2006-07 News Archive

  • Saint Michael's Names Six Members To Athletics Hall Of Fame
    May 23, 2007
    COLCHESTER, Vt. – Six renowned Saint Michael’s College athletes and coaches will be inducted into the Saint Michael’s College Athletics Hall of Fame on Sept. 28 at the Doubletree Hotel in South Burlington. The Class of 2007 includes: Jeff Culkin, the creator of the Purple Knights’ men’s lacrosse program; John Jordan ’87, one of the finest goaltenders in Saint Michael’s men’s soccer history; former three-sport standout and exemplary scholar Roger Keleher ’15 (left); Margaret (Gleason) Murphy ’80, a talented athlete in both field hockey and swimming; Jay Rourke III ’98; one of the most successful multi-sport athletes in College history; and former cross country and Nordic skiing great Amy Vile ’98.
  • Saint Michael's Places Ninth In NE-10 President's Cup
    May 15, 2007
    COLCHESTER, Vt. - Saint Michael's College placed ninth out of 15 schools in the 2006-07 Northeast-10 Conference President's Cup, presented annually to signify overall athletic excellence. Saint Michael's rose two spots from the previous academic year.
  • Saint Michael's Hands Out Awards At Its 60th Annual Block 'M' Dinner
    May 09, 2007
    COLCHESTER, Vt.- The Saint Michael’s College Athletic Department announced its 2007 Block ‘M’ Awards winners at the 60th Annual Block ‘M’ Dinner on May 3. Several awards were given out at the event, including the George ‘Doc’ Jacobs Award honoring the long-time athletic director and coach at Saint Michael’s. The award is given to the male and female student-athlete that makes the largest contribution to the athletics program, regardless of athletic ability.
  • This Week In Saint Michael's College Athletics
    May 07, 2007
    COLCHESTER, Vt.- The men’s lacrosse team earned their second playoff win in as many seasons with a 13-9 defeat of Pace in the Northeast-10 Quarterfinals, before losing to second-ranked Le Moyne in the semifinals. Women’s lacrosse finished their season with a 7-8 record with a 20-13 loss to Bentley in the NE-10 Quarterfinals. Softball ended their season, tying the record for wins in a season with 26 after a doubleheader split with Pace on Wednesday, while senior pitcher Meggan Roberge (Sheldon Springs, Vt./Missisquoi Valley Union) was honored with the NE-10 Softball Pitcher of the Year for the second time in her four-year career
  • This Week In Saint Michael's College Athletics
    April 30, 2007
    COLCHESTER, Vt.- The Saint Michael’s College softball team posted a 7-2 week with doubleheader sweeps of Saint Anselm, Stonehill and Bryant, while men’s lacrosse dropped an 8-7 decision at Dominican College to finish their season at 8-6 and 7-2 in the Northeast-10 and will host Pace in the NE-10 Quarterfinals on Tuesday. Baseball went 4-3 with twinbill sweeps of Norwich and Lyndon State. Women’s lacrosse did not compete last week, but they are waiting to see who they play in the NE-10 Quarterfinals as the sixth seed.
  • This Week In Saint Michael's College Athletics
    April 24, 2007
    COLCHESTER, Vt.- The Saint Michael’s College women’s tennis team earned their first Northeast-10 regular-season championship since 2001 and the first regular-season title in any sport since field hockey in 2002, while softball had a 5-6 week, playing five straight doubleheaders. Men’s lacrosse closed out their Northeast-10 schedule with wins over Bentley and Merrimack and women’s lacrosse went 2-1 to finish their season at 7-7 and 5-5 in conference play. Baseball had a good week, going 5-2 with wins over Suffolk, Vermont Tech and Saint Lawrence and men’s tennis finished their season with a 5-1 loss to Bryant in the NE-10 Quarterfinals.
  • This Week In Saint Michael's College Athletics
    April 16, 2007
    COLCHESTER, Vt.- The Saint Michael’s College softball team split a doubleheader with Franklin Pierce on Wednesday and earned a sweep against Assumption on Saturday at Nichols College to improve to 16-4 on the season. Men’s lacrosse posted a win over Pace, while women’s lacrosse dropped two contests. Baseball extended their winning streak to five games before falling to Castleton State and Stonehill. Men’s tennis was edged by Southern New Hampshire in their first match since March 31 and women’s tennis did not play, but with a win on Wednesday against Southern New Hampshire they will clinch the top seed in the Northeast-10 playoffs.
  • This Week In Saint Michael's College Athletics
    April 10, 2007
    COLCHESTER, Vt.- The Saint Michael’s College men’s and women’s lacrosse both went 1-1 last week with the men defeating Southern New Hampshire 18-5 and the women earning an 18-13 win over Saint Anselm. Women’s tennis continued their domination in the Northeast-10 as they topped Franklin Pierce, 8-1, to improve to 10-1 in conference play. Baseball opened their home schedule on Tuesday against Middlebury, split a doubleheader this past weekend at Skidmore and swept Norwich yesterday afternoon.
