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The First Intrapodular Championship of Corridor Soccer, or the strange sports we created to stay sane

The First Intrapodular Championship of Corridor Soccer, or the strange sports we created to stay sane

November 25, 2020

Daisy, a product of GIANTmicrobes™, was the absolute star of Corridor Soccer games. We may have kicked her out of the door a few times, but just a few. (Graphic courtesy of Allyse Pratt ’22.) The...

Open swim: How my experience went swimmingly

Open swim: How my experience went swimmingly

November 18, 2020

The College recently reopened the pool, with COVID restrictions. (Michael Gibson-Prugh/The Williams Record) When I received the email on Nov. 4 that the College was going to reopen up the swimming...

As an unusual season begins, winter athletes on and off campus start to train

As an unusual season begins, winter athletes on and off campus start to train

November 18, 2020

Women’s hockey has been using synthetic ice due to ventilation issues with their normal ice rink. (Photo courtesy of Amanda Lackmann ’24.) A year ago today, the Chandler Athletic Center was bustling...

WPD dispatcher who shared anti-Black racist Facebook posts resigns

WPD dispatcher who shared anti-Black racist Facebook posts resigns

November 13, 2020

Editor’s note: This article contains images and descriptions of anti-Black racist and violent language and imagery. A dispatcher with the Williamstown Police Department (WPD) resigned on Thursday...

Playing the mind game: Sabermetrics at the College

Playing the mind game: Sabermetrics at the College

November 11, 2020

Steven Miller, Professor of Mathematics, is widely known to be a baseball fanatic, but few are aware of his involvement in sabermetrics research. (Photo courtesy of Steven Miller.) Anyone who has ever...

‘The ball’s not bouncing but the game’s on’: Professor Rowan Ricardo Phillips on sports, politics and writing

‘The ball’s not bouncing but the game’s on’: Professor Rowan Ricardo Phillips on sports, politics and writing

November 4, 2020

Phillips (top center) attends a basketball game between the New York Knicks and the Indianapolis Pacers along with author John Green (top right), a long-time friend of Phillips who shares his love for...

Mission possible: Climb Club resumes practices despite wall closure

Mission possible: Climb Club resumes practices despite wall closure

November 4, 2020

Tree branches bow under the weight of the first snow, and the sun rises and sets early over stinging, frozen air — winter is coming, but members of the climbing club still find themselves behind Mission...

Staff member receives violent and threatening hate letter at their home

Staff member receives violent and threatening hate letter at their home

October 29, 2020

President Maud S. Mandel and Vice President for Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leticia S. E. Haynes ’99 informed the community in an email Friday that a staff member at the College had...

Sports teams celebrate Mountain Day

Sports teams celebrate Mountain Day

October 28, 2020

Cider donuts, apple cider, casual hikes with friends — for most people, Mountain Day is a time for procrastinating on homework and enjoying the natural beauty of a Williamstown fall. However, for a...

College selectively opens indoor spaces and facilities as winter approaches

College selectively opens indoor spaces and facilities as winter approaches

October 28, 2020

Selected indoor athletic facilities reopened on Friday to receive small groups of students under strict public health measures, as announced by an all-campus email from the COVID-19 Operations and Business...

Competing together: Ephs respond to NESCAC 100 percent voting challenge

Competing together: Ephs respond to NESCAC 100 percent voting challenge

October 21, 2020

The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is promoting voter registration among student-athletes through digital campaigns as part of a NESCAC challenge. The image above was designed by programming committee...

Gotta catch ‘em all: Pokémon Go trends among students

Gotta catch ‘em all: Pokémon Go trends among students

October 21, 2020

Pokémon Go, an augmented reality game, hit a new peak of popularity among students on campus amid the pandemic.  (Stephanie Teng/The Williams Record) Tap. Tap. Tap. This was the sound that broke...

