The Hobart and William Smith community will cheer on the Statesmen and Herons as part of the Homecoming and Family Weekend festivities. [To follow the weekend’s events follow the Homecoming and Family Weekend news feed.]
The William Smith Field Hockey Tournament will kick off the weekend’s athletic festivities when the Herons play Manhattanville on Saturday, Sept. 16 at 11 a.m. on the H.J. McCooey Memorial Field. Earlier this week, the William Smith field hockey team moved up two spots to No. 18 in the latest Penn Monto/National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division III Coaches Poll. The Herons will return to McCooey Field on Sunday when the team plays Lebanon Valley at 2 p.m.
The Herons will tee off on Saturday morning in the William Smith Golf Invitational at Clifton Springs Country Club at 11 a.m. The team will return to the course on Sunday at 10 a.m. The William Smith golf team finished second in its season-opening tournament, the Hamilton Invitational. Rachel McKay ’19 led the Herons at Yahnundasis Golf Club, finishing third in a field of 30 golfers. Hobart rowing will host its annual Class Day Races, with boats launching from Hellstrom Boathouse at noon. The Statesmen begin their official fall racing season Oct. 21-22, when they travel to Boston for the Head of the Charles Regatta.
The Hobart soccer team hosts SUNY Geneseo on John H. Cozzens Jr. ’41 Memorial Field at 2 p.m. on Saturday. The Statesmen (1-2-1) are looking to build on their first win of the season, a 1-0 triumph at SUNY Potsdam on Thursday night. The Colleges , recently dedicated the Carver-DeLaney Family Press Box and stadium seating. The new stadium seating has a capacity of 300, and the press box features a game operations section, home and visitor radio booths, as well as, an athletic director’s suite and a video deck.
Saturday’s game day will conclude when Hobart football plays Shenandoah on Boswell Field at 7 p.m. following a tailgate on the Quad. Last weekend, Hobart (1-1) defeated St. John Fisher 31-3 in its first home game. The Statesmen have done quite well on Homecoming. Since the tradition was revived in 2010, Hobart is 6-1, winning each of the past six Homecoming games by at least two touchdowns.
On Sunday, the William Smith Junior Varsity Soccer team will face Nazareth College at 1 p.m. on Cozzens Field.