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Coach Washington amasses 100th career win

Peter Clark

October 4, 2012


Filed under SPORTS

This past Saturday, men's soccer head coach Mike Washington earned his 100th career win when Whitman defeated the University of Puget Sound 2-1 in overtime. With Washington entering his 14th year coaching the Missionaries, the head coach had no idea that he had reached the 100-win plateau until the feat...

Whitman alumni baseball game

Whitman alumni baseball game

Tristan Gavin

October 4, 2012


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Highlight

Every year, the Whitman baseball team concludes its fall season by playing a friendly scrimmage against the program's alumni. The game offers alumni an opportunity to share stories with current players, reminisce with old friends and see if they can shake off the rust for one day each year to compete...

Women’s tennis sets the tone for the upcoming season

Women’s tennis sets the tone for the upcoming season

Kyle Howe

September 27, 2012


Filed under SPORTS

Over the past weekend the Whitman women's tennis team was hard at work at the USTA/ITA Fall Regional Tournament, their first major tournament of the season. The stakes at this competition are high, as every participant competes for the few available positions in the USTA/ITA Fall National Tournament...

Boxer Classic golf recap

Tristan Gavin

September 27, 2012


Filed under SPORTS

This past weekend, the Whitman men's golf team headed to Pacific University to compete in the Boxer Classic golf tournament. Following a third-place finish in the Quail Ridge Invite one week prior, the team looked to bounce back with a strong showing. Whitman finished third as an overall team, scoring...

Whitman vs. Whitworth: battle of Whits

Whitman vs. Whitworth: battle of Whits

Peter Clark

September 27, 2012


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Highlight

The Missionaries versus the Pirates––or, in the joking words of many Whitties, good versus evil––has developed into a healthy rivalry between two schools that are similar in some aspects, but polar opposites in others. The two teams are travel partners on the road in the Northwest Conference and the distance between Walla Walla and Spokane is a short 118 mil...

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

Matt Tesmond

September 20, 2012


Filed under SPORTS

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


Filed under SPORTS

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...

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


Filed under SPORTS

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


Filed under SPORTS

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


Filed under SPORTS

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...

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