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Navigating defeat as an athlete: Finding perspective in losing

Navigating defeat as an athlete: Finding perspective in losing

Lennae Starr, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2020

Athletes deal with defeat in different ways. While for some it is devastating, others just brush it off. According to Patrick O'Rourke, who compiles statistics from various athletic sources, only around 7 percent of high school athletes are selected to continue playing for a postsecondary institution, m...

Whitman soccer celebrates seniors at last home game 

Whitman soccer celebrates seniors at last home game 

Emily Solomon, Sports Editor

November 14, 2019

On Sunday, Nov. 3, both men’s and women’s soccer teams honored their respective classes of 2020 with a pregame celebration on the Whitman Athletic Fields. The women’s team capped off Senior Day with a 2-0 win over Pacific University, while the men’s team narrowly lost to Willamette 0-1.  Fo...

Youth Movement: Men’s Soccer Takes on New Look

Youth Movement: Men’s Soccer Takes on New Look

Wil Kotnik, Sports Reporter

September 7, 2017

Ever since Whitman men’s soccer coach Jose Cedeno took over the reigns of the program in 2015, there have been monumental alterations in team cadence and culture. Entering the 2017 season, the team roster is comprised primarily of sophomores that were members of Coach Cedeno’s first recruiting clas...

Men’s Soccer Off to a Fast Start

Arie Knops, Sport's Reporter

October 5, 2016

A year ago this week, Whitman’s men’s soccer team was preparing for a rivalry game against Whitworth while sitting bottom of the Northwest Conference with a 1-1-4 record, and a 1-1-7 overall record. Fast forward one year, and the team finds itself approaching this matchup in a much different position,...

Jose Cedeno adds fresh perspective for men’s soccer

Jose Coronado, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2015

Born in Manta, a city on the coast of Ecuador, Coach Jose Cedeno left the warm shores of the Pacific when he was 11 years old and moved with his family to Queens, New York. Jose and his family moved to the neighborhood of Woodside, a place full of diversity with many families from Colombia, Mexico, the Domi...

Men’s soccer kicks season into full gear

Men’s soccer kicks season into full gear

Cole Anderson

September 18, 2014

After starting their season with two losses in three games on a preseason trip to Virginia, the Whitman men's soccer team rallied to win their final game of the trip. Now with five games down, they are riding a three-game winning streak into conference play. The Missionaries will open their conference...

Men’s Soccer Splits Weekend Games, Beats PLU in OT Thriller

Marah Alindogan

October 20, 2013

The Whitman Missionaries men's soccer team (5-8-2, 4-4-1 NWC) had a big weekend at home as they faced Pacific Lutheran University (9-3-3, 4-3-2 NWC) and the University of Puget Sound (10-4, 8-1). On Saturday, Oct. 19, the Missionaries played Pacific Lutheran University Lutes in a double overtime thriller,...

Men’s Soccer Bounces Back After Rough Preseason

Kelsey Peck

October 3, 2013

With a 0-1-4 record after their first five games, it's safe to say that the Whitman men's soccer team was off to a rough start. Despite a talented roster and a month of playing in England prior to preseason, games were not coming together as they had hoped. However, with continued determination and...

Men’s Season Finale

Tristan Gavin

November 8, 2012

Two months ago, Whitman's men's soccer team traveled to California and beat a nationally ranked Redlands University team on their home field. In the next two days they lost in overtime to a solid Claremont-Mudd-Scripps College team and scraped out a win against highly competitive Pomona-Pitzer College. "It...

Men’s, women’s soccer honor seniors

Peter Clark

October 25, 2012

As the soccer season winds down for the Whitman women's and men's soccer teams, both women's head coach Heather Cato and men's head coach Mike Washington waved goodbye to two groups of seniors that played their final home weekend of matches this past Saturday and Sunday. While watching their seniors play for one of the last t...

Coach Washington amasses 100th career win

Peter Clark

October 4, 2012

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...

First-Year Profile: Marcos Medina

First-Year Profile: Marcos Medina

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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