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New coach, new confidence

New coach, new confidence

Mac Trammell

November 2, 2014


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Along with its new coach, the Washington and Lee Men’s Soccer team has developed a new mindsight and a newfound confidence. Michael Singleton, first-year head coach of the men’s team, came to W&L with a distinguished coaching record (35-18-4) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where h...

General of the Week: John Womack

General of the Week: John Womack

Mac Trammell

November 2, 2014


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How did you start swimming? JW: I have a tracking problem with my eyes, so I couldn’t do any other sport. And so my mom said, “You know… let’s make him swim.” Why did you choose to swim for W&L? JW: I wanted to go as far away from home [Arizona] as possible. I was originally lo...

A fierce competitor

A fierce competitor

Julia Wilson

November 2, 2014


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Sophomore Mackenzie Shand, a middle blocker for the Women’s Volleyball Team, has played an important role in the team’s notable 22-4 record. Shand began playing volleyball in seventh grade when a middle school teacher encouraged her to try it. Shand admits that she was reluctant to try the new...

Sweet victory, a long time coming

Sweet victory, a long time coming

Peter Rathmell

November 2, 2014


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It is better late than never for the Generals football team, which earned its first win last week at home over conference rival Randolph-Macon. After starting out the season on a five-game losing streak, the team hopes to use this victory as a momentum booster to fuel the rest of the season and into...

Nearing the finish line

Nearing the finish line

Emily Kochard

November 2, 2014


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After experiencing a rotator-cuff injury as a freshman tennis player, senior Casey Mackintosh decided to try Cross Country and Track instead, and has been a large contributor to both teams’ success ever since. Mackintosh placed sixth place out of 159 competitors in the Don Cathcart Invite on Sept....

The Screaming Minks

The Screaming Minks

Kuangdi Zhao

October 30, 2014


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Washington and Lee’s Screaming Minks Rugby Football Club,  commonly known as Minks, was founded in 1966. Today, with 28 members, it is one of the biggest sports clubs at W&L. Rugby football is a style of football, and it is the national sport in New Zealand, South Africa and Fiji. American...

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