Lauren Yue '13 was recently named Rookie of the Year for the Wesleyan University Field Hockey Team. Yue, a four-year boarder hailing from Guilford, CT, was a three-sport varsity athlete as a Pelican in field hockey, ice hockey and lacrosse, where she captained the field hockey team to a New England Tournament berth in 2013.
Molly Paduda '10, a senior on the Bowdoin College field hockey team, is helping to lead the squad in its seventh NCAA Tournament bid in nine years this weekend in Virginia Beach. Bowdoin defeated Christopher Newport University 4-1 in the Division III semifinals to advance to the championship game, slated for Sunday.
In the United States, it is called ultimate Frisbee, but across the pond in Scotland, Miles Knight '10 has fallen hard for the sport of "flatball." Miles and his teammates from St. Andrews University have had great success with the floating disc and all it has to offer.
The boys' varsity basketball team traveled up 91 North to face-off with the Williston Northampton Wildcats on Wednesday. Right from the get go, the Pelicans played inspired basketball; led by captain Richie Conway who had 25 points on the night. Richie's hot shooting in the first half helped keep the game the visitors control, but pesky defense and opportunistic offense on the part of the Wildcats had the Loomis lead at just six going into the intermission.
In the second half, Loomis would pull away with the hot hands of Patrick Dickert and Dan Trompeter. Pat had 21 points on the night, while Dan contributed 8 but more importantly made multiple hustle plays that resulted in buckets. Up 15 with four minutes to go, Loomis looked like they would cruise to victory. But credit to the Wildcats, as they fought back and cut the lead to just 3 with under three to play. Much to the delight of the coaching staff, Loomis handled the adversity and broke the pressure for easy baskets and went on to win 74-62.
The win improves Loomis' record to 10-8 with an important tilt against Taft School on Saturday. Game time is 4pm in Watertown.