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Bill Kangas goes incognito in the Ephelia costume at a women’s golf match. (Photo courtesy of Tomas Adalsteinsson.)

What it’s like to be Ephelia: Students and staff reveal stories from their time inside the iconic costume

Annie Lu November 30, 2022
Inside a large bag on the third floor of Mears House lies an assortment of purple-and-yellow fabric parts: two hooved shoes, a pair of purple gloves, a zippered jumpsuit, and a helmet in the shape of a cow’s head. This is where the College’s mascot, Ephelia, resides while off duty.
Projessor Bakija competed at a tournament in Sarasota, Fla., earlier this month. (Photo courtesy of Katie Cooper/UltiPhotos.)

Jon Bakija recounts storied ultimate frisbee career

Gabe Miller November 30, 2022
Over the years, Professor and Chair of Economics Jon Bakija has played a lot of ultimate frisbee. Through the sport, he met his wife, fostered a love for athletics, and competed in world championships. This is his ultimate frisbee story.
Football “took the Walk” after their Homecoming win against Amherst, ending 3–6 and on a high note. Co-Captain Ian Devine ’23 called his final Walk “surreal. (Photo courtesy of Sports Information.)

Football triumphs 20-10 over Amherst at Homecoming

Izzy Polanco November 16, 2022
The football team (3–6) finished their season on a high note with a homecoming win against Amherst. Both teams entered the matchup with 2–6 records, vying to bring home a win in the “The Biggest Little Game in America.”
The womens crew team finished seventh at the Head of the Charles regatta in October. (Photo courtesy of Sports Information.)

Students find community by walking on to crew teams

Payton Ahola November 16, 2022
Much of the recent success of both men’s and women’s crew can be attributed to the walk-ons, athletes who were not recruited for the sport and joined the team after arriving at the College.
Maddy Mandyck ’22.5, a fifth-year on women’s basketball, blocks a shot. (Photo courtesy of Sports Information.)

Basketball fifth-years reflect on taking time off, leadership, and team culture

Chloe Aust November 16, 2022
While life at the College was overwhelmed with COVID protocols many student-athletes decided to take time off to maximize their college athletic careers, creating a substantial class of “fifth-years.”
(Photo courtesy of Olivia Dabinett.)

Pre-game songs and mid-game cheers: Ultimate frisbee and women’s soccer talk team traditions

Megan Lin November 9, 2022
In the second article of a two-part series, the Record spoke with Williams Ultimate Frisbee Organization (WUFO) and the women’s soccer team about the traditions that foster a sense of camaraderie.
Women’s cross country won the NESCAC championship in October. (Photo courtesy of Sports Information.)

Six varsity teams move on to NCAA postseason competition this weekend

Kitt Urdang November 9, 2022
Six varsity teams will compete in NCAA postseason competition this week: field hockey, volleyball, men’s cross country, women’s cross country, women’s soccer, and men’s soccer. 
Word in the gym

Word in the gym

Kitt Urdang November 9, 2022
What’s your favorite workout song?
The mens cross country team tosses T-Bear before every race (Photo courtesy of Elias Lindgren)

Tossing teddy bears and collecting betting jerseys: Men’s cross country and rugby talk team traditions

Megan Lin November 1, 2022
In the first part of a series on team traditions, Executive Editor for Opinions Megan Lin spoke with members of the men’s cross country and rugby teams.
(Photo courtesy of Sports Information.)

Captain’s Corner: Pearse Glavin ’24

Marit Hoyem November 1, 2022
The Record checks in with men's lacrosse captain Pearse Glavin ’24.
This Sunday, mens soccer will play Connecticut College on Cole Field. (Photo Courtesy of Sports Information.)

Men’s soccer defeats Tufts in penalty kicks, advances to NESCAC semifinals

The second-seeded Ephs (6–1–9, 4–1–6 NESCAC) beat the seventh-seeded Jumbos (7–2–7, 3–2–6 NESCAC) at home, advancing to the semifinals of the NESCAC postseason tournament after winning four penalty kicks to Tufts’ three in a thrilling shootout. 
The NESCAC has rolled back its policy that allowed teams to conduct practices with their coaches during the off season. (Cadence Li/The Williams Record)

Student-athletes reflect on a return to traditional out-of-season training

Izzy Polanco October 25, 2022
NCAA and NESCAC policy that allowed teams to conduct practices with their coaches during the off-season in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has expired as of this fall, marking a return to traditional regulations on out-of-season play that require team trainings to be optional and practices to be scheduled and held with no coaches involved.
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