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Men’s soccer succeeding in ODAC play

Men’s soccer succeeding in  ODAC play

Ben Soullier

October 23, 2018


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The Generals have high hopes of winning the ODAC title again this season

Baseball team uses criticism to fuel end of season success

Baseball team uses criticism to fuel end of season success

Mac Trammell

May 4, 2016


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On a whiteboard in the Washington and Lee baseball locker room there’s a bevy of scribbled notes that have accumulated as the year has progressed. Inspirational quotes posted by coaches; banter posted by players; a schedule with a surprisingly large amount of check marks next to every win. But what...

Victory! Men’s swimmer wins NCAA title and women’s swimmer named All-American

Victory! Men’s swimmer wins NCAA title and women’s swimmer named All-American

Caroline Blackmon

March 28, 2016


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While most students were busy getting ready for Fancy Dress, six Washington and Lee swimmers were busy making a name for the Generals on the national stage. Tommy Thetford, ‘18, and Emily Rollo, ‘17, headlined the NCAA Championship meet on March 16 through 19 for the Generals and brought back s...

Women’s tennis cracks the top 10

Women’s tennis cracks the top 10

Alden Ewing

March 28, 2016


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A dominant start to the season has propelled the women’s tennis team to a top-ten ranking in the nation, according to ncaa.com After half the team graduated last year, there were questions as to how the team would respond, but the five freshmen players have been critical to the team’s success. “Th...

Swim team duels cross-town rival in preparation for ODACS

Swim team duels cross-town rival in preparation for ODACS

Emily Cook

February 1, 2016


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The clock is ticking for the Washington and Lee women’s swim team. With only one meet left until the ODAC championship meet, against cross-town rival VMI no less, the stakes could not be higher. Originally scheduled for Jan. 23, inclement weather and major snowfall from Winter Storm Jonas pushed ...

‘Black Squad’: key players behind the scenes

‘Black Squad’: key players behind the scenes

Claude Miller

February 1, 2016


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A winning basketball team is like a well-oiled machine, with every player working in coordinated harmony. It’s often the case that the less visible, less flashy parts get overlooked even though their presence is vital. For the Washington and Lee men’s basketball team, that cog in the machine is th...

Women’s basketball heats up on the court

Women’s basketball heats up on the court

Claude Miller

January 27, 2016


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It may be cold outside, but the W&L women’s basketball team has been on fire in the gym. The team is currently riding a four-game win streak, and winners of seven out of its past eight, into the heart of ODAC play. “I think we’re playing our best basketball of the season right now,” Jacki...

Timely home stint paces men’s bball

Timely home stint paces men’s bball

Alex Niemann

January 27, 2016


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After a rough start to 2016, the W&L men’s basketball team used a pair of home victories last week to regain its footing and get the season back on track. “When you’re at home, you have your home crowd, you’re kind of in a position to get back in the hunt in conference play, it helps,...

Swim team dives toward another ODAC title

Swim team dives toward another ODAC title

Alex Niemann

January 23, 2016


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The Washington and Lee men’s swim team will look to defend its ODAC title this season following an impressive conference championship run last year. Though a championship repeat is never a given, with the weapons at W&L’s disposal this season, the team believes another title is well within re...

Women’s basketball team sets sights on an ODAC championship

Women’s basketball team sets sights on an ODAC championship

Kenta Sayama

January 23, 2016


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After a vastly improved 2015 campaign which saw the Washington and Lee’s Women’s Basketball team up its 2014 win total by 10 wins, the team is now looking for an even more prestigious goal: their first ODAC championship since 2010. “Last year we started off not having any expectations from ot...

Men’s XC sprints to first ODAC title in eight years

Men’s XC sprints to first ODAC title in eight years

Caroline Blackmon

November 9, 2015


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For the first time in eight years, the Washington and Lee University’s Men’s Cross Country Team won the ODAC championship.The team had high expectations and goals from the beginning of the year about what it could accomplish, according to Head Coach Brandon Spalding. “Even though a couple things didn’t...

Defense anchors men’s soccer

Defense anchors men’s soccer

November 2, 2015


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The age-old adage in sport is that defense wins championships.  Defense is a fundamental piece to competitive success, and a fundamental that the Washington and Lee Men’s Soccer team has crafted into an art this fall season. The Generals have posted an overall record of 12-3-2 this season, putting them...

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