Brandeis Athletics Top Stories

January 24, 2015
Men's fencing clinches share of NFC title with 14-13 win over Brown
Rookie epeeist Hunter Stusnick won what proved to be the winning bout, breaking a 13-13 tie with the Bears on their home turf. The title is Brandeis's first since 2009.

January 25, 2015
Cold stretch in second half keeps Judges from upset of #4 WashU, 79-68
Jack Fay had a career-high 14 points, doubling his previous career-best, but it wasn't enough to overcome a five-plus minute scoreless stretch.

January 25, 2015
Women can't hang on in tale of two halves against #3 WashU, 77-58
The Judges shot 57 percent in the first half and outscored the Bears, 44-32, but the touch went cold in the second. Paris Hodges scored all of her 13 points in the first half.

January 23, 2015
Swimmers sweep Bridgewater State on Senior Day
The men won, 157-97, sweeping all 16 events, while the women were 160-125 victors for their first home win under Mike Kotch. Seniors Gabby Drillich and Max Fabian were honored before the meet.

January 23, 2015
Smith's heroics lead men to 59-58 win over #21 Chicago
Junior Colby Smith led the team with 15 points, seven rebounds, three assists and two blocked shots. He hit the game-winning free throws and blocked the Maroons' last-ditch attempt as well.

January 23, 2015
Dobson double-double not enough as the women fall to Chicago, 67-50
The Judges weren't able to gain enough momentum to overcome an early deficit that gave Chicago the victory.

January 21, 2015
Deep roster leads women's fencing to 15-12 win over Wellesley
Thirteen different Judges earned at least one point, with Liz Feller, Jaclyn Hammond and Emilia Dwyer, each picking up two wins.

January 18, 2015
Despite Cooper's 27, men can't hang on in 83-81 OT loss at Case Western Reserve
Jordan Cooper notched 17 of his team-high 27 points in the 2nd half and overtime, but host Case was not to be denied.

January 18, 2015
Women rally but can't complete comeback in 58-51 loss at Case
The Judges wiped out an eight-point deficit but couldn't a large free throw and turnover discrepancy in Cleveland. Niki Laskaris paced the Judges with 14 points and added seven rebounds.

January 17, 2015
Mandel, Mattos lead fencers at Western Invitational
The Judges' men and women both edged host Air Force by one and defeated CalTech handily, while the women topped Stanford by one. Adam Mandel went 11-2 for the men, Caroline Mattos was 12-2 for the women.

January 17, 2015
Men's swimming picks up third win of season, 180-97, at Trinity
The Judges rolled to victory behind triple winners Max Fabian and Brian Luk.

January 17, 2015
Shorthanded women fall at Trinity, 109-137
Yi Sul Richter (pictured) won the 1000 free, while Joanna Murphy took the 500 free.

January 17, 2015
Whitaker wins 1,000-meters as Judges place 13th at Tufts
Kelsey Whitaker won the 1K and Ashley Piccirillo-Horan (pictured) was fifth as the Judges' only scorers in Medford.

January 17, 2015
Sidique scores in three events as men take 10th at Tufts
Senior Mo Sidique accounted for 15 of the team's 26 points after finishing second in the triple jump, third in the 600 and eighth in the long jump.

January 16, 2015
Hodges paces balanced attack as women down Carnegie Mellon, 67-60, in UAA action
Paris Hodges, who missed her first eight games, had season-highs of 12 points and eight rebounds. She was one of five Judges in double figures, along with Frankie Pinto (12), Heather Cain (11), Niki Laskaris (10) and Sydney Sodine (10).

January 16, 2015
Men rally but can't hang on in UAA road opener at CMU, 61-56
In a second half that featured four ties and six lead changes, the Judges couldn't complete a comeback, despite 17 points from Jordan Cooper and 16 from Robinson Vilmont.

January 15, 2015
Dallamora to be presented with NSCAA Award of Excellence on Friday
On Friday morning, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America will present Denise Dallamora with its Women’s Committee Award of Excellence at its annual convention in Philadelphia. Click to read more about the award and find more articles on Denise's storied career.

January 13, 2015
Whitaker, Sidique named UAA Track Athletes of the Week, Jan. 12
For their performances at the Dartmouth Relays, Kelsey Whitaker and Mo Sidique were honored by the University Athletic Association.

January 10, 2015
Powell's 23 leads men to win in UAA opener, 57-54, over NYU
The Judges hit 7-of-8 from the free throw line down the stretch to help close out the Violets.

January 10, 2015
Zitelny wins three, but swimmers fall to Colby
The men dropped a narrow 155-141 decision, despite wins in the 100 and 200 back and 200 IM from Edan Zitelny.

