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SPORTS UPDATE

2004 Philadelphia International Cricket Festival

Haverford will again be one of four local venues for the Philadelphia International Cricket Festival, scheduled for May 6 through 9 (the other three venues are Germantown Cricket Club, Merion Cricket Club, and Philadelphia Cricket Club).

The Haverford team will gear up for this year’s Festival competition on Saturday, May 1, with a match against the British Officers’ Cricket Club (1:30 p.m. on Haverford’s Cope Field) and again on Sunday against the Mad Dogs of New York City.

Festival match play resumes Thursday, May 6 and concludes with the All-Star Final on Sunday, May 9, at Philadelphia Cricket Club. The All-Star Final is open to the public.

Centennial Conference Track Championships

Swarthmore will host this year’s Centennial Conference track championships April 30 through May 2. In addition to the Fords’ perennially contending runners, one of the best gold medal hopefuls is a throwing specialist, junior Tom Reynolds. Haverford won its first women’s indoor title in February and will seek to repeat that success outdoors led by Division III All-Americans Jane Steinemann ’04 (distance runs) and Aislinn Sowash ’07 (hurdles).

Reynolds Breaks “Egg” Morris '30’s Discus and Shot Put Records

Defending Centennial Conference discus champion Tom Reynolds ’05 set a Haverford record in the discus (146 feet-10 inches) on March 27, breaking the previous mark of 146-0.25 set by J. Howard "Egg" Morris ’30 on May 24, 1929. On April 23, Reynolds improved that record to 152-5.5 and putted the shot 47 feet-1.75 inches to best the mark of 46-5.5 set by Morris at the Penn Relays on April 26, 1930. In soccer last season, Reynolds made nine saves to shut out Swarthmore, 2-0, and win his first collegiate start in goal for the Fords.

2004 Ambler Award Winner

Women’s squash player Katie Crozier has been selected as the winner of the sixth annual William W. Ambler ’45 Award as the top scholar among seniors who have been active in intercollegiate sports throughout their Haverford careers.

The Award honors Bill Ambler, mainstay of the undefeated football team of 1942 and epitome of the Haverford scholar-athlete. Bill joined Haverford’s Admission Office in 1956 and became Director of Admission in 1965 until his retirement in 1987. His leadership helped produce a coeducational and far more ethnically diverse Haverford. Bill passed away in 1995, shortly after attending his 50th Haverford reunion.

Crozier, a biology major, played tennis in high school but took up squash under coach Sean Sloane at Haverford and became both the top player and captain on the increasingly successful women’s team. At Greater Latrobe (Pa.) High School, she was valedictorian and received awards in writing, mathematics, and science as well as being invited to the Pennsylvania Governor’s School and winning the Marine Corps Award for Excellence.

Previous winners of the Ambler Award have been:

1999 Jay Mehra (economics, cricket) 2000 Ari Wassner (chemistry/Spanish, squash) 2001 Shelli Frey (chemistry, cross-country, track)   Asa Hopkins (physics, fencing) 2002 Claire Sandstrom (chemistry, soccer) 2003 Esther Glick (psychology, fencing)

Founders Green on a warm spring day.

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