The Ring-tum Phi

Riding team shakes off first competition, stays focused on shared team passion

Kathryn Young

October 10, 2017


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The Washington and Lee University women’s riding team opened up its season on Sept. 23, taking eighth place at the Randolph IHSA Invitational. The event was co-hosted by W&L. The Generals recorded three top-three finishes in the show, including Hannah Witherell, ’20, who claimed second in th...

Donnelly wows the tennis team and school with latest Top 30 award

Ben Soullier

October 10, 2017


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In a college career flush with success and recognition, Brooke Donnelly, ’17, has received one more accolade as a Top 30 Honoree for NCAA Women of the Year. Donnelly, who graduated last spring, was both a standout tennis player and exemplary student during her four years at W&L. Among several...

General of the Week: Megan Engeland, ’19

October 10, 2017


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Ring-tum Phi: What made you decide to play college soccer? Megan Engeland: I started playing soccer when I was two. Going through elementary school I tried everything and soccer is what stuck. Going into high school I loved it and couldn’t imagine not playing it in college. Phi: What did scoring ...

W&L football travels to Calif. and upends the Stags in a record win

Elly Cosgrove

October 10, 2017


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didn’t stop the Washington and Lee football team from beating Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CMS) 24-14 on Sept. 16. Tight end Reid Ostrom, ’19, who is from California, said the game against CMS was the program’s longest distance road win in W&L history. “We had a huge showing of parents and alumni who made...

Women’s volleyball has early success, gives confidence to strong players

Tanner Smith

October 10, 2017


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The W&L volleyball team is coming off a 2016 season in which they posted a 24-10 record and made it to the ODAC Championship match. But Head Coach Bryan Snyder thinks this year’s unit, which has gotten off to a blistering 12-2 start, is even stronger. “Our record is very similar, even though we...

Women’s golf team’s strengths lie in bench depth and positivity

Adele Petagna

October 10, 2017


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The women’s golf team traveled to Orlando, Fla., to participate in its season preview on Sept. 17 and 18, playing the very same course they will return to for Nationals at the end of next spring. W&L shot a 323-318-641 (+57) landing them in third place out of 14 teams. Head Coach Pete Gyseck s...

Men’s XC has strong competition in ODAC

Ben Soullier

October 10, 2017


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Currently ranked 29th in Division III, the Washington and Lee men’s cross country team has high hopes for this season. In their first three meets of the year, the Generals did their utmost to prove they can be competitive in both the ODAC and beyond. On Saturday, the Generals came in third at the Shena...

W&L swimmers enjoy new pool

Kathryn Young

October 10, 2017


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The Washington and Lee men’s and women’s swim teams are looking to continue their ODAC championship win streak: the men have won the ODAC championship for the past three seasons, while the women have won for the past 10 seasons. This year, the team has a brand-new facility in which to train for ...

General of the Week: Ashleigh Meade, ’20

Adele Petagna

September 22, 2017


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The Phi: Congratulations! I heard you’ve now become a starter this weekend after your great performance in the home games over the weekend. Tell me about the tournament and the things you accomplished. Ashleigh: Thanks! This was our second tournament of the season. We played Meredith, SVU, Eastern ...

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...

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