BSU Winter Sports Championship

The Bridgewater State Bears played in their first season since the COVID-19 pandemic, as last season was canceled. Here is how the BSU Winter season played out!

Track & Field: The BSU Men’s and Women’s Track & Field teams had spectacular seasons this year. Their first meet of this season was the Art Kadish City Challenge. The boys would finish in 5th place while the Women’s team placed in 6th. 

Both teams would go on to win the MASCAC Conference Championship. On the Men’s side, this is the fourth straight championship, while for the Women, this was the first time since the 2015-16 indoor season. Head coach Connor Foley had this to say about the two teams. “Both teams worked incredibly hard all season and overcame a tremendous amount of adversity on and off the track. It was nice to see their perseverance get rewarded in such a dominating fashion.”

Men’s Basketball: The BSU Men’s Basketball team was a young team for the 2021-22 campaign as there were only three returning players from the 2019-20 season. 

The Bears season would start with an 8-game losing streak which would soon end, as they grabbed their first win against Wheaton College on December 4th.  

The Bears won their first conference game of the season, as they faced Framingham State at home on January 5th. The Bears’ only other conference win this season, came when they traveled to Framingham State to take on the Rams on January 28th.  

They finished in 6th place for the MASCAC Conference, as they faced Worcester State in the MASCAC Tournament on February 22nd, where a loss ended the season.

The Bears ended the season with a 4-19 overall record.  

Women’s Basketball: The BSU Women’s Basketball team started their season on a four-game winning streak, before losing to Claremont-Mudd-Scripps in the NYU Tip-Off Classic.

The Bears would lose their first conference game against Framingham State at home, on January 17th, with their other conference loss also to the rams.

The Bears would finish in 2nd place for the MASCAC Conference, where they would defeat MCLA and Westfield State in the MASCAC Tournament, only to lose in the MASCAC Conference Championship against Framingham State.  

The Bears would end the season with a 20-8 overall record.  

Swimming & Diving: Both BSU Swim & Dive teams competed in the Little East Conference (LEC).

The BSU Men’s team went on to win the first-ever LEC Championship for Men’s Swimming & Diving with 945 points. 

The BSU Women’s team finished 2nd in the LEC Championship behind Keene State University. BSU Graduate Student Alexa Wilson went on to win the LEC Women’s Diver of the Year at the Championships.  

Wrestling: The Wrestling team started the season facing off against Southern Maine, in which they lost 30-13 on November 6th.  

BSU Senior Fox Maxwell and Junior Edwin Morales both got bids to the NCAA Division III National Championship when they finished top-three in their weight classes at the Division III Northeast Regional on the weekend of February 26th.  

 

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