Women's Swimming Season PreviewIt’s hard to imagine a smoother head coaching transition than this one. After four years as an assistant coach and associate head coach of the team, Matt Harris took over the reins of the Washington College women’s swim program over the summer as long-time head coach Kim Lessard moved into a full-time administrative role.
Lessard Promoted to Assistant AD; Harris Promoted to Head Swim CoachWashington College Director of Athletics Dr. Bryan Matthews has announced the promotions of Kim Lessard to Assistant Athletic Director and Matt Harris to head men’s and women’s swim coach. Lessard, long-time head coach of both swim programs, will also serve as Aquatics Director.
Four Shorewomen Named All-Centennial Honorable MentionFour student-athletes from the Washington College women’s swim team were officially announced as All-Centennial Conference selections today by the conference office. All-Centennial honors for swimming were earned at the Centennial Conference Championships, which were held February 19-21 at Gettysburg College. Gold medalists receive All-Centennial Conference first-team honors, while silver medalists receive All-Centennial Conference honorable mention.
Jenni Clune - Shorewoman of the WeekSophomore swimmer Jenni Clune is this week's Shorewoman of the Week. Clune won a total of four medals, including one individual, at the Centennial Conference Championships over the weekend.
Ellen Maxwell - Shorewoman of the WeekJunior swimmer Ellen Maxwell is this week's Shorewoman of the Week. Maxwell won two individual events and led off a winning relay in the Shorewomen's 56-39 win at McDaniel Saturday.
Shorewomen Finish Dual-Meet Season with 56-39 Win at McDanielThe visiting Washington College women’s swim team won seven of 11 events en route to a 56-39 Centennial Conference win over host McDaniel College in the dual-meet finale for both teams this afternoon in Westminster, Md. The Shorewomen finish their dual-meet schedule 5-6 overall and 2-5 in conference meets, while the Green Terror finish 2-8 and 1-6.
Red Devils Defeat Shorewomen, 128-77Visiting Dickinson College defeated host Washington College, 128-77, in Centennial Conference women’s swimming this afternoon inside Casey Swim Center. The Red Devils improved to 5-4 overall and 3-2 in conference meets, while the Shorewomen dropped to 4-6 and 1-5 with the loss.
Bears Remain Perfect with 164-93 Win over ShorewomenHost Ursinus College improved to 7-0 overall and 5-0 in Centennial Conference meets with a 164-93 win over visiting Washington College in women’s swimming action this afternoon. The Shoremen dropped to 4-5 and 1-4 with the loss.
Swarthmore Tops Shorewomen, 114-91Visiting Swarthmore College improved to 4-2 overall and 3-2 in Centennial Conference meets with a 114-91 women’s swimming victory over host Washington College tonight inside Casey Swim Center. Freshman Julia Portmann won three individual events for the Shorewomen, who fell to 4-4 and 1-3 with the loss.
Swimming Senior Day Rescheduled for January 31stThe swim meet between host Washington College and visiting Dickinson College which was postponed this past Saturday has been rescheduled for Sunday, January 31st, at 2:00 p.m. The meet will be Washington's Senior Day.
Winter Storm Schedule UpdatesContinue to check this page for updates on scheduling changes for athletic events impacted by this weekend's impending winter storm.
Ellen Maxwell - Shorewoman of the WeekJunior swimmer Ellen Maxwell is this week's Shorewoman of the Week. Maxwell won two individual events in both of the Shorewomen's victories this past weekend.
Shorewomen Float Past Owls, 130-67Sophomore Jenni Clune and junior Ellen Maxwell each won two individual events as the Washington College women’s swim team defeated host Bryn Mawr, 130-67, in a Centennial Conference meet this afternoon. The Shorewomen improved to 4-3 overall and 1-2 in conference meets, while the Owls fells to 2-4 and 0-4.
Shorewomen Dunk Blue Jays, 129-71The Washington College women’s swim team recorded the top time in all 11 events of a 129-71 non-conference win at Elizabethtown this afternoon. The Shorewomen improved to 3-3, while the Blue Jays dropped to 4-5.
Widener Sneaks Past Shorewomen, 137.5-124.5Host Widener University won the final event of the meet by less than one-half second to seal a 137.5-124.5 women’s swimming victory over visiting Washington College tonight in Chester, Pa.
Julia Portmann - Shorewoman of the WeekFreshman swimmer Julia Portmann is this week's Shorewoman of the Week. Portmann won the 1650 freestyle in a meet-record time and swam on the meet-record 200 freestyle relay team at the Yellow Jacket Invitational, held Friday and Saturday.
Shorewomen Place Fifth at Yellow Jacket InvitationalFreshman Julia Portmann broke the meet record in the 1650 freestyle and swam on the meet record-breaking 200 freestyle relay team as the Washington College women’s swim team placed fifth of 14 teams Randolph-Macon’s Yellow Jacket Invitational held yesterday and today at the Collegiate School Aquatic Center in Richmond, Va.
Swim Teams Complete Annual Toys for Tots EffortThe Washington College swim teams recently completed their annual Toys for Tots drive, purchasing and donating toys for less fortunate children. This year, over 45 gifts were donated by team members.
Women's Swimming @ Bryn Mawr Rescheduled for 1/17The women's swim meet between host Bryn Mawr College and visiting Washington College, which was postponed after being originally scheduled for November 21st, has been rescheduled for Sunday, January 17th, at 1:00 p.m.
Julia Portmann - Shorewoman of the WeekFreshman swimmer Julia Portmann is this week's Shorewoman of the Week. Portmann won a pair of individual events in the Shorewomen's 181-81 loss at Gettysburg Saturday.
Swim Teams Raise 166 Pounds of Food with Food DriveThe Washington College swim teams, led by their leadership council, raised 166 pounds of food to donate to a local food pantry with a food drive centered around their season opener October 31st against Franklin & Marshall.
Bullets Top Shorewomen, 181-81Host Gettysburg College won 10 of 14 events en route to a 181-81 Centennial Conference women’s swimming victory over visiting Washington College this afternoon.
Diplomats Defeat Shorewomen, 155.5-87.5Visiting Franklin & Marshall College defeated host Washington College, 155.5-87.5, in a Centennial Conference women’s swimming dual meet this afternoon inside Casey Swim Center. The meet served as the season opener for both schools. Freshman Julia Portmann was impressive in her collegiate debut for the Shorewomen.
Women's Swimming Season PreviewLast winter, the top times turned in by the Washington College women’s swim team in all 14 standard individual events were recorded by freshmen and sophomores. That young core will be bolstered by another strong freshman class this winter.