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General of the Week: Michelle Fleenor, ’18

General of the Week: Michelle Fleenor, ’18

Caroline Blackmon, Sports Writer

May 18, 2018


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The Old Dominion Athletic Conference released its 2018 women’s tennis all-conference teams on Monday. It named Michelle Fleenor, ‘18, as the ODAC Player of the Year. According to generalssports.com, Fleenor won first-team laurels after posting a 15-4 overall record in the number one singles spot a...

Women’s golf finishes season strong at NCAAs this weekend

Jimmie Mack Johnson III, Sports Writer

May 18, 2018


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The women’s golf team put together a solid performance despite tough playing conditions. The team finished in 16th place with a score of 339-338-335—1012 (+136). They missed the final round cut by one spot to Wisconsin-Whitewater. Head Coach Pete Gyscek said this was one of the most difficult co...

Men’s tennis falls to Emory in second round of NCAAs after winning ODACs

Men’s tennis falls to Emory in second round of NCAAs after winning ODACs

Elly Cosgrove, Sports Writer

May 18, 2018


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The Washington and Lee men’s tennis team entered the ODAC tournament as the top seed and claimed the championship title in a 5-1 victory over Hampden-Sydney on May 6. This is the program’s ninth ODAC championship title in a row, and the team received an automatic bid to NCAAs. Leading the Blue...

Women’s tennis falls in second round of NCAAs after dominating ODACs

Women’s tennis falls in second round of NCAAs after  dominating ODACs

Elly Cosgrove, Sports Writer

May 18, 2018


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The Washington and Lee women’s tennis team claimed its 16th-straight ODAC title on May 6. They did not drop a single game in the process. The women’s team entered the championship match against Virginia Wesleyan as the top seed within the ODAC and 15th-ranked nationally. The Blue and White defeated Vir...

General of the Week: A.J. Witherell, ’19

General of the Week: A.J. Witherell, ’19

Kathryn Young, Sports Writer

April 30, 2018


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The Washington and Lee men’s lacrosse team is having a record-breaking season. The team has won 13-straight games, the third-longest streak in history and the first since 2000. Captain A.J. Witherell, ‘19, has led the way for the team, scoring three or more goals in three consecutive winning games ag...

Women’s tennis gears up for a deep post-season run

Women’s tennis gears up for a deep post-season run

Jimmie Mack Johnson III, Sports Writer

April 30, 2018


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The women’s tennis team will look to use the confidence it gained during its spring break trip to propel them into post-season play. The team is currently ranked number 15 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Division Three rankings with 15 wins and 6 losses. The team is undefeated in the ODAC ...

Women’s lacrosse secures top spot in ODAC and looks toward NCAAs

Women’s lacrosse secures top spot in ODAC and looks toward NCAAs

Elly Cosgrove, Sports Writer

April 30, 2018


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Top ten nationally-ranked Washington and Lee women’s lacrosse is riding on an 11-game winning streak as they enter into ODAC tournament play this week. After securing the top spot in the ODAC and defeating Roanoke on April 29, W&L has a first-round bye  in the tournament and will host both quarterfinals and finals on Ma...

Baseball finishes tough season on high note

Baseball finishes tough season on high note

Tanner Smith, Sports Writer

April 30, 2018


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The Generals baseball team may not have seen the results they wanted this season, but they finished the year strong on Senior Day with a doubleheader sweep of Emory & Henry College at Cap’n Dick Smith Field. Coming off a 28-14 season in 2017, the best record in the ODAC, the team had large in...

General of the Week: Lauren Fredericks, ’20

General of the Week: Lauren Fredericks, ’20

Tanner Smith, Sports Writer

April 9, 2018


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Prior to finishing fourth at the ODAC championship on March 30, the W&L riding team competed in the regional finals at the University of Virginia on March 25. The top two riders from each class in the region would move on to the Zone Finals, and the Generals had one of their own achieve that hon...

Women’s track team focuses on building improvement

Women’s track team focuses on building improvement

Elly Cosgrove, Sports Writer

April 9, 2018


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The Washington and Lee women’s track team placed fifth at the indoor ODAC championship, and are hoping for an ever better finish at outdoor ODACs in a few weeks. “We try to jump into the season eager and ready, which is what we have done so far,” sprinter Jessica Rosenwasser, ‘19, said. This...

Injuries make room for new players on women’s lacrosse roster

Injuries make room for new players on women’s lacrosse roster

Adele Petagna, Sports Writer

April 9, 2018


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The 11th-ranked women’s lacrosse team has had a whirlwind season after competing in the NCAA Final Four last spring. But now, the the team is facing unexpected adversity. Team members have battled several injuries this season, including ACL tears, sprained ankles and back pain. It seems to be a st...

Men’s track coming off of big wins at Christopher Newport

Men’s track coming off of big wins at Christopher Newport

Kathryn Young, Sports Writer

April 9, 2018


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The Washington and Lee men’s track team dominated at the Blue & Silver Challenge hosted by Christopher Newport in Newport News, Va., on March 31. The team had two first-place finishes, five second-place finishes, three third-place finishes and recorded nine personal bests. Among the big winners a...

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