The Ring-tum Phi

A week in review: Catching up with the Generals across the field

Kathryn Young and Hannah Denham

March 18, 2019


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The Washington and Lee men’s baseball team went two and one last week, sweeping Lynchburg College in two games at home on March 10, and falling to Eastern Mennonite University at home in a heartbreaking six to five loss. Six hits from Jason Volpicelli, ’21, helped lead the Generals to victory against...

Successful indoor track and field ODAC championship for Generals

Sydney Lee

March 4, 2019


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The Generals walked away from the ODAC championship with a men’s first place finish, personal bests and a broken school record.

General of the Week: Andy Smithey, ’20

General of the Week: Andy Smithey, ’20

Kathryn Young

February 4, 2019


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Ring-tum Phi: Why did you start playing basketball? Andy Smithey, ‘20: I started playing basketball purely for fun in middle school and really enjoyed the fast-paced nature of the game and the exciting atmosphere that goes along with it. I chose to play more seriously in high school on my school’s...

Wrestling looks to win their first conference title, potential NCAA run

Elly Cosgrove

February 4, 2019


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The Washington and Lee wrestling team has their sights set on winning the Centennial Conference championship for the first time. Wrestling first competed in the Centennial Conference in the 1998-99 season. Prior, the team competed as an ‘independent’ for 17 years. The Old Dominion Athletic Confe...

Women’s swimming team still undefeated, looking toward ODACs

Sydney Lee

February 4, 2019


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The Washington and Lee women’s swim team has achieved immense success this season with an undefeated meet record and a tight-knit group of dedicated, supportive women. The Generals have maintained this success since their season-opener in Kentucky against Centre. The team gained even more momentum ...

Women’s basketball prepares for the ODAC tournament one game, one day at a time

Sydney Lee

January 21, 2019


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Seeding for the ODAC women’s basketball tournament is up in the air at this point in the season. The Generals plan to tackle the rest of their schedule with the same mentality they have had all year.

Construction update on new athletic and recreation facility

Elly Cosgrove

January 21, 2019


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Construction on the new Richard L. Duchossois Athletic and Recreation Center has only had a few minor bumps and changes. Otherwise, the project is on schedule.

General of the Week: Taylor Casey, ’20

General of the Week: Taylor Casey, ’20

Kathryn Young

December 3, 2018


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Phi: How did you feel after your career-high 36 point game against Roanoke? Casey: I was very excited! It was just a good day. The ball kept wanting to go in the basket, but I was mostly happy to get the GWD going into Thanksgiving break. Phi: Why did you start playing basketball? ...

Volleyball gets revenge over rival to claim ODAC title

Volleyball gets revenge over rival to claim ODAC title

Jimmie Mack Johnson III

December 3, 2018


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While the team had been defeated in the past two championships by Randolph-Macon, this year was different as the Generals took a 3-2 decision over the Yellow Jackets on Nov. 3 to win the program’s first ODAC championship since 2014. “I think what really helped us put out that win ...

Cross country teams become four-peat ODAC champs

Cross country teams become four-peat ODAC champs

Jimmie Mack Johnson III

November 6, 2018


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Led by senior leadership, both teams win fourth-straight titles, a first time for both programs since the mid-2000s

General of the Week: Dylan Ritch, ’19

General of the Week: Dylan Ritch, ’19

Ben Soullier

November 6, 2018


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Dylan Ritch, ‘19, was selected as the ODAC Men’s Soccer Player of the Week after scoring one goal and logging one assist in the 3 to 0 victory over Eastern Mennonite University, and helping the team to their unbeaten streak to a program-tying 12th victory during the week ending in October 28. His assist broke the program’s career assist record. Ritch also scored both goals in the 2 to 0 victory over nationally-ranked Virginia Wesleyan University. The Phi sat down with Ritch to talk about his life on and off the field at Washington and Lee.

General of the Week: Megan Engeland, ‘19

General of the Week: Megan Engeland, ‘19

Jimmie Mack Johnson III

October 23, 2018


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Captain Megan Engeland, ‘19, recorded her second-career hat trick in a 4-2 victory over Shenandoah on Oct. 5.

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