Swarthmore men’s golf competed in the Elizabethtown College Invite on Thursday, April 6, at the Hershey Country Club. With a team score of 331, the Garnet finished fifth overall out of fourteen teams.
Notable Players: Neil Zhu ’26 led the Garnet with a score of 77 (+6) and finished fifth individually.
On Monday, April 10, and Tuesday, April 11, Swarthmore men’s golf hosted their one and only home event of the 2022-2023 season: the Swarthmore DuPont Invitational in Wilmington, DE. The Garnet faced eleven other teams and held first place after day one with a team score of 307 (+4), five strokes better than the second-place team. On day two of the Invitational, the Garnet locked in first place with a team score of 610, earning their third tournament victory of the season.
Notable Players: Zhu led the Garnet A-Team with a two-round score of 149 (+7), finishing in fourth overall. Gyan Bains ’23 led the Garnet B-Team and all of Swarthmore’s competitors with a two-round score of 148 (+6), tying for seconds overall.
Swarthmore College: 6, Haverford College: 3
On Thursday, April 6, Swarthmore men’s tennis faced Haverford College. The No. 28 ranked Garnet defeated the Fords, 6-3, to secure their third straight conference win. The Garnet won all three doubles matches and three of the six singles matches.
Notable Players: Michael Melnikov ’26 dominated in the No. 1 seeded singles match, defeating his opponent, 6-4, 6-0.
Swarthmore College: 9, Ursinus College: 0
On Saturday, April 8, Swarthmore men’s tennis had a doubleheader in Carlisle, PA. In their first game, the Garnet faced Ursinus College. The Garnet swept the Bears, earning wins in all three doubles matches and all six singles matches.
Notable Players: Rushil Patel ’24 battled in the No. 4 seeded singles match, as the junior was pushed to three sets after dropping the first one. Patel fought for victory, defeating his opponent, 4-6, 6-2, 1-0 to secure Garnet’s perfect win.
Swarthmore College: 9, Dickinson College: 0
On Saturday, April 8, Swarthmore men’s tennis competed in their second of two games in Carlisle, PA. The Garnet swept Dickinson College after finding wins in all three doubles matches and all six singles matches. The Garnet are currently undefeated, 6-0, in Centennial Conference play.
Notable Players: In the No. 1 seeded doubles match, Max Pogorelov ’25 and Andres Fante ’26 had a perfect 8-0 win. Jay Jones ’25 and Lalith Suresh ’26 also had perfect 8-0 wins in the No. 3 seeded doubles match.
Swarthmore College: 5, Mary Washington College: 4
On Saturday, April 8, No. 20 ranked Swarthmore women’s tennis faced No. 30 ranked Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, VA. The Garnet won two of three doubles matches and three of six singles matches to secure a 5-4 victory.
Notable Players: Kathleen Shiffer ’26 and Erica Stutz ’24 won 8-2 in the No. 2 seeded doubles match. Oviya Kumaran ’24 and Spencer Watts ’24 won 8-6 in the No. 3 seeded doubles match.
Swarthmore College: 7, Haverford College: 2
On Tuesday, April 11, No. 20 ranked Swarthmore women’s tennis team competed against Haverford College on the road in Haverford, PA. Securing wins in all three doubles matches and four of six singles matches, the Garnet bested the Fords, 7-2.
Notable Players: In the No. 3 seeded doubles match, Lola Diaz ’26 and Crystal Xu ’23 dominated their opponents, 8-2.
Swarthmore College: 21, Muhlenberg College: 5
On Friday, April 7, Swarthmore’s baseball team faced Muhlenberg College at home on Clothier baseball field. The Garnet’s offense was in stellar form, as they scored in every inning to defeat the Mules in an impressive win, 21-5. Swarthmore tallied their most runs in a single game since March 12, 2019, when they earned 22 runs against SUNY Canton.
Notable Players: Jett Shue ’24 had two runs batted in, four runs scored, and a home run, going four for five at-bats. Aidan Sullivan ’26 went three for five at-bat, earning four runs batted in and two runs scored. Joe Radek ’24 went three for four at-bat with four runs batted in and one run scored. Matteo Sollecito ’23 pitched five innings, allowing just two runs on five hits. The senior struck out three batters.
Swarthmore College: 6, Washington College: 7
On Saturday, April 8, Swarthmore’s baseball team competed in a doubleheader against Washington College in Chestertown, MD. In the first game against the Shoremen, the Garnet scored six runs off of seven hits and lost narrowly, 6-7.
Notable Players: Sullivan had two hits and two runs batted in.
Swarthmore College: 9, Washington College: 3
On Saturday, April 8, Swarthmore’s baseball team competed in their second of two games against Washington College. After falling 6-7 in the first game, the Garnet triumphed in the second one, 9-3. The Garnet scored nine runs off seven hits.
