Spring Sports Highlights & Stats
Winning twenty-nine games, the men’s baseball team took its first Southern California Intercollegiate Athletics Conference (SCIAC) Championship since 2003. The team went on to compete in the NCAA tournament, where they defeated Austin but fell twice to Texas Lutheran.
The women’s tennis team captured its first title since 2003. With a 5-4 victory over rival Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CMS) on May 5, the team advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2007 NCAA Division III Women’s Tennis National Championships, but fell to Williams College 5-2.
With a record 11-12 overall and 6-4 SCIAC, the men’s tennis team was victorious over Whittier in the SCIAC Championships, but fell to Caltech and CMS. The doubles team of Neil Patel ’07 and Jeff Jablonski advanced as an alternate team for the NCAA Division III Men’s Tennis Championships.
Women’s Water Polo
After defeating Redlands in the finals of the SCIAC Championships 7-6 and winning their conference with a 10-0 SCIAC record, the women’s water polo team advanced to the National Collegiate Women’s Water Polo Championship. They defeated Wagner to earn seventh place in the Nationals.
The softball team finished the season with a record of 15-24 overall, 8-16 SCIAC. The team enjoyed success this season by sweeping games against Occidental, Menlo and Whittier colleges, among others. The season drew to a close with a two-game win over CMS.
Men’s & Women’s Track and Field
The men’s track and field team finished 4-2-1 at the 2007 SCIAC Multi-Dual meet. The Sagehens defeated Cal Lutheran, Caltech, La Verne and Whittier, but fell to cross-campus rival CMS and Redlands, and tied Occidental, 80-80. Pitzer-Pomona’s women’s track and field team finished a superb 6-1 at the 2007 SCIAC Multi-Dual. The record is a mirror-image of last year’s 1-6 finish—making this the best one-year turnaround in SCIAC history in the mid-2000s.
The women’s lacrosse team had an excellent season with a 10-2 record. This is the first year in which the team competed as a varsity sport.
Club sports at The Claremont Colleges also enjoyed a successful season. The men’s volleyball team, the Coyotes, competed for the first time in the Northern Division of SCIAC and qualifyied for the NIRSA (National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association) National Playoffs. The Claremont Colleges team finished in fifth place out of forty-eight Division II teams. Drew Lowell-Brit ’08 and Benjamin White ’08 were both awarded honorable mentions for their tournament play. In addition, the men’s rugby team finished out the season with a 5-4 record.
Student-athlete award winners this year included: Andrew Jacobson ’08 (soccer) received the Daley Award for Athletic Achievement; David Knowles ’07 (basketball) received the Judie and Frank Fenton Award for Athletic Leadership; Jenny Medvene-Collins (soccer) received the Most Outstanding Female Student Athlete of the Year Award; and Neil Patel ’07 (tennis) received the Most Outstanding Male Athlete of the Year award.