Teams and student athletes found enormous success this year and celebrated several important milestones.
- Men’s soccer advanced to the Final Four for the first time in their history, with Bryce Ikeda ’19 named Division III Midfielder of the Year.
- Ten teams – men’s soccer, women’s soccer, field hockey, men’s basketball, women’s indoor/outdoor track and women’s cross country, men’s squash, men’s indoor track, and baseball along with a member of the men’s cross country team, made it to the NCAA Championships. Squash competed in the College Squash Association championships.
- Field hockey enjoyed its fourth straight NCAA appearance and advanced to the Elite 8 for the third time in four years.
- Women’s indoor track athlete, Kylee Bartlett ’19, was National Runner-up in the pentathlon at the NCAA Championships with the fifth best score in NCAA history.
- Michaela Burrell of the women’s track and field program earned All-America honors in two events at indoor NCAAs: the 60 meter dash and the 200 meter run. Eileen Bequette earned All-America honors in the heptathlon at outdoor NCAAs.
- Squash advanced to the Collegiate Squash Association national semifinals (Final 4) and finished the season ranked #4 nationally. It was Rochester’s 11th straight year in the top level of the collegiate squash championships.
- Baseball hosted, then won the Liberty League baseball championships to earn a bid to the NCAA playoffs. In the first round Rochester upended 20th-ranked College of Wooster for its inaugural NCAA playoff victory. In the opening round of the Liberty League playoffs, Garrett Renslow threw a no-hitter against RPI.
- Academically, student-athletes excelled. Eighteen student-athletes were elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Six student-athletes were named to the Google Cloud Academic All-America Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Nikolas Angyal was named the Google Cloud Team Member of the Year for men’s soccer and earned First Team honors. Bryce Ikeda was named an Academic All-American as well. In the spring, Harleigh Kaczegowicz earned AAA honors in softball (she was a Third Team Honoree), Garrett Renslow was selected as a First Team Academic All-American in baseball. Benjamin Martell (Third Team) and Kylee Bartlett (Second Team) were named Academic All-Americans for men’s and women’s cross country/track & field.
Bullet points highlight impact made in 2018