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Women’s golf won the NESCAC Championship and thus earned a spot at the NCAA Div. III Championship. (Photo courtesy of Sports Information.)

This week in playoffs: Women’s golf places first at NESCAC Championship, crew teams take top 4 at New England Rowing Championships, tennis teams win at-large bids to NCAA Div. III Tournament

Alina Ramirez and Inés Garcia May 8, 2024
Women’s golf — No. 2 in the NCAA Div. III East Region — won first place at the NESCAC Championship at the Taconic Golf Club last weekend, shooting a 303, +19, to beat Hamilton by 32 strokes. During the first day of the competition, Gio Kim ’25 made consecutive birdies on holes 17 and 18 and ended her match with a stellar 69, -2. Emma Abramson ’27 and Tianyi Zhuang ’24 followed in close pursuit with scores of 73, +2, as Zhuang scored birdies on holes 4 and 5. Victoria Kim ’26 and Euna Lee ’26 then finished strong with scores of 74, +3 and 78, +7, respectively.
The Ephs made it to the USA Ultimate Div. III College Championships for the third time in a row over the weekend. (Photo courtesy of Leo Gentile).

WUFO qualifies for national championship for third consecutive year

Ben Niewoehner May 8, 2024
Last weekend, the Williams Ultimate Frisbee Organization (WUFO) — the College’s ultimate frisbee club team for male and nonbinary athletes — successfully advanced to the USA Ultimate Div. III College Championship. The team took on a strong New England regional field, posting five convincing wins in a row to make it to the regional final, before succumbing to the Middlebury Pranksters, ranked first in the nation.
Men’s lacrosse saw its season end with a final 4-14 loss to Bowdoin during the NESCAC Quarterfinals. (Photo courtesy of Sports Information.)

Men’s lacrosse falls to Bowdoin in NESCAC Tournament

Ben Niewoehner May 1, 2024
Men’s lacrosse (9-7, 6-4 NESCAC) finished sixth in the NESCAC, after suffering a 4-14 defeat to third-ranked Bowdoin Polar Bears (11-4, 8-2 NESCAC) last Saturday during the quarterfinals of the NESCAC Tournament. The result marks the end of a strong season for the Ephs, which saw them string together wins in four of their final five games.
Men’s golf finished eighth out of 10 teams at the NESCAC Championship at the Brunswick Golf Club. (Photo courtesy of Sports Information.)

Men’s golf sees mixed results at NESCAC Championship following wins at home

Hugh Kane May 1, 2024
Following two wins last weekend at the Williams Spring Invitational and Little Three Championship, men’s golf finished eighth out of ten teams at the NESCAC Championship at Brunswick Golf Club in Maine last weekend.
Men’s baseball closed out its season with a 9-22, 2-10 NESCAC record and high hopes for the seasons to come. (Photo courtesy of Sports Information.)

What the stat sheet misses: Okstein ’26 reflects on this year’s baseball season

Daniel Okstein May 1, 2024
Baseball is one of a kind, in that it is primarily a game of failure. The best hitters in the world fail seven out of every 10 at bats, and they still make the hall of fame. The most dominant pitchers often fail to get a batter out at least once an inning. As Volunteer Assistant Coach, Stan Parese, told us before one of our weekend series, three batters must fail each inning for the game to progress — rendering failure an essential outcome for any game. So while our season (9-22, 2-10 NESCAC) did not turn out as we had hoped, the high points showcased flashes of the type of resilience that all great baseball teams possess.
Despite grueling conditions, men’s crew fought hard, encountering mixed results in Saratoga Springs. (Photo courtesy of Sports Information.)

Men’s crew faces Wesleyan at Little Three Championship, brings home mixed results

Alina Ramirez April 24, 2024
Last Saturday, men’s crew traveled to Saratoga Springs to compete in the Little Three Championship. While the regatta, as the name suggests, used to feature the Ephs competing against both the Wesleyan Cardinals and the Amherst Mammoths, the competition is effectively a dual meet between the Ephs and the Cardinals as the Mammoths have rarely participated since restructuring their varsity rowing program into a club sport in the early 1990s.
Photo courtesy of Sports Information.

Captain’s Corner: Sam Cragin ’24

Inés Garcia April 24, 2024

  Team: Men’s lacrosse Hometown: Darien, Conn. Major: Chemistry This interview has been edited for length and clarity. Inés Garcia (IG): You’re one of the co-captains for men’s...

The Ephs persevered despite the weather, taking home wins in three of their four races last Saturday. (Photo courtesy of Sports Information.)

Women’s crew battles the elements, finds success at Little Three Championship

Ben Niewoehner April 24, 2024
Despite brisk and windy conditions, women’s crew triumphed on Saturday, seeing three of its four boats defeat the Wesleyan Cardinals in the 55th Little Three Regatta, held in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Softball faced off against Colby last weekend, winning its first game 8-5 and losing its second 2-6 later that day. (Photo courtesy of Sports Information.)

Softball splits doubleheader series with Colby over the weekend

Ben Niewoehner April 17, 2024
Softball (11-8, 5-3 NESCAC) split a tough two-game series on the road against Colby (11- 11, 3-3 NESCAC) last Sunday. Led by Sadie Leonard ’26 on the mound in the first game, the Ephs won a back-andforth battle 8-5 before coming up short 2-6 to the Mules in the second matchup of the day.
The Ephs are now ranked fifth in the NCAA Div. III East region. (Photo courtesy of Sports Information.)

Women’s golf finishes first at Martin and Wallace Invitational

Inés Garcia April 17, 2024
Women’s golf secured a first place finish in the 15-team field at the Martin and Wallace Invitational hosted by SUNY Cortland last Sunday. Due to heavy rain, high winds, and the resultant flooding of the course, the first round of the invitational was canceled, reducing the tournament to a shortened 18-hole format from its original 36-hole format.
Student photographer Maya Singh ’27 shoots sports from Williamstown to NCAA Women’s March Madness Tournament

Student photographer Maya Singh ’27 shoots sports from Williamstown to NCAA Women’s March Madness Tournament

Aliya Huprikar April 17, 2024

Although Maya Singh ’27 is now an experienced sports photographer — touting employment by the NCAA, the New York Mets, and the College’s own Sports Information — her first foray into photography...

Men’s tennis ended the weekend on a triumphant note after neatly defeating Connecticut College 9-0. (Photo courtesy of Sports Information.)

Men’s tennis sweeps Connecticut College in weekend 9-0 victory

Inés Garcia April 10, 2024
No. 3 men’s tennis (10-1, 4-0 NESCAC) swept No. 45 Connecticut College (8-5, 1-5 NESCAC) in a 9-0victory last Saturday. The win extends the Ephs’ four match win streak, moving them to second place in the NESCAC, one game behind perennial rival No. 21 Amherst (10-2, 5-0 NESCAC).
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