  • This Week In Saint Michael's College Athletics
    April 02, 2007
    COLCHESTER, Vt. – With spring sports well under way, the softball team is 13-3 after splitting their first conference doubleheader against Merrimack and sweeping Bentley yesterday in a twinbill. The women’s tennis team remains tied for first place in the Northeast-10 after a 6-3 win over Stonehill on Saturday. Women’s lacrosse handled both of their games with convincing wins over American International and Southern Connecticut and the men’s lacrosse team went 1-1 with a win over Franklin Pierce and loss to Bryant.
  • This Week In Saint Michael's College Athletics
    March 26, 2007
    COLCHESTER, Vt. – Men’s and women’s tennis got their seasons off to a good start with three wins this week, with the women earning three victories in conference play. Men’s lacrosse posted two wins this week, including retaining the Saint’s Stick with a 10-8 win over Saint Anselm. Women’s lacrosse recorded their first conference victory with a 22-12 victory over Assumption on Saturday.
  • This Week In Saint Michael's College Athletics
    March 20, 2007
    COLCHESTER, Vt. – After a week in Florida, the softball team returns to campus with a 10-2 record, which is their best start in program history. Men’s and women’s lacrosse each earned victories, while baseball earned two wins in the Port Charlotte Invitational. Men’s and women’s tennis each posted victories in Hilton Head, South Carolina, on their spring break trip.
  • This Week In Saint Michael's College Athletics
    March 12, 2007
    COLCHESTER, Vt. – The Saint Michael’s College spring sports got underway this past week and softball led the way with four-straight victories to began their 2007 campaign. Men’s lacrosse dropped their first two games, while baseball fell in its first three games this season in Florida. Men’s and women’s tennis were defeated 5-4 by Hobart and Macalester, respectively.
  • This Week In Saint Michael's College Athletics
    March 06, 2007
    COLCHESTER, Vt. – With the winter season coming to an end, the spring sports are now ready for their seasons to began. All sports will be heading south for their competitions this weekend with the men’s lacrosse team heading down to New York and Maryland, while the tennis teams are traveling to South Carolina. Women’s lacrosse, baseball and softball are traveling down to Florida for their spring break trips.
  • This Week In Saint Michael's College Athletics
    February 27, 2007
    COLCHESTER, Vt. – This past week the men’s basketball team earned their first playoff win since 2002 with a 68-60 win over Assumption on Saturday. The men’s hockey team fell to Assumption on Saturday in the NE-10 Quarterfinals and women’s hockey dropped two games in the ECAC Open Tournament, while the women’s basketball team lost in overtime against Bryant on Sunday.
  • Hockey Teams Poised For Postseason Push
    February 23, 2007
    COLCHESTER, Vt. – The Saint Michael’s College men’s and women’s hockey teams will open their extra season this weekend as the men host Assumption College at 1 p.m., followed by the opener of the ECAC Open Tournament at 3 p.m. with the women facing off against Saint Anselm College at Cairns Arena in South Burlington.
  • Basketball Squads Set For Playoff Action This Weekend
    February 22, 2007
    COLCHESTER, Vt. - The Saint Michael's College men's and women's basketball teams will take part in First Round Northeast-10 Conference Tournament action this weekend, the first time that both squads have made the postseason in the same season since the 1998-99 campaign.
  • This Week In Saint Michael's College Athletics
    February 21, 2007
    COLCHESTER, Vt. – This week Saint Michael’s College athletic teams will be facing off in three playoff games and a season-ending tournament. The men’s basketball team enters Saturday’s contest as the sixth seed and will host the 11th-seeded Assumption College Greyhounds at 1 p.m. at the Ross Sports Center. Men’s hockey will face either Assumption or Franklin Pierce at 1 p.m. at Cairns Arena in the first round of the Northeast-10 hockey playoffs. Women’s basketball settled for the 10th seed and they will travel to seventh-seeded Bryant on Sunday for a 2 p.m. tip-off. Women’s hockey is welcoming three teams for the ECAC Open Tournament that will begin on Saturday at 3 p.m.
  • Former Athletic Director Ed Markey Inducted Into NE-10 Hall Of Fame
    February 15, 2007
    COLCHESTER, Vt. - Ed Markey '51, Saint Michael's College's athletic director from 1968-97, men's basketball coach from 1963-72, a 1988 SMC Hall of Fame inductee, and a former basketball and baseball standout at the College, is one of two administrators that will be inducted into the Northeast-10 Conference Hall of Fame, it was announced on Thursday. The induction will take place June 4 at the Colonnade Hotel in Boston, Mass.
  • This Week In Saint Michael's College Athletics
    February 12, 2007
    COLCHESTER, Vt. – Saint Michael’s men’s and women’s basketball teams will be playing their first back-to-back home games this week since the Doc Jacobs Classic on Nov. 19 and the men’s and women’s hockey teams will be playing at home together for the first time this season. The swimming and diving will be traveling to New Hampshire for the New England Regionals and the ski team will be competing at the Williams College ski carnival.
