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From walk-on to star: First-year golfer making immediate impact

Tanner Smith
September 26, 2016
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Brian Pecce, ’20, initially worried that his golf clubs would rot in his dorm closet from underuse, but instead they got to travel with him to Florida for the golf team’s Fall Preview event. Because he was attempting to make the W&L golf team as a walk-on player, Pecce was uncertain of his golf...

General of the Week: Brooke Donnelly

General of the Week: Brooke  Donnelly

Elly Cosgrove
September 26, 2016
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Phi: How did it feel kicking off your senior season with an undefeated weekend at the Mary Washington Kickoff Classic? Brooke: Honestly, it was actually a fun time because it was my birthday and it was a fun day.  I played all my matches on my birthday, but that first tournament we try really hard no...

Volleyball extends win streak to ten

Generalssports.com
September 19, 2016
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The Washington and Lee volleyball team notched a .333 hitting percentage to top Meredith, 3-0, in a neutral-site contest at Bridgewater on Saturday. The Generals (11-1) pushed their winning streak to 10, as they made quick work of the Avenging Angels (8-1), 25-19, 25-13 and 25-12. If you would like t...

General of the Week: Lizzy Stanton, ’17

General of the Week: Lizzy Stanton, ’17

Peter Rathmell
May 9, 2016
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Phi: What went through your head before your record-breaking jump? LS: Obviously I’m not going for breaking the record, I just knew that if I wanted to make it to nationals I would need about two more inches. Phi: What are doing to make up those last two inches? LS: I definitely think I have had th...

Tennis aces ODAC tourney

Tennis aces ODAC tourney

Alexx Niemann
May 9, 2016
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ODAC championship competition continued for the men’s tennis team this weekend as the Generals are one step closer to winning a seventh consecutive conference title. W&L punched its ticket to the finals with a 5-0 defeat of Randolph College on May 1 and another 5-0 shutout of Bridgewater Coll...

Leadership and chemistry propel lacrosse in ODACs

Leadership and  chemistry propel  lacrosse in ODACs

Caroline Blackmon
May 9, 2016
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Team chemistry has led the Washington and Lee University men’s lacrosse team through this season and on to the ODAC championship game. After easily handling rival Hampton-Sydney 14-6 in the conference semi-finals, the Generals will now face the defending ODAC champions, Lynchburg College. “We found...

General of the Week: Mary-Frances Hall

General of the Week: Mary-Frances Hall

Peter Rathmell
May 4, 2016
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Phi: What was your mindset going into the ODAC tournament? MH: I didn’t like go into the tournament with this idea that I was going to win, I guess. I knew I had been hitting the ball well so I knew that I had a chance so after the first day and I was down by one, I was like winning could be a pos...

Men’s golf rallies to win ODAC title

Men’s golf rallies to win ODAC title

Alex Niemann
May 4, 2016
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After starting the tournament in third, the men's golf team took the lead on the second day of competition to win the program's seventeenth conference title

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Baseball team uses criticism to fuel end of season success

Baseball team uses criticism to fuel end of season success

Mac Trammell
May 4, 2016
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On a whiteboard in the Washington and Lee baseball locker room there’s a bevy of scribbled notes that have accumulated as the year has progressed. Inspirational quotes posted by coaches; banter posted by players; a schedule with a surprisingly large amount of check marks next to every win. But what...

General of the Week: Danny Devereux

General of the Week: Danny Devereux

Peter Rathmell
April 4, 2016
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Phi: How did you earn such a huge role in the baseball team in such a short time? DD: I pretty much earned my role by just working hard every day and sticking to the daily grind. Phi: What went through your head when you broke the saves record with a whole month of the season remaining? DD: When ...

Jam-packed weekend helps track team prep for ODACs

Jam-packed weekend helps track team prep for ODACs

Conor Habiger
April 4, 2016
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The Washington and Lee Track Team had a busy weekend. The team competed in two separate competitions. First, on April 1, the Generals participated in the Colonial Relays at William & Mary and followed that up with a third place showing in the Roanoke College Invitational on April 2. Both meets presente...

Men’s tennis makes name nationally

Men’s tennis makes name  nationally

Matt Kaminer
April 4, 2016
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Coming off a loss in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, it was easy for the W&L Men’s Tennis team to set new goals for the 2016 campaign. “The main team objective is to advance past the second round of NCAAs,” Thomas Johnson, ’16, said. “We fell short at this stage last year, so we ...

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