Swarthmore Athletics Weekly Recap

Swarthmore Athletics


Swarthmore College: 15, Lycoming College: 4

On Friday, Feb. 24, Swarthmore’s baseball team opened their season against Lycoming College in Aberdeen, MD. The Garnet had fifteen hits and only two errors, dominating the Warriors and coming away with an impressive 15-4 score to start the season. 

Notable Players: Kirk Terada-Herzer ’23 had two runs batted in. Both Terada-Herzer and Matt Silvestre ’25 had a team high of three hits. Jack Bowling ’25 had three shutout innings, striking out seven of the ten batters he faced.

Swarthmore College: 10, University of Scranton: 9

On Sunday, Feb. 26, Swarthmore’s baseball team faced the University of Scranton in Aberdeen, MD. The Garnet scored ten runs off of nine hits. Swarthmore had an impressive six runs in the seventh inning to secure victory. 

Notable Players: Offensively, Nate Jbara ’23 and Max Beadling ’25 led with two runs each. Defensively, Liam Alpern ’25 struck out three batters in four full innings of pitching. Alexander Rimerman ’25 had two strikeouts while not allowing a run or even a hit.

Swarthmore College: 2, Delaware Valley University: 4

On Wednesday, Mar. 1, Swarthmore’s baseball team played against Delaware Valley University at home on Clothier Baseball Field. Although the Garnet had a total of nine hits, they were only able to tally two runs, losing to the Aggies, 4-2. 

Notable Players: Offensively, Max Roffwarg ’25 led the Garnet with two hits and one run, while Matthew Silvestre ’25 had three hits and an RBI batting cleanup. Garnet pitcher Alexander Rimerman ’25 did not allow a single hit and struck out four batters. 

Women’s Tennis:

Swarthmore College: 9, Stevens Institute of Technology: 0

On Friday, Feb. 24, No. 29 ranked Swarthmore women’s tennis faced Stevens Institute of Technology at home. The Garnet earned victories in all three doubles matches and won five of six matches in singles play, preserving their undefeated record.

Notable Players: Duo Nathalie Williams ’25 and Eric Stutz ’24 had an impressive 8-1 victory in doubles play in the No. 1 seeded match. In the No. 2 seeded singles match, Lola Diaz ’26 dropped the first set 1-6, but came back with vengeance to win the second and third sets 6-4 and 6-3 to secure the Garnet’s perfect 9-0 victory. 

Swarthmore College: 5, Vassar College: 4

On Sunday, Feb. 26, No. 29 ranked Swarthmore women’s tennis competed against No. 30 ranked Vassar College in the Mullen Tennis Center. To secure a 4-0 undefeated overall record, the Garnet defeated the Brewers, 5-4. Although the Garnet won only one of three doubles matches, they won four of six singles matches to narrowly take the team win. The Garnet will compete next against Hope International University on Wednesday, Mar. 8 in California.

Notable Players: The doubles play duo of Erica Stutz ’24 and Nathalie Williams ’25 secured the only Garnet doubles play victory of the day with a score of 8-3. Williams also dominated in the No. 1 seed singles play match, winning 6-1, 6-0. 

Men’s Tennis:

Swarthmore College: 9, Muhlenberg College: 0

On Saturday, Feb. 25, Swarthmore men’s tennis faced conference rival Muhlenberg College at home in the Mullen Tennis Center. The Garnet handily defeated the Mules with a perfect 9-0 score. The Garnet secured three straight perfect wins in doubles play and swept all six matches in singles play.

Notable Players: In singles play, Josiah Myers-Lipton ’23, Hellman Zhao ’23, Minh Nguyen ’23, Phil Rehwinkel ’24, and Michael Melnikov ’26 all did not allow their competition to win even a single set. 

Swarthmore College: 7, New York University: 2

On Saturday, Feb. 25, Swarthmore men’s tennis also faced New York University. The Garnet earned wins in all three doubles matches and four of the six singles matches to secure a 7-2 victory. Swarthmore will compete next against Hope International University on Monday, Mar. 6. 

Notable Players: In singles play, Michael Melnikov ’26 took the No. 1 seeded match in a mere 43 minutes, defeating his opponent, 6-0, 6-0. 

Men’s Basketball:

Swarthmore College: 95, Gettysburg College: 81

On Friday, Feb. 24, Swarthmore men’s basketball competed in the Centennial Conference Championships for the seventh consecutive season, facing Gettysburg College in the semi-finals at home on Tarble Pavilion. The second-seed Garnet competed against the third-seed Bullets for advancement to the conference finals. Although a tight game in the beginning, the Garnet quickly broke away offensively, ending the first half with a solid 49-34 lead. Swarthmore kept up the offensive pressure throughout the entire game, ending with a 95-81 victory to advance to the finals.

