The Ring-tum Phi

Men’s soccer remains undefeated as team enters conference play

Ben Soullier

September 22, 2017


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Coming off an impressive 7-0 victory over Southern Virginia University, the Washington and Lee men’s soccer team headed into Saturday with a great deal of momentum and confidence. This confidence stems from the team’s ability to score goals in a variety of ways. The Generals have 13 different goal...

Field hockey scores overtime victory in front of homecoming weekend crowd

Kathryn Young

September 22, 2017


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The Generals field hockey team gained a 1-0 overtime victory against the Blue Jays of Elizabethtown Saturday afternoon in front of over 300 fans. Annalise Thole, ’19, scored the game-winning shot three minutes into the extra period. “We had worked very hard at practice all week on finishing and just ...

New men’s basketball coach reflects on past as a General, preps for season ahead

Elly Cosgrove

September 22, 2017


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Jeremy Franklin, WLUR general manager, walked into the tiny gym of Washington College on Nov. 22, 2008, to provide play-by-play radio commentary for the men’s basketball game against Washington and Lee University. “At the time, they had a tiny gym that was smaller than your average high school...

General of the Week: Ryan Weston, ’17

General of the Week: Ryan Weston, ’17

Ben Soullier

May 19, 2017


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Ring-Tum Phi: First off, congratulations on getting the win against Roanoke in such dramatic fashion. What did it feel like to give your team the win with a walk off single in the bottom of the 11th inning? Ryan Weston: I honestly just felt relieved be- cause I had struck out three times before that...

Men’s track team wins ODACs, completes “Triple Crown”

Men’s track team wins ODACs, completes “Triple Crown”

Elly Cosgrove

May 19, 2017


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The Washington and Lee men’s track team has claimed the outdoor ODAC championship title to complete what they affectionately call “the triple crown” for the first time in school history. This year, the men captured the cross country, indoor and outdoor championship titles to clinch their outstand...

General of the Week: Will Bannister, ‘17

General of the Week: Will Bannister, ‘17

Tanner Smith

April 3, 2017


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Ring-tum Phi: With your hometown being Bath, England, why did you come to the states for college, and why specifically W&L? Will Bannister: In England when you apply to universities you have to pick what you want to study before you turn in the application. I didn’t know what I wanted to do so I ...

Popular demand brings new mascot

Kathryn Young

April 3, 2017


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Washington and Lee has just introduced a new fan to appear at Generals athletic events: a trident mascot. The mascot, a human sized W&L trident, will begin appearing at games after spring break. Athletic director Elizabeth LeRose said the mascot has been in the works since last fall after a student...

Men’s golf team, Quinilty shine at Jekyll Island Invitational

Men’s golf team, Quinilty shine at  Jekyll Island Invitational

Ben Soulier

April 3, 2017


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The Washington and Lee Men’s Golf Team competed in the Jekyll Island Invitational and placed seventh out of 29 teams. The team was proud of the finish, but they believe they could do even better and have high expectations for the rest of the season. Ranked No. 2 in the country, the Generals have ...

Women’s lacrosse ranks No. 4 in Division III due to run of success against tough teams

Elly Cosgrove

April 3, 2017


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The Washington and Lee women’s lacrosse team has propelled itself to a No. 4 national ranking after huge wins over top-ranked teams. The Generals have bested top teams such as Catholic University who was ranked No. 5 in the nation before their game against Washington and Lee.    W&L entered ...

General of the Week: Dana Lee, ’17

General of the Week: Dana Lee, ’17

Kathryn Young

March 28, 2017


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Ring-tum Phi: What inspired you to start running? Dana Lee: I first became involved with track and field when I was a freshman in high school. I was really interested in the long jump and sprint events because I thought I could do decently well in those events. I wanted to see how far and fast I cou...

Swim team places seventh at NCAAs

Swim team places seventh at NCAAs

Kathryn Young

March 28, 2017


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The Washington and Lee women’s swim team made history as they placed seventh at the NCAA Division III Championships in Shenandoah, Texas. The team tallied 140 points to achieve seventh place amongst the 56 teams. Seventh is the highest place the lady Generals have ever placed, and 140 points is the m...

General of the Week: Tom Concklin, ‘17

Kathryn Young

March 20, 2017


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Ring-tum Phi: What inspired you to start playing baseball? Tom Concklin: My parents had me play just about every single sport as a kid and I had the most fun playing baseball.  I knew I had a passion for it at a very young age. Phi: What made you want to be a college pitcher? TC: I just loved th...

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