Athletes of the Week: Ryan Cox ’20, Libby Dolan ’19, Eric Hirsch ’19

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Cox captured his first collegiate victory, winning the NESCAC championship at Franklin Park last Saturday with a time of 25:27.8. Photo Courtesy of Sports Information.

Ryan Cox ’20

Men’s cross country

Bainbridge Island, Wash.


He has had a steady upward trajectory since his first year, and made the most progress in last spring’s track season, then again during his high mileage training in Kenya. Now in the fall [he is] mastering a faster start, smart positioning, and a long strong finish with a sprint on the end.”  Head coach Pete Farwell ’73


Leading the Ephs in shots and goals, Dolan added to her totals with two goals against Bowdoin in the NESCAC quarterfinals. Photo Courtesy of Sports Information.

Libby Dolan ’19

Field hockey

Barrington, R.I.


Simply put, Libby is clutch! She thrives under pressure and has been an offensive threat all year. While she has scored many of our goals. It should also be noted that she is very talented at creating offensive opportunities for her teammates. We love Libby!– Head coach Alix Barrale ’93


On Saturday, Hirsch’s breakthrough goal against Middlebury in the 57th minute helped the team secure the playoff win. Photo Courtesy of Sports Information.

Eric Hirsch ’19

Men’s soccer

Williamstown, Mass.


It was fitting for him to score the game-winning goal on Saturday as he has truly elevated his game in training over the past couple of weeks. Eric’s competitive energy has been a catalyst for our team all season long and he has maintained a determined mindset and unselfish attitude no matter what the situation.”  Head coach Erin Sullivan ’96