Swarthmore Athletics Weekly Recap

Swarthmore Athletics

Men’s Basketball:

Swarthmore College: 88, Muhlenberg College: 65

On Thursday, Jan. 26, Swarthmore men’s basketball took to the road to face Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA. Swarthmore ended the first half comfortably with a twelve point lead and continued to lead the rest of the game. The Garnet defeated the Mules handily, 88 to 65, to capture their fourteenth-straight victory. 

Notable Players: George Visconti ’23 scored a team-high of 20 points. Vinny DeAngelo ’24 joined the 1,000 Point Club, scoring 10 points to bring his career total to 1,001 points. He is the 27th player in program history and one of only five active players in the Centennial Conference to have 1,000 points.

Swarthmore College: 67, Johns Hopkins University: 77

On Saturday, Jan. 28, Swarthmore men’s basketball faced #12 ranked Johns Hopkins University for the second time this regular season. Playing at the Blue Jays’ home court, the Garnet fell to the Blue Jays, 67-77, marking only their second loss this season and first loss in Centennial Conference play. It was a tight game the entire 40 minutes with the first half ending 35-38, giving the Blue Jays a narrow three-point lead. The Garnet even managed to take the lead for short periods of time in the second half until three consecutive three-pointers for the Blue Jays solidified their victory. 

Notable Players: Offensively, Colin Shaw ’23 and George Visconti ’23 led with thirteen points each. Defensively, Vinny DeAngelo ’24 had two steals and eight rebounds.

Swarthmore College: 86, Washington College: 56

On Wednesday, Feb. 1, Swarthmore men’s basketball took on Washington College at home. In what started as a close-scoring game, the Garnet soon began to dominate the Shoremen, ending the first half, 42-25. The Garnet were unstoppable in the second half, tallying 44 points to defeat the Shoremen, 86-56. Swarthmore now has an 18-2 overall record and 12-1 conference record.

Notable Players: Offensively, Vinny DeAngelo ’24 had seventeen points, and Colin Shaw ’23 had fourteen points.

Women’s Basketball:

Swarthmore College: 58, Muhlenberg College: 43

On Thursday, Jan. 26, Swarthmore women’s basketball faced Muhlenberg College at home on Tarble Pavilion. The Garnet dominated the Mules all game, ending the first half, 37-12. Although the Mules were able to outscore the Garnet in the third and fourth quarters, Swarthmore still came away with a solid win at home, 58-43.

Notable Players: Offensively, Alyssa Hayashi ’25 and Dana Bandurick ’23 scored season-high totals of nineteen and eighteen points, respectively. Defensively, Bandurick had five steals and seven rebounds. 

Swarthmore College: 48, Johns Hopkins University: 66

On Saturday, Jan. 28, Swarthmore women’s basketball faced Johns Hopkins University at their home court in Baltimore. At the end of the first quarter, the Garnet trailed narrowly, 10-12; however, the Blue Jays widened their lead by the end of the half, 20-36. The Garnet were defeated handily by the Blue Jays, 48-66, marking an end to their three-game winning streak. 

Notable Players: Offensively, Nora Wingfield ’25 and Dana Bandurick ’24 had nine points each. Kim Kockenmeister ’23 had eight points. Defensively, Kockenmeister had three steals.

Swarthmore College: 62, Washington College: 47

On Wednesday, Feb. 1, Swarthmore women’s basketball faced Washington College at home in Tarble Pavilion. After a tight first half that ended just 18-15 with Swarthmore leading, the Garnet came out strong in the second half, defeating the Shorewomen solidly 62-47.

Notable Players: Offensively, Alyssa Hayashi ’25 led the Garnet with 19 points. Dana Bandurick ’24 and Kim Kockenmeister ’23 had 14 and 13 points, respectively.

Women’s Track and Field:

Over the weekend, the Swarthmore women’s track and field team competed at Haverford College’s McElligott Invitational and the Bucknell Bison Open. Many of its members saw great success. Next, they will compete at the Frank Colden Invitational on Saturday, Feb. 4.

Notable Athletes: Hannah Swale ’26 set a program record in the pentathlon at the Bison Open. The first-year came in second overall in the event with 2,905 points. Adria Retter ’23 won the shot put with a distance of 13.33 meters, and Quinn Basewitz ’23 placed second in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:25.79. Olivia Montini ’26 came in second place in the 3000 meter run with a time of 10:40.61. 

Men’s Track and Field:

On Saturday, Jan. 28, the Swarthmore men’s track and field team competed at Haverford College’s McElligott Invitational. There were several strong performances, especially from the Garnet distance runners. They will compete next at the Frank Colden Invitational on Saturday, Feb. 4.

Notable Athletes: Colin DeLaney ’25 finished in third place in the mile with a time of 4:25.77. Will Sheehy ’26 finished in fourth place behind DeLaney with a time of 4:27.30. Both were personal records. Jay van Adrichem Boogaert ’25 finished seventh in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:05.24. 

Women’s Swimming:

Swarthmore College: 192, Gettysburg College: 70

On Saturday, Jan. 28, Swarthmore women’s swimming hosted their second of just three home meets. They faced Gettysburg College and dominated the Bullets easily. The Garnet finished first in eleven of twelve individual events and swept the relays. A final score of 192-70 marks the largest margin of victory over Gettysburg in the women’s swimming program history. 

Notable Swimmers: Quinn Weygandt ’26 won the 1,000 yard freestyle with a time of 10:48.84, the 500 yard freestyle with a time of 5:16.38, and the 400 yard IM with a time of 4:37.59. Ashley Wong ’24 secured victories in the 100 yard backstroke at 58.98 and the 100 yard butterfly at 58.26. Sophie Rotival ’25 won the 100 yard breastroke with a time of 1:05.17 and the 200 yard breaststroke with a time of 2:24.97. Elle Anthony ’26 secured wins in the 50 and 100 yard freestyle, with times of 24.21 and 52.71, respectively. 

Men’s Swimming:

Swarthmore College: 158, Gettysburg College: 104

On Saturday, Jan. 28, Swarthmore men’s swimming hosted Gettysburg College for a Centennial Conference dual meet. The Garnet defeated the Bullets handily, coming away with seven individual wins and sweeping the relays. 

Notable Swimmers: Ben Freeman ’24 was the only Garnet swimmer to win multiple events, triumphing in the 200 yard freestyle with a time of 1:42.64 and in the 500 yard freestyle with a time of 4:47.45.

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