Winter sports recap: Standouts in the pool, on the basketball court

Highlights from the CMS winter sports seasons:

Deep talent pool: Thirteen CMS swimmers and divers competed at the NCAA Division III Championships in March. The Athenas placed 22nd nationally (out of 50 teams) and had seven honorable mention All-America performances (three relays and four individual events). Augusta Lewis ’22 (pictured above) placed 12th in the 200-yard individual medley and 10th in the 400 IM. The Stags also placed 22nd. Stag diver Kendall Hollimon ’20 challenged for the national title in the 3-meter dive and ended up in third place, earning first team All-America honors for the third year in a row.

Defensive dominance: Carried by its stout defense, the CMS women’s basketball team celebrated the program’s sixth SCIAC regular season championship and 20-win season in a row. The Athenas held opponents to a conference-best 51.3 points per game en route to a 24-3 overall record. They won 20 games in a row — tying a school record from 2014-15 — before losing in the championship game of the SCIAC Postseason Tournament to Pomona-Pitzer. Maya Love ’20 and Lindsey Cleary ’20 were first-team All-SCIAC selections.

Defense also led the Stags to another successful men's basketball season. CMS led all of Division III in scoring defense, holding opponents to 60.2 points per game. With a 19-7 overall record this season, the Stags have now tallied 22 winning seasons in a row and have made the SCIAC Postseason Tournament in all 12 years of its existence. The Stags placed second in the SCIAC regular season standings and fell to Occidental in the SCIAC Tournament semifinals. Nicolas Segura Dobjanschi ’19 was a first-team All-SCIAC selection.

—Chris Watts