Water polo dives into a season unlike any other

Water polo dives into a season unlike any other

October 21, 2020

In past years, club water polo trained and competed in the Samuelson-Muir pool; this fall, the team dove into the Hoosic in search of a place to bond. (Photo courtesy of Galen Cassidy ’22.) Anyone...

Mike Greenman ’18 reflects on working inside NBA bubble

Mike Greenman ’18 reflects on working inside NBA bubble

October 7, 2020

Mike Greenman ’18 worked in the NBA bubble over the summer preparing the locker rooms and helping players warm up before games. (Photo courtesy of Mike Greenman.) Mike Greenman ’18 had just finished...

Selected athletic resources reopen to all on-campus students

Selected athletic resources reopen to all on-campus students

October 7, 2020

The weight tent is one of the many new outdoor facilities open to the general student body, offering more options for non-athletes to keep fit. (Tina Zheng/The Williams Record) It is always a race...

Checkmate, quarantine: Chess Club thrives in the Zoom era

Checkmate, quarantine: Chess Club thrives in the Zoom era

October 7, 2020

A Wednesday night of wistful longing--Blue-black in Autumnal bliss.Here you hear a voice of calling"come play chess!", and that is this:Chess club tonight from 9 -- 10:30 @ Eco cafe, everyone welcome,...

For fall athletes, the decision to reopen campus brought another choice: Whether to take time off

For fall athletes, the decision to reopen campus brought another choice: Whether to take time off

September 30, 2020

Victoria Laino ’21.5, a midfielder on women’s soccer, opted to take time off and play in the highest division of women’s soccer in Switzerland instead. (Photo courtesy of Victoria Laino.)  When...

To be or not to be an Eph: How the pandemic changed the plans of first-year student-athletes

To be or not to be an Eph: How the pandemic changed the plans of first-year student-athletes

September 23, 2020

After a summer of deliberation, James Hemmer ’24, left, and Sunny Hu ’24, right, decided to join their respective teams on campus this fall, while many other first-year student-athletes opted to...

E-sports: It’s the new Eph-sport

E-sports: It’s the new Eph-sport

September 23, 2020

On Sept. 18, the newly renamed PC Gaming Club launched their Minecraft server as part of their expansion effort. (Photo courtesy of Angela Gui ’24.) The coronavirus pandemic may have shut down the...

Fall sports are cancelled: what that means for athletic staff

Fall sports are cancelled: what that means for athletic staff

September 16, 2020

With the campus fitness center closed, staff have moved exercise equipment to a tent next to Farley-Lamb Field so that teams can complete their usual lift workouts safely outside. (Rebecca Tauber/Williams...

Nonner tests P.E. department’s quarantine fitness videos; videos test her back

Nonner tests P.E. department’s quarantine fitness videos; videos test her back

September 16, 2020

In the “Fitness in Quarantine” videos, members of the physical education department demonstrate workouts that students can do in dorm rooms.  (Videos courtesy of Williams College. Screenshots...

Williamstown without students: Small businesses cautiously reopen, students return

Williamstown without students: Small businesses cautiously reopen, students return

September 13, 2020

Maple Terrace, the motel on Route 2, was fortunate for the summer to have an outdoor pool, left, on its expansive grounds after reopening in June. (Ben Platt/Williams Record) The following is the final...

Williamstown without students: Town government weathers budget crisis

September 12, 2020

The following is the third part of a four-part series on how small businesses, cultural institutions and local government in the Purple Valley responded to the COVID-19 pandemic in spring and summer 2020....

Williamstown without students: Cultural institutions emerge from closure

Williamstown without students: Cultural institutions emerge from closure

September 11, 2020

The Clark Art Institute began unveiling its first-ever outdoor exhibition over the summer, with large-scale works from six contemporary artists displayed across its 140-acre campus. (Stephanie Teng/Williams...

College towns have struggled. Here’s what Williamstown was like without students.

College towns have struggled. Here’s what Williamstown was like without students.

