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During a November 8 win against Yale, wide receiver Lonnie Hill 06 joined Stephen Campbell 01 and Princetons Michael Lerch as the only Ivy players to catch four touchdown passes in a game; two weeks later at Columbia, tailback Nick Hartigan 06 finished the year with 1,498 yards, a new Ivy record for sophomores. The Bears ended the season 55 overall and 43 in the Ivies, good enough for a second-place tie with Harvard, Yale, and Dartmouth. Tennis player Stephanie Falconi 06 beat Rutgerss number-one singles player at the ITA Regional Championships in October before losing in a close contest to Virginias top competitor. At the National Indoor Tennis Championships in November, Jamie Cerretani 04 and Adil Shamasdin 05 startled Texas A&M, the countrys top-ranked team, by hanging tough in a tight 84 loss; the pair defeated UC Irvine, the nations fourth-ranked team, and Texas Christian before losing to Tyler. Phil Estes, the football coach with Browns second-best winning percentage, agreed to a multiyear contract extension. The mens hockey team, led by goalie Yann Danis 04, opened its season by roaring into first place in the ECAC; coach Roger Grillo and his staff were named the American Hockey Coaches Association coaching staff of the month for November. The New England Patriots activated wide receiver Chas Gessner 03 in mid-November, and wide receiver Sean Morey 99 played on special teams for the Philadelphia Eagles, bringing to fourteen the number of active NFL players from the Ivy League. Womens soccer took third place in the Ivies with a 43 record (1042 overall); Sarah Gervais 04, Julie Herrold 04, and Michaela Sewall 04 were elected All-Ivy, while Kathryn Moos 07 was named Rookie of the Year. Field hockey finished the season 116 overall, ending up fourth in the Ivies with a 43 league record; Lizzie Buza 04, Meaghan Harwood 04, and Laurel Pierpont 04 were named All-Ivy. Mens water polo had a 1012 season and finished sixth at the Northern Division Championships. Hockey goaltender Pam Dreyer 03 won her first gold medal with the U.S. Womens Select Team after blocking ninety-nine of 101 shots on goal during the 2003 Four Nations Cup in November. Former rowing-team captain Rachel Anderson 00 was named the U.S. Rowing 2003 Female Athlete of the Year. Former volleyball star Jessica Cooper 03 was named NCAA Rhode Island Woman of the Year.

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