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Intramural sports

13 Mar

The most popular intramural sport, basketball, started last night and it was a great showing. There were four games throughout the night and I was able to see them all since I was working as the referee. Intramurals are just one way to get involved on campus and get active outside of Varsity sports. I can’t wait until my first game of the season.

Many Interests

25 Feb

As the weather has cleared up and gotten warmer, attending outdoor sports events has become much more bearable. This past week (while many of us were traveling and relaxing at home) the W&L Men’s Lacrosse team posted two great one-goal victories. Winning is common for W&L teams, but these victories were special. First, the lacrosse team beat the number 1 seed in the country, Salisbury, in double overtime. After this game, the team traveled to Ohio to face, then ranked 10th, Denison. This was also a close game with Garrett Paglia, a sophomore, scoring with 2:04 to put the Generals on top. With these wins W&L is now ranked 9th in the country. As this is the highest W&L has been ranked in lacrosse in the past few years it is reason to celebrate. However, I believe that an even better thing to celebrate is the rare breed of student-athlete that W&L has.

As a whole W&L students are very talented and have many different interests. This also applies to our athletes. Although some may be described as stereotypical “jocks” most student-athletes here carry more interests than those just on the field, in the weight room, swimming pool, etc. Many of the student-athletes at W&L have been known to exhibit their artwork, post the music they create online, participate in non-sport oriented clubs, and study abroad. This diversity within a category simply shows how widely held the belief of being well round is here at W&L. Students do not simply focus on one thing and put their head down, they explore many areas of interest.

The liberal arts education pushes students to explore different areas of study. It is this learning style, and the surrounding students, that encourage all students to participate in diverse events. If you speak to students you will find that while one may be in a business related club, that same person may also write for the school paper or blog.

The diversity of each individual student is one of the many things that makes W&L a special place. Each person has so much to offer and is as interesting as the next.

A 4OT Win for W&L Football!

5 Nov

The field goal that won us the game!

It was such a blast watching the General’s beat Hampden-Sydney in the 4th overtime this past Saturday. The football game was just one part of an amazing Parent’s Weekend that was busy and tiring but totally worth it. I don’t think any studens will be hungry for the next few days after a weekend of dining out with the family (or a friends family) and filling up on hors d’oeuvres at cocktail parties.

Just keep swimming…

29 Oct

How cool is the picture above? It’s taken in our very own pool of my friend Wayde, a Senior and a Captain of the swim team. Thanks to Kevin Remington of ‘Scene on Campus‘ for the shot.

Swimming is one of W&L’s strongest sports and biggest teams! They consistently rank #1 in our conference and send student-athletes to national competitions every year. Check out more about the mens swim team here and the women’s here.

The Halloween Spirit!

26 Oct

Trident Pumpkin!

Feeling in the Halloween spirit? Check out these awesome stencils that you can print out to carve your pumpkins with images of George or Bob or the Trident- the symbol used for our Generals Athletics teams!

Fall Lacrosse

24 Oct

This Friday is the annual Lee-Jackson Classic Lacrosse game. As a sophomore lacrosse player I see this game as an opportunity to not only beat VMI but to also put all the hard work from the past two months into play. The game is held at night and the stands are always full. This atmosphere is truly one of the best experiences I’ve had at W&L. Although the amount of time that lacrosse takes up can sometimes prevent me from taking part in other clubs at W&L, the times I have had with the team are very rewarding and have brought me closer with kids I would not have usually met.

Broadcasting

15 Oct

I have always wondered just how people start broadcasting games and now I know. After playing two years on the Soccer team for W&L, I received a concussion this year, I am know the broadcaster for many of their Home games. I started by doing color commentary and now I do a lot of play-by-play. There is a game on Wednesday so listen up online. Go to the ODAC website and the home of the WLU Generals Soccer.