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Generals baseball begins conference play 4-0

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

Men’s lacrosse team loses early but looks to strong team chemistry to improve

Men’s lacrosse team loses early but looks to strong team chemistry to improve

Elly Cosgrove
March 6, 2017
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Despite early season success over top-ranked teams such as Denison, the men’s lacrosse team still has room for improvement, A.J. Witherell, ’19, said. The Generals have started out their season with a 2-3 record. However, their success against top nationally ranked programs has proven that they h...

Women’s lacrosse starts off season undefeated

Women’s lacrosse starts off season undefeated

Elly Cosgrove
March 6, 2017
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The Washington and Lee women’s lacrosse team is off to a momentous start after four straight victories over top-ranked teams. Franklin and Marshall, who are ranked number four in the nation, lost big to the Generals in a 9-3 beat down. The team also beat Salisbury, who are ranked number seven in the ...

Wrestlers say they’re proving their underdog status wrong

March 2, 2017
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by TANNER SMITH The Washington and Lee wrestling team went from not being able to fill a full lineup for the last several years to posting a winning record this year. The Generals had not posted a winning record in the regular season since the 2007–2008 season. Now, in their 2016-2017 season, the team ...

Baseball starts its season swinging

March 2, 2017
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by KATHRYN YOUNG The Washington and Lee men’s baseball team has made quite a name for itself over the past two season. In Feb. 2016, the team was selected ninth in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference’s pre-season poll. They finished the season in third place, and were chosen third this Feb. i...

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