Men’s Basketball advanced to the Sweet Sixteen in the NCAA Division III Tournament for the first time in program history, after Jack Boyle ’20’s three-pointer beat the buzzer in the second round against Emory. On their way to continue play in Chicago, players learned the NCAA tournament had been canceled at all levels due to the pandemic. Micah Elan ’20 leaves as the program leader in points (1,825), assists (440), three-pointers (270) and sixth all-time in steals (132). This season he earned Second Team All-American and First Team All-West honors, and was named SCIAC Player of the Year. With 78 wins, the senior class left Pomona-Pitzer as the winningest class in program history.
The Sagehens finished the year at 15-11 overall and 10-6 in SCIAC play, earning the fourth seed in the SCIAC Postseason Tournament and the second-straight winning season for the first time since 2002. Guard Madison Quan ’22 earned her way onto the First Team All-SCIAC selections and tied the Sagehen record for points in a single game.
Beginning with a 7-0 overall record, the Sagehen lacrosse team was off to its best start since 2016, when they started at 8-0 and finished with a trip into the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament.
Swim and Dive
The Sagehen swimming and diving team had their season cut short just before heading to the NCAA National Championships. The men’s team had 24 athletes who earned All-SCIAC honors and 10 SCIAC Champions, with first-year Anzo DeGiulio’23 earning SCIAC Newcomer of the Year. The women’s team had 23 All-SCIAC performers and seven SCIAC Champions. JP Gowdy earned SCIAC Coaching Staff of the Year.