Berrin received 2007 Men's Water Polo All-Academic Awards
Pitzer student-athletes gathered on April 23 to celebrate this year's accomplishments at the annual sports dinner and awards ceremony.
The Daley Award for Athletic Achievement was presented to volleyball player Ruchi Patel '09. This year Patel was named team MVP, selected as First Team All SCIAC and voted next year's team captain. She led the team with 395 digs, averaging 5.13 digs per game.
The Judie and Frank Fenton Award for Athletic Leadership was presented to baseball and football player Eddie Pickett '08. Pickett played on the baseball and football teams all four years. He was the captain on both teams this year and was a two-time All SCIAC selection in football. Pickett was a three-year starter in football and four-year starter in baseball.
The Outstanding Student-Athlete Award for a female student was presented to Christine Bell '08. Bell was a four-year member of the swim team and was All SCIAC in at least one event every year. She is the school record holder in the 200-medley relay and was second in SCIAC in the 100-meter breaststroke this year.
The Outstanding Student-Athlete Award for a male student was presented to Mike Joannides '08. Joannides was a four-year starter as a pitcher and position player on the baseball team.
A special thanks to Pitzer Trustee Arnold Palmer, Steven Fenton '92 and Daniel Daley '89 for their continued support of this important event.