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General of the Week: Marshall Hollerith, ‘17

Tanner Smith
October 25, 2016
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Phi: What have been your general impressions of the season so far? MH: Coming off an ODAC championship we had big expectations to live up to, especially coming off a 10–0 season, which had never been done be- fore. A lot of the seniors coming back were ready to get that train rolling again. We ha...

Captains’ corner

Ben Soullier
October 25, 2016
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Hollis Tardy, women’s soccer Hollis Tardy, ’17, started playing soccer when she was in Kindergarten. From this young age, Tardy’s love for the sport grew each year. “I’m not sure what sparked my interest at that age, except that I liked running around,” said Tardy. Today, Tardy enjoys mor...

Riding team hurdles over the competition

Caroline Blackmon
October 25, 2016
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With four blue ribbons under their belts after two horse competitions, Washington and Lee University’s riding team know they’re ready to seriously compete with the other colleges in their ODAC region. Every other competitive team in their region, including Sweet Briar, Randolph and Bridgewater, comes...

Swim team dives into season with early victories

Elly Cosgrove
October 25, 2016
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After sending six swimmers to the NCAA championship meet last year, the Washington and Lee men’s and women’s swimming teams are looking forward to another successful season. The men’s swimming team started its season off strong with a first- place finish at the Derby City Invitational at the ...

General of the Week: Meg Guignon, ‘19

General of the Week: Meg Guignon, ‘19

Kathryn Young
October 10, 2016
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Phi: The team has been doing very well this sea- son, what are some major factors that have contributed to your success? MG: We are always very focused in season on our culture. We focus on depending on each other to ultimately succeed in the long run. I know I can trust any one of my teammates to g...

Men’s rugby team welcomes woman player

Men’s rugby team welcomes woman player

Caroline Blackmon
October 10, 2016
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Many of us watch sports on television, especially this summer with the Olympics, and wish that we could be half as talented as the athletes who compete. Juliana Lima, ’20, decided that she would play rugby at Washington and Lee, regardless of the fact that they only have a men’s team. “I enjoy playing o...

Backhand critical for men’s tennis team

Backhand critical for men’s tennis team

Tanner Smith
October 10, 2016
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Jordan Krasner, ’17, and Mitchell Thomas, ’20, are on opposite ends of the experience spectrum as college tennis players, but they share a connection through their favorite shot: the backhand. Krasner, nicknamed “Crafty Kras” by his teammates and coaches, was named ODAC Player of the Year a...

Football Dominates in Rainy Parents Weekend

Football Dominates in Rainy Parents Weekend

Kathryn Young
October 3, 2016
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A little rain was not enough to stop the Washington and Lee football team from throttling Emory and Henry on Parents Weekend. In less than ideal conditions, parents, students and alumni alike, came together as the Generals handed the Wasps a 49-23 loss.

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General of the Week: Dylan Ritch, ’19

General of the Week: Dylan Ritch, ’19

Ben Soullier
October 3, 2016
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Phi: You’ve been on a scoring roll to start the season leading team with 6 goals. What has allowed you to find the back of the net so well? DR: My team has put in a lot of hard work so far this season to develop a very fluid offensive style of quick passing and movement which is my favorite style of o...

Volleyball Wins 12 in a Row

Tanner Smith
October 3, 2016
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Last month, the Washington and Lee voleyball team lost their second game of the season to Berry College, dropping their re- cord to 1–1. Since then they have refused to lose, reeling 13 in a row and owning a 14-2 record. While some teams thrive because of the depth of their experience, this iteration of W&L volleyball has relied instead on the depth of their roster, as 10 of the 16 players on the roster are underclassmen, including seven freshmen.

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Captains’ Corner

Caroline Blackmon
October 3, 2016
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Mary Frances Hall (women’s golf): When Mary Frances Hall, ’18, was 7 years old and her family finally put a club in her hand, she realized that she loved golf more than anything. Hall started playing competitively when she was 12, and hasn’t stopped since. Now, she’s the captain of the Washingto...

Cross country teams kick off season in high gear

Cross country teams kick off season in high gear

Kathryn Young
September 26, 2016
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Men’s XC The Generals Men’s Cross Country team started out their season on the right foot, placing first in the ODAC Preview Meet and second in the Dickinson Invitational. Before the meet, the team was selected first in the ODAC Preseason Poll with 98 total points and eight first place votes, b...

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