  • This Week In Saint Michael's College Athletics
    February 05, 2007
    COLCHESTER, Vt. – The men’s hockey team and the women’s swimming and diving team earned victories this week with the hockey team defeating Southern New Hampshire, 7-4, and the swimming and diving team winning a split in a dual meet against Norwich. Men’s and women’s basketball loss both contests this week against Le Moyne and Saint Rose, while the women’s hockey was defeated by UMass Boston and Southern Maine. In women’s Nordic, freshman Lauren Fereshetian (Turner, Maine/Leavitt) placed in 45th and finished the 15k race in an hour. It was the highest placing for a women’s Nordic skier since 1999.
  • This Week In Saint Michael's College Athletics
    January 29, 2007
    COLCHESTER, Vt. – It was a tough weekend for Saint Michael’s College as most teams fell short with the men’s swimming team earning a win at Bryant. On Saturday, senior Dani Rayner (Westminster, Vt./Westminster) became the 17th Purple Knight in program history to reach 1,000 points in her career. Junior Brian Monahan (Kinderhook, N.Y./Christian Brothers) posted his eighth double-double of the season in the loss to AIC and skiing returned to action this past weekend and finished in 10th position at the University of New Hampshire Carnival.
  • This Week In Saint Michael's College Athletics
    January 22, 2007
    COLCHESTER, Vt. – The men’s and women’s basketball teams were able to go undefeated this week and the women extended their winning streak to three games with a 61-58 win at UMass Lowell. The men’s ice hockey team dropped three games this week and the women’s hockey team had two tough setbacks this past weekend. The ski team opened their season with a ninth place finish at the Saint Michael’s Carnival. The swimming and diving teams split on Saturday against Saint Rose with the win by the women and a loss by the men.
  • This Week In Saint Michael's College Athletics
    January 15, 2007
    COLCHESTER, Vt. – The men’s and women’s basketball teams both earned victories this week, with the men earning two by defeating Assumption, 87-76, and Saint Thomas Aquinas, 81-60, and the women were able to get a big win at Saint Anselm, 60-54. The men’s hockey team had a tough week losing two games, while the women’s hockey team dropped three games this week. The swimming and diving team was back in action after month off and they were defeated by Bentley.
  • Soccer Squads Receive National Honor From NSCAA
    January 10, 2007
    COLCHESTER, Vt. - Saint Michael's College is just one of 52 institutions in the nation to have both its men's and women's soccer programs earn the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Team Academic Award for the 2005-06 academic year, it was recently announced.
  • This Week In Saint Michael's College Athletics
    January 08, 2007
    COLCHESTER, Vt. – The men’s hockey team and men’s basketball team picked up two impressive victories last week as both won in overtime and going away. The women’s basketball split their two contests this week with a 75-66 win at Southern New Hampshire and a 62-46 loss at home against 15th-ranked Stonehill.
  • This Week In Saint Michael's College Athletics
    January 02, 2007
    COLCHESTER, Vt. – The men’s women’s hockey teams hosted the Second Annual Saint Michael’s Holiday Tournament this weekend and the men lost in the championship game, while the women dropped both contests. Senior Brendan Mullins (Downers Grove, Ill./Downers Grove South) eclipsed the 1,000th career point mark with 35 points as men’s basketball loss to Felician. The women’s basketball team split their games this weekend with a win over the University of the Sciences and a loss to Holy Family.
  • Saint Michael's Welcomes Six Teams For Holiday Tournament
    December 29, 2006
    COLCHESTER, Vt. – Saint Michael’s College will be welcoming six teams from all over the country for the second annual Saint Michael’s Holiday Tournament this weekend at Cairns Arena in South Burlington. The Purple Knights will kick-off the tournament with the men hosting Assumption College and the women playing Neumann College, both at 1 p.m. at Cairns Arena.
  • This Week In Saint Michael's College Athletics
    December 18, 2006
    COLCHESTER, Vt. – The basketball teams dropped a doubleheader against Bentley on Sunday, with the women falling, 48-40, and the men losing, 78-74. Seniors Brendan Mullins (Downers Grove, Ill./Downers Grove South) and Chris Cayole (Burlington, Vt./Rice) combined for 50 of the 74 points scored for the Purple Knights. The women struggled from the field, shooting 25 percent, and lost a halftime lead against Bentley.
  • This Week In Saint Michael's College Athletics
    December 11, 2006
    COLCHESTER, Vt. – The men’s basketball team had their five-game winning streak snapped this week, but rebounded with a win over Le Moyne on Saturday. The women’s basketball team was edged by 17th-ranked AIC, 58-57, and bounced back with a 56-49 victory over Le Moyne. The men’s hockey team got their first NE-10 win of the season with an 8-3 pounding of Franklin Pierce. The swimming and diving squad swept their home opener over SUNY-Potsdam and split at Skidmore.
  • This Week In Saint Michael's College Athletics
    December 04, 2006
    COLCHESTER, Vt. – The men’s basketball team extended their winning streak to five games and it is the longest winning streak since the 2000-01 season, in which the squad finished with a school record, 27 victories. The women split their games this week with a win over Merrimack and a loss to Southern Connecticut. Both hockey squads dropped two games this week, but the women also got a 5-4 win over Castleton State. The swimming and diving teams competed at the NE-10 Championships, with the women and men finishing seventh and sixth, respectively.
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