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Golf is returning to Williamstown: A review of the Taconic Golf Club

Golf is returning to Williamstown: A review of the Taconic Golf Club

Tucker Catlin April 14, 2021
After being closed for the winter, Taconic Golf Club reopened on April 12, welcoming its members once more after a long hiatus.
Softball improved to 6-0 on the season with three wins against Middlebury. (Photo courtesy of Sports Information.)

Ephs softball bests Middlebury three times, improving winning streak to 6-0

Kris Dufour, Sports Information April 14, 2021
Softball earned three wins against NESCAC West rival Middlebury last weekend. The team swept the doubleheader with 3-0 and 4-0 wins, and won the final game 4-3.
Women's golf started their season hot with a first place finish at the Hamilton College Invite.

Women’s golf wins at Hamilton Invite

Stella Woo, Sports Information April 14, 2021
After a 545-day hiatus due to COVID-19, women’s golf returned to competition with a first place finish at Saturday’s Hamilton College Invite at Skenandoa Country Club.
Coaches such as softball's Kris Herman are looking forward to a restricted yet long awaited spring season. (Photo Courtesy of Sports Information)

Spring coaches share enthusiasm and goals for upcoming season

Payton Ahola April 7, 2021
This weekend, Ephs returned to the field for their first NESCAC competitions in over a year. While this spring season will most certainly be untraditional, the opportunity to play and compete again has been greeted with enthusiasm from coaches and players alike.
Baseball started spring competition with three straight wins against Hamilton last weekend. (Photo Courtesy of Sports Information).

Baseball sweeps Hamilton, opens spring season with 3 wins

Jack McGovern, Sports Information April 7, 2021
In its first competition since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, baseball emerged victorious in a set of three games against Hamilton last weekend.
Student-athletes discuss trans inclusion as runners sign letter urging NCAA action

Student-athletes discuss trans inclusion as runners sign letter urging NCAA action

Sonia Prasad and Katherine Yang March 31, 2021
Ten of the College’s cross country athletes joined more than 500 student-athletes from institutions across the country in sending a letter to the NCAA speaking out against anti-trans legislation. The letter sparked conversations about trans athlete inclusion at the College.
Walk-ons fill out team rosters — this spring especially

Walk-ons fill out team rosters — this spring especially

Kent Barbir, Stephanie Teng, and Kedar Veeraswamy March 31, 2021

When Tucker van Eck ’21 came to the College as a first-year, he did not envision himself playing golf for the next four years.  “Walking on was never something I imagined or ever thought of at...

Varsity athletes prepare for first competitive season since campus closure

Varsity athletes prepare for first competitive season since campus closure

Kent Barbir, Katherine Yang, and Stephanie Teng March 22, 2021
Spring varsity teams are gearing up in preparation for competitions after the College's decision to opt in to NESCAC's limited spring season. For many athletes, this would be their first time competing as an Eph; for some, this would be their last.
In the wake of the party at Wood, questions have been raised about the disconnect between athletes and non-athletes at the College. (Devika Goel/ The Williams Record)

Wood party rekindles debate on athletic culture

Kent Barbir, Stephanie Teng, and Katherine Yang March 10, 2021
It has been nearly two weeks since a large gathering at Wood shook the College community. Many students — including both varsity athletes and non-athletes — voiced complaints about the party culture of certain teams. The Record spoke to athletes and non-athletes alike about the effects of the party on athletics; the ties among athletic culture, party culture, and privilege; and where the student body can go from here.
NESCAC presidents announce limited spring sports season

NESCAC presidents announce limited spring sports season

Williams opts in to competition, but with no spectators
Joey Fox March 10, 2021
The presidents of NESCAC institutions announced in a statement yesterday that the athletic conference will hold a limited spring sports season from mid-April until mid-May.
Dan Calichman ʼ90 reflects on playing professional soccer, coaching in MLS

Dan Calichman ʼ90 reflects on playing professional soccer, coaching in MLS

Kent Barbir March 3, 2021
For most of his time at the College, Dan Calichman ʼ90 was not planning on a career in professional soccer. Today, Calichman can reflect upon a long and successful career in the sport spanning several decades and three countries.
Despite not being able to see his athletes in person, men's wrestling coach Scott Honecker continues coaching and recruiting from his office with the help of technology. (Photo courtesy of Scott Honecker.)

Coaching during COVID: The unseen challenges of building teams remotely

Marit Hoyem and Tucker Catlin March 3, 2021
Due to the spread of COVID-19, athletes have access to resources and facilities of varying quality, and coaches have had to learn to modify coaching and recruiting to accommodate a variety of environments.
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