Rebuilding and Revival: A Winter Sports Recap

Conor McLaughlin ‘16, Co-Sports Editor

Men’s Basketball

The Dickinson Men’s Basketball team finished the season with an overall record of 13-13 and 12-6 in the Centennial Conference. After a slow start, the team finished the regular season with seven straight wins and clinching the #3 seed in the conference tournament. In the semifinal game against Swarthmore, the Red Devils fell 75-66 to end the season. Their two seniors, Ted Hinnenkamp and Brandon Angradi, who both eclipsed 1000 points in their four-year careers, led the team. Hinnenkamp was named Conference Player of the Year, leading all scorers with 17.2 points per game and setting the school record with a career shooting percentage of .580. Angradi made second-team all conference as well.

Women’s Basketball

The Dickinson Women’s Basketball team finished the season with an impressive overall record of 16-10 and 11-7 in conference. The team played consistently, winning 12 of their last 16 games, in Coach Katherine Bixby’s second year under the helm. They clinched the #4 seed in the Centennial Conference Tournament and beat Haverford in the first round 44-26. In the semifinals the women, too, would lose to Muhlenberg 64-56. The Lady Devils were led by juniors Mary Martin ‘17 and Helen Roberts ‘17, as Roberts earned second-team all-conference honors while Martin was an honorable mention.

Swimming

The Dickinson Men’s Swimming team went 6-4 overall this season and 3-3 in conference. The Women’s team had slightly better results, going 6-5 overall and 4-3 in conference. At the Centennial Conference Championships the men finished fifth, while the women placed fourth. It was another strong recruiting year for Coach Paul Richards who saw many of the underclassmen perform well across the board. There was also important leadership from the four seniors Alan Karickhoff ’16, Michael Lenker ’16, Caitlin Klockner ’16, and Katie Nirenburg ’16. Squash

In just its second season of existence, the Dickinson Squash program took many important strides. Welcoming his first true recruiting class, Coach Chris Sachvie saw the men improve to 14-9 overall and the women to 11-8 overall. Led by freshmen standouts Abdelrahman Elsergany ’19 and Hedvika Suchankova ’19, both teams lost in the final match of the D-Division at the College Squash Association Championships in late February.

Indoor Track & Field

The Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track and Field teams competed hard this winter against tough competition. Finishing up their seasons last week at the Centennial Conference Championships, the women finished an impressive third and the men a distant eighth. Eli Howard ‘16 ran to fourth place in the 5,000 meters at conferences, while teammate Mason Hepner ’17 claimed a win in the mile at the Susquehanna Invitational in early February with a superb time of 4:24.29. The women also saw success thanks to strong showing from the likes of Aphnie Germain ’17, Mackenzie Shelgren ’16, and Amanda Jimcosky ’17. Germain broke her own school record in the 60-meter dash, while Shelgren helped to break records in the 4×1600 relay at the 2016 Du Charme Invitational.