Swarthmore Athletics Weekly Recap:

Swarthmore Athletics

Field Hockey:

Swarthmore College: 3, Franklin and Marshall College: 2

Swarthmore field hockey defeated No. 21-ranked Franklin and Marshall College in the semifinals of the Centennial Conference Tournament on Thursday night. In front of Swarthmore’s home crowd, the Garnet scored the game-winner with 3:27 remaining in the fourth quarter, punching their ticket to the conference finals. Swarthmore outshot Franklin and Marshall, 17-9, including 11-8 in shots on goal. 

Notable Players: Katherine Kohn ’25 scored the Garnet’s first two goals, one in the eighteenth minute and the second in the 44th minute. Avery Bloom ’27 scored the game-winner, her first career goal. Cassandra Conklin ’26 made six important saves. 

Swarthmore College: 0, Johns Hopkins University: 3

Swarthmore field hockey traveled to Baltimore, MD, to face Johns Hopkins University in the Centennial Conference Championship on Saturday. It marked the program’s first championship appearance since 2000. The Blue Jays defeated the Garnet, 3-0.

Notable Players: Sophia Hitchingham ’25 and Magdelana Jordan ’27 each had two shots on goal. Conklin made five saves.

Women’s Soccer:

Swarthmore College: 0, Franklin and Marshall College: 1

Swarthmore women’s soccer fell to Franklin and Marshall College on Friday night in the Centennial Conference Tournament. The Diplomats scored the lone goal off a throw-in in the 22nd minute of the match. The Garnet outshot the Diplomats, 24-16, but could not find the back of the net.

Notable Players: Ava Gizzie ’27 generated eleven shots, including four on goal. Lila Travers ’26 made eight saves.

Men’s Swimming:

D3 Shootout:

Swarthmore men’s swimming traveled to Chicago, IL last weekend to compete in the D3 Shootout, a meet at the University of Chicago between top, nationally-ranked programs. The Garnet finished in seventh among eight teams.

Notable Swimmers: Cami Wilson ’26 set the program record in the 50-meter freestyle with a time of 20.58 seconds, earning a second-place finish. He was also runner-up in the 100 butterfly with a time of 49.12. 

Swarthmore College: 136, Washington College: 68

Swarthmore men’s swimming competed at Washington College on Friday night, earning their 14th consecutive conference win, which dates back to the 2021-22 season. Five different swimmers combined for six individual victories.

Notable Swimmers: Vijay Chhabra ’25 earned three victories, winning the 200 meter freestyle (with a time of 1:47.40), the 100 meter freestyle (48.47), and contributing to victory in the 200 freestyle relay (1:26.63).

Women’s Swimming: 

D3 Shootout:

Swarthmore women’s swimming competed in the D3 Shootout last Friday and Saturday at the University of Chicago, facing top Division III competition. The Garnet finished in sixth of seven teams, all of whom are ranked in the CSCAA Top 25 Poll. 

Notable Swimmers: Quinn Weygandt ’26 and Genine Collins ’27 each had three top-five finishes. Weygandt finished third in the 400 IM with a time of 4:26.74, producing a NCAA B cut time. She also placed third in the 500 meter freestyle (5:07.08). Collins finished second in the 50 meter freestyle with a time of 23.71, just 0.14 seconds off the NCAA B cut. She also finished third in the 100 meter freestyle (52.26). 

Swarthmore College: 158, Washington College: 44

Swarthmore women’s swimming traveled to Chestertown, MD, on Friday to face Washington College. The Garnet swept every event, earning their fourth Centennial win of the season, their 28th consecutive conference victory, and their 23rd straight dual meet victory, dating back to the 2018-19 season. 

Notable Swimmers: Lauren Rohde ’26, Anna Liu ’27, and Ainsley Jane Tambling ’27 each had a pair of first place finishes. 


Swarthmore College: 3, Haverford College: 1

Swarthmore volleyball faced Haverford College on Saturday afternoon for their season finale. After a 25-11 opening set loss, the Garnet bounced back, winning three straight sets to earn the win. The victory secured the Garnet’s fourth-seed in the Centennial Conference Tournament, who will rematch the fifth-seed Fords at home on Wednesday.

Notable Players: Kaylee Zhang ’24 had a match-high eighteen kills, while Dani Pena ’24 tallied 39 assists. Ellie Streeper ’26 had twenty digs.

Swarthmore College: 3, Haverford College: 0

Fifth-seed Swarthmore volleyball faced sixth-seed Haverford College on Wednesday night in the first round of the Centennial Conference Tournament. The Garnet swept the Fords in front of a home crowd at Tarble Pavilion, advancing to the next round. Swarthmore will make their ninth-consecutive semifinals appearance on Friday against top-seeded Johns Hopkins University.

Notable Players: Angelina Heminway ’26 had a career-high of fifteen kills to lead the Garnet. Pena had 34 assists and eight digs.

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