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Spring '09 Sports Report

Written by 3/14/2009

Former NBA player John Amaechi, one of two keynote speakers at ICís Sport, Sexuality, and Culture Conference

Here's a roundup of the latest Ithaca sports news.

Sport and Sexuality Converge at Conference

This week, the College hosts the Sport, Sexuality, and Culture Conference. Eric Anderson, an internationally known expert in the area of masculinity, sport, and sexuality and a lecturer at the University of Bath, opens the conference with a keynote address. Former NBA player, author, and entrepreneur John Amaechi will also speak.

The conference will feature the work of more than 125 scholars from Brazil, Canada, England, Japan, Korea, and the United States. Fifty-six presentations from established scholars, as well as panel discussions on topics such as sexual orientation discrimination, media, and gender and race, round out the meeting.

Women's Soccer

Ithaca forward Chelsey Feldman '09 breaks upfield against a Vassar defender.

Ithaca forward Chelsey Feldman '09 breaks upfield against a Vassar defender.

Two IC women’s soccer players have been named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-America Team. Forward Chelsey Feldman ’09 earned second-team honors and midfielder Amy Scheffer ’10 was named to the third team. Feldman is the Bombers’ career leader in points and goals and has been named a first-team Empire 8 all-star four times. Scheffer was a first-team all-conference and all-state pick as a sophomore. She has also won Empire 8 Offensive Player of the Week honors twice and set a school record with seven game-winning goals.

Wrestling

Freshman Chris Carabello helped lead the Bombers to their highest finish in 18 years.

Freshman Chris Carabello helped lead the Bombers to their highest finish in 18 years.

Chris Carabello ’12 was the highest placing freshman at the New York State Wrestling Championships, placing fourth. He was the only wrestler to beat a top-two seed on the first day. One of Ithaca's record nine all-state wrestlers, he helped the Bombers to their highest finish (fourth) in 18 years. The seventh ranked team recently clinched their 22nd straight victory.

Assistant wrestling coach Mike Fusilli ’91 was inducted into the National Wrestling Coaches Association Division III Hall of Fame in early March. The ceremony took place in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in conjunction with the NCAA Wrestling Championships. A former heavyweight, Fusilli became the first IC inductee into the hall of fame.

Track & Field

IC Bombers indoor track and field teams are Empire 8 Conference champions! Contributing to the teams’ victories were Cory Petermann ’09 and Lauren Koppel ’09. The women’s team has won five of six Empire 8 titles. The men’s team has won three of the six titles.



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