September 10, 2020

Nature’s Closet co-owners Beth McLean, left, and Amy Jeschawitz, right, were photographed in April for the Front Steps Project, a nationwide fundraising effort that the Office of Human Resources participated...

CDE defers admission to incoming class, Grad Art Program plans for hybrid fall

CDE defers admission to incoming class, Grad Art Program plans for hybrid fall

July 28, 2020

The Center for Development Economics (CDE) will defer admissions for its incoming class of students to the 2021-22 academic year, while the Graduate Program in the History of Art will proceed with a combination...

Ephs are coming back, but fall athletes will not compete. Here’s what you should know.

Ephs are coming back, but fall athletes will not compete. Here’s what you should know.

July 12, 2020

The physical education and athletics department convene to deliver an outline of the College’s athletics reopening policy for next fall. (Photo courtesy of Williams College on Youtube.) As the College...

With less than two months until the fall semester, students and faculty are preparing for a mixture of in-person and remote classes. (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.)

College outlines academic plans for an unusual fall semester

July 10, 2020

With less than two months until the fall semester, students and faculty are preparing for a mixture of in-person and remote classes. (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.) In the weeks preceding the...

Record survey suggests most students plan to return to campus

Record survey suggests most students plan to return to campus

July 9, 2020

In response to an anonymous Record survey sent to the entire student body following President Maud S. Mandel’s email last week about reopening campus in the fall, 66 percent of the 685 students who...

The beginning of dreaming is the end of policing

The beginning of dreaming is the end of policing

June 23, 2020

In my intro course on blackness and mass incarceration, I ask my mostly seventeen and eighteen-year-old students how they would live their lives differently if abolition were achieved. Some say they would...

College to distribute CARES Act funding to qualifying students

College to distribute CARES Act funding to qualifying students

June 15, 2020

In mid-July, the College will disburse the first half of the $1.5 million in federal funds made available by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to students receiving financial...

Spring sports teams celebrate their seniors despite cancelled seasons

Spring sports teams celebrate their seniors despite cancelled seasons

May 23, 2020

Men's crew named their newest racing shell "Class of 2020" in honor of their graduating seniors. (Photo courtesy of head coach Marc Mandel and @Ephheavies on Instagram.) A few days before campus closed...

Brendan Hoffman ’20, Rock Stewart ’20 drafted to play Major League Lacrosse

Brendan Hoffman ’20, Rock Stewart ’20 drafted to play Major League Lacrosse

May 23, 2020

Rock Stewart ’20, surrounded by his teammates and friends, signed with the New York Lizards in a rooftop ceremony. (Photo courtesy of @LizardsLacrosse.) On May 4, senior men’s lacrosse captains...

Seniors who are awarded fellowships look to the future

Seniors who are awarded fellowships look to the future

May 23, 2020

Summiya Najam ’20 will study at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar for Pakistan. She attended the Williams-Exeter Programme at Oxford during the 2018-19 academic year. (Photo courtesy of Summiya...

Four years on the field: Athletes of the week from the class of 2020

Four years on the field: Athletes of the week from the class of 2020

May 23, 2020

Throughout each semester, the Record”s sports section publishes “Athletes of the Week,” spotlighting Ephs” exceptional performances in a given week. Over the years, we have featured 25 members...

Seven students receive awards for Sports Information contributions

Seven students receive awards for Sports Information contributions

May 23, 2020

The annual Deford and Pinsky Awards celebrate sports information contributors. Pictured above is their signature purple box, where student-contributors sit while covering Eph athletic games. (Grace Byers...

Eph athletes who missed out on their final season reflect on career highlights

Eph athletes who missed out on their final season reflect on career highlights

May 23, 2020

When COVID-19 required the campus to close and classes were moved online in March, many senior student-athletes were just beginning to gear up for their final season in Eph uniform. For our senior issue,...

Season Recaps

May 23, 2020

Men’s cross-country: Top of NESCAC, third at NCAA For the first time since 2016, men’s cross-country has won the NESCAC championship, with seven Ephs, all of whom won All-NESCAC Honors, finishing...

