Fall 2010 was a stellar season for SLC athletics. Women’s tennis swept the conference, winning both the regular season title and the tournament championship. Women’s volleyball captured the regular season title. And the men’s basketball team won its homecoming game, with greater support in the stands than ever before in SLC memory.
Supporting SLC’s increasingly devoted athletes is a core group of coaches who provide institutional memory and continuity for the teams they lead. Three Gryphon coaches were named “coach of the year” this fall in their conference: Matt Cribbin (women’s volleyball), Michael Butler (men’s soccer), and Jay Barston (women’s tennis).
All of this has helped boost the overall profile of athletics on campus. Men’s soccer veteran Harper Hunt ’13 perceives an expanding base of support for student athletes: “Compared to last year, there has been an increased interest in Sarah Lawrence sports.”
Athletics Director Carolyn Miles adds, “Students want to prove that sports can succeed here—there’s sort of a ‘Yes We Can!’ attitude to it.”
“The idea of the program is getting bigger,” she says.