From a history making first ever NCAA appearance to the upcoming game in the round of 16, Graham Safford and his Bates College Bobcats are having a season to remember.

Safford was a high school standout, first at Camden Hills, then at Hampden Academy.

Now as a senior captain at Bates College in Lewiston, Safford's team plays Trinity College Friday (5:30pm) in the NCAA Division III round of 16. The playoff site is Wellesley, Massachusetts. The Bobcats are now 21-6 after tournament wins over St. Vincent and Stockton University.

Safford is leading the Bobcats in scoring at almost 16 points per game. He was named  NESCAC first team all conference.

NOTE:  Graham Safford will be a guest on Sports Radio 92.9 The Ticket Morning Pitch Show Thursday at 7:15am.