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European Takeover for the Whitman Blues

The women’s team poses with Frome Town FC, an English football club, after their match. Photo contributed by Whitman Athletics.

Charlotte Elliott, Sports Reporter

September 26, 2019

For most students, summer is a time for recuperation after a strenuous year of readings, essays and frat parties. However, for Whitman College’s soccer teams, it was nothing of the sort. The women’s soccer team jetted off to England where they had the chance to discuss team expectations and goa...

Whitman’s Two-Sport Athlete

Jimmy Jacobson ('20) has excelled for both the varsity soccer and varsity gold teams after joining the golf team for the spring portion of the season following a torn ACL in the fall.

Jordan O’Roy, Staff Reporter

April 12, 2018

Two-sport varsity athletes are few and far between at the collegiate level. At Whitman, we have only one two-sport varsity athlete out of 255 varsity athletes. Sophomore Jimmy Jacobson represents Whitman College as an athlete participating on both the varsity men’s soccer team and varsity men’s golf...

Soccer Seniors Go Out with a Home Win

Senior Noah Cavanaugh during practice

Mario Santos-Davidson, Staff Reporter

October 28, 2017

The Whitman men’s soccer team has had a solid 2017 season thus far, winning five games, tying three and losing three. This record has placed the team in fourth place in the Northwest Conference with 18 points, a single point behind third place Whitworth. This past weekend was the last one a...

Fall Athletics Heating Up

Fall Athletics Heating Up

Daniel Charlton and Mitchell Smith

September 8, 2016

Women's Soccer After spending much of last year’s rebuilding effort at the bottom of the Northwest Conference standings, the 2016 Whitman women’s soccer team will feature one of its most balanced squads in the last few years. The team returns NW Conference First Team member and senior midfie...

Soccer Brings Community to Campus With Youth Clinics

Contributed by Laura Williamson

February 11, 2016

With their 2015 seasons behind them, the men’s and women’s soccer teams have been running clinics together for local youth soccer teams in Walla Walla. These clinics are a great opportunity for the teams to connect with the community in a fun way outside of their own games. The clinics are also a...

Washington retires, search for new men’s soccer coach in full swing

Kendra Winchester

February 19, 2015

After 12 seasons and a tough 2014 season, Mike Washington, Whitman's head men's soccer coach, has decided to retire.  As the spring season kicks into gear, the team is still unsure about their coaching situation for the fall. Looking for a new coach involves Dean Snider, the athletics director at W...

Men’s soccer fights through adversity to end

Photo by Hannah Bashevkin.

Julian Reed

October 30, 2014

For a men's soccer team that has played, and lost, in four different overtime games this season, the year has turned into an arduous slog. The team currently holds an 8-9 record overall (4-7 in the Northwest Conference). They have been forced to struggle with a wide array of injuries, horrible luck and,...

Preseason trips more than just vacations for varsity athletes

Whitman men's soccer players at Old Trafford, Manchester United F.C.'s home stadium. Photo courtesy of the Whitman men's soccer team.

Cole Anderson

September 25, 2014

One of the perks of being a varsity athlete at Whitman College is the implicit privilege, or obligation, to travel. Whether it is within the Pacific Northwest or to various places around the globe, it is no doubt that Whitman varsity athletes are well-travelled. Between the Bahamas, England and Hawaii,...

Weekend Recap: Whitman Men’s Soccer Sweeps Senior Weekend

Mitchell Smith

November 4, 2013

Facing the beginning of its final home stand of the season, the Whitman men's soccer team dominated the second half of their game on Saturday, Nov. 2 at home against Linfield College, winning 4-1. The Missionaries struck first after a back-and-forth first half. Sophomore Alex Barsher scored his 10th...

Coming Together Across the Pond

Coming Together Across the Pond

Quin Nelson

September 12, 2013

There's no better way to get rid of jet lag than getting knocked around by a professional British soccer team. We, the Whitman men's soccer team, took the field for our first game in England, where we were blown out by Paulton Rovers FC 5-2. As we stood on the rain-ravaged field after our loss, it was...

Men’s soccer coach studies coaching abroad

Mike Washington. Photo contributed by Washington.

Kyle Howe

February 27, 2013

Even though the soccer season is over, Men's Soccer Coach Mike Washington is hard at work preparing for the upcoming season. For the first few weeks of February, Washington traveled to Manchester, where he was enrolled in a course for the education of coaches. There Washington, who is originally from...

First-Year Profile: Marcos Medina

Medina is hopeful for the season ahead.

Tristan Gavin

September 20, 2012

Profile: First-year Marcos Medina Sport: Soccer Hometown: Walla Walla, WA Medina grew up in the local area and has already asserted himself as a contributor to the 2012 Whitman men's soccer team, providing a pair of assists in his first two weekends of collegiate soccer. What was it ...

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