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Men’s soccer encounters the end of a new era

Men’s soccer encounters the end of a new era

Mac Trammell

November 16, 2014


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The Washington and Lee Men’s Soccer team concluded a successful season on Nov. 4, although they fell short of their ultimate goal of winning the ODAC championship. The Generals finished their campaign with an 11-5-2 overall record, making it to the ODAC semifinals before eventually losing to Roanoke Co...

Volleyball spikes three-peat victory

Volleyball spikes three-peat victory

Julia Wilson

November 16, 2014


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“Pressure is a privilege,” said Alex Kinzer ‘16, a captain of the Women’s Volleyball Team, a team who just won its third straight ODAC championship title. The team did not feel stressed by the pressure of two past successful seasons. In fact, according to Kinzer, the team thrives from it, and a...

Generals of the Week

Generals of the Week

David Cohen and Julia Wilson

November 9, 2014


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Ian McDonald Ian McDonald, a sophomore from Richmond VA, led the W&L Men’s Cross Country team to a third place team finish in the ODAC Championship race on Saturday. He placed first overall out of 110 runners with a time of 26:20.2, and was awarded Runner of the Year and First-Team All-ODAC hono...

Maggie Waxter: the secret weapon

Maggie Waxter: the secret weapon

Emily Cook

November 9, 2014


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Scoring goals is not a new feat for sophomore field hockey forward Maggie Waxter. As a starter on the Washington and Lee Field Hockey team, the Baltimore, MD native has propelled herself to be the top-scorer, with 13 goals so far in the 2014 season. Waxter registered two of the Generals’ four goals agai...

Leading from the Outside

Leading from the Outside

Mac Trammell and Emily Kochard

November 9, 2014


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Austin Eisenhofer '15 His final season stolen from him due to injury, senior Austin Eisenhofer has only reinforced his commitment to the team as a respected voice of experience. A Washington and Lee Football captain and tailback, Eisenhofer has transitioned his captaincy from leading by example on the field...

Reflecting on the outdoor season

Reflecting on the outdoor season

Peter Rathmell

November 9, 2014


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For the first time all season, the Washington and Lee Women’s Cross Country team is healthy and ready to run. With regionals just a week away, the news could not come at a better time. Next weekend, the top seven runners from the team will travel to Macon, Georgia to represent the Generals at the N...

The ultimate soccer mom

The ultimate soccer mom

Parker Pitts

November 9, 2014


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Leaving home is tough.  No more home-cooked meals or cozy living rooms.  More importantly, no more mom.  Your number one supporter no longer lives with you.  Without your obligatory fan, who is sure to come to every sporting event, cheering you on with the unprejudiced pride of a mother? While many co...

She shoots, she scores

She shoots, she scores

Emily Kochard

November 2, 2014


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For sophomore soccer player Tricia Jessee, pressure is a familiar feeling. A starting forward for the Washington and Lee Women’s Soccer team, Jessee led the team to a 3-0 victory against Randolph-Macon on Oct. 25, scoring two goals for the Generals. Jessee said that taking the time to mentally prepare is ...

Swimming to success

Swimming to success

Julia Wilson

November 2, 2014


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“It’s exciting to see what our guys are capable of this year,” said Alex Cram, senior captain of the Men’s Swimming team. Cram and his co-captain, junior Harris Pritchard, said they are looking forward to leading a successful season this year. “Being a captain has been great,” said Cram. “ It’...

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...

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