Life after the NCAA tournament

The winter sports season has come and gone. Though the cold weather is still lingering, the bright smiles of Castleton’s newest champions will surely warm the air.The Castleton women’s basketball team captured the North Atlantic Conference championship with a couple of big upset wins against Johnson St., Maine-Farmington and Husson in recent weeks. With those wins, the Spartans received their first-ever invitation to the NCAA Division III tournament.

In their first-round matchup against Bowdoin College, theSpartans were defeated 72-31 in a hard-fought game.

The Spartans had quite a season, finishing with a 17-12 overall record and a 9-5 record in NAC play.

One of the team’s strengths this season was its veteran players.

“The senior leadership of this team showed late in the season and helped us make a run and reach our goal,” said coach Tim Barrett.

The offseason means many things for the Spartans, not only a changing of the guard with the loss of seven seniors, but a chance to look back and celebrate a championship season.

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