CMS Athletics Week In Review (May 7 - May 13, 2018)

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    Find out which teams are playing this week and see the latest scores and results on the CMS Athletics weekly calendar.
  • Down to the Wire! Athenas Claim Program’s First National Title in Playoff
    May 11, 2018
    The short of the story is that the Williams Ephs and CMS Athenas finished the fourth round of the National Championships tied in the team standings at 93-over par and went to a playoff to decide the 2018 Champion. CMS took a lead early in the playoff, but the Ephs stormed back and tied the match, forcing more golf. With the rest of the team already done with their second playoff hole, Margaret Loncki (CMC) stood over a 15-foot par putt on the 18th green that would clinch the National Championship for the Athenas or, with a miss, send CMS and Williams to a third playoff hole.
  • CMS Claims 10th-Straight SCIAC All-Sports Trophy
    May 09, 2018
    For the 10th-straight year and 30th time in program history, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Athletic Department claimed the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference’s Combined All-Sports Trophy. The Athenas earned 94 points this season and won the All-Sports Trophy on the women’s side by a 19-point margin, claiming their eighth-straight and 23rd overall. The Stags finished third in the standings on the men’s side with 65.5 points. Pomona-Pitzer won the men’s All-Sports Trophy.
  • Alumni Spotlight: Ernie Smith ’56
    May 10, 2018
    As the first great all-around track & field throws competitor during the Pomona-Claremont era, Smith set quite a few records in his day.
  • Athenas Bow Out of NCAA Tourney to Tigers in Second Round
    May 13, 2018
    For the second-straight season, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s lacrosse team bowed out of the NCAA Tournament in the Second Round with a loss against the Colorado College Tigers. The Athenas fell by a 17-13 final score on Sunday afternoon in Colorado Springs. CMS went down early, but battled back and made it a one-goal game at the half, but the Tigers pulled away in the second-half to earn the victory and advance to the Third Round of the Tournament.
  • Men's Tennis Clinches Spot in Ninth-Straight NCAA Elite Eight
    May 12, 2018
    With a 5-1 victory over the No. 15 Trinity (TX) Tigers on an overcast Saturday afternoon, the No. 5 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's tennis team advances to the NCAA Elite Eight on May 21 at the Biszantz Family Tennis Center. For the second time in as many days, the Stags used strong doubles play to build a 2-1 lead, and then added three straight set singles victories to secure the win. CMS, who defeated Trinity in the 2017 West Regional Final as well, has now advanced to nine straight NCAA Elite Eights dating back to 2010.
  • Regional Champs! Athenas Advance to National Quarterfinals
    May 12, 2018
    For the eighth-straight season, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's tennis team is one of the final eight teams standing at the end of the season. On a cool and damp Saturday afternoon, the Athenas advanced to the 2018 Women's Tennis National Quarterfinals after winning the Claremont Regional with a 5-0 victory over the Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens. The Athenas battled their way through doubles play to earn a 3-0 lead heading into the six singles matches. Lindsay Brown (CMC) earned the fourth team point for CMS with a 6-3, 6-2 victory on court three before Caroline Cox (CMC) clinched the match with a 6-4, 6-3 win in the final singles match.
  • Record Setting Year Comes to a Close
    May 12, 2018
    It was do-or-die for the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team on Saturday afternoon in McMinnville, Ore. when the Athenas took on No. 7 Linfield for the second-straight day. Chloe Amarilla (CMC) got the ball in the circle for CMS and pitched her heart out, holding one of the toughest offenses in the country to just two runs as the Athenas dropped a heart breaker 2-1 and saw their season come to a close.
  • Roleder Belts Her Way to CMS History as Athenas Defeat George Fox, Fall to Linfield to Open NCAA Tournament
    May 11, 2018
    The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team got off to a hot start in the 2018 NCAA Tournament at the McMinnville Regional hosted by Linfield College, defeating the No. 12 George Fox Bruins 6-3. History was made in the process when Carly Roleder (CMC) broke the CMS career-home run record with the 18th big fly of her career with a drive to deep center in the top of the fifth. The tables turned in Game Two when the No. 7 Linfield Wildcats scored early and often, ending the game in five innings by a score of 10-1.
  • Hassman Climbs to Seventh on CMS All-Time List in 3000 Meter Steeplechase
    May 12, 2018
    The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s track and field team took part in the Oxy Invite hosted by Occidental College on Saturday. The Stags saw action in field events, but the highlight of the day came in the 3000 meter steeplechase when Evan Hassman (HMC) set the seventh fastest time in CMS history in the event at 9:17.18.
  • CJ Novogradac Honored as Academic All-District
    May 10, 2018
    On Thursday morning the Collegiate Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced the recipients of the Google Cloud Academic All-District award for NCAA Division III baseball. Among the players honored this morning was the Stags’ designated hitter, CJ Novogradac (CMC). One of 11 student-athletes named to the District 8 team, a region that is made up of all schools in the west, Novogradac earns the first Academic All-District honor of his career.
  • Halle Honored as Academic All-District
    May 10, 2018
    CoSIDA announced the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District Softball Team on Thursday, recognizing the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined athletic and academic performances. Senior Briana Halle (CMC) earned the honor, being named Academic All-District for the first time in her career.
  • Strong SCIAC Season Places Five Athenas on All-Conference Teams
    May 10, 2018
    The Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) released the 2018 All-SCIAC teams last week and five Athenas were among the student-athletes honored by the conference. In addition to the five student-athletes honored, head coach Jodie Burton and her staff were recognized as the SCIAC Coaching Staff of the Year. Margaret Loncki (CMC) was voted SCIAC Athlete of the year, earning First Team All-SCIAC for the third time in her career and her fourth all-conference nod. She notched individual medalist honors at SCIAC No. 1 and at the SCIAC Championships, and took home second-place at the SCIAC No. 2.
  • Stellar Season Earns Five Stags All-SCIAC Honors
    May 10, 2018
    Last week the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) announced their end of season men’s golf awards. Five Stags earned All-SCIAC honors, with four grabbing First Team accolades and one being named Second Team. Head coach Bim Jollymour and assistant Mitch Fedorka received their third-straight SCIAC Coaching Staff of the Year honor after guiding the Stags to their third SCIAC Title in as many years.
  • How I Became an Athena
    May 09, 2018
    I never intended on going to Claremont McKenna College. In fact, I am from Claremont; I have lived here for most of my life. I can make a 5-mile radius of my elementary school, middle school, high school and college. So, no, I did not dream of going to college 2.7 miles from my house. Since I was eight years old, it was my dream to go Georgia Tech and be a Yellow Jacket. My aunt was a walk-on softball player at Georgia Tech. She was their 4-year starting catcher and set the homerun record there. She was my idol and I wanted to be just like her. I wanted to be a Division-I athlete. This is what drove me. It was this end goal that motivated me through practices, CrossFit workouts, pitching lessons and batting lessons. It was my light at the end of the tunnel.