Track & Field | March 18 & 19 | Washington and Lee Carnival
The Vassar men’s and women’s track and field teams went down to Lexington, VA this past weekend for a meet at Washington and Lee University. The Brewers had a strong start to their season, with many standout individual performances. On the field event side for the men, Darnell Worley ’24 placed 16th overall in the long jump with a jump of 5.77 meters, Jeremy Frank ’25 threw 35.99 meters in the javelin to place 17th. Frank also cleared 3.76 meters in the pole vault to finish tied for sixth overall. On the women’s side, Jacqueline Morrison ’24 threw 7.82 meters in the shotput to finish 24th overall and Faye Stevens ’25 threw 24.32 meters in the javelin to finish 18th. Lola Perez-Fry ’23 jumped 4.74 meters in the long jump to finish 9th overall. First-year Rhys Miller ’25 jumped 4.69 meters in the long jump to tie for 10th place overall and she also placed 9th overall in the triple jump with a jump of 10.21 meters. Another first-year who had a strong day was Soleil Yuong ’25 who threw 25.72 meters in discus to finish 28th overall and she also threw the hammer and the shot put in this meet as well. On the track for the men, Gibran Mourani ’22 led the way in the 1500-meter race placing 14th overall with a time of 4:03.92. Mourani also had a strong performance in the men’s 800-meter race, running a time of 1:58.60 to place 14th overall. In the 3,000-meter steeplechase, Andrew Blackburn ’24 ran a personal best of 10:08.49 to finish third overall. The Brewers swept the men’s 5,000-meter race, with senior Jack Casalino ’22 winning in a time of 14:50.49, Aidan Mayer ’24 taking second in 15:02.29 and Miles Takiguchi ’23 placing third with a time of 15:07.53. Senior Ryan Mazurkiewicz ’22 was Vassar’s top finisher in the 200-meter race with a time of 23.91 earning 36th overall and he also ran the 100-meter race in a time of 11.71 for 33rd place. Worley was Vassar’s top finisher in the 100-meter race with a time of 11.51 for 25th place overall. In the men’s 4×400 meter relay, Vassar’s squad of Worley, Mazurkiewicz, Sam Lytel ’24 and Tucker Quinlan ’23, finished 9th overall in a time of 3:33.83. The women also had a very strong weekend on the track. In the 1,500-meter race Clara Wiesler ’24 finished 9th overall with a time of 5:04.74, Sasha Allison ’22 finished 8th overall in the 5,000-meter race with a time of 18:57.76 and Noni Pattington ’25 finished 24th overall in the 800-meter race with a time of 2:35.85. In the women’s 100-meter race, Ava Novak ’24 was the top Brewer, running 13.05 to finish 15th overall. Novak was also Vassar’s top finisher in the 200-meter race, placing 13th overall in a time of 26.90. Stevens placed 4th overall in the women’s 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:10.93. The Brewers placed 7th overall with a time of 4:18.36 in the women’s 4×400 meter relay with a squad of sophomores that consisted of Novak, Jordan Norman ’24, Kayleigh Mason ’24 and Laura Wong ’24. Next up for Vassar is the Monmouth Invitational on March 25th and 26th in New Jersey.
Men’s Volleyball | March 4-19 | 2-2
The Vassar men’s volleyball team went 2-2 over the break, beating both Nazareth College and Marymount, while falling to St. John Fisher and No. 11 Stevenson. The Brewers fell to St. John Fisher 1-3 (17-25, 15-25, 25-20, 25-27) to start the break, but came back strong the next day with a 3-1 (25-15, 26-24, 26-28, 25-15) win over Nazareth College. The first set was a comfortable victory for the Brewers while the second one was tighter. Vassar was down in the second set 23-24 before going on a 3-0 run that Adam Gulick ’23 and Colin Jones ’24 finished with a double block. The third set was back and forth and was all tied up at 26-26 before Nazareth won two points in a row to take the set. Vassar cruised in the fourth and final set to take the 3-1 win. Gavin Van Beveren ’23 led the Brewers in kills with 16 and also added 5 blocks. Then on March 17, the Brewers fell 1-3 (24-26, 16-25, 25-17, 17-25) to number 11 ranked Stevenson. But again they bounced back just a couple days later with a 3-0 (31-29, 25-21, 25-23) sweep of Marymount. The first set was a thrilling back and forth that was finally decided when Marymount made two straight errors after the score was tied at 29-29, giving Vassar the first set by a score of 31-29. The second set also started close until Vassar went on a 6-1 run to take an 18-12 lead. They never looked back and took the set 25-21. The third set was tight as well, with the score being tied up multiple times. At 15-15 Marymount surged with a 3-0 run to take the lead 18-15. Vassar tied it up again at 22-22 and eventually Van Beveren got the final kill to give Vassar the set and the match. The Brewers move to 14-4 overall and will next face New Paltz on Saturday March 26th.
