Category Archives: Athletics

Renewed Interest in W&L’s Polo Club

There has been a renewed interest in the W&L Polo Association (Polo Club) this year and the organization received U.S. Polo Association (USPA) recognition for the first time since 2008. W&L played its first matches at the end of March in the Virginia Polo Center against two teams from the University of Virginia. Although W&L […]

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Men's Basketball Team Scores Hard-Won Victory

Junior forward Jim Etling in the game against Rando

Some of the craziest moments in sports come from the most unlikely of scenarios. Who saw Wichita State's run to the Final Four coming last spring? Or, for that matter, the same runs from in-state programs George Mason and VCU? America loves to pull for an underdog, and that's exactly what you'd call the 2013–14 Washington and Lee men's basketball squad.

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NCAA Honors Dr. Erika Proko Hamilton '03

Dr. Erika Proko Hamilton

Congratulations to Dr. Erika Proko Hamilton, a member of the Washington and Lee Class of 2003. A star tennis player during her student years, and a new member of our Athletic Hall of Fame, Erika just received a new honor, this one from the NCAA.

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Calling In the Marines

W&L sophomore goalkeeper Wyatt Devine works with U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Thurman Butts on Wilson Field. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Aaron Diamant)

The men's and women's lacrosse teams at Washington and Lee got training from the Marine Corps on Wilson Field.

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W&L Athletic Hall of Fame to Induct Five on Sept. 6

Logo of Athletic Hall of Fame

The Hall of Fame Ceremony will be available live on the Generals' website.

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Former W&L Coaches Meet in MLL Semifinals

Denver Outlaws' Jim Stagnitta, left, and Charlotte Hounds' Mike Cerino.

Cerino coaches Charlotte Hounds; Stagnitta leads Denver Outlaws.

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W&L Alumnus on HBO's "Hard Knocks"

James Urban '96 interviewed on HBO's "Hard Knocks."

James Urban '96, a Cincinnati Bengals assistant coach, gets some airtime on HBO's "Hard Knocks."

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W&L's Michaels No. 21 on List of All-Time Cleveland Browns

An early Walt Michaels trading card.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer is counting down the 100 best all-time players for the Cleveland Browns, and Washington and Lee alumnus Walt Michaels comes in at No. 21.

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Remembering Fred Perry at W&L

Fred Perry poses on the old clay tennis courts beneath the footbridge.

Fred Perry, the last British player to win the Wimbledon men's title until Andy Murray did it this year, was W&L's tennis coach in the 1940s.

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A Survivor Still Fighting

Riley Hampsch, Washington and Lee Class f 1914

Riley Hampsch, a junior at Washington and Lee, has been fighting cancer since she was three-years-old.

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