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Sports Roundup - August 2019

Michelle Walsh

Athletics Director Selected for Hall of Fame

Michelle Walsh, Director of Athletics and Physical Education, will be inducted into the Swarthmore College Athletics Hall of Fame this fall. Walsh, who graduated from Swarthmore in 1998, was previously inducted into the Garnet Hall of Fame in as a member of the 1996 field hockey team. During her career, Walsh was a three-sport captain of the field hockey, women's basketball and softball teams. Swarthmore’s induction ceremony will take place in early October.

Women’s Basketball Coach Joins Athletics 

Vassar College has selected Lucia Robinson-Griggs, formerly Associate Head Coach at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as its next Head Women's Basketball Coach.  Robinson-Griggs replaces Candice Signor-Brown, who resigned in August to become the head coach at Swarthmore College.

Field Hockey

Cristina Lopez '20

Midfielder Cristina Lopez ’20 was named Most Valuable Player of the Betty Richey Tournament following a 4-1 victory over SUNY Geneseo in the championship game Aug. 31 on Weinberg Turf Field. Heidi Zahnleuter ’22, Grace Ameleil ‘21, Rylie Pope ‘20 and Stephanie Palma ’20 scored in the tourney-clinching game.

Zahnleuter, Ameil, and Niki Rizzo ’21 tallied for the Brewers in their 3-0 win over Stevens Institute of Technology in the opening round of the Betty Richey Tournament Aug. 30.

Men’s Soccer 

Vassar opened the season with a 1-0 victory over Western Connecticut State University Aug. 30 on Gordon Field. Hawkins Barratt Heitmann ‘21 scored for the Brewers. Goalkeeper Will Marmet ‘21 had three saves.

Women’s Soccer 

Madio Wallner ‘22 scored on a pass from Emma Tanner ‘22 in the second overtime, propelling Vassar to a 1-0 win over Moravian College Aug. 30 on the Moravian campus in Bethlehem, PA. Goalkeeper Fiona Walsh ‘21 made seven saves.

Men’s Cross Country

Reed Dolan ’21

Reed Dolan ’21 paced Vassar to a first-place finish in the VC Season Opener Aug. 30 on the Vassar campus. Dolan ran the 4k course in 12:56.0, two seconds faster than his nearest competitor. SUNY New Paltz was second in the four-team field, followed by Bard College and Mount Saint Mary College.

Women’s Cross Country

Four Vassar runners finished in the top five as the Brewers cruised to victory in the VC Season Opener Aug. 30 on the Vassar campus. Keara Ginell ’22 led the field with a time of 10:59.9 in the 3k race Augusta Stockman ’23 was second. SUNY New Paltz finished second in the team scoring, followed by Sage College, Mount Saint Mary College, and Bard College.

Women’s Volleyball

Vassar dropped a pair of matches to Medaille College, 3-2, and Haverford College, 3-0, Aug. 30 on the Haverford (PA) campus. Claire Basler-Chang had six kills in the loss to Haverford.

Posted by Office of Communications Wednesday, September 11, 2019