Captains’ Corners: Senior Edition

May 23, 2020

Carl Shuck ’20 Team: Men’s squash Hometown: Rye, N.Y. Residence: Spencer Major: Economics & English  Snack bar order: Black bean burger What do you enjoy most about...

Gail Ouellette, beloved breakfast and lunch cook at Whitman’s, dies at 68

May 22, 2020

Gail Ouellette, a breakfast and lunch cook in Dining Services who worked at the College for 35 years, died on April 17 at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington, Vt. She was 68. Ouellette...

Eric Soskin ’99 nominated by Trump as Department of Transportation inspector general following president’s series of firings

Eric Soskin ’99 nominated by Trump as Department of Transportation inspector general following president’s series of firings

May 20, 2020

In a press release issued by the Trump administration last Friday, President Donald J. Trump announced Eric Soskin ’99 as his nominee for inspector general of the United States Department of Transportation...

Director of ESPN’s The Last Dance Jason Hehir ’98 reflects on time at College, filmmaking career

Director of ESPN’s The Last Dance Jason Hehir ’98 reflects on time at College, filmmaking career

May 13, 2020

Jason Hehir ’98, director of The Last Dance, sat for a one-on-one Zoom interview with Sports Information assistant Sal Gualtieri last month. (Photo courtesy of Sports Information.) What if I told...

Spencer Art Show, online

Spencer Art Show, online

May 13, 2020

The end of each semester typically brings members of the College community to Spencer Studio Art Building to see work produced by students in studio art classes. This semester’s move to remote learning...

Athletic Director Lisa Melendy discusses what athletics may look like post-COVID-19

Athletic Director Lisa Melendy discusses what athletics may look like post-COVID-19

May 13, 2020

The spring 2020 athletic season was cancelled in March following the College’s move to remote learning. (Photo courtesy of Sports Information.) Last week, the NCAA released guidelines for the re-opening...

Coaches continue training athletic teams remotely

Coaches continue training athletic teams remotely

May 13, 2020

For many student athletes, much of the adjustment to remote learning has included losing access to training facilities and resources, hindering their ability to stay physically and mentally fit for both...

Christopher Clarey ’86 talks to a colleague from the Wimbledon Radio Show during last year’s tournament. (Photo courtesy of Christopher Clarey.)

Christopher Clarey ’86 discusses COVID-19’s impact on the future of tennis

May 6, 2020

Christopher Clarey ’86 talks to a colleague from the Wimbledon Radio Show during last year’s tournament. (Photo courtesy of Christopher Clarey.) Only a few months ago, Christopher Clarey ’86...

NCAA releases guidelines detailing process for resumed athletics

NCAA releases guidelines detailing process for resumed athletics

May 6, 2020

On Monday, the NCAA released guidelines on the process for resuming collegiate athletics following the COVID-19 pandemic. In its announcement that centered on a three-phase resocialization plan, the NCAA...

Record Recs: (Free) documentaries and political dramas

Record Recs: (Free) documentaries and political dramas

May 6, 2020

It has been more than a month and a half since most students left campus and returned home to finish the semester remotely. If you are anything like us and have found yourself in a bit of an entertainment...

Ephs in Congress provide window into national leadership during pandemic

Ephs in Congress provide window into national leadership during pandemic

May 6, 2020

Rep. Ed Case (D-HI) returned to Washington on a red-eye flight in the middle of the congressional recess to vote for a $484 billion coronavirus relief package. Photo courtesy of @RepEdCase. Congress...

Peer tutors work remotely

Peer tutors work remotely

April 29, 2020

Peer Support Programs have resumed their services in a new online format. (Photo courtesy of the Williams Writing Center.) Coordinating remote classes between professors and students can be difficult,...

Books as Bridges: Students, faculty connect through reading

Books as Bridges: Students, faculty connect through reading

April 22, 2020

Over 25 members of the college community have sent in videos of themselves reading poetry to be posted on the English department’s Instagram. (Photo courtesy of @williamsenglishdept on Instagram.) Over...

