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.
Last week, Kate Parrish picked up the first two double-doubles of her career in a pair of CMS victories. The Athenas extended their winning streak to eight games with victories over La Verne (81-61) and UC Santa Cruz (63-44) last week. On the week, Parrish averaged 17.0 points, 13.0 rebounds, and 4.5 blocks per game.
Maya Love wins her second-consecutive CMS Student-Athlete of the Week award after averaging a double-double in a pair of Athenas’ victories last week. The sophomore helped the Athenas claim a 54-53 victory over Middlebury and a 56-49 win over Webster last week. The victories pushed CMS’ winning streak to six games (last night they extended that streak to seven games with a 20-point win at La Verne).
Last week the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s basketball team won a pair of closely contested SCIAC games to improve to 3-0 in the conference. Maya Love was in the thick of both of those victories, averaging 13.5 points and 11.0 rebounds per game this week. On Wednesday, Love helped the Athenas come from behind in the final minute to defeat Redlands 58-55. Then in the Sixth Street rivalry, Love collected an impressive double-double to help CMS push past Pomona-Pitzer 60-52.
Over the weekend, the No. 15 CMS women’s swimming and diving team went toe-to-toe with the neighbors across the street. Claire Bacon-Brenes was a standout in the dual. She won two individual events and played a large part in a relay victory for CMS. She won the 100 Breast (1:04.76) and 200 Breast (2:22.51) in convincing fashion and was a member of the Athenas’ 400 Medley Relay that won in a time of 3:54.15.
Kailee Severt helped the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s basketball team to a perfect 2-0 record in the Wells Classic over the weekend. Severt was the Athenas’ leading scorer in both games on the week including a 22-point performance against Case Western Reserve on Friday night.
Over the weekend, Margaux Arntson (CMC) helped the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s volleyball team to their first NCAA National Championship with a 3-0 victory over the Wittenberg Tigers in the National Championship. Arntson was named the Tournament’s Most Outstanding Player after putting on a show with 18 kills and an astounding .519 hitting percentage in the National Championship match.
Over the weekend, Bryn McKilllop (SC) claimed the West Region women’s cross country title by finishing over 20 seconds ahead of her closest competitor at the NCAA Regionals. McKillop finished the 6K course in a time of 21:07.51, helping the Athenas to their first Regional title since 2013.
Over the weekend, Shelbi Stein was named the Most Valuable Player of the SCIAC Tournament. Stein collected 19 kills and amassed a .381 hitting percentage in the Athenas’ two matches en route to the 2017 SCIAC Tournament Championship.
Over the weekend, Bryn McKillop (SC) helped lead the No. 5 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s cross country team to their eighth-straight SCIAC Championship by winning the Individual title at the Conference Championship with a time of 22:36.55. The individual title for McKillop was the first for the CMS women since the 2003 season.