Notable Players: Noah Potholm ’26 was stellar on the mound, striking out eight batters over eight innings pitched.
Swarthmore College: 6, Johns Hopkins University: 18
On Tuesday, April 11, Swarthmore’s baseball team faced Johns Hopkins University on the road in Baltimore, MD. The Garnet remained run-less throughout the first five innings, and a seven-run effort by the Blue Jays in the bottom of the fifth solidified their lead. Although tallying eleven hits, the Garnet ultimately fell to the Blue Jays, 6-18.
Notable Players: Matthew Silvestre ’25 had three hits and one run in three at-bats.
Swarthmore College: 3, Dickinson College: 6
On Saturday, April 8, Swarthmore’s softball team competed in a doubleheader against Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA. The Garnet had eight hits, yet only three runs. The Garnet fell to the Red Devils, 3-6, in the opening game.
Notable Players: Kate Hart ’23 went one for one at-bat, earning two runs batted in. Cassidy Cheong ’23 went two for three at-bat, earning one run batted in and scoring one run.
Swarthmore College: 0, Dickinson College: 2
On Saturday, April 8, Swarthmore’s softball team competed in their second game against Dickinson College. The Garnet had four hits, yet zero runs. The Garnet fell to the Red Devils, 0-2, in the finale.
Notable Players: Emily Bertrand ’25 pitched two innings, allowing just one hit and earning two strikeouts.
Swarthmore College: 4, Haverford College: 6
On Tuesday, April 11, Swarthmore’s softball team faced Haverford College at home on Clothier softball field. Although the Garnet kept the Fords scoreless for the first three innings and tallied four runs of their own in that time, the Garnet ultimately could not find home plate again and lost to Haverford, 4-6.
Notable Players: Olivia McClammy ’25 had one hit and one run in three at-bats. Bertrand had three hits in four at-bats.
Swarthmore College: 4, Haverford College: 3
On Tuesday, April 11, Swarthmore’s softball team played in their second of two games against Haverford College. With six hits, the Garnet recorded four runs to split the conference doubleheader and defeat the Fords, 4-3.
Notable Players: Iris Barone ’26 had two hits and one run in four at-bats.
Women’s Track and Field:
On Saturday, April 8, Swarthmore women’s track and field competed in the Rowan University Oscar Moore Invitational in Glassboro, NJ. The No. 16 ranked Garnet finished second in the competition.
Notable Athletes: Adria Retter ’23 finished first overall in the discus throw with a new best distance (49.87 meters) and second overall in the hammer throw (49.49 meters) and shot put (12.56 meters). Krystle Boadi ’23 came in first place in the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.44 seconds. Johanna Schubert ’23 finished first in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:22.58. Lily Fournier ’24 earned first place in the triple jump with a top distance of 9.48 meters.
Men’s Track and Field:
On Saturday, April 8, Swarthmore men’s track and field competed in Glassboro, NJ in the Rowan University Oscar Moore Invitational. The Garnet finished third overall in the competition.
Notable Athletes: Aidan Cantine ’23 earned first place in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:54.43. Gabriel Hines ’26 finished first in the pole vault with a top height of 4.35 meters.
Swarthmore College: 12, Dickinson College: 11
On Saturday, April 8, Swarthmore women’s lacrosse faced Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA. The Garnet came out strong in the first quarter, 6-1, yet the Red Devils responded with goals of their own to send the game into overtime with an 11-11 tie. The Garnet fought for a goal in overtime to earn a 12-11 victory against Dickinson and their first Centennial Conference win.
Notable Players: Isabela Bloomquist ’25 led the Garnet offense with five goals and two assists. Sophie Finkelstein ’25 had four goals. Helen Stafford ’24 was essential in goal, notching a game-high of eleven saves.
Swarthmore College: 12, Gettysburg College: 11
On Saturday, April 8, Swarthmore men’s lacrosse faced No. 5 ranked Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, PA. After trailing the Bullets, 8-11, by the end of the third quarter, the Garnet had an impressive three-point comeback in the fourth quarter to send the Centennial-rival game into overtime. The Garnet defeated the Bullets by one point in overtime to secure a crucial 12-11 win.
Notable Players: Carter Strauch ’24 and Von Mabbs ’24 each tallied three goals for the Garnet. Ryan Pretzer ’26 was stellar in the net with fourteen saves.
Swarthmore College: 14, Washington College: 13
On Wednesday, April 12, Swarthmore men’s lacrosse competed against Washington College at home on Clothier Field. The game was close the entire duration, entering overtime at a 13-13 tie. However, the Garnet fought their way to the net in the remaining few minutes of the game, securing a close 14-13 victory over the Shoremen.
Notable Players: Jackson Brosgol ’24 and Strauch each had three goals to lead the Garnet offense.