Bobcats of the week of Oct. 13, 2008

Nick Shadowen '12
Bates first-year Nick Shadowen(Mechanicsburg, Pa.) made the biggest splash of his impressive fall season on Sunday, when he took on junior teammate Amrit Rupasinghe(Colombo, Sri Lanka) in the final match of the 19-player Singles A Flight in the annual Wallach Men's Tennis Invitational. Shadowen came from behind to prevail in a hard-fought victory over Rupasinghe by a score of 3-6, 7-6(2), 10-5.Taking a grueling route to the singles final, Shadowen defeated Oscar Pena of Bowdoin, 6-4, 4-6, (10-2), followed by a 7-6(5), 2-6, 10-8 defeat of Colby's Bryan Brown, and a 6-2, 6-3 ouster of Vassar's Mike Mattleson in Sunday's semifinal.

The win capped an excellent fall season for Shadowen. In September he advanced to the Round of 16 in singles at the ITA New England Championships. A week earlier at the Middlebury Invitational, he teamed with junior Ryan Mannelly (New Canaan, Conn.) to capture a big win over Middlebury's Bonfiglio/Malhame doubles team.

Julie Brown '09
Bates women's soccer senior midfielder Julie Brownhas turned up the heat in her offensive game recently, and the Bobcats have been the obvious beneficiaries.Brown (Lynnfield, Mass.), one of three captains on the team, began her recent outburst on Oct. 4 against Connecticut College, when she scored one goal with one assist as the Bobcats beat the Camels 3-1 for their first NESCAC victory of the season. Brown followed with her first career hat trick in a 4-1 win over Southern Maine last week. (She even added another goal, the game-winner, and an assist in this week's 3-2 win at Husson, giving her 5 goals and 2 assists in Bates' past four games.)

Bates looks for victory No. 5 this season, and for its second NESCAC win, on Saturday at Middlebury. Game time is at 11 a.m.