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No ODACs? No problem. Strong season earns men’s soccer at-large bid to NCAA tournament anyway

Elly Cosgrove
November 14, 2016
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For the second year in a row, the Washington and Lee Men’s Soccer Team advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament. Though this season, the path to the postseason was a little trickier. After shutting out Bridgewater and Roanoke in the ODAC tournament, the Generals fell to Lynchburg in the champi...

Basketball team hopes depth and youth lead players on the court

Tanner Smith
November 14, 2016
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The men’s basketball team may be coming off of a season in which it did not make the playoffs, but it is confident that an infusion of youth has it on the right track this season. The team, which had a 10–16 record last season, returns two All-Conference players from last year. Andy Kleinlein, ’1...

Captains’ corner

Tanner Smith
November 7, 2016
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Emily Rollo- Women’s Swimming Emily Rollo, ’17, was named First Team All-ODAC in her freshman and sophomore years, but came into her junior year with an even loftier goal: to be named a First Team All-American. In characteristic fashion, she accomplished that goal, earning that honor with strong finish...

General of the Week: Mollie Rey, ‘20

Garrett Allen
November 7, 2016
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Phi: What do you enjoy most about playing volleyball at Washington and Lee? MR: I think the team aspect is definitely my fa- vorite. We all get along really well, practices are really competitive, and it’s just a great environ- ment. Phi: I notice that your team cheers after every point, even if you lose...

Cross country teams dominate in ODACs

Kathyrn Young
November 7, 2016
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Oct. 29 was a big day for the Washington and Lee cross country program. Both the men’s and women’s teams claimed their second consecutive ODAC championship at the Buena Vista Golf Course. The men’s side was led by Mac Strehler, ’17, who placed first out of 105 runners at the meet and was nam...

General of the Week: Ali MacQueen, ‘20

Garrett Allen
November 1, 2016
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Phi: How have you adjusted to life as a first-year student-athlete at W&L? AM: For me it hasn’t been too different. I was a competitive swimmer all throughout high school so it’s a lot of the same hours. But it’s different now because I have so much more free time, whereas in high school it w...

Soccer ends regular season with big win

GeneralSports.com
November 1, 2016
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The 11th-ranked Washington and Lee men’s soccer team scored three first-half goals en route to posting a 4-0 triumph over Bridgewater on Saturday afternoon at Bridgewater. Midfielder Kevin Molnar, ‘18, started the Generals’ (13-3-1, 7-1-1) scoring early at the 2:45 mark after firing a shot into t...

Gennies football shakes off early losses, tied for first in ODAC

Elly Cosgrove
November 1, 2016
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After an undefeated regular season last year, two early losses could have easily derailed the Washington and Lee football team. Instead, the Generals have reeled out wins in four of their five ODAC games since and are sitting tied for first in conference play. The team opened the season with losses t...

Captains’ corner

Caroline Blackmon
November 1, 2016
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Maggie Waxter, field hockey/lacrosse: There aren’t many people who can pull off playing two sports in college, especially at a college like Washington and Lee University. Maggie Waxter, ’17, has done it for four years. She plays both field hockey and lacrosse and is a captain in both sports. Wax...

Senior leadership paces women’s soccer to ODAC top spot

Tanner Smith
November 1, 2016
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Versatility is one of the most coveted attributes in an athlete, and Hollis Tardy, ’17, has it in droves. Tardy has proven her versatility in many respects. On the soccer field, where she has helped lead the Generals to an 12–3–1 record and a top seed in the ODAC, she has played “wherever coac...

Volleyball star and coach make history

Volleyball star and coach make history

Kathyrn Young
November 1, 2016
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by Kathryn Young Kenzie Shand, ‘17, came into her final volleyball season with plenty of accolades already under her belt. But being a two-time honorable mention All-American, three-time All-ODAC performer, as well as a two-time All-South Region player was not enough. During the Generals’ 3-0 victory ove...

Gennies soccer wins historic 500th match, still on the hunt for more

Kathyrn Young
October 25, 2016
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The Washington and Lee Generals men’s soccer team celebrated its 500th win in program history with a decisive victory over Emory and Henry on Oct. 18. The Generals defeated the Hornets 4-1 on the road at Fred Selfe Stadium in Emory, VA. Geinda Smith, ‘17, and Dylan Ritch, ‘19, led the way for t...

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