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General of the Week: Will Bannister, ‘17

General of the Week: Will Bannister, ‘17

Tanner Smith
April 3, 2017
Filed under Sports

Ring-tum Phi: With your hometown being Bath, England, why did you come to the states for college, and why specifically W&L? Will Bannister: In England when you apply to universities you have to pick what you want to study before you turn in the application. I didn’t know what I wanted to do so I ...

Popular demand brings new mascot

Kathryn Young
April 3, 2017
Filed under Sports

Washington and Lee has just introduced a new fan to appear at Generals athletic events: a trident mascot. The mascot, a human sized W&L trident, will begin appearing at games after spring break. Athletic director Elizabeth LeRose said the mascot has been in the works since last fall after a student...

Men’s golf team, Quinilty shine at Jekyll Island Invitational

Men’s golf team, Quinilty shine at  Jekyll Island Invitational

Ben Soulier
April 3, 2017
Filed under Sports

The Washington and Lee Men’s Golf Team competed in the Jekyll Island Invitational and placed seventh out of 29 teams. The team was proud of the finish, but they believe they could do even better and have high expectations for the rest of the season. Ranked No. 2 in the country, the Generals have ...

Women’s lacrosse ranks No. 4 in Division III due to run of success against tough teams

Elly Cosgrove
April 3, 2017
Filed under Sports

The Washington and Lee women’s lacrosse team has propelled itself to a No. 4 national ranking after huge wins over top-ranked teams. The Generals have bested top teams such as Catholic University who was ranked No. 5 in the nation before their game against Washington and Lee.    W&L entered ...

General of the Week: Dana Lee, ’17

General of the Week: Dana Lee, ’17

Kathryn Young
March 28, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Ring-tum Phi: What inspired you to start running? Dana Lee: I first became involved with track and field when I was a freshman in high school. I was really interested in the long jump and sprint events because I thought I could do decently well in those events. I wanted to see how far and fast I cou...

Swim team places seventh at NCAAs

Swim team places seventh at NCAAs

Kathryn Young
March 28, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Washington and Lee women’s swim team made history as they placed seventh at the NCAA Division III Championships in Shenandoah, Texas. The team tallied 140 points to achieve seventh place amongst the 56 teams. Seventh is the highest place the lady Generals have ever placed, and 140 points is the m...

General of the Week: Tom Concklin, ‘17

Kathryn Young
March 20, 2017
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, 2017
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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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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...

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