Williamstown Commons faces COVID-19 outbreak

Williamstown Commons faces COVID-19 outbreak

April 22, 2020

Williamstown Commons, a nursing home across from Walgreen’s, has suffered the loss of 17 residents to COVID-19. (Photo courtesy of Williamstown Commons.) Williamstown Commons, a nursing home and...

How coaches recruit in the middle of a pandemic

How coaches recruit in the middle of a pandemic

April 22, 2020

COVID-19 has changed nearly every facet of college life since campuses across the country closed in March, and athletics have been no exception. Over the past month, the recruitment process of the Class...

Sexual Assault Awareness Month campaign kicks off on social media

Sexual Assault Awareness Month campaign kicks off on social media

April 22, 2020

The Office of Sexual Assault Prevention & Response announced that it will continue Sexual Assault Awareness Month activities remotely. (Photo courtesy of the Office of Sexual Assault Prevention...

1 in 2k: Olive White ’22

1 in 2k: Olive White ’22

April 22, 2020

(Photo courtesy of Olive White.) We randomly select unixes from a list of all current students at the College for our weekly One in Two Thousand. So long as the owner of a selected unix is willing...

Column: What fans do when there are no sports to watch

Column: What fans do when there are no sports to watch

April 22, 2020

The Last Dance, ESPN's 10-part documentary on Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls, premiered on Sunday night. The series is directed by Jason Hehir ’98. Photo courtesy of ESPN. Every year, the College...

The Virtual Previews website functioned as a “hub for admitted students,” according to Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Liz Creighton ’01. (Photo courtesy of the Office of Admission.)

Admissions hosts Virtual Previews for the Class of 2024

April 15, 2020

The Virtual Previews website functioned as a “hub for admitted students,” according to Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Liz Creighton ’01. (Photo courtesy of the Office of Admission.) Students...

Reading a pandemic: Professors discuss the literature of disease

Reading a pandemic: Professors discuss the literature of disease

April 15, 2020

Although often thought of as the purview of scientists exclusively, epidemics are central to the work of several professors of literature at the College, who study how widespread disease is written about...

Spring Street businesses close, adapt services in light of Mass. stay-at-home advisory

Spring Street businesses close, adapt services in light of Mass. stay-at-home advisory

April 11, 2020

Pappa Charlie's is one of several Spring Street businesses that have stayed open. The sandwich spot recently added a curbside pickup option. (Kevin Yang/The Williams Record) On a week when many students...

College adopts test-optional admissions policy for 2020-2021 applicants

College adopts test-optional admissions policy for 2020-2021 applicants

April 9, 2020

The Office of Admission and Financial Aid will implement a test-optional policy for students applying to the College as first-years and transfers during the 2020-2021 admission cycle. This move comes...

Eph athletes remain in touch with teammates, stay in shape despite cancellations

Eph athletes remain in touch with teammates, stay in shape despite cancellations

April 8, 2020

Strava, FaceTime, Skype, jogging, bodyweight. The College’s athletes are keeping up team dynamics and staying fit during the pandemic over social media and with modified workouts. The impact that...

Online yoga and neighborhood runs: How non-athletes are staying active at home

Online yoga and neighborhood runs: How non-athletes are staying active at home

April 8, 2020

In light of recent events, everyone is searching for ways to combat stress, and exercising is one such tried and true method.  Unfortunately, traditional methods of staying fit are severely limited,...

Will Hardy ’10 (right) works as assistant coach of the San Antonio Spurs and the video coordinator for the USA Basketball Men’s National Team alongside Gregg Popovich (left), head coach of the San Antonio Spurs and the USA national team. (Photo courtesy of Reginald Thomas II.)

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games postponement raises uncertainty for students and alums involved

April 1, 2020

Will Hardy ’10 (right) works as assistant coach of the San Antonio Spurs and the video coordinator for the USA Basketball Men’s National Team alongside Gregg Popovich...

