The Ring-tum Phi

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...

‘Fab Five’s’ strong presence in men’s golf lends itself to close-knit team

Tanner Smith

October 10, 2017


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The golf team has gotten off to a strong start this season, as their “Fab Five” sophomores have propelled them to a top 10 ranking in the Division III Coaches Poll. They’re coming off of a season in which the team finished second in the ODAC and received an at-large NCAA bid to the National Tourna...

General of the Week: Austin Kinne, ’20

Elly Cosgrove

October 10, 2017


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Ring-tum Phi: You led the Blue and White at the Shenandoah Hornet Harrier on Saturday with an eighth-place finish out of 88 other runners. How did that feel? Austin Kinne: I’d say it was a good finish for our team. You know, we were not running many of our top guys in the race and so we managed to ...

Corrigan to join men’s lacrosse

James Berry

October 10, 2017


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Former club coach and recruiter Will Corrigan is the latest addition to the coaching staff of the Washington and Lee men’s lacrosse team.  Athletic Director Jan Hathorn, who recently hired Corrigan as an assistant coach, says he will further elevate an already successful program. “Washington an...

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...

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