January 10, 2015
Women fall to No. 8 NYU, 68-49
Tori Dobson scored 10 points, tying her career-high, but the Judges couldn't overcome the Violets.

January 4, 2015
Judges enjoy meet in Puerto Rico
Rookie Cam Braz was the lone individual to score points when the Judges competed with a number of Division I and II programs at the 2015 Copa Coqui meet while on their annual winter trip to Puerto Rico.

January 7, 2015
Lanahan named Defender of the Year; Graffy named 2nd team All-American
The Judges had their third and fourth All-Americans, as Conor Lanahan was honored as an All-American for the second time this season and Joe Graffy for the first.

January 6, 2015
Cooper explodes for 28, but men drop final non-conference contest at Bates, 60-55
Rookie Jordan Cooper hit 9-of-16 from the field with four 3-pointers for the Judges' highest individual scoring output of the season, but it wasn't enough to overcome the Bobcats. Brandeis will take a 5-6 record into UAA play.

January 6, 2015
Women unable to hang on, drop 69-65 decision at UMass Boston in final non-conference game
Frankie Pinto's 18 points led three players in double figures, but the Beacons hit a key late 3-pointer to take the win. The Judges will take an 8-3 record into their UAA opener against NYU on Saturday.

January 3, 2015
Judges top Curry, 75-46, to get back to .500
Brandeis never trailed in winning for the fifth time in the last six games with their largest margin of victory. John Powell had his second double-double with 17 points and 13 rebounds, while Robinson Vilmont had 15 points and seven caroms.

January 3, 2015
Shaw shines in second start as women cruise past Endicott, 79-56
Rookie center Olivia Shaw had a career-best 20 points and finished two rebounds shy of a double-double as the Judges improved to 8-2, their best start since 2008-09.

January 2, 2015
Powell powers men past RWU, 61-50, to open 2015
John Powell hit 9-of-12 from the field for 20 points, grabbed eight rebounds and blocked two shots as the Judges won for the fourth time in five games.

December 31, 2014
Women's hoops closes out 2014 with 64-37 win over Gordon
Heather Cain had an efficient game with her career-high 17 points coming in just 16 minutes. The Judges improve to 7-0 all-time on New Year's Eve.

December 19, 2014
Brandeis Soccer Adds to Postseason Haul
Savonen, Lanahan named ECAC Players of the Year, NSCAA Scholar All-Americans

December 16, 2014
Powell named UAA Men's Basketball Co-Player of the Week
John Powell had a career-high 17 points to lead the Judges, along with three rebounds, an assist and a block in a 78-58 upset of then-second-ranked Amherst.

December 12, 2014
Savonen, Lanahan add NSCAA All-America honors
Senior forward Tyler Savonen became the men's soccer program's third first-teamer, while junior back Conor Lanahan joined him, giving the Judges two NSCAA All-Americans in one season for the first time.

December 12, 2014
Judges featured in Around The Nation column
Rob Knox led his December 12 column with the Judges' upset of second-ranked Amherst College.

December 7, 2014
Fabian breaks pool record in mile on Day 2 of WPI Invitational
Senior Max Fabian broke his own facility record with a time of 16:29.20, lowering the mark by more than three seconds.

December 7, 2014
Murphy takes fourth in mile at WPI Invitational
The Judges' top sophomore made the top 4 in the 1,650 by eight-hundredths of a second.

December 6, 2014
Fabian and Luk lead Judges on first day at WPI Invitational
Max Fabian and Brian Luk started off strong at WPI's Gompei Invitational combining for three top-4 finishes in individual races and a third place finish in a relay.

December 6, 2014
Sheinhait leads Judges on first day of WPI Invitational with top-10 finish.
Rookie Amy Sheinhait lead the way for the Judges on first day of WPI Invitational with a ninth-place finish in 50-yard freestyle race.

December 11, 2014
Men's soccer places five on NSCAA All-New England teams
Forward Tyler Savonen and defender Conor Lanahan made the first team and will be eligible for All-America honors. Midfielder Josh Ocel was second team, forward Michael Soboff third team and midfielder Jake Picard fourth team.

December 11, 2014
Meehan on Dec. 11 Hoopsville podcast
Coach Brian Meehan discussed the young Judges and the team's upset of #2 Amherst on the world's only show dedicated to Division III Basketball

December 9, 2014
Brandeis men stun #2 Amherst, 78-58
Five different players scored in double figures, led by 17 from John Powell and 16 from Tim Reale. Carlin Haymon (pictured) finished with 12, including 3-pointers on three possessions in a row in the first half to give the Judges the lead, and they never trailed again.