Claremont, Calif. (December 5, 2011)– A pair of standouts for the Sagehen Men’s Water Polo team earned postseason honors, as Jason Cox ’13 was named first-team All-SCIAC, while Stephen Vint ’15 was named the league’s Freshman of the Year. Cox and Vint had key roles in leading the Sagehens to the SCIAC Championship this fall with a 9-1 league record and a 7-4 win over Claremont-Mudd-Scripps in the championship game.
The Sagehen Men’s Basketball finished second at the Lee Fulmer Memorial Tournament at the University of Redlands last weekend, falling to the host Bulldogs in the championship game after defeating American Sports University and Chapman in the first two rounds. Stephan Castro ’13 had seven points and Po Grant ’13 added six in the win over American Sports University, while Joe Eyen ’15 scored his first collegiate points and Adrian Brandon ’15 saw his first collegiate action. The Sagehens travel to Biola this week for a Thursday game.
Emi Hashizume ’14 scored 13 points and Erin Edmonds ’14 added 11, but the Pitzer-Pomona Women’s Basketball team dropped a home decision to La Sierra on Tuesday. The two teams will face each other again at La Sierra on Monday before the Sagehens return home to face Arizona Christian on Friday at 7:30 p.m.
The Pitzer-Pomona Swimming and Diving teams opened conference play this weekend, with both the men’s and women’s teams defeating Whittier on Friday and falling to Claremont-Mudd-Scripps on Saturday. Avery Barron ’15 won both diving competitions against Whittier to help the Sagehens to the win, while Mari Pettibone ’15 earned points in the individual medley and Jenn Fields ’15 earned points in the 200-yard and 500-yard freestyle events.
About Sagehen Athletics
Pitzer College joins with Pomona College to field 21 varsity teams – The Sagehens – that compete in Division III NCAA athletics and as members of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC). There are 10 men’s and 11 women’s teams: baseball (men), basketball, cross country, football (men), golf, lacrosse (women), soccer, softball (women), swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball (women) and water polo.