Women’s Lacrosse | March 4-21 | 2-2
The Brewers posted a 2-2 record over the break, beating the United States Coast Guard Academy (USCGA) and Manhattanville, while losing to Babson and University of Chicago. The team kicked off the break, and their second game of the season, well, earning a home-field victory versus USCGA in a 10-9 tilt. After trailing 6-5 at the end of the first half, the game remained close until the fourth quarter when Ashley Roberts ’22 broke the 9-9 tie after scoring on a feed from Annie Uyeki ‘23 with 1:47 to go, helping notch their first win of the season.Uyeki earned five points on the day to lead the Brewers, with Maddy Kretten ’23 close behind with three goals and one assist to record four points. They next traveled to Babson College, where they fell in a tough contest 5-15. The Brewers bounced back with a stellar win against Manhattanville, topping 15-5. Kateri Sanseviro ’23 highlighted the day with seven goals, earning her a spot on the Liberty League Honor Roll for the week. Additionally, Reilly Mulcahy ’25 scored four tallies and Kali Ringler ’25 followed with three goals. The team closed out the spring break with a match versus UChicago, losing 9-14. Ringler paced the squad with two goals and an assist, while Sanseviro and Uyeki added two goals each, and Emily Stoff ’25 claimed a game-high five ground balls. The Brewers look to add to their win column this weekend with matches versus RIT and Rochester on March 25 and 26, respectively.
Men’s Lacrosse | March 5-19 | 3-1
Vassar went 3-1 over spring break, defeating Emerson College, Whittier College and Nichols College, but falling to league competitor RPI in the last game of the break. The Brewers came out strong in their match against Emerson, notching a 15-8 victory. After some back-and-forth between the two teams in the first quarter, the Brewers utilized their momentum at the end of first quarter to carry themselves to victory. Game leaders included Ian Zumpano ’24, who scored four goals, and Logan Hyde ’22, who picked up four points. The squad next traveled to California to play Whittier and Nichols.The match-up with Whittier turned out to be a nail-biting thriller, as the Brewers beat the Poets 13-12 in OT. The drama started early as Vassar came back in the second quarter scoring four unanswered goals to tie it up 5-5, after being down in the first 4-1. The game remained close until the end of regulation, as the Brewers were trailing 12-11 until the Hyde scored with one second remaining to send the game into overtime. Troy Santise ’24 put the game away for the Brewers when he scored his second goal of the day at 2:43 into OT. The Brewers next downed Nichols on March 14 18-10 to go 2-0 on their West Coast trip. Riley Olds ’23 led the way with an impressive nine points earned from the victory, including six goals and three assists. Vassar returned to the East Coast to play their first league match against RPI, which they fell to 22-9. Santise and Dillon Dierman ’23 earned spots on the Liberty League Weekly Honor Roll for their efforts in the Whittier match, while Olds notched a spot on the following Honor Roll for his performances against Nichols and RPI, in which he recorded four points. The Brewers next play the United States Merchant Marine Academy on March 23 and league opponent RIT on March 26.
Fencing | March 13 | NCAA Regionals
Vassar fencing hosted the NCAA Regional Meet on March 13 and provided an impressive showing, with both teams having all weapons represented at the meet. Rose Parker ’22 led the way for the Brewers, finishing 16th in epee, the highest women’s fencing finish since 2016. Before conceding in the third round, Parker went 2-1 and 3-3 in the first and second rounds, respectively.The next highest finisher for the women’s side came from Zoe Tolbert ’22 in foil as she placed 23rd overall. Rounding up the women’s team, Kira Wheeler ’25 finished 30th overall in saber. For the men’s team, Benjamin Lee ’24 topped for the Brewers, earning an 18th place finish in foil. Caleb Klein ’22 followed Lee finishing 21st in the weapon, and Alex Yim ’25 wrapped up the event placing 36th overall. In epee, Jack Plumer ’23 finished atop at 22nd overall, and in saber, Conor Travaglione ’23 and Wolff Gilligan ’24 placed 30th and 34th. For their performances at the NCAA Regional, Parker, Tolbert and Lee earned the United States Fencing Coaches Association (USFCA) Northeast All-Region recognition. With this being their last competition, Vassar fencing completed their season, with the women’s team earning a 24-18 record and the men’s team earning a 20-17 record.