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General of the Week: Tom Concklin, ‘17

Kathryn Young
March 20
Filed under Sports

Ring-tum Phi: What inspired you to start playing baseball? Tom Concklin: My parents had me play just about every single sport as a kid and I had the most fun playing baseball.  I knew I had a passion for it at a very young age. Phi: What made you want to be a college pitcher? TC: I just loved th...

Women’s tennis takes on D1 team

Elly Cosgrove
March 20
Filed under Sports

The Washington and Lee women’s tennis team proved just how competitive Division III tennis has become in their match against Elon University. On March 11, the Top 20 ranked Generals traveled to Elon, N.C. to take on the Division I Phoenixes.  Elon has top-ranked Division I programs on their schedule such as U...

Freed leads in team’s Jekyll Island Golf Tournament

Kathryn Young
March 20
Filed under Sports

The Washington and Lee women’s golf team placed sixth overall the Callaway Gardens Intercollegiate tournament, which was held from Mar. 6-7 and hosted by Barry College in Pine Mountain, Ga. Liza Freed, ’18, led the way for the Generals, placing third out of 90 competitors at the tournament with a score ...

Lacrosse Festival comes to Lexington

Tanner Smith
March 20
Filed under Sports

The game of lacrosse in Lexington will take center stage at Washington and Lee on March 25, as the university will host its second annual Lacrosse Festival. The festival will be composed of a sequence of games played by teams of various age groups, culminating in games by the W&L men’s and woma...

Generals baseball begins conference play 4-0

Kathryn Young
March 20
Filed under Sports

The Generals bounced back after a tough loss to second-ranked SUNY Cortland on Thursday to sweep ODAC foe Virginia Wesleyan Saturday. The Generals quickly hit the ground running with bats swinging in the ODAC double header Saturday. The Generals defeated the Marlins of Virginia Wesleyan College 9-1 i...

General of the Week: Ian McDonald, ‘17

Kathryn Young
March 13
Filed under Sports

Ring-tum Phi: What inspired you to start running? Ian McDonald: I wanted to play some sport. I tried soccer and baseball. I wasn’t coordinated enough for baseball and I realized my favorite part of soccer was the running. Phi: What is the biggest difference between being a cross country runner a...

Men’s tennis off to strong start

Tanner Smith
March 13
Filed under Sports

Mac Zheng, ‘18, has yet to lose a singles tennis match in the spring season as a General, which started on Feb. 22. Zheng, who transferred from Emory College in the fall, has started out his Generals career with a bang, as he was named ODAC Player of the Week for the week ending Feb. 26. He has als...

After a 3–5 start, the baseball team soars toward the top of the standings

Kathryn Young
March 13
Filed under Sports

Washington and Lee men’s baseball team has caught fire in recent weeks, as they have compiled a seven game winning streak. With the help of a deep pitching staff, the Generals are 10–5 overall. They’ve scored 38 runs in their last five games. The team swept the Hampden-Sydney Tigers in ther m...

Captain’s corner

Elly Cosgrove
March 13
Filed under Sports

Todd Alan McDonald, men’s golf Todd Alan McDonald, ’17, started playing golf when his dad introduced him to the game at the age of four. Since, McDonald’s game has transformed from a way to bond with his dad to now competing as a collegiate athlete. “It was just a fun way to kind of start hanging ou...

General of the Week: Chadwick Feeley, ’19

General of the Week: Chadwick Feeley, ’19

Kathryn Young
March 6
Filed under Sports

Ring-tum Phi: What inspired you to start playing baseball? Chadwick Feeley: My dad showed me the game from a young age and I always enjoyed watching the professionals play. I simply fell in love with the game from when I was a kid and I haven’t ever wanted to stop. Phi: What made you want to purs...

Men’s track team wins ODAC title

Men’s track team wins ODAC title

Kathryn Young
March 6
Filed under Sports

The Washington and Lee men’s track and field team snagged the 2017 Old Dominion Athletic Conference title for the first time in 28 years. They competed at the Kerr-Creggar Field House in Salem, Va., on Sunday, Feb. 26. The men took first place out of nine teams with 165 points. They defeated Bridg...

Men’s basketball team looks to the future as their season wraps up

Men’s basketball team looks to the future as their season wraps up

Ben Soullier
March 6
Filed under Sports

This season has been a rollercoaster ride for the Washington and Lee men’s basketball team. The team started out the season with a rough 1-7 record, losing some close games along the way. They then turned it around winning five of their next six games, but slumped back into a “win one game, lose th...

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