• Men’s and women’s soccer will both be hosting NESCAC playoff games on Sunday.  In each case, the ultimate opponent is yet to be determined.  Women’s soccer is aiming for its third straight NESCAC title, and has almost certainly locked up an NCAA bid; but first things first, they need to beat Middlebury to secure home field advantage throughout the NESCAC championship and keep their three year regular season unbeaten streak alive until 2010.  Men’s soccer will probably be the second seed, but could wind up either first or third depending on Saturday’s result against nemesis Middlebury, who has defeated the Ephs four times (out of five meetings) in two years and ended the last two Eph seasons.  The Ephmen are also very likely to be an NCAA selection, but at least one win this weekend would help secure their bid.  If all goes well, both men’s and women’s soccer may end up hosting the final rounds of the NESCAC championship on November 7-8.
  • Field hockey will also be participating in the NESCAC championship Sunday, but may need to beat Middlebury Saturday to secure a first round home game.  Meanwhile, men’s and women’s cross country both compete in the NESCAC championship on Sunday; both squads are always among the favorites both in NESCAC and nationally.
  • High school quarterback D.J. Petropolus is, accordingly to this article, deciding between (where else) Amherst and Williams.  Hopefully he will make the right choice.  Williams and Amherst may be headed for a titanic showdown this season, as Williams is 4-1 and has (as usual under Coach Whalen) been improving over the course of the season.  Meanwhile, Amherst is 5-0 and, if they can score an upset victory over Trinity at home, will probably come to Williamstown undefeated.
  • Another high school athlete interested in Williams: Kalle Jahn is applying to Williams early, and hopes to compete for the nordic ski team.
  • Matt Zanedis 10’s hometown paper featured this photo of him with Fay Vincent.
  • Check out this great Record article on football captain Nick Caro ’10.  Caro made a big splash as a sophomore, when he was featured on ESPN (anyone save that on Youtube?).  He was dominating NESCAC last year before suffering a gruesome injury, but he has made an impressive recovery to rank among the league receiving leaders despite missing time due to careful management of his injury situation.
  • Central Michigan handily beat Bowling Green in Saturday’s Bajakian-Clawson showdown.  Central Michigan is on the verge of cracking the Top 25 (remarkable for a school from the MAC), and will likely do so if they can upset Boston College this weekend.
  • Professor Morgan on the fastest route around the baseball diamond.
  • Finally, for those on or near campus, don’t forget to check out Jim Brown speaking tomorrow.
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