CLAREMONT, Calif. - On a day when every point was needed, freshman Augusta Lewis provided three crucial first-place finishes to help the CMS women's swimming and diving team to a 149-141 win over Occidental on Saturday at Axelrood Pool.
Christensen had a huge performance to lead the way for the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's cross country team, which tied for first at the NCAA West Region Championships after finishing third at SCIACs. Christensen finished third on the individual leaderboard (up from 11th at the conference championship) and that eight-point vault proved critical in allowing the Stags to finish even with Pomona-Pitzer with 54 points.
CLAREMONT, Calif. - The CMS Football team clinched the program's first-ever NCAA Tournament bid and the first SCIAC title since 1987, and has been the story all year, they won a ball-control approach that dominated time of possession behind the work of the veteran offensive line.
Abigale Johnson was the top individual finisher for the CMS women's cross country team, which captured its ninth straight SCIAC title with a strong performance at Prado Park in Chino on Saturday. Johnson finished fourth overall for the Athenas with a time of 23:29.2 over the 6K race, the first of five scorers for CMS who finished between 4-11 on the individual leaderboard.
Freshman Grant Donaldson recently moved into the starting lineup on the CMS defensive unit after missing a month with an injury, switching from center back to right back, and has helped to keep things rolling for the Stags, as they picked up two key road shutouts to stay tied for first in the SCIAC.
CLAREMONT, Calif. - Claire Hamson came up big with 11 saves (three in overtime) to help the CMS women's soccer team come away with a scoreless tie at first-place Pomona-Pitzer on Sunday, marking her eighth shutout of the season
Ethan Lewis had a major role in a 5-1 week for CMS men's water polo, which extended its win streak to nine before losing by just one goal to No. 11 Pepperdine. Lewis had seven goals (four against Pepperdine) and 13 steals, while scoring the game-winner with just three seconds left in a 6-5 win over Navy.
Austin Long hit the ground running in the first event of 2018-19 for the CMS men's golf team, carding a pair of 4-under 68s to take first place at the Cal State Intercollegiate on Monday-Tuesday in Ventura.
Melanie Moore hit .388 on the weekend at the East-West Challenge at Roberts Pavilion, and repeatedly came up big in the clutch to earn Co-MVP honors, with the winning blocks in the third and fourth sets of a win over No. 6 Emory, and five kills in the fifth set, including the clincher at 14-12, in a win over Texas-Dallas.
CLAREMONT, Calif. – Amanda Walker was named the Most Valuable Player of the Trinity (Texas) Fall Classic after leading the CMS volleyball team to a 4-0 record, including two five-set victories. Walker was especially big in the clutch for the Athenas, tallying the winning kills in the fifth set of wins over No. 5 Trinity and Texas-Tyler. In fact, she had kills for the final three points of the Texas-Tyler win, after CMS fell behind 13-12 in the fifth.
Adam Singer returned to action at center back after missing all of last season with an injury and led a CMS defense that allowed only nine shot attempts over two games combined in picking up a pair of shutout wins. Singer also contributed on the offensive end, coming forward to score off a corner kick in a 2-0 win over UC Santa Cruz for his second career goal.
On Friday, May 11, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s golf team captured the program’s first NCAA National Title. Tied at 93-over par at the end of the final round, the Athenas battled with the Williams Ephs through two playoff holes before Margaret Loncki (CMC) made a 15-foot par putt on the 18th green to clinch the National Championship for CMS.
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team is headed to the NCAA Tournament and senior southpaw Anna Gurr (CMC) has been the key to the Athenas’ success all season. At the 2018 SCIAC Tournament, Gurr led CMS to their fifth SCIAC Tournament Title and was named the tournament’s MVP after tossing all 21 innings without allowing an earned run.
Margaret Loncki (CMC) led the Athenas to their second-straight SCIAC Championship on Tuesday by winning medalist honors in the Tournament for the second time in her career. With a three-day total of 220 (+4), Loncki claimed the honors by three strokes over Redlands' Caroline Ordian (223, +7).
Emily Bassett (CMC) etched her name in CMS, SCIAC, and NCAA Division III history on Friday at the Long Beach State Invitational. The senior not only shattered both the CMS and SCIAC record, but recorded the third farthest hammer throw in NCAA Division III history with a mark of 62.04m, besting her previous school record of 58.94m set earlier this season.