One in Two Thousand: Darren Wang

One in Two Thousand: Darren Wang

April 1, 2020

(Photo courtesy of Darren Wang.) We randomly select unixes from a list of all current students at the College for our weekly One in Two Thousand. So long as the owner of a selected unix is willing...

While WCMA remains indefinitely closed amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, museum staff continues to engage with students and visitors through social media and their website. (Photo courtesy of Williams College Museum of Art.)

WCMA closes indefinitely in wake of pandemic, shifts efforts to online content

April 1, 2020

While WCMA remains indefinitely closed amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, museum staff continues to engage with students and visitors through social media and their website. (Photo courtesy of Williams College...

Student-athletes return home mid-competition following cancellation of NCAA Championships

Student-athletes return home mid-competition following cancellation of NCAA Championships

March 25, 2020

Eph alpine skier Maddie Dekko ’21, ranked second in the Eastern Division this winter, returned after the NCAA Championships announced their cancellation. A day after the College announced its mid-semester...

From Sawyer to Chapman: Faculty Affiliate Program builds community between faculty and teams

From Sawyer to Chapman: Faculty Affiliate Program builds community between faculty and teams

March 11, 2020

David Pilachowski (right first middle row) joins the 2019-2020 men's ice hockey team for their annual roster photo. (Photo courtesy of Sports Information.) When you think of a librarian, the descriptors...

Sports Psychology, students address  mental health resources for athletes

Sports Psychology, students address mental health resources for athletes

March 11, 2020

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...

Baseball opens 0–2

Baseball opens 0–2

March 11, 2020

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...

Williams Fishing Club: Fish for fun, not for trophies

Williams Fishing Club: Fish for fun, not for trophies

March 4, 2020

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? In short, no.  Fishing is a connection between nature and the self,...

Men’s lacrosse defeats Trinity in season opener

Men’s lacrosse defeats Trinity in season opener

March 4, 2020

The men’s lacrosse team ended the 2019 season with 18 wins and ranked No. 1 in the Nike/US Lacrosse Div. III Men’s Preseason poll. (Photo courtesy of Sports Information). Men’s lacrosse (1–0/1–0...

Women’s lacrosse beats Skidmore 17-5

Women’s lacrosse beats Skidmore 17-5

March 4, 2020

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...

Men’s squash wins Summers Cup

Men’s squash wins Summers Cup

March 4, 2020

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...

Women’s track and field claims third Div. III New England title

Women’s track and field claims third Div. III New England title

March 4, 2020

Emma Egan ’20 won first place in the high jump event at the Div. III New England Championship. (Photo courtesy of Sports Information.) Women’s track and field won its third consecutive Div. III...

This nonner is a goner: a day on the College’s wrestling team

This nonner is a goner: a day on the College’s wrestling team

February 26, 2020

Sofie Jones ’22 (nonner) becomes a goner as she wrestles against a member of the College’s wrestling team during a practice session. Sofie Jones/The Williams Record In the past year, conversations...

Men’s swimming and diving wins 18th NESCAC championship

Men’s swimming and diving wins 18th NESCAC championship

February 26, 2020

Men’s swimming and diving finished the weekend with 1,987.5 points, putting them ahead of Tufts with 1,797.5 and Amherst with 1,386.5. (Photo courtesy of Sports Information.) Last weekend, men’s...

Men’s ice hockey stays first seed in NESCAC

Men’s ice hockey stays first seed in NESCAC

February 26, 2020

On Saturday, men’s hockey (16–7–1, 13–5–0 NESCAC) defeated Amherst (9–11–4, 7–8–3) 5-2. With two goals each, Mac Carso ’23 and Tyler Scott ’21 secured the top seed in the NESCAC...

