2017 Recap: Senior Hannah Miller became the first-ever Bowdoin Nordic skier to earn All-American honors following a 10th place finish at the NCAA Championships at the conclusion of the 2017 season. Miller qualified for NCAA's with a pair of fifth-place finishes as the EISA Regional. Teammates Sean Cork and Lily Johnston both earned Second Team All-State honors at the regional, lifting the team to a ninth-place finish. The prior weekend, Bowdoin posted one of its best carnival showings with a seventh-place result at Middlebury and marked the first time in program history where every carnival team member had scored NCAA qualifying points.
2018 Preview: Bowdoin graduated program standout Hannah Miller, but returns its full roster from last season. Both Cork and Johnston will look to build on their success from the end of last year's season. On the men's side, a balanced pack can produce a different top-team finisher at any given carnival as Jacob Adicoff, Orion Watson, or Sam Shaheen can join Cork at the front of the pack. Johnston was consistently the top finisher behind Miller in 2017 and will look to step up for the Polar Bears. Senior captain Ellie Hands also posted positive results last year and looks to lead the team.
Bowdoin opens the year on Saturday, January 13, at the Colby Carnival. The Polar Bears then make back-to-back trips to Vermont for the St. Michael's Carnival (Jan. 20-21), and UVM Carnival (Feb. 2-3). Races at Darmouth (Feb. 9-10) and Williams (Feb. 16-17) set the Polar Bears up for the EISA Championship at Middlebury on February 23 and 24.