After nearly to 1,000 votes, it’s down to the final five for the best Swarthmore Athletics moment of 2009-10: Travis Pollen’s national championship, the men’s soccer team’s thrilling NCAA win, the women’s soccer team’s third-consecutive ECAC Championship, baseball’s late-inning win over F&M and men’s basketball’s upset win over Ursinus. Voting will end on June 30, with the winner announced on July 1. Just one vote per moment in this final poll.
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SWARTHMORE, Pa. – It certainly was a year to remember for Swarthmore Athletics: seven playoff teams, three All-Americans, 11 first-team Centennial Conference members, six Centennial gold medalists and one national champion and American record holder. With the 2009-10 season officially in the rear view, the Swarthmore College Department of Athletics has decided to let the fans vote on the top Swarthmore Athletics moment of the past year.
Throughout the month of June, fans will be able to vote for their favorite Swarthmore moments via the poll at the bottom of the page. Lasting from June 2 to June 15, the current poll features 12 of top moments from the 2009-10 season selected by the Swarthmore Department of Athletics. On June 16, the list of 12 will be narrowed down to five, with the five events receiving the most votes moving to a final poll, which will last from June 16 to June 30. On July 1, the top Swarthmore Athletics event of the 2009-10 season will be announced.
LANCASTER, Pa. – Six Swarthmore student-athletes were named to the fall All-Centennial Conference Sportsmanship Team today. The Centennial’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee created the team to emphasize sportsmanship within the Conference. All institutions elected one member from their team who displays good sportsmanship throughout the season to be a member of the All-Centennial team.
LANCASTER, Pa. – Freshman Will Gates of the Swarthmore College men’s basketball team has been named to the 2009-10 All- Centennial Conference Team, the conference announced on Wednesday morning. Gates is a second-team selection.
Gates the first member of the Garnet to receive Centennial since Ian McCormick was named to the first team in 2008. He also becomes the first Swarthmore student-athlete to receive the honor as a freshman, while joining fellow second-teamer Jon Ward (Ursinus) as just the fifth and sixth freshmen in Centennial history to earn second-team honors.
SWARTHMORE, Pa. – Visiting Haverford (11-13, 9-9) used big runs at the end of the first half and beginning of the second to break open a tight game with the Swarthmore College men’s basketball team (7-18, 6-12), as the Garnet fell to the Fords 71-48 on Senior Day from Tarble Pavilion.
Freshman Will Gates capped one of the best freshman campaigns in program history by leading all scorers with 21 points and seven rebounds. Gates finishes the season averaging 16.1 ppg, the second-best scoring average for a freshman in Centennial Conference history.
Rivals Haverford and Swarthmore square off from Tarble Pavilion in the season finale for each team. Senior Day coverage of the women’s game will begin at 1:45, with the men’s game starting at approximately at 4:00 p.m.
WESTMINSTER, Md. – It’s a victory that’s been a long time coming for the Swarthmore College men’s basketball team (7-17, 6-11 CC).
Senior captain Matt Allen scored 17 points on 4-of-6 shooting from behind the arc while freshman Will Gates drained 17 points and pulled down 8 rebounds as the Garnet defeated McDaniel (8-16, 4-13 CC) 62-51 from the Gill Center on Wednesday night.
SWARTHMORE, Pa. – Junior Sam Lacy and freshman Will Gates certainly came through when it counted for the Swarthmore College men’s basketball team (6-17, 5-11).
Not only did the duo combine to score the Garnet’s final 11 points in the last two minutes of play and shoot a perfect six-of-six from the free-throw line in pressure situations, but each player recorded a game-saving block in the waning moments as the Garnet rallied to defeat visiting Johns Hopkins 55-51 on Monday evening from Tarble Pavilion.
Actions begins at 6:00 p.m. with the women’s game, followed in a half hour by the men’s contest.
CARLISLE, Pa. – For the second time in 24 hours, poor shooting came back to bite the Swarthmore College men’s basketball team.
Playing on consecutive days for the first time in nearly two months, the Garnet (5-17, 4-11) once again could not find any kind of offensive rhythm, shooting a season-low 26.5 percent as homestanding Dickinson (4-17, 4-12) rallied from a halftime deficit to defeat Swarthmore 52-46 on Saturday afternoon in Centennial Conference action.