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Cohesive Competition: Noon Soccer Group Unites Community

Cohesive Competition: Noon Soccer Group Unites Community

Jesse Sindelar, Staff Reporter
March 2
Filed under SPORTS

Whitman is privileged to have first-class athletic facilities for anyone who would like to use them, including the Multi-Purpose (MP) Gym in Sherwood Center. While many groups from Whitman and the Walla Walla community take advantage of this open and recreational space, the “Noon Soccer” group might...

Hanging Up the Boots: Quitting Varsity Soccer

Gareth Jones, Guest Writer
February 23
Filed under SPORTS

After one season with the men’s varsity soccer team, I decided to quit. The winter break that followed my chaotic first semester gave me some space for quiet introspection, during which I reached the conclusion that soccer had introduced far more stress into my life than it had removed. As one would ...

The Rise of Soccer in America: MLS Playoffs Heating Up

Arie Knops, Sports Reporter
November 10
Filed under SPORTS

The 2016 Major League Soccer (MLS) season is coming to a close and its popularity has never been higher. The 2016 season had 25.7 million gross viewership, an eight percent increase from the 2015 season. The league is particularly optimistic because 55 percent of its viewership was aged 18-49, the...

Crowning a Champion: Playoffs or a Table?

Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Sports Writer
September 29
Filed under SPORTS

Competitive sports are, by nature, competitive. Their success and excitement depends on having a winner–this is hardly up for debate. But how that winner is decided varies between sports and between leagues. All major American leagues have chosen the playoff format, but many respected foreign leagues,...

Intramural Sports Kicks Off Another Year

Arie Knops, Sports Writer
September 22
Filed under SPORTS

Now that the 2016-2017 academic year has begun, another season of intramural sports is finally underway. The driving force behind the IM calendar is the IM committee, a group of consisting of two representatives from each grade that work hard behind the scenes to organize this treasured aspect of Whitman...

What’s the Most Athletic Position in Sports?

Cole Anderson, Sports Editor
February 11
Filed under SPORTS

MBeing an athlete requires so many things; a combination of hand-eye coordination, speed and strength are just a few things which earn one the title of athlete. Everyone at the professional level is most certainly an athletic specimen, and there are certain professional athletes who stand out as more ...

Whitman athletics: a fall in review, strong spring to come

Whitman athletics: a fall in review, strong spring to come

December 7
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS, Varsity Sports

Whitman Athletics got off to a strong start to the 2015-16 season as seven teams played their fall seasons. Even before the season there was excitement, as the soccer teams got to play with the members of Mumford and Sons when part of their pre-season practices overlapped with the Gentlemen of the Road...

Back to sports: The summer in review

Cole Anderson, Sports Editor
September 6
Filed under SPORTS

Though football season is undoubtedly the best time of the year, summer is a close second for various reasons. My personal favorite sporting event of the summer is the Stanley Cup Playoffs and subsequent Finals, which featured one of the more exciting final series in recent memory. The Tampa Bay Lightning,...

Women’s soccer shoots for tops in NW Conference

Women’s soccer shoots for tops in NW Conference

Cole Anderson
October 9
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Highlight

In any sport, a coaching change typically means a transitionary period in which the team and coach search for a new rhythm and work to become a unit. A rough start was precisely what the Whitman women's soccer team and new Head Women's Soccer Coach Laura Williamson wanted to avoid. Off to a 4-1-2 start...

International Games Cost More Than Just Money

International Games Cost More Than Just Money

Andy Monserud
April 24
Filed under OPINION

I wrote a column earlier this year discussing the chronic mismanagement of the Olympics and the havoc they wreak on the cities who host them. Perhaps my lens was too narrow––enormous global sporting events appear to bring this kind of chaos everywhere they land. Brazil recently deployed more than 2,000 troops into a sl...

Pick-Up Sports Attract Range of Skills, Passions

Pick-Up Sports Attract Range of Skills, Passions

Cole Anderson
December 12
Filed under SPORTS

Whitman College prides itself on its extremely active student body, and for good reason. With 30 percent of the student body involved in varsity athletics, and a large majority of the remaining population involved in everything from popular intramural sports to kayaking in the Harvey Pool, the Wh...

Division III Recruitment Boasts Unique Perks

Division III Recruitment Boasts Unique Perks

Cole Anderson
October 23
Filed under Men's Basketball, Men's Soccer, SPORTS, Sports Highlight, Varsity Sports, Whitman Tennis

The differences between Division I and Division III athletics are a hot topic, especially in recent years, and when it comes to recruiting, DIII schools are competing more than usual with DI programs. For the varsity coaches at Whitman, the recruiting constraints that come with competing at the Division III...

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