The No. 2 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s track and field team continued their dominant season at the 2018 Pomona-Pitzer Invitational on Saturday. At the meet, the 4x100 meter relay team of Sabrine Griffith (CMC), Danielle Honan (CMC), Nirel JonesMitchell (CMC), and Tyra Abraham (SC), shattered a 16-year-old CMS and SCIAC record, posting a time of 46.82.
Justin Hull (CMC) tossed gem in Game Two of a doubleheader on Saturday against the No. 15 Redlands Bulldogs. The effort from Hull helped the Stags to a 5-3 victory in the contest, allowing the Stags to salvage a game from the three-game series. The Bulldogs defeated the Stags 7-3 in the first game of the doubleheader, before Hull shouldered the load in the night-cap.
Evan Murphy (CMC) helped the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s lacrosse team to two SCIAC wins last week with an 18-9 defeat of Chapman and a 15-6 win over Redlands. With the wins, CMS now sits at a record of 10-1 overall and a perfect 5-0 in conference play.
Margaret Loncki had a very strong showing at both the Cal Lutheran Regals Invitational, and at the Jekyll Island Invitational, one of the toughest tournaments in the country. Her consistency earned her the top spot on the leaderboard at Cal Lutheran and second-place at Jekyll Island. She led No. 4 CMS to two first-place team finishes over the course of the week.
Bryn McKillop (SC) earned All-American honors at the NCAA Division III Indoor National Championships after finishing on the podium at an NCAA meet for the second time this school-year. On Saturday, she finished as the National Runner-Up in the 3,000 meter run with a time of 9:39.04. In the fall, McKillop earned her first National Runner-Up finish at the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships.
Emily Bassett (CMC) helped the Athenas to three wins at the first SCIAC Multi Dual meet of the season. CMS defeated all three conference opponents at the event, beating Occidental (99-64), La Verne (122-40), and Chapman (157-4) by convincing margins. Bassett was perfect on the day, winning all three of the throwing events she participated in.
Scott Lynds (CMC) led the Stags to their sixth SCIAC Tournament Championship Title this weekend, leading CMS in scoring in both the Semifinals win over Chapman on Friday and Saturday’s huge victory over Pomona-Pitzer in the Championship Game. The Stags punched their ticket to the NCAA Tournament and will head to Walla Walla, Wash. for the First Round on Friday. They open up with Whitworth in a rematch of their 2017 First Round match.
Last week the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s basketball team went 2-0 to clinch a share of the 2017-18 SCIAC Championship. The Championship came down to the final game of the season with the Athenas and Panthers battling in Roberts Pavilion for the title and top seed in the SCIAC Tournament. Maya Love turned in, arguably, her best game of the season scoring 19 points and grabbing 20 rebounds in the contest against Chapman.
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team began their season with a win over Lewis & Clark College on Feb. 9 before splitting a doubleheader with defending SCIAC Champions, La Verne, on Feb. 10. Chloe Amarilla (CMC) contributed at the plate and in the circle over the weekend, leading the Athenas in hits while tossing a gem in Game Two on Saturday.
With a pair of victories last week, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s basketball team took over first place in the SCIAC. Kendrick Morris (CMC) was a huge part of the Stags ascending to the top of the conference. Morris averaged 18.0 points and 9.0 rebounds per game as the Stags defeated La Verne 72-53 and Occidental 70-60.
Claire Bacon-Brenes (SC) set two new Axelrod Pool records in Saturday’s big win over Division I Loyola Marymount. Bacon-Brenes broke both the 100 and 200 Breaststroke records en route to the 189-73 victory.
Another stellar week for diver Kendall Hollimon helped the Stags sweep their meet against Occidental and Caltech on Saturday. Hollimon played a large part in getting CMS off to a great start. The sophomore swept the diving competitions with scores of 366.40 in the three-meter and 310.30 in the one-meter.
Marco Conati helped the No. 9 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s swimming and diving team to a perfect 2-0 record last week. The Stags defeated Whitman 216-46 before topping Cal Lutheran 155-72 over the weekend. Conati was a large part of both victories, winning three individual events and four relays on the week. He won the 100 Back, 100 Free, and 100 Fly while being a part of all four relay victories for CMS.