Notable Players: Offensively, Vinny DeAngelo ’24 and Michael Caprise ’24 led the Garnet with 23 and 21 points, respectively. Defensively, Caprise had nine rebounds, while George Corzine ’23 had five rebounds and a steal. 

Swarthmore College: 76, Johns Hopkins University: 73

On Sunday, Feb. 26, the No. 15 ranked Swarthmore men’s basketball team traveled to Baltimore, MD to compete against the No. 7 ranked Johns Hopkins University in the final of the Centennial Conference Championships. The Garnet trailed the entire first half, but with an incredible second half comeback, the Garnet defeated the Blue Jays, 76-73. Swarthmore was crowned Centennial Conference Champions and will host the first two rounds of the NCAA tournament this weekend. 

Notable Players: Offensively, Vinny DeAngelo ’24 tallied a game-high of 26 points, 22 of which were scored in the second half, to secure victory for the Garnet. His three-pointer with 1:06 left on the clock was integral for earning the Centennial trophy. DeAngelo was named Tournament Most Valuable Player for his contributions. Michael Caprise ’24 and George Corzine ’23 were impactful too, scoring fourteen and thirteen points, respectively. 

Women’s Track and Field:

On Saturday, Feb. 25, Swarthmore women’s track and field competed in the first day of the Centennial Conference Championships. After earning a pair of gold medals, a silver medal, and a bronze medal, the Garnet sit in second place overall behind Johns Hopkins University.

Notable Athletes: Adria Retter ’23 competed in the weight throw, breaking the program and championship meet record with a top distance of 16.31 meters to win gold in the event. Hannah Swale ’26 competed in the indoor pentathlon and earned a total of 2902 points to secure a gold medal. Swale narrowly missed breaking the program indoor pentathlon record of 2905 points. In the 4×800 meter relay, Morgan Mouer ’25, Quinn Basewitz ’23, Johanna Schubert ’23, and Rose Teszler ’23 earned silver with a time of 9:37.08.

On Sunday, Feb. 26, Swarthmore women’s track and field competed in the final day of the Centennial Conference Championships. The Garnet finished third overall as a team.

Notable Athletes: Adria Retter ’23 was named Most Outstanding Field Performer. The senior earned gold in the shot put, setting a championship meet record and personal best throw of 14.11 meters on the third attempt. Retter also earned gold in the weight throw for the second-straight indoor season. Rose Teszler ’23 was the champion of the 800 meter run with a time of 2:14.97. Krystle Boadi ’23 broke her program record with a time of 7.92 in the 60 meter dash, earning third in the event. The senior also earned third in the 200 meter dash with a time of 26.29. 

Men’s Track and Field:

On Saturday, Feb. 25, Swarthmore men’s track and field opened the first day of the Centennial Conference Championships. 

Notable Athletes: Will Sheehy ’26, Matthew Gutow ’25, Ethan Rothenberg ’23, and Aidan Cantine ’23 all competed in the 4000 meter distance medley and earned a third place finish to take home a bronze medal.

On Sunday, Feb. 26, Swarthmore men’s track and field competed in the final day of the Centennial Conference Championships. On Saturday, Mar. 4, they will send certain individuals to the Tufts National Qualifying meet. 

Notable Athletes: Aidan Cantine ’23 earned gold in the mile run with a time of 4:18.37. This is the senior’s first-career individual conference championship.

Men’s Lacrosse:

Swarthmore College: 7, Vassar College: 15

On Saturday, Feb. 25, Swarthmore men’s lacrosse traveled to Poughkeepsie, NY to compete against Vassar College. Although the Garnet kept the score close in the beginning of the game, the Brewers ultimately defeated the Garnet, 15-7.

Notable Players: Von Mabbs ’24 led the Garnet offensively with two goals and an assist. Defensively, Ryan Pretzer ’26 had nineteen saves in goal while facing a total of 55 shots.

Women’s Lacrosse:

Swarthmore College: 8, Widener University: 6

On Saturday, Feb. 25, Swarthmore women’s lacrosse faced Widener University at home on Clothier Field. The score remained close the entire game, with the Garnet leading by only one at the half. Ultimately, the Garnet bested the Pride, 8-6, to earn their second-straight victory. 

Notable Players: Offensively, Elizabeth Zack ’25 had two goals and one assist. Defensively, Sofia Pelayo ’24 had a game high of five turnovers with eight ground balls.

Swarthmore College: 19, Immaculata University: 3

On Wednesday, Mar. 1, Swarthmore women’s lacrosse faced Immaculata University in Immaculata, PA. The Garnet defeated the Macs handily, scoring eight goals in the first quarter alone and another six in the second quarter. The game ended 19-3, preserving the Garnet’s undefeated record.

Notable Players: Isabela Bloomquist ’25 scored seven goals for the Garnet, and Elizabeth Zack ’25 added four goals. 

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