Remote physical education (PE) classes began this week, in an effort to allow seniors still in need of PE credit to fulfill their requirements and to provide other students with a healthy option for exercise amidst social distancing. The athletics department announced in March in an all-student email that it will continue to offer five PE classes in digital form.
When you think of a librarian, the descriptors helpful, soft spoken and elusive come to mind. All of these words certainly describe former Head Librarian David Pilachowski. Unbeknownst to most students, however, Pilachowski feels just as much at home on an ice rink as he does in the stacks of Sawyer.
Baseball (0–2) dropped the first two games of their season to Springfield College (3–0) but remained competitive throughout Saturday’s double-header. While this is the first game for the Ephs, the Spirits had already defeated Colby, Sawyer and Western New England University.
Less than 24 hours after topping Albright in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, women’s basketball (20–8, 6–4 in the NESCAC) defeated Ithaca (23–6) 69-61 on Saturday to advance to the Sweet Sixteen. This marks the women’s first NCAA appearance since 2015.
As the first publicly out transgender male on the men’s lacrosse team, Ryan Rilinger ’20 navigated the emotional, physical and social challenges of playing a “helmet sport” notorious for upholding notions of traditional male athleticism. For him, sports directly intertwined with his journey of understanding his gender identity, finding inner acceptance and finding community within the team.
Sports Psychology has worked to provide mental health services to student-athletes since 2013, aligning with a broader movement across the country to address mental health issues that arise among students on athletic teams.
I’m bound to provoke some anglers in the Deep South who are on their local fishing team with this one. Is fishing a sport?
Men’s lacrosse (1–0/1–0 in the NESCAC) started off their season with a four-goal flurry from Cory Lund ’21 and Kevin Stump ’20 in the opening minutes of the game to down Trinity (0–1/0–1 in the NESCAC) 13-6. Three-goal bursts to start both the second and fourth quarters helped the Ephs secure their lead and the first victory of the season.
On Sunday, women’s lacrosse took a 17-5 win over Skidmore College.
Kara Wollmers ’20 and Shea van den Broek ’23 scored the first three goals and opened the game with a 3-0 lead within the first seven minutes.
With 10 minutes left in the first half, Claire Fitzpatrick ’21 netted three goals and Olivia Gomez ’21 and van den Broek each scored two. Isabel Arvelo ’23, Gomez and Lily Warendorf ’23 assisted on goals in the Ephs’ run of success.
Last weekend, the men’s squash team notched an 8-1 win over Bates and a 5-4 victory over Middlebury to claim the Summers Cup and the C Division National Championship title.
During Saturday’s semifinal match-up against Bates, co-captain Will Means ’20, AJ Solecki ’22 and David Pincus ’20 were on first for the Ephs.
Women’s track and field won its third consecutive Div. III New England Championship last Friday and Saturday, finishing with a total of 159 points. MIT, the women’s biggest rival, came in second place with 96.50 points, while Tufts took third with 88 points.