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How Whitman stacks up: A sport-by-sport look at the upcoming fall season

Matt Tesmond

September 20, 2012


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The Whitman fall sports season heated up with the beginning of conference play last week, but how do the teams stack up compared to the rest of the Northwest Conference? The Pioneer takes a look at each sport to discover how Whitman stacks up and how the conference will shake out. Women's soccer ...

First-Year Profile: Marcos Medina

First-Year Profile: Marcos Medina

Tristan Gavin

September 20, 2012


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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 ...

Alumni, students link up at W Club golf tournament

Alumni, students link up at W Club golf tournament

Pamela London

September 20, 2012


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Highlight

Whitman's third annual W Club golf tournament went off without a hitch last Friday, bringing alumni and student athletes together for an afternoon of hitting the links. Put on by the W Club––Whitman's athletics alumni association––and Whitman's varsity golf teams, the tournament is one of...

IM, club sports

Kyle Howe

September 13, 2012


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

After a long day of classes, many students like to find a way to relax and recuperate. At Whitman College one popular way to do this is through sports. At Whitman, however, you don't have to be a varsity athlete to have fun and be competitive. Soccer, men's and women's rugby, men's and women's volleyball, men's and women's ultimate Frisbee,...

Cross country season preview

Pamela London

September 13, 2012


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Led by strong senior leadership on both sides, the Whitman men's and women's cross country teams are already full steam ahead on the road to regionals in late October. Each team was tabbed for a fifth-place finish in the West Region in preseason polls, and Head Coach Scott Shields is looking to meet...

Women’s soccer team preview

Women’s soccer team preview

Peter Clark

September 13, 2012


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Despite losing seven seniors from last year's team, the Whitman women's soccer team believes they can improve on last year's record and continue their climb up the Northwest Conference. Even though the team will be going through somewhat of a transition, third-year coach Heather Cato stressed that the...

Men’s soccer preview

Men’s soccer preview

Peter Clark

September 13, 2012


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As the 2012-2013 season begins, the Missionaries look to take their steadily rising program to the next level and seize the Northwest Conference crown.    Coming off a season where the Missionaries finished tied for third with the University of Puget Sound, head coach Mike Washington believes his tea...

Volleyball preview

Volleyball preview

Tristan Gavin

September 11, 2012


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Although Whitman College's women's volleyball team did not graduate any seniors from their 2011 squad, they are a far cry from the team that won just four of 22 games last year. The team has not had a senior on the roster in either of the last two seasons, nor have they had a winning season for five...

Dedicated: Tribute to Dave Holden

Dedicated: Tribute to Dave Holden

Pamela London

September 6, 2012


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Highlight

On Aug. 3, Whitman College athletics lost one of its most dedicated supporters. Longtime Sports Information Director Dave Holden suffered a fatal heart attack, leaving student athletes and many members of the Whitman community without a dear friend.  For 18 years, Holden served as the voice of Whitman ...

Whitman follows through with climbing remodel

Whitman follows through with climbing remodel

Tristan Gavin

September 6, 2012


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

While there may be value in the old adage "If it ain't broke, don't fix it," the Climbing Center at Whitman College has thrived by adjusting to the growing needs of its student body. During August, Whitman built a new addition to the wall, welcoming a more angled slab to the preexisting facilities to...

Profile: Matt Helm

Peter Clark

September 6, 2012


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Position: Head volleyball coach Before coming to Whitman, Coach Helm led Molokai High School to four Maui Interscholastic League titles, six consecutive state tournament appearances and the 2010 Hawaii Division state championship. Coach Helm and his wife Erika have four children: daughter Noelani...

Scoreboard 9/6

Pamela London

September 6, 2012


Filed under SPORTS

Scoreboard Soccer Men's 8/31 University of Redlands W 1-0 9/1 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps L 3-2 9/2 Pomona-Pitzer W 2-1 9/4 College of Idaho T 1-1 Women's 8/31 Webster University L 2-1 9/1 Washington University L 4-0   Volleyball 8/31 St. Norbert College L 3-0 8/31...

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