Club Hub: Broadway on Ice

Club Hub: Broadway on Ice

February 26, 2020

STEPHANIE TENG/ THE WILLIAMS RECORD The members of the Figure Skating Club pose for a photo after successfully hosting their annual ice show in Chapman Rink. At 7:25 p.m. on Saturday night, 30 minutes...

The early bird wins the race: morning running club hits the pavement

The early bird wins the race: morning running club hits the pavement

February 26, 2020

Do you ever wake up at 6:11 a.m. and think about going for a run around the beautiful Berkshires? If your answer is no, then you and I are in the same boat. But for Professor of Environmental Studies...

Mens  ice hockey remains No. 1 in NESCAC conference after 5-3 win over Middlebury

Men’s ice hockey remains No. 1 in NESCAC conference after 5-3 win over Middlebury

February 19, 2020

Men’s ice hockey (15–6–1, 12–4–0 NESCAC) defeated Middlebury (8–11–3, 6–7–3 NESCAC) 5-3 on Saturday. The eventual game-winning goal came from Niko Karamanis ’22, who scored just 50...

HalfTime fosters community for Christian athletes

HalfTime fosters community for Christian athletes

February 19, 2020

PHOTO COURTESY OF SARAH GANTT. Student-athletes Rachel Cross ’21 (left) and Sarah Gantt ’23 formed a strong friendship through HalfTime.   Last fall,  Rachel Cross ’21, a member...

COACH’S CORNER: Sarah Raymond, womens soccer

COACH’S CORNER: Sarah Raymond, women’s soccer

February 19, 2020

PHOTO COURTESY OF SPORTS INFORMATION.    On Feb. 12, Athletic Director Lisa Melendy named Sarah Raymond as the College’s next women’s soccer head coach. Raymond, currently in her fourth...

Men’s squash takes 2nd at NESCACs

February 19, 2020

Men’s squash (14–9) performed brilliantly in the first two rounds of the NESCAC Championships against No. 23 Bowdoin and No. 19 Bates last weekend before falling to No. 2 Trinity 7-2, finishing the...

Williamstown Dart League builds community

Williamstown Dart League builds community

February 19, 2020

PHOTO COURTESY OF ANDY MUNZER. Williamstown residents have been gathering to play darts since the 1980s as a way to brighten up dreary Berkshire winters. Two dart boards hang on the wall at Water...

Women’s swim wins 7th NESCAC

Women’s swim wins 7th NESCAC

February 19, 2020

PHOTO COURTESY OF SPORTS INFORMATION. After the women captured the NESCAC championship title on Sunday, the team and its coaches took a celebratory jump into the pool. Women’s swimming & diving...

Club Hub: Martial Arts Club

February 19, 2020

If you happen to walk around Greylock Quad on a Tuesday night, you may hear laughter, cheering or, if you’re in luck, the sound of a punch or kick. In addition to a reminder that Greylock is, in fact,...

Athletes of the Week: Michael Davis 23 and Lydia Kurtz 22

Athletes of the Week: Michael Davis ’23 and Lydia Kurtz ’22

October 30, 2019

Michael Davis '23 Men's Soccer Chicago, Ill. “Michael has been fantastic in his rookie season and is among the league leaders in several goalkeeping categories. Apart from his obvious competitiveness,...

The womens team defeated Middlebury on Saturday night, after a tie-breaking overtime goal from forward Avery Dunn ’21.

Women’s hockey sweeps Midd, clinches home ice advantage for NESCACs

February 20, 2019

An overtime goal from forward Avery Dunn ’21 on Saturday secured the women’s first-ever regular season sweep of Middlebury. Photo courtesy of Sports Information. Last weekend, No. 10 women’s...

Manning has compiled a 500–236 record and nine NCAA tournament appearances in 29 seasons as head coach of womens basketball.

Pat Manning records 500th win as women’s basketball coach

February 6, 2019

Manning has compiled a 500–236 record and nine NCAA tournament appearances in 29 seasons as head coach of women's basketball. Photo courtesy of Sports Information. Pat Manning didn’t think anyone...

