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Bobcats of the week of March 31, 2008

Brian Mahoney '08
Considering Brian Mahoneyalready owned Bates' career record for singles before he even began his senior season, it came as no shock that Mahoney would claim the program record for career hits so early in the season.Mahoney (Sudbury, Mass.) went 2-for-5 in Bates' 8-6 victory at Tufts on Friday, and in so doing he surpassed Nate Maxwell '04's program record of 135 career hits with his 135th and 136th. In the following day's doubleheader Mahoney was 4-for-7, giving him a round figure of 140 for the time being.

Now in his fourth year as Bates' starting shortstop, Mahoney is hitting .395 so far this season with 8 RBIs and 7 runs scored. He owns a career batting average of .359, with 71 runs scored and 58 runs driven in.

Mahoney and the Bobcats will play host to UMaine-Farmington at Husson College Thursday at 3 p.m., then travel to Trinity College for a three-game weekend series.

Caroline Thomas '09
Caroline Thomascontinued her sizzling start to the 2008 season last week, scoring 11 times and assisting on three other goals in a 2-1 week for the Bates women's lacrosse team.Thomas scored a career-high five goals in Bates' 13-7 win over No. 17 Williams on Saturday, adding in an assist. She played another superb game the following day against No. 12 Trinity, with 4 goals and 2 assists.

The junior attacker from Barrington, R.I., leads the Bobcats in scoring with 23 goals -- already a career high -- and 7 assists for 30 points through just seven games thus far. She ranks second in the NESCAC in points and third in goals scored.

Thomas and the Bobcats take on rival Colby College Wednesday night at 7 p.m. at Campus Avenue Field.