Posted on Feb 28, 2005

Elliot Seguin

Two weeks a go the women's swimming and diving team
challenged the rest of Union's winter sports teams by capturing their first New
York State Women's Collegiate Athletic Association championship since
1994.  Last weekend the rest of the
teams responded….BOY DID THEY RESPOND!!!

The men's swimming and diving
rallied on the final day…in the final event…to win their
first state title since 1997-98.  It
marked the first time in Union's history that both teams brought home the gold
in the same year.  Congratulations to
all…especially to the coaching staff of head coach Scott Felix,
assistant coach Ridgley Harrison (Class of 2004), and diving coach Aaron
(Class of 2004).

Senior Elliot Seguin earned a spot in the upcoming
NCAA tournament in Michigan as he captured the 100 and 200 freestyle
championships…shattering the previous championship, association, and Union
College records with his 45.17 in the 100.


The men's basketball team
used a last-minute buzzer beater by junior point guard Chris Murphy to defeat
top-seeded Hobart, 77-74, in the semi-final game of the Liberty League Championship
Tournament and then used a halftime ending 62-foot, three-quarter court shot by
junior forward Brian Scordato to help topple No. 3 Hamilton, 88-84, and earn
the program's third-ever NCAA berth. 


Barring something
unforeseen, Brian's shot will appear tonight (February 28) on ESPN's 11 p.m. edition
of Sports Center in the final 15-minute segment entitled “Top 10 Plays of
the Day.”


The Dutchmen, who are making their third-ever appearance in
the NCAA Tournament, travel to play Gwynedd-Mercy College in Philadelphia on
Thursday at 7 p.m.


Click here for directions


Union, which went into the tournament as the No. 4 seed,
seem to be peaking at just the right time.  The Dutchmen, who are 16-11
overall, are 11-6 in games decided by 10 points or less, 8-4 in games decided
by five points or less, and 5-4 in contests decided by four points or
less.  Most importantly, the Garnet go into the NCAA tournament riding the
crest of a four-game win streak with all four contests being decided by seven
points or less.


While the women's basketball team failed to repeat as the Liberty
League champions, the Dutchwomen's overall record of 17-8 earned them the No. 2
seed in the Eastern College Athletic Conference's Upstate New York Championship
Tournament.  It is the third-straight
year that Union has been invited to postseason play.



For the third consecutive season the men's hockey team
has clinched home ice in the first round of the ECACHL playoffs by defeating
Yale and tying Princeton in the last weekend of regular season play. The
Dutchmen finished eighth in the standings, one point ahead of Clarkson for the
final home ice spot, and will now host the Golden Knights for the second
straight year. Union looks to avenge last season's firs- round exit at the
hands of Clarkson when the best of three series begins on Friday, March 4th at
7:00 p.m.

Sean Washington



And finally, senior Sean Washington won his third
consecutive indoor state championship in the 55-meter race.  He has provisionally qualified for the NCAA Championship