Alan Hirsch and his son Eric Hirsch ’19 have attended Eph basketball games together since 2003 and now serve as NSN commentators.

Hirsch calls basketball games, coins catchphrases

February 6, 2019

Alan Hirsch and his son Eric Hirsch ’19 have attended Eph basketball games together since 2003 and now serve as NSN commentators. Photo courtesy of Sports Information. Alan Hirsch, chair of justice...

Men’s squash places second at NESCACs

Men’s squash places second at NESCACs

February 6, 2019

No. 18 men’s squash (12–10) secured a surprise second-place finish at the NESCAC Championship this weekend, advancing to the final match with a 5-4 comeback win against Middlebury before falling to...

Photo courtesy of the Berkshire Eagle.

Kyle Scadlock ’19: the road to recovery

January 23, 2019

Kyle Scadlock ’19 returned from a torn ACL to score 26 points in a Nov. 17 game against Salem State, his first contest in 11 months. Photo courtesy of the Berkshire Eagle. On a cloudy December evening...

Captains’ Corner: Sonya Jampel ’19

Captains’ Corner: Sonya Jampel ’19

January 23, 2019

Sonya Jampel ’19 is the captain of women's Nordic skiing. Photo courtesy of Sports Information. Team:  Skiing (women’s Nordic) Hometown:  Newton, Mass. Residence:  Sewall  Major:  Biology Snack...

Jeff Lifson ’86 details business of horse racing, buying Derby-winner

Jeff Lifson ’86 details business of horse racing, buying Derby-winner

January 23, 2019

Jeff Lifson ’86 celebrates with his wife and son after his horse won the 2017 Kentucky Derby. Photo courtesy of Jeff Lifson. While the Kentucky Derby has been dubbed “the most exciting two minutes...

Chris Mason to be inducted into Western Mass. Hall of Fame

Chris Mason to be inducted into Western Mass. Hall of Fame

January 23, 2019

Mason served as head coach of women’s lacrosse from 1980 to 2017.  She coached 34 All-Americans during her 33 seasons at the College. Photo courtesy of Sports Information Long-time women’s...

John DiGravio ’21 helps to coach baseball teams in Hanoi, Vietnam

John DiGravio ’21 helps to coach baseball teams in Hanoi, Vietnam

January 23, 2019

John DiGravio ’21 worked with young baseball players in Hanoi, Vietnam on basic fielding techniques and team cohesion. Photo courtesy of Sports Information. There are no umpires or fences in sight,...

Sports Shorts: Winter Season Updates

Sports Shorts: Winter Season Updates

January 23, 2019

NO. 3 MEN’S BASKETBALL Overall Record: 16-2 NESCAC: 4-1 (T-1st) Men’s basketball opened its season with 15 consecutive wins, a program record, before falling to Amherst on Jan. 16 and Middlebury...

Athletes of the Week: Olivia Barnhill 19 and Joey Rosetti 21

Athletes of the Week: Olivia Barnhill ’19 and Joey Rosetti ’21

December 5, 2018

Olivia Barnhill '19 Women's soccer  New York, N.Y. “Olivia is the best goalkeeper in Div. III. She does it all, she’s a shot stopper, an organizer, fearless and inspiring. She is an incredible...

2018-19 Winter Sports Preview

2018-19 Winter Sports Preview

November 14, 2018

Men’s Ice Hockey Men’s ice hockey finished 14-11-1 (9-8-1 in the NESCAC) and lost to Trinity in the NESCAC Semifinals, the third trip to the semifinals in the last six seasons. Head Coach Bill Kangas...

Athletes of the Week: Liz Webber 20 and Jackson Bischoping 22

Athletes of the Week: Liz Webber ’20 and Jackson Bischoping ’22

November 14, 2018

Liz Webber ’20 Women's soccer Natick, Mass. “We’ve asked [Liz] to be more aggressive and defend higher and as a result she is defending as well as I’ve ever seen her defend. She has so many...

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