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Winter Sports Start Up


The Goucher Athletics department has officially wrapped up all fall sports, and has started the winter season. Winter sports include mens and womens basketball, swim, and indoor track. 

Indoor track practice started a little over a month ago, and the team’s first meet is scheduled for December 03, at the Armory in New York. The team has several high-level returners, including nationally-ranked Carter Hinton-Ayodele ‘25. 

There are also several new members, as well as an entirely revamped coaching staff. Head coach Erick Camodeca is viewing the upcoming season as a “continuation” of what the track team was able to accomplish last spring.

“We are seeing that process play out early this season in our practice sessions,” he said, “The team’s growth, development, and understanding of the sport and skills has significantly improved.” 

When asked about his goals for the team this year, he said “Our goal is simple: be better than we were last year.”

The Goucher men’s basketball team started the winter season with the MMI Tip-off against Hood on November 11. The team faced early losses, but both the coaching staff and players have confidence in the team to come back as the season proceeds. 

Senior Josh Lichti said, “Obviously our first 2 games didn’t go as we had hoped, but I thought we bounced back well in our third game. The energy within the team is great to start this year. We are all excited about our potential this season and working towards achieving that potential.” 

Head coach Tom Rose agrees that the team atmosphere and energy is strong, and echoes the goals other sport’s coaching staffs have about improvement. 

“I think the energy is good with this team,” he said, “The players and I understand that we are a work in progress, so we can achieve our goal to be the best version of ourselves and become a team that will compete for a conference championship… I’m excited how this team grows after every practice and game right now.”

The women’s basketball team played their first game a few days prior to the men, opening on November 08 against Shanandoah. The women’s basketball team is idle until November 30, and will be hosting Gallaudet. 

Members of the women’s basketball team did not respond to requests for comments.

Above photo of Kyani Quarles, courtesy of Goucher Athletics; feature photo of Octavious Johnson Courtesy of Goucher Athletics.

The Goucher men’s and women’s swim teams started their season in early October, with their first competition taking place at Hood College against Hood and Stevenson on October 15. They had four meets, and closed out the fall portion of their season on November 19, hosting Marymount at home. 

Goucher swim team cheers at a home meet, image courtesy of @goucherswimming on Instagram

Head coach Thomas Till said the swim coaching staff is “looking for our teams this year to work together to help each other achieve their goals and that collectively is our team goal.  Push each other, be a positive influence on each other and hold accountable those standards.” 

The Goucher swim team will next compete again on January 14 in a tri-meet hosted by Moravian.

Members of the women’s basketball team did not respond to requests for comments. 

For more information regarding winter sports and schedules, visit

Reese (she/her) is the Sports Section Editor at the Quindecim and a sophomore History major. She is from Dallas, Texas and a graduate of Grapevine High School. Reese is a distance runner on the varsity track and cross country team. In her free time, she enjoys reading, running and rock & roll.

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