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Marit Hoyem, Sports Editor

Marit Hoyem ’24 is an English major from Menlo Park, Calif. She is a section editor for sports, and she previously served as a staff writer for the sports section.

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This fall is Coach Thoms’ first season leading the women’s crew team. (Photo courtesy of Sports Information.)

Coach’s Corner: new women’s crew head coach Paula Thoms

September 21, 2022
The Record publishes “Coach’s Corner” interviews to give readers the chance to get to know the coaches of their favorite Eph teams. This week, we checked in with Paula Thoms, the new head coach of women’s crew. The Record sat down with Thoms to discuss her coaching career, regatta memories, and the season ahead.
Frankie Stola ’21.5 competes for the Ephs. (Photo courtesy of Sports Information.)

Frankie Stola ’21.5 kicks off professional football career in German league

May 11, 2022
For most athletes at the College, their senior season brings an end to their competitive playing career. However, for Frankie Stola ʼ21.5, graduation signaled the beginning of a professional career, albeit in a very different environment than Williamstown. Stola, a former receiver for the football team who holds six career and single-season receiving records, recently signed a season-long contract in April to play and coach for the Cottbus Crayfish American Football Club in Cottbus, Germany.
Jen Fry spoke to the athletic community about confronting diversity, equity, and inclusion in sports. (Photo courtesy of Jen Fry.)

Hosted by GCBC, Jen Fry lectures on diversity, equity, inclusion in athletics

May 4, 2022
Dr. Jen Fry, a social justice educator, former student-athlete, and volleyball coach, spoke to the College about addressing conflict, race, and cooperation in sports teams.
(Photo courtesy of Sports Information.)

Captain’s Corner: Georgia Ganser ’22

March 16, 2022
The Record checks in with women’s crew co-captain Georgia Ganser ’22.
Joey Lye ’09 (farthest right) and a group of sophomore athletes pose with her Olympic bronze medal.

Olympic bronze medalist Joey Lye ’09 gives talk on leadership, self discovery

January 26, 2022
Joey Lye ’09, an Olympic bronze medalist and Canadian national softball team player, spoke to the College community on Jan. 17 and a group of sophomore athletes on Jan. 18 about her journey of leadership and self-discovery.
Winter sports preview: Teams resume play after two years

Winter sports preview: Teams resume play after two years

November 17, 2021
This week marks the first time in nearly two years that many winter season athletes are taking to the court, ice, or pool to compete in purple and gold. Around half of most teams have yet to compete at the collegiate level, meaning teams have drastically different rosters from their last winter season in 2019-2020.
Alyssa Clark ’15 breaks world record by running 95 marathons in 95 days

Alyssa Clark ’15 breaks world record by running 95 marathons in 95 days

November 10, 2021
Alyssa Clark broke the world record for consecutive marathons by running 95 marathons in 95 days, only stopping upon contracting COVID after Day 95.
Victoria Garrick, a former Div. I athlete and current mental health and body-image advocate, gave a talk for SAACs Fresh Check Day. (Photo courtesy of Victoria Garrick.)

Mental health in athletics: Victoria Garrick speaks to students on Fresh Check Day

May 5, 2021
Victoria Garrick, a former Div. I volleyball player at the University of Southern California (USC) and current mental health advocate, spoke at the College on April 20 about her athletic career and struggles with anxiety and body image.
‘An experiment combined with chasing a dream’: Dylan Dethier ’14 on playing and writing for professional golf

‘An experiment combined with chasing a dream’: Dylan Dethier ’14 on playing and writing for professional golf

April 21, 2021
Ten years ago, Dylan Dethier ’14 took a gap year to explore the U.S. through golf, but his journey did not end when he came to the College. It took him to a book deal, a career in professional golf, and a lifelong dedication to write about the side of golf that few know about.
(Galila Kassa/The Williams Record)

It’s time to give female athletes their due

March 31, 2021
Marit Hoyem ’24 speaks out against the sexist culture present within the sports industry while advocating for students to work toward eliminating this culture from Williams athletics.
Despite not being able to see his athletes in person, mens 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

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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