After starting the Ivy League season 3-4, and on the verge of making an early exit from the conference title race, the Bulldogs rattled off seven straight wins to force a four-way tie for first place in the Ancient Eight. In the ensuing playoff, the Elis defeated Harvard in five sets before going the distance again the next day against Cornell. The Bulldogs emerged triumphant, 16-14, in the fifth, earning the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. They continued their historic season with an opening-round 3-0 win over Northeastern Conference Champion Albany before falling to No. 4 Minnesota, 3-0, in the second round.
Runner up: Women’s soccer
The 13-5 Eli squad equaled the most wins in program history and qualified for the NCAA tournament for the second time in three year. The team’s 5-0 start was the best in school history, and its eight-game winning streak was tops as well.
Honorable mention: Sailing