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Hill Alumni Participate in Winter Championship Events

Throughout college sports, March is the month when winter sports hold their championship events. This year, nine Hill School alumni participated in 2023 winter tournament events.

Chase Audige '18 has had a stellar basketball season with the Northwestern Wildcats Division I Men’s Basketball team. He was voted the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Big Ten Conference Defensive Player of the Year alongside Rutgers’ Caleb McConnell. Audige ended the season being the first player in the Big 10 Conference to average 14+ points, 2.4+ steals, and 0.5+ blocks per game since 1998. He has also been named as a finalist for the Naismith Defensive Player of the Year (to be announced on April 2, 2023). Lastly, he was selected as Second Team All-Big Ten by the media and Third Team All-Big Ten by coaches. The Wildcats advanced to the NCAA Big Ten Conference Men’s Basketball Championships but fell to Penn State 65-67 in a gut-wrenching overtime loss. The team punched a ticket to the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament (March Madness) with a win in the first round against Boise State 75-67. They eventually lost to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in the second round, ending their season.

Bennett Booth-Genthe '19 took second place at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships during the mile event with a time of 4:03.64 for the Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens. Booth-Genthe also runs cross-country for Pomona in the fall athletics season. The team took home the NCAA Division III Western Conference Regionals Championship.

CJ Duvall '19 and the Hobart Statesmen won the program’s first ever NCAA Division III Men’s Ice Hockey Championship this season with a 3-2 overtime decision over the Adrian College Bulldogs. They also won the New England Hockey Conference (NEHC) Tournament Championship against Babson College 5-1.

Sophie Goldberg '19 and the Adrian College Bulldogs Women’s Ice Hockey NCAA Division III team became Northern Collegiate Hockey Association (NCHA) Champions this season. With their 10-0 and 5-0 wins over Lawrence University, they advanced to the semifinals against Lake Forest College and came away with a 2-0 win. They walked away with the championship title over St. Norbert College with a 4-1 win. The team fell in the first round of the NCAA Division III Women’s Ice Hockey Tournament against Hamilton College 0-2. Goldberg is one of 11 players to be nationally nominated to receive the Laura Hurd award which is given to the top Division III player. Goldberg ended the season playing 24 games in net with an 18-4 record.

Ryan Moffatt '19 secured the Patriots League Championship title for the third time in a row during his career playing for the NCAA Division I Colgate Raider’s Men’s Basketball team. This automatically gave them a spot in March Madness. They fell in the first round against #5 Texas 81-61. Moffatt finished the season with an average of 10.6 points per game, played an average of 30.6 minutes a game, and started in all 33 games.

Tim Youndt '19 finished 15th overall in the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships during the triple jump with a leap of 47’ 1” for the Rose-Hulman Fightin’ Engineers. This jump marked his second-best triple jump of his career. He also placed first in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships in the triple jump with a leap of 47’ 3”.

Caleb Dorsey '20 and the Penn State Nittany Lions made it to the NCAA Big Ten Tournament Championships but fell to #5 Purdue 65-67. In the NCAA March Madness Tournament, Penn State faced #17 Texas A&M in the first round and won 76-59. Advancing to the next round, they met #5 Texas and lost 66-71. Dorsey averaged 12.1 minutes a game and appeared in 16 games this season.

Jordan Hower '20 and the defending New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Women’s Ice Hockey Champions, Middlebury College Panthers, made it to the NESCAC Tournament semifinals but eventually lost to Amherst College 0-2. In the NCAA Division III Women’s Ice Hockey Tournament, they advanced to the quarterfinals losing to #2 Plattsburg State.

Hannah Gordon '21 and the Suffolk University Rams were crowned Commonwealth Coast Conference Women’s Ice Hockey (CCCWIH) Champions after winning 2-1 over Endicott College. Gordon met former Hill teammate Jordan Hower ’20 in the first round of the NCAA Division III Women’s Ice Hockey Tournament. The Rams fell to Middlebury 4-0.

Julia Weiss '21 and the Amherst Mammoths Women’s Ice Hockey Division III team won the NESCAC Championship vs. Hamilton College 5-0. Hill teammates Wiess and Jordan Hower ’20 met in the semifinals with the Mammoths taking the win 2-0. Weiss and the team advanced to the NCAA Division III Women’s Ice Hockey Tournament Championships but lost by a heart-breaking triple overtime 1-2 loss against Gustavus Adolphus College.

Molly Riggi '22 had her first athletic collegiate season with the Plattsburg State Cardinals Women’s Ice Hockey Division III team. She walked away her first season with a Northeast Women’s Hockey League Championship win vs. SUNY Cortland 2-0. They made their way to the Division III Women’s Ice Hockey Tournament semifinals but lost to Gustavus Adolphus in a double overtime loss 2-3.