Saturday Scoreboard

athletics-polar-bear-miniMen’s Lacrosse — The Bowdoin College men’s lacrosse team will return to the NESCAC Semifinals for the first time since 2012 following a 10-8 victory over Wesleyan in the opening round of the conference tournament on Saturday at Pickard Field.

Softball — Marisa O’Toole hit a two-run walk-off home run in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift the Bowdoin softball team to a 4-2 game two over visiting Trinity on Saturday afternoon.

Baseball — The Bowdoin and Tufts baseball split a doubleheader at Pickard Field on Saturday with the Jumbos claiming game one, 16-0, before Bowdoin rallied in game two, 5-2.

Men’s Tennis — The Bowdoin College men’s tennis team completed a perfect home campaign with a 9-0 win over Colby in their final regular season match at Pickard Courts on Saturday.

Women’s Tennis — The Bowdoin women’s tennis team suffered its third NESCAC defeat of the season in a 7-2 final at Tufts on Saturday morning.

Track and Field — The Bowdoin College track & field teams posted several first-place finishes en route to a solid showing at the NESCAC Championships on Saturday at Amherst College.

Friday Scoreboard

Softball —
 The Bowdoin softball team held off a late push by visiting Trinity to open the NESCAC series with a 5-3 win on Friday evening. Also, Bowdoin first-year Caroline Rice (Santa Ana, Calif.) has been named among 24 finalists for the inaugural Schutt Sports/NFCA Division III National Player of the Year. Rice has been the most dominant offensive force in the NESCAC this spring, batting .510 in 31 games, collecting a league-best 14 doubles with three home runs and reaching base at a conference-high .546 clip.

Baseball — Tim Superko tossed eight strong innings, striking out 13, as the Tufts University baseball team held off a late Bowdoin rally to earn a 4-3 win in the opener of a three-game NESCAC East Division series between the teams on Friday afternoon.

Spoken-word Artist Esther Nunoo ’17 on Her Time in India

Esther Nunoo ’17, who has been studying away in the city of Madurai, in southern India, has shared a video in which she recites a poem about a girl feeling ashamed of her poor English. In the second part of the video, Nunoo reflects in a candid and refreshing way on her time away.

“I hear a girl apologize, apologize for her bad English,” Nunoo performs, “apologize for her rich and jealous language that refuses to share space on her tongue with any other language.”

Students Role-play a Debate Among Presidential Candidates

proxydebate210420165204212016Bowdoin’s first-ever presidential “debate by proxy” took place in Smith Union recently. With Damian Ramsdell ’17 as Bernie Sanders, David Levine ’16 as Hillary Clinton, David Jimenez ’16 as John Kasich, Jordan Moskowitz ’16 as Donald Trump, and Francisco Navarro ’19 as Ted Cruz, the dialogue flew furiously. The candidates discussed 2016’s most heated issues: immigration, taxes, abortion, national security, climate change, and gun control. While the tone of the debate was lighthearted, each proxy demonstrated impressive familiarity with his candidates’ statements and policies.

Read the story by Erica Hummel ’16.