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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.
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.
Cole Prowitt-Smith’s phenomenal layup brought the Ephs to the Sweet Sixteen match in North Carolina. (Photo courtesy of Sports Information.)

Men’s basketball falls to Christopher Newport in Sweet Sixteen, ending NCAA Tournament run

Ben Niewoehner and Lena Kerest March 13, 2024
Men’s basketball (23-7, 9-1 NESCAC) continued its late-season resurgence with an inspired run to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen, defeating No. 18 DeSales (24-4) 77-51 in the first round and No. 9 Oswego State (26-3) 79-77 with a dramatic, game-winning layup by guard co-captain Cole Prowitt-Smith ’24. The defending national champions, the No. 23 Christopher Newport Captains (24-7), put an end to the Ephs’ season on Friday afternoon in a hard-fought 49-60 loss.

Men’s lacrosse starts season strong with 14-13 win over No. 20 Babson at home

Ben Niewoehner March 6, 2024
The men’s lacrosse team (1-0, 0-0 NESCAC) began its season on a high note over the weekend, defeating No. 20 Babson (1-2) 14-13 in a back-and-forth game at home. Co-captain Cal Caputo ’24 led the team, scoring eight goals in triumph over the Beavers.
At the College’s Winter Carnival this weekend, Evan Cook ’27 placed 10th in giant slalom, a career best. (Photo courtesy of Sports Information.)

Men’s skiing overcomes turbulent weather, tough competition at Winter Carnival

Ben Niewoehner February 21, 2024
Men’s skiing hosted a home carnival last weekend, competing with 13 other teams at the College’s home alpine ski course, Jiminy Peak. The weather conditions and the strength of the competition proved difficult, but the Ephs fought hard for a 10th place finish during the two-day event.
Oscar Newman ’25 broke his own school record over the weekend, one of many impressive Eph efforts. (Photo courtesy of Sports Information.)

Men’s track impresses at BU Invitational, Dartmouth Tune-Up

Ben Niewoehner February 14, 2024
Men’s track and field flourished at two meets over the weekend, with many of the Ephs heading to Boston for the 2024 Boston University (BU) David Hemery Valentine Invitational and a smaller group heading to the Dartmouth Tune-Up Meet last Saturday.
Karren sunk a contested 3-pointer to lift the Ephs over the Bantams this past weekend during a buzzer-beater victory (Photo courtesy of Sports Information). 

Men’s basketball sweeps weekend in buzzer-beater victory over Trinity, senior day win over Wesleyan

Ben Niewoehner February 7, 2024
Men’s basketball (18-5, 8-1 NESCAC) picked up two home victories over the weekend, ascending to first place in the NESCAC. On Friday, the Ephs took down the No. 4 Trinity Bantams (21-1, 7-1 NESCAC) in a 55-54 buzzer-beater victory to end the Bantams’ undefeated season. On Saturday, the Ephs triumphed 76-65 over the Wesleyan Cardinals (12-10, 3-5 NESCAC) in a senior day game, securing the Little Three Co-Championship title.
Photo courtesy of Sports Information.

Women’s basketball sees mixed results in NESCAC gameplay

Ben Niewoehner January 24, 2024
Women’s basketball (9-10, 1-4 NESCAC) fell to the Middlebury Panthers (12-6, 4-1 NESCAC) in last Saturday’s matchup, suffering a 43-84 loss. The Panthers hit their stride in the second quarter, opening up what had been a close game and finding themselves en route to a comfortable victory. 
The Ephs conceded a first-half lead to Wesleyan on Homecoming Weekend, ending in a 30-22 loss. (Photo courtesy of Sports Information).

Football falls short at Homecoming, loses 30-22 against Wesleyan

Ben Niewoehner November 8, 2023
The Ephs (2-5) fell to the Wesleyan Cardinals (6-2) in a 30-22 loss, despite strong momentum in the first half.
The 1v placed fourth in the Collegiate 8+ race, earning the Ephs a medal.  (Photo courtesy of Sports Information.)

Men’s crew starts season strong at Head of the Charles, 1v brings home 4th place medal

Ben Niewoehner October 25, 2023
The Ephs returned to Williamstown after earning a medal from the 1v finish and a requalifying entry for next year’s regatta from the 2v finish.
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