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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...

Development Plans for Athletic Complex

Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Sports Reporter

November 10, 2016

The grass is green and the future is bright for Whitman’s Athletic Complex. The Athletic Department is progressing on plans to bring game streaming capability and possibly a new clubhouse to the facility. Located three blocks north of campus, the Athletic Complex is host to practice and game fields...

Being an Athlete of Color at Whitman

Cherokee Washington, Sports Columnist

September 29, 2016

Navigating the world through a non-white body is a difficult task, especially in college. Between the daily incidents of police brutality, the constant fear of becoming the next trending Facebook or Twitter hashtag, attempting to keep up with academic studies, maintaining physical well-being, all while...

Whitman Soccer Takes LA

Conor Scanlon, Sports Writer

September 15, 2016

While many students were acclimating themselves to campus the first weekend after classes began, the Whitman Men’s and Women’s Soccer teams were busy playing in a combined five games in Southern California. Pre-Northwest Conference trips like this are typical for the soccer teams. Last year t...

Men’s Soccer Falls to Whitworth

Kelsey Peck

October 14, 2013

It was a tale of two halves for the Whitman men's soccer team as they took on Whitworth University this past Saturday, Oct. 12, but after a competitive 90 minutes of play, the visiting Pirates left Walla Walla with a close 2-1 victory. After a tightly fought first half, the Missionaries ended the...

Weekend Recap: Men’s Soccer Sweeps Pacific, George Fox

Dylan Snyder

September 29, 2013

Saturday marked the first regular season home game for Whitman men's soccer, and the team overcame an early setback to put on a scoring clinic, beating Pacific University 5-1. The weather was gray with scattered light showers, and it was evident on the field, especially late in the game when players...

WEEKEND RECAP: Men and Women’s Soccer

Quin Nelson

October 21, 2012

Saturday, Oct. 20: Women's: The Whitman women's soccer team defeated George Fox University 1-0 Saturday at the Whitman Soccer Complex with a performance even more impressive than the score would seem to indicate. Despite not scoring a goal, Whitman put forth one of their best stretches of s...

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

Matt Tesmond

September 20, 2012

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 ...

Fall sports wrap up seasons

Matt Tesmond

November 10, 2011

The seasonal change from fall to winter marks the end of another successful fall sports season consisting of dramatic victories, heartbreaking losses, All-Americans and nationally ranked teams. The men and women's cross country teams are still far from finished with their seasons. The men's team finished...

Alumni return to their roots as assistant coaches

Pamela London

November 4, 2010

For a portion of every day, Whitman student-athletes set aside their studies to focus on training for their respective sports. For the teams with Whitman alumni as members of the coaching staff, there may be a little extra motivation seeing someone who worked hard for four years, and is still coming...

An English voyage: Whitman men’s soccer travels abroad

An English voyage: Whitman men’s soccer travels abroad

Nick Wood

September 23, 2010

"Being able to visit the stadium even when not watching a game…was more than sick," said Fleming.  "[It] was a pilgrimage to my soccer Mecca." "Stepping into [Old Trafford] pretty much brought me to tears." These are the words of Whitman senior John Fleming who this past August along with thirteen of his te...

Whitman women’s soccer season ends with win

Whitman women’s soccer season ends with win

Noah Mogey

November 10, 2009

On a lazy Friday morning the Whitman women's soccer team played their final home game. Despite an inauspicious start: referees being 45 minutes late: they comfortably beat the Lewis And Clark Pioneers 3-0. It was the last game for the team's many seniors, including Corina Gabbert, whose third hat-...

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