The Ring-tum Phi

Women’s basketball says team needs “urgency” to finish season strong

Elly Cosgrove

January 30, 2018


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With only six games left in regular season ODAC play, the Washington and Lee women’s basketball team plans to play with determination and perseverance. “We need to play with urgency for the full forty minutes in our remaining games,” Captain Emily Perszyk, ’18, said. “We’ve been able to c...

Wrestling wins big versus nearby SVU

Wrestling wins big versus nearby SVU

Kathryn Young

January 30, 2018


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The Washington and Lee men’s wrestling team has found success in the Centennial Conference this season, winning two of their three dual meets thus far. Assistant Wrestling Coach Alex Radsky attributes hard work and committing to the program to the team’s success this season. “We just look to imp...

General of the Week: Patrick Sullivan, ’21

General of  the Week: Patrick Sullivan, ’21

November 7, 2017


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The swim team travelled to the Estes Aquatic Center for a meet against Randolph-Macon College on Oct. 21. In the matchup, Patrick Sullivan, ’21, earned first place in not only the 100-yard back, with a time of 55.04, but also in the 200-yard back, with a time of just over two minutes. Those two indivi...

Strong leadership helps field hockey go undefeated in conference play

Larkin Holtzman

November 7, 2017


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The Washington and Lee women’s field hockey team played their final regular season game on Oct. 28 at Virginia Wesleyan, edging out the Marlins 3-2 in a late rally. The team now has a 12-4 record, going 7-0 in conference play. Because of this, all of the ODAC championship will be hosted at home The wom...

Mann runs around the competition in two sports at W&L

Bryn McCarthy

November 7, 2017


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Washington and Lee’s women’s soccer team has a new goalie this year, but for over a decade, her specialty wasn’t soccer. It was basketball. Molly Mann, ’20, has been playing basketball for 11 years. “I’ve been playing since the fourth grade because they told me I was too tall to do gymnastics,...

Taking the reins and expanding polo at W&L

Elly Cosgrove

November 7, 2017


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Washington and Lee club polo president Amanda Ebling, ’19, picked up her first polo mallet the summer before her freshman year of college. Her friend Paul, a polo player for Southern Methodist University, invited her to his farm to try out the sport. While she began riding and showing horses at a ...

Swim teams win first meets

Kathryn Young

November 7, 2017


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The men’s and women’s swim teams emerged victorious from their first meets of the fall season on Oct. 21, recording victories over Randolph-Macon College. The men’s team placed first in 13 of the 14 events, while the women’s team recorded first-place finishes in 12 of the 14 events. “I w...

Following study, colleges improve head injury prevention and treatment

Elly Cosgrove

November 7, 2017


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In 2014, the NCAA teamed up with the U.S. Department of Defense to launch a $30 million concussion study to increase the safety of student-athletes and service members. According to the NCAA, this analysis was the most “comprehensive study of concussion and head impact exposure ever conducted.” The...

General of the Week: Haley Tucker, ’19

General of the Week: Haley Tucker, ’19

Larkin Holtzman

October 10, 2017


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The Ring-tum Phi: First off, congratulations on your hat trick in the win against Lynchburg and on being named ODAC Player of the Week! What are some of the team’s goals for the rest of the season? Haley Tucker: Thank you so much! Our main goal this season is to win the ODAC championship. We’ve ...

Volleyball falters this weekend away, remains undefeated at home, in ODAC

Kathryn Young

October 10, 2017


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The Generals volleyball team blanked Lynchburg College Wednesday, winning 3-0, with five players registering at least five kills during the match. Washington and Lee is now 6-0 in the ODAC, and 14-5 overall, remaining undefeated at home. Brynne Gould, ’21, led the team with eight kills and three in s...

Trainers prove strong commitment to Generals

Elly Cosgrove

October 10, 2017


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The student-athletes of Washington and Lee University train day-in and day-out to ensure top-performance come game day. However, there is an essential part of every program that works behind the scenes to keep each team healthy, functioning and in top condition: the athletic training staff. “Just the interact...

Field hockey uses team chemistry and preparedness to drive success

Adele Petagna

October 10, 2017


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The women’s field hockey team improved to 7-4 with an away win at Eastern Mennonite last week and through offensive strength in Saturday’s game against Randolph-Macon, beating them 8-3. Now, the players say they can’t wait to keep moving forward and continue improving throughout the season. Alth...

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