Purple knights roundup

Winter sports have arrived. Swimming and diving, ice hockey, and basketball begin their seasons while fall sports come to an end. 

Cross Country 

The cross country National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division 2 championship is Nov. 18. Tess Drury ’27 qualified for the championship, becoming the third individual cross-country runner from St. Michael’s College to qualify since 2014. 

Swim & Dive 

The swim team continues their dominance. On Oct. 29, Rafael Kowal ’26 set a school record in the 400-yard individual medley, breaking the record held by Aidan Mulderrig ’20. 

Eileen Hall became the coach with the most wins for the St. Michael’s College women’s program, claiming her fifty-ninth win and breaking her tie with Dave Leonard, who coached from 1991-1998. The swim team is currently 4-2 overall after their win against Norwich University on Nov. 12. 

Ice Hockey 

The women’s ice hockey team is off to a slow start. Currently sitting at 0 wins and 10 losses, they look to get rolling on December 1 at home against Sacred Heart University. 

The men’s ice hockey team has started off hot, 5-1 in the regular season. On October 3, they brought home head coach Damian DiGiulian’s one-hundredth St. Michael’s College victory after defeating Southern New Hampshire University 5-4 in overtime. The men’s team split the series against Franklin Pierce University, losing on Nov. 10, and winning on Nov. 11. 


The women’s basketball regular season has yet to begin. They played one exhibition game against the University of Vermont, which they lost 82-35. They look to take on Saint Anselm on Nov. 15 at home. 

The men’s basketball team tipped off their season in the Best Western Windjammer Doc Jacobs Classic this past Friday and Saturday. This two-day tournament took the men’s team to a 1-1 record against Felician University and Bloomfield College of Montclair State University, respectively. 


The No. 7 ranked volleyball team closed out their season this past Tuesday against the No. 2 ranked University of New Haven in the NE10 quarterfinals. 

They lost all three sets and finished the season 6-13.