November 12, 1997 |
First, there was frustration. Then, there was acceptance. Finally, there was a resolve that allowed the Swarthmore field hockey team to capture the ECAC Mid-Atlantic championship Sunday. The Garnet Tide's 4-1 win over William Paterson (N.J.) wasn't exactly what coach Karen Borbee's players went into the week dreaming about. They wanted an NCAA playoff berth after going 17-2 during the regular season and earning a piece of their third straight Centennial Conference title. But the fourth and final berth in the NCAA South Atlantic Region went to Rowan (N.J.
September 30, 1994 |
There was a time when Ursinus would bring along a branch from an oak tree growing near the end zone of Patterson Field for luck on road trips, but Bears coach Steve Gilbert seems ready to make sawdust out of that idea. "We're going to cut the darn tree down," Gilbert said Wednesday at the Philadelphia college football luncheon. "We haven't had much success winning at home. " The Bears (1-2 overall, 1-1 Centennial Conference) lost their home opener in crushing fashion last Saturday to Western Maryland, on a 32-yard field goal with two seconds to play.
March 16, 2000 |
Heather Kile's numbers would be impressive at any basketball level. The Swarthmore College sophomore led the Centennial Conference this season by averaging 18.9 points and 13.8 rebounds. The 5-10 Kile was chosen the conference player of the year. During her freshman year, Kile was selected for the all-conference first team after leading all Centennial scorers (19.9) and rebounders (14.8). With 931 points and 685 rebounds in two seasons, the Marlton, N.J., resident ranks fifth all-time on Swarthmore's scoring and rebounding charts.
September 9, 2012 |
The Swarthmore College field hockey team improved to 4-0 with a 4-0 victory over Widener University (1-2) Saturday afternoon. Nia Jones began the scoring just under 12 minutes into the game with her second goal of the season. Swarthmore held a 15-11 edge in shots and had nine penalty-corner attempts to Widener's four. Jillian Nealon picked up her fifth goal of the season, and the College of New Jersey's defense was perfect as the Lions posted a 1-0 win at FDU-Florham. Temple's defense was strong, but the offensive aggressiveness of Penn State was too much for the Owls in a 5-1 loss at Geasey Field.
May 25, 1987 |
Peter Vishton picked a college an easy run from home - at least for him. The 800-meter specialist from Penncrest High will head to Swarthmore College this fall on the prestigious McCabe Achievement Award. The award has almost become a Penncrest tradition. Vishton is the third student from the school in the last four years to receive it. "It is really nice for me to win the McCabe. It's a great honor to be in the group of McCabes. Not just because they are intelligent or talented but because they are very active in the community," Vishton said.
December 13, 1989 |
The tallest starter for Swarthmore is a 6-foot-4 all-league football player. Two freshmen share time at power forward. Players from 11 states dot the roster - and coach Lee Wimberly never saw most of them play before they reached the Little Quakers' campus. Yet Swarthmore is off to a 4-6 start - 1-0 in the Middle Atlantic Conference Southeast. That may not seem earth shattering. But last year, the Little Quakers were a dismal 5-20, "a tough year," Wimberly said. "This year, we're doing a little better.
December 12, 2007 |
When Ernie Prudente took over as varsity basketball coach at Haverford College in 1957, Swarthmore already was the school's big rival, but Drexel was the powerhouse opponent. "I coached the varsity and the JVs at the same time - 25 guys," Prudente said yesterday. "I was happy to have a job. " Prudente coached Haverford for 12 seasons, then switched to the other side of the rivalry. He coached Swarthmore's basketball team for 11 seasons. He also was a football assistant at both schools and coached Swarthmore's baseball team for 25 years.
September 21, 1987 |
This fall, two former Penncrest High School athletes could lead Swarthmore College to its best cross-country season yet. Wolfram Urbanek, a Swarthmore senior, and Peter Vishton, a freshman, ran together on Penncrest's cross- country team in 1984 and say the sport helped them win scholarships to Swarthmore. Both Urbanek, 22, and Vishton, 18, won four-year McCabe Achievement Awards. "I don't think I would have gotten the McCabe had I not run," Urbanek said. "They were looking for something other than academics.
December 1, 1995 |
It could happen someday: The University of California-Santa Cruz Banana Slugs arrive in town to take on the Swarthmore College Swarming Earthworms. That's right, the Swarming Earthworms. Dissatisfied with its nickname - the color Garnet - Swarthmore is holding a contest to give the college a three-dimensional mascot. A student and faculty committee whittled more than 100 suggestions to seven finalists: The Swarming Earthworms. The Garnet Foxes. The Griffins. The Wild Kangaroos.
February 22, 2000 |
Heather Kile, a 5-foot-10 sophomore forward from Holy Cross, was named the Centennial Conference women's basketball player of the year yesterday. Named an all-conference player for the second consecutive season, Kile leads Swarthmore in scoring (18.9 ppg.) and rebounding (13.8). Her averages place her fifth among NCAA Division III women in rebounding and 19th in scoring. Kile is second in the conference in field-goal percentage (52.5) and ninth in steals (2.21 per game). She is the first Swarthmore player to be named conference player of the year and just the second sophomore.