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Nova Co-Captain Lauren Lynch played for the club Hive. (Photo courtesy of Lauren Lynch.)

Ultimate frisbee athletes improve skills, find community while playing for semi-pro club teams over the summer

Megan Lin September 28, 2022
For most club sport athletes at the College, the end of the academic year also brings the end of their ability to practice and compete with a team. Yet for some students on Nova and the Williams Ultimate Frisbee Organization (WUFO) — the College’s ultimate frisbee teams — this summer gave them the opportunity to play frisbee at an even higher level on club teams not affiliated with the College.
Captains’ Corner: Kiley Wallace ’23 and Morgan Persky ’23

Captains’ Corner: Kiley Wallace ’23 and Morgan Persky ’23

Payton Ahola September 28, 2022
The Record checks in with volleyball co-captains Kiley Wallace ’23 and Morgan Persky ’23.
During a media day for the women’s soccer team, Dabinett took photos of her former teammates, including her former entry-mate Indira Thodiyil ’25. (Photos courtesy of Olivia Dabinett.)

Olivia Dabinett ’25 shares passion for photography, takes on new media job with women’s soccer team

Bellamy Richardson September 28, 2022

Olivia Dabinett ’25 loves sports — whether it’s playing on the soccer field or capturing action shots of athletes during a game. After deciding to stop playing on the women’s soccer team...

The captains arrived on campus for three days of training, where they participated in leadership programming and heard from campus leaders. (Photo courtesy of Carolyn Miles.)

A look inside fall captains’ training

Kitt Urdang September 21, 2022
Three days before the start of the academic year, the captains of varsity athletic teams arrived on campus for a training hosted by the athletic department. Captains’ training — much like the end-of-summer training for Junior Advisors, House Coordinators, and Ephventure leaders — seeks to prepare a new group of students for their leadership roles.
The Ephs shutout the Jumbos on Sunday in a contentious match.  (Photo courtesy of Sports Information.)

Women’s Soccer defeats Tufts 1-0

Adhya Tandon, Sports Information September 21, 2022
The women’s soccer team (3-2, 2-1 in the NESCAC) shutout Tufts (4-1, 3-1 in the NESCAC) on Sunday to secure their second win of the weekend, with a final score of 1-0.
This fall is Coach Thoms’ first season leading the women’s crew team. (Photo courtesy of Sports Information.)

Coach’s Corner: new women’s crew head coach Paula Thoms

Marit Hoyem September 21, 2022
The Record publishes “Coach’s Corner” interviews to give readers the chance to get to know the coaches of their favorite Eph teams. This week, we checked in with Paula Thoms, the new head coach of women’s crew. The Record sat down with Thoms to discuss her coaching career, regatta memories, and the season ahead.
Frankie Stola ’21.5 competes for the Ephs. (Photo courtesy of Sports Information.)

Frankie Stola ’21.5 kicks off professional football career in German league

Marit Hoyem May 11, 2022
For most athletes at the College, their senior season brings an end to their competitive playing career. However, for Frankie Stola ʼ21.5, graduation signaled the beginning of a professional career, albeit in a very different environment than Williamstown. Stola, a former receiver for the football team who holds six career and single-season receiving records, recently signed a season-long contract in April to play and coach for the Cottbus Crayfish American Football Club in Cottbus, Germany.
Women’s track and field competes at the New England Championships on home turf

Women’s track and field competes at the New England Championships on home turf

Gabby Odoom, Sports Information May 11, 2022
The women’s track team competed at the Div. III New England Championships on Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7. In this championship meet, the Ephs hosted teams from schools across the Div. III New England athletic division, including Amherst, MIT, Middlebury, and Tufts. The weekend was a great success for the women’s team, with many Ephs achieving personal bests, earning points in their events, and qualifying for the Div. III NCAA Championship at Spire Institute on May 26.
Photo courtesy of Sports Information.

Senior athletes reflect on competing for the College

Izzy Polanco May 11, 2022
The Record reached out to senior athletes for reflections on their time playing for the College. Here are a few of their responses.
Jen Fry spoke to the athletic community about confronting diversity, equity, and inclusion in sports. (Photo courtesy of Jen Fry.)

Hosted by GCBC, Jen Fry lectures on diversity, equity, inclusion in athletics

Marit Hoyem and Skylar Yarter May 4, 2022
Dr. Jen Fry, a social justice educator, former student-athlete, and volleyball coach, spoke to the College about addressing conflict, race, and cooperation in sports teams.
Photo courtesy of Sports Information.

Captain’s Corner: Maxine Ng ’22

Izzy Polanco May 4, 2022
The Record checks in with women's tennis captain Maxine Ng ’22.
Volleyball, along with other fall sports teams, has been allowed to practice with coaches this spring. (Photo courtesy of Sports Information)

Fall sports teams conduct non-traditional spring practices

Kent Barbir May 4, 2022
This spring season saw fields, courts, and athletic facilities on campus a little busier than usual. Unlike in a typical spring, the NESCAC has allowed fall sports teams to conduct practices with their coaches.
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