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Club Sports Continue to Thrive at Whitman

Photo by Mika Nobles

February 4, 2016

Whitman club sports offer everyone on campus a way to play a sport at an extremely high level while also giving those who are simply looking for a good time a chance to have fun and bond with new teammates. The Club Tennis team had many new players join a team that competed hard all of last year,...

Ellis Anchors Lacrosse Team With Steady Presence

Ellis Anchors Lacrosse Team With Steady Presence

Mitchell Smith

November 14, 2013

When most people watch lacrosse highlights, they look for flashy goals and big hits. While senior men's lacrosse captain Dan Ellis doesn't often provide either of these, he acts as an anchor and a leader for a team thats success this year is very much in doubt. The team lost a bevy of talent to g...

Women’s lacrosse grows in numbers, preserves historical roots

Sylvie Luiten

April 19, 2012

Originally based off of the Iroquois style of play, lacrosse has evolved significantly over the years from its roots. It has gained widespread national attention as a growing popular sport both in the east and west up to the professional level. Women's lacrosse today, which lacks significant pro...

Athletes find challenges, benefits in living with teammates

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Andrew Hawkins

April 21, 2011

With housing options being discussed and sorted out for the coming year, Whitman College athletes frequently choose to live with teammates. But is this a wise decision? Off-campus houses, Greek residences and first-year dorms are filled with student athletes. Whether this is a good idea or not ...

Men’s club lacrosse hopes to send coach off with a championship

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Andrew Hawkins

February 3, 2011

"We don't rebuild," says David Schmitz. "We reload. We play for championships." At the end of the 2011 season, Schmitz, the Robert Allen Skotheim Chair of History at Whitman College, will retire as the club men's lacrosse coach. Schmitz played lacrosse as a midfielder at Roanoke College and h...

Looking into varsity and club sports at Whitman College

Looking into varsity and club sports at Whitman College

Tyler Hurlburt

September 30, 2010

Every day, at least 200 Whitman College students take to the field, court, pool or slopes to train and compete in the sports that they love. Some choose to do so as part of a varsity program, while others select another route and join a club sport. According to Athletics Director Dean Snider, approximately 75 percent of the Whitman student body is involved in athletics in some form through varsity, club and intramural...

Missionaries undefeated in Sweet Onion Shootout

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Bailey Arango

April 15, 2010

The Whitman women's lacrosse team played host to the annual Sweet Onion Shootout on the weekend of April 10-11 and made the most of their only home games of the season, decimating Lewis and Clark College 20-7 on Saturday and crushing Seattle University 15-4 on Sunday. The Missionaries dominated play throughout ...

Men’s lacrosse wins big, keeps eyes on title

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Bailey Arango

March 11, 2010

The Whitman men's lacrosse team took down Central Washington University on Ankeny Field Saturday, March 6, by a final score of 18-8. Whitman's win over CWU is their first of the season following two losses to perennial Pacific Northwest Collegiate Lacrosse League powerhouses, University of Idaho and Western Or...

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