After weeks of scrambling for funding, Washington University’s coed club tennis team obtained the necessary money to attend the Club Tennis National Championships in Caary, N.C. this past weekend. Nationwide, only 64 teams were awarded offers to attend the tournament, and Wash. U. placed 47th over the weekend.
While many people vacationed and unwound over winter break, senior Karli Stander and sophomore Caitlyn Hoffman won gold medals playing softball for Team USA in the 11th annual Pan American Maccabi Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The Maccabi World Union dedicates itself to providing a means for Jewish educational, cultural, social and athletic activities.
For the first time in Washington University’s running club history, team members participated in regional and national cross country competitions, with the club sending six runners to regionals and three runners to nationals.
The team’s membership has skyrocketed over the past few years.
Sophomore John Watts triumphed at the Division III Wilson/ITA Nationals Small College Championships on Saturday.
With his win, Watts made history, becoming the Bears’ first individual winner of a national tennis championship.
“It was a really close match and I was relieved to win,” said Watts.
Attending a women’s club soccer practice this season is a completely different experience from a practice from last year. Last year, the fields were often close to empty-it was not unusual to have only five or six girls come to a practice. This year, the team has undergone a complete transformation and now the attendance at practice is always close to 30 players.
The roar of the crowd, the body paint on fans, the event that is game day. This is the scene soccer players Therese Fox and Kristina Noll left behind.
In the first game of the season, transfers Fox and Noll each scored a goal, the team’s second and third this season, helping the Washington University women’s soccer team to win 3-1 over Birmingham Southern.