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Men’s soccer team takes off-season in stride

Claude Miller
January 24, 2017
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When the Washington and Lee men’s soccer team last took the field, they walked off with their shirts dirty and their heads down. They lost 2-0 to Franklin and Marshall in the second round of the NCAA Championship. It was the second year in a row that the Generals went home early. “It was a tough de...

Men and women’s swim teams make history in last meet in Cy Twombly

Elly Cosgrove
January 24, 2017
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With a substantial W&L win over Catholic in the pool, the meet on Saturday, Jan. 14 marked the historic end to Washington and Lee’s Cy Twombly pool. Both the men’s and women’s team took to the water to take on Catholic University which resulted in a 168-88 win for the women and a 172-84 win ...

General of the Week: Emily Rollo, ‘17

BEN SOULLIER
January 19, 2017
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Phi: Congratulations on winning two individual events and two relays this past Saturday. Can you talk about what contributed to your success this weekend? ER: The meet against Bridgewater was our first meet after training over winter break, so we just came off of high intensity training. We were pre...

Men’s basketball gains momentum from Daytona Beach tournament

Elly Cosgrove
January 19, 2017
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The Washington and Lee men’s basketball team let off some steam after finals in Daytona Beach, which also marked the beginning of their four-game win streak. After a hard week filled with intense studying, late nights and college finals, the basketball team traveled 10 hours to play in the Daytona...

Football team earns several awards during the Christmas holiday

Kathryn Young
January 19, 2017
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Although Washington and Lee’s football season ended in mid- November, the Generals players are still being awarded for their outstanding season. At the end of November, 11 student athletes were named to the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) all-conference team. The Generals four first-team all-ODAC ...

Captains’ corner

Captains’ corner

Tanner Smith
January 19, 2017
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For Jackie Clifford, ’17, being one of the captains for Washington and Lee’s women’s basketball team is all about treating the team as individuals and respecting all of her teammates. “I think trying to build one-on-one connections with people is part of what I am trying to do as a captain,...

General of the Week: Emily Hageboeck, ‘20

Elly Cosgrove
December 5, 2016
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Phi: You’ve had so much success thus far in your freshman season with a record-breaking weekend at Franklin & Marshall. How did it feel to break three individual school records and to swim on a record-setting relay? EH: It was amazing to see the hard work that I have put into practice pay off. Th...

Captains’ corner

Caroline Blackmon
December 5, 2016
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Matt Kaminer, wrestling When Matt Kaminer, ’18, started wrestling in seventh grade, he thought it would be like the fake wrestling he watched on television. “I got hooked on it when I was very young,” Kaminer said. “I had never done an individual sport before and there’s an interesting dy...

Junior sharpshooter expands game for women’s basketball team

Tanner Smith
December 5, 2016
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Emily Perszyk, ’18, was primarily a three-point shooter in her freshman and sophomore years. As a junior, she has introduced a new dimension to her offensive arsenal: putting the ball on the floor and attacking the basket. As a career 34.5 percent shooter behind the arc in her college career, Pers...

General of the Week: Katie Clemmons, ‘17

Garrett Allen
November 14, 2016
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Phi: What, or who, has had the biggest influence on you as a soccer player over the past four years? KC: Pretty much all of my coaches. I’ve been really lucky to have had so many supportive coaches over the years, especially in high school, club, and now at W&L. They’ve always encouraged me, ...

Women’s soccer victorious in first-ever home ODAC final

Caroline Blackmon
November 14, 2016
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The final result, a 2-1 victory over Virginia Wesleyan in the ODAC championship on Nov. 6, does not tell the whole story of Washington and Lee’s women’s soccer team. It doesn’t tell of the endless grueling practices and strenuous games the team played throughout the season to get to the point ...

Captains’ corner

Kathyrn Young
November 14, 2016
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Emma Redding, women’s basketball Going into her junior season, Emma Redding, ‘18, has already made a huge impact on the Washington and Lee women’s basketball team. She enters this season not only as a junior captain, but she is ranked ninth in program history for career blocks with 56. Reddin...

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