Swarthmore Athletics Weekly Recap

Swarthmore Athletics

Women’s Swimming:

Swarthmore women’s swimming competed in the four-day NCAA Division III National Championships last week at Greensboro, NC. The Garnet placed ninth of 40 teams with 126 points, the highest team placement at the national championships in program history. Swarthmore’s previous highest placement was seventeenth in 1996. Swarthmore had six athletes combine for eight All-American performances. Five of the eight were awarded First Team honors.

Notable Swimmers: 

On day one, Genine Collins ’27 finished in eighth place in the 50-meter freestyle with a time of 23.27 seconds, earning All-America First Team honors. 

On day two, the Garnet’s 200-meter freestyle relay of Collins, Ainsley Jane Tambling ’26, Elle Anthony ’26, and Sophie Rotival ’26 earned the bronze medal with a time of 1:33.30, marking the highest-placing women’s relay in Centennial Conference history and earning All-America First Team honors. Quinn Weygandt ’26 finished fifth in the 400-meter individual medley with a time of 4:22.60, earning her second-straight All-America honor in the event. 

On day three, Rotival came in sixth place in the 100-meter breastroke with a time of 1:02.55, earning her second-straight All-American distinction and improving upon her twelfth place finish last year.

On day four, the 400-meter freestyle relay of Collins, Tambling, Weygandt, and Anthony earned seventh place with a time of 3:25.89, earning All-American First Team honors. Collins came in tenth place in the 100-meter freestyle with a time of 51.10, earning All-America Second Team honors.


Swarthmore College: 7, Penn State Brandywine: 1

Swarthmore softball competed in a double-header against Pennsylvania State University – Brandywine on Thursday afternoon for their home-opener. The Garnet recorded twelve hits and seven runs in the first game, while holding the Nittany Lions to just five hits and one run.

Notable Players: Iris Barone ’26 went three for four at-bat, recording two runs. Emily Bertrand ’25 got the win on the mound, pitching all seven innings.

Swarthmore College: 4, Penn State Brandywine: 3

Swarthmore softball defeated Penn State Brandywine in the second game of the double-header. The Garnet tallied ten hits and four runs, while the Nittany Lions had seven hits and three runs.

Notable Players: Bertrand went three for four at-bat, recording one run and one run-batted-in.

Swarthmore College: 8, Neumann University: 0

Swarthmore softball faced Neumann University on Tuesday afternoon for a double-header at Aston, PA. The Garnet defeated the Knights in game one with twelve hits and eight total runs, while keeping the Knights to just two hits and zero runs.

Notable Players: Alex Simon ’24 went three for four at-bat, recording one run-batted-in and one run. Bertrand pitched all seven innings, allowing just two hits.

Swarthmore College: 4, Neumann University: 2

Swarthmore softball swept Neumann University on Tuesday afternoon, taking the win in game two. The Garnet tallied nine hits and four runs, while holding the Knights to five hits and two runs.

Notable Players: Olivia McClammy ’25 scored a homerun, had two runs-batted-in, and added another run.


Swarthmore College: 8, Rowan University: 11

Swarthmore baseball fell to No. 7-ranked Rowan University on Friday at home. The Garnet almost made a comeback with six runs in the ninth inning; however, they were not able to overcome the early deficit. 

Notable Players: Brad Johnston ’27 went three for five at-bat, recording one run and one run-batted-in. Max Beadling ’25 went three for five at-bat, recording one double and one run-batted-in.

Swarthmore College: 8, Rutgers-Camden University: 5

Swarthmore baseball fell to Rutgers-Camden University on Tuesday afternoon at home. The Scarlet-Raptors took an early 3-1 lead in the first inning and held the lead the entire game.

Notable Players: Aidan Sullivan ’26 scored a solo home run in the seventh inning. Benjamin Buchman ’25 had two runs-batted-in.

Men’s Tennis:

Swarthmore College: 7, University of Mary Washington: 2

No. 13- ranked Swarthmore men’s tennis defeated No. 29-ranked University of Mary Washington at home on Saturday, collecting their fifth nationally ranked win. The Garnet swept doubles play and won four of six singles matches.

Notable Players: The duo of Michael Melnikov ’26 and Utham Koduri ’26 defeated the No. 10-ranked pair in the nation, 8-5. Melnikov went on to defeat the No. 38-ranked player in the nation, 6-4, 6-4.

Swarthmore College: 5, North Carolina Wesleyan University: 4

Swarthmore men’s tennis defeated No. 20-ranked North Carolina Wesleyan University on Sunday at the Mullen Tennis Center. The Garnet lost all three doubles matches, but secured victories in five of the six singles matches.

Notable Players: Melnikov won in first-seed singles play, 6-3, 6-1.

Women’s Lacrosse:

Swarthmore College: 7, Gettysburg College: 18

Swarthmore women’s lacrosse fell to No. 6-ranked Gettysburg College on Saturday at Gettysburg, PA, suffering their first loss of the season. The Garnet were tied 1-1 with the Bullets in the first quarter, before conceding ten goals in the second quarter. The first half ended 11-3. Swarthmore scored four goals in the second half, while the Bullets added seven.

Notable Players: Isabela Bloomquist ’25 and Aubree Daugherty ’26 each scored three goals for the Garnet. Mia Holland ’25 had seven draw controls. Helen Stafford ’24 made eight saves and collected five ground balls.

Swarthmore College: 17, Neumann University: 5

Swarthmore women’s lacrosse defeated Neumann University on Wednesday evening at Clothier Field. The Garnet took an early 3-1 lead in the first quarter, before increasing their lead to 8-2 by halftime. Swarthmore never trailed, adding nine goals in the second half.

Notable Players: Bloomquist had seven points with four goals and three assists.

Men’s Lacrosse:

Swarthmore College: 13, Muhlenberg College: 12

Swarthmore men’s lacrosse faced Muhlenberg College on Wednesday evening at Allentown, PA. Despite an early 6-2 lead in the first quarter, the Mules closed the deficit, tying the game 12-12 and forcing overtime. Swarthmore scored in overtime to narrowly secure the conference win.

Notable Players: Michael Hardiman ’25 led the Garnet with five goals, including the game winner. Carter Strauch ’24 added three goals.

Men’s Golf: 

Swarthmore men’s golf competed in the McDaniel Spring Classic on Sunday at Abbottstown, PA. The Garnet finished in first place overall out of eighteen teams with a team score of 299 (+11), defeating reigning Centennial Conference champion Franklin and Marshall College by one stroke.

Notable Players: Andy Xin ’26 placed second overall individually, as he carded a 72 (E). Dylan Zhang ’26 tied for third place with a round score of 73 (+1).

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

The Phoenix

Discover more from The Phoenix

Subscribe now to keep reading and get access to the full archive.

Continue reading