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Men’s soccer succeeding in ODAC play

Photo courtesy of Washington and Lee Athletics.

Ben Soullier

October 23, 2018

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

Baseball team uses criticism to fuel end of season success

Pitcher Tommy Concklin, ‘17,  was on the All-ODAC first team and the ODAC scholar athlete of the year after going 8-0 with a 1.03 ERA. Photo courtesy of W&L Sports Info.

Mac Trammell

May 4, 2016

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

Emily Rollo, ‘17, set both the school and ODAC record in the 200 backstroke. Photo courtesy of W&L Sports Info.

Caroline Blackmon

March 28, 2016

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

Brooke Donnelly, ‘17, was an All-American last season and hopes to repeat that honor this year. Photo courtesy of W&L Sports Info.

Alden Ewing

March 28, 2016

A dominant start to the season has propelled the women’s tennis team to a top-ten ranking in the nation, according to 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

Sarah Schaffer, ‘16, has been named to the Second Team All-ODAC Team each of her three seasons as a General. This year, she hopes to make the jump to first team. Photo courtesy of W&L Sports Info.

Emily Cook

February 1, 2016

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

Photo courtesy of W&L Sports Info.

Claude Miller

February 1, 2016

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

Emma Redding, ‘18, fights for a rebound against Randolph-Macon. She is bringing down 5.4 rebounds per game. Photo courtesy of W&L Sports Info.

Claude Miller

January 27, 2016

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

Jok Asiyo, ‘16, has been a crucial player for the Generals this season. He had 8 points, 4 rebounds and 1 block in the win against Ferrum. Photo courtesy of W&L Sports Info.

Alex Niemann

January 27, 2016

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

Noah Schammel, ‘18, placed first in three different events in the team’s meet against Randolph-Macon: the 100-yard buttrerfly, the 200-yard butterfly and the 200-yard medley relay.  Photo courtesy of W&L Sports Info.

Alex Niemann

January 23, 2016

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

A year after her season eneded early because of injuries, Emma Redding, ‘18, is second on the team in rebounding, grabbing just under six boards a game. Photo courtesy of W&L Sports Info.

Kenta Sayama

January 23, 2016

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

The win marks the ninth time that W&L has won the ODAC Championship. Photo courtesy of W&L Sports Info.

Caroline Blackmon

November 9, 2015

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

Goalie Gillen Beck, ‘18, has only 
allowed eight goals all season. 
Photo courtesy of W&L Sports Info.

November 2, 2015

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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