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Coping with an injury as a varsity athlete

Tate Cadang, Staff Reporter

March 5, 2020

Athletes here at Whitman College frequently sustain injuries. Regardless of severity, athletes continue to get both physically and mentally in shape during their treatments to prepare for their next season. Strengthening an injured area is a long process to undergo, but with attention to the finer det...

Whitman soccer celebrates seniors at last home game 

Women’s soccer seniors pose with their framed Whitman jerseys. From left to right: Allie Seracuse, Sophie Brussell, Emily Rigsby, Sofia Ellington, Jessie Mano, Tate Kautzky, Kenz Tierney, Pagan Hetherington and Bryanna Schreiber. Contributed photos by Bryanna Schreiber

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...

Start of the semester inconveniences riddle fall varsity athletes


Emily Solomon, Sports Editor

October 24, 2019

While many varsity athletes know the struggle of having significantly less time for homework and other extracurriculars during their seasons than other students, they also understand the struggle of having a sports season that requires them to come back to campus early. For fall season athletes, summer break is c...

Battle of the Whits: A thrilling overtime victory

Senior Pagan Hetherington celebrates game-winning goal as Blues snatch the overtime win. Photo contributed by Whitman Athletics

Miguel Baza, Sports Reporter

October 9, 2019

On a chilly Wednesday afternoon on Sept. 12, the Whitman women's soccer team went head-to-head on their home field with their biggest Northwest Conference rival, the Whitworth University Pirates. Whitman knew going into the game it would be a tough match-up, but that didn’t intimidate them. The Blues have...

Santa Cruz Trip Provides Optimism for Women’s Soccer

Photo contributed by Ellie Fix

Mario Santos-Davidson, Sports Writer

September 10, 2017

After finishing with a disappointing 3-15-2 record and zero road wins during the 2016 season, the Whitman women’s soccer team looks to bounce back in 2017. With only two seniors on the roster and 17 out of the 24 players being underclassmen, the Blues are keeping an eye on the future, with man...

Women’s Soccer Earns First Win

Women's Soccer Earns First Win

Quinn Salkind, Sport's Reporter

October 20, 2016

After a losing streak to start the 2016 season, the Women’s soccer team earned their first win of the year, beating Pacific University 4-2 on October 9. Lena De Guzman came out fast, scoring a first goal to put the team up 1-0 in the seventh minute, giving the team momentum out of the gate. “I...

Women’s Soccer takes talents to the Big Apple

Alden Glass, Sports Reporter

September 24, 2015

Whitman Women’s Soccer returned from a preseason trip to New York last week having suffered a pair of close losses. With games against New York University and Vassar, the Missionaries had the opportunity to fine tune tactics and lineups the weekend before their first conference game against Whitwor...

Laura Williamson Named New Women’s Soccer Head Coach

Cole Anderson

April 4, 2014

After an extensive and comprehensive search to fill the vacant Women's Soccer head coaching position, Dean Snider and the women's team have found a new head coach, Laura Williamson from Vassar College. For the majority of this spring semester thus far, the Whitman women's soccer team has been without...

Women’s Soccer Looks to Move On After Cato Steps Down

Cole Anderson

February 6, 2014

Earlier this week, the Whitman women's soccer team suffered a setback that may be felt on the team for years to come. Former women's soccer Head Coach Heather Cato has left Whitman for another coaching opportunity at Rogers State University in Oklahoma. Though coaching changes are often beneficial...

Women’s Soccer Looks to Regain Form to Finish Season

Women's Soccer Looks to Regain Form to Finish Season

Chris Calamita

October 23, 2013

After flying out of the gates to start the season, the Whitman women's soccer team has slowed down considerably. The preseason saw the team grab a perfect 4-0-0 record over five games in which they outscored their opponents 11 to one. Since the season began, however, the team has found their r...

Women’s Soccer Dominates George Fox

Marah Alindogan

October 13, 2013

Looking to bounce back from a rough road trip against UPS and PLU, the Missionaries women's soccer team (8-5, 4-5 NWC) faced the George Fox University Bruins (3-6-2, 1-4-2 NWC) on Sunday, Oct. 13 in a Northwest Conference match. A solid team effort, both on offense and defense, led to a dominating...

Women’s Soccer Off to Hot Start

Women's Soccer Off to Hot Start

Cole Anderson

September 19, 2013

This time last year, the Whitman women's soccer team had a 1-4 record and was heading into a conference season that would prove to be subpar by their standards. The team would eventually end up with a lackluster 5-11-2 record and a season that didn't go quite as planned. This season the Missionaries...

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