Lizzy, a senior goalkeeper, and Maggie, a sophomore midfielder, are sisters on the Washington University women’s soccer team. After a childhood spent playing ball together on the fields of Wayzata, Minn. and another two years in St. Louis, this is the final season where they will slap each other’s hands before running onto the field together.
Junior Daisy Ogede of the Washington University women’s track and field team wasn’t always one of the top runners in Division III. However, a motivation to prove people wrong has fueled a competitive spirit that has enabled her to compete for national titles on a yearly basis.
Many successful athletes follow strict dietary regimens consisting of rigid food choices, meticulous checking of nutrition facts and careful timing of meals.
If you attend a Washington University men’s basketball practice, you might hear Andrew Sanders before you see him. Draped by players more than a few inches taller than him, the 6-foot-5-inch sophomore power forward leaps up, and with a quick flash of silver jersey and the concussive smack of hand-on-ball, pulls down a rebound.
During summer training camp at Francis Field, just before the school year at Washington University starts, head football coach Larry Kindbom likes to call out a pair of names, “Lake and Lake!”
If it weren’t for a broken hand in 2011 and a nerve-wracking tryout in 2013, the Washington University men’s cross-country team would be without its most decorated runner thus far in 2015.
Volleyball began shaping senior Allison Zastrow’s life even before she was born. That’s what came from having two parents with season tickets to the University of Nebraska’s top-tier program—that, and a name inspired by Nebraska star Allison Weston, who was in the process of making her way to the top of her school’s record book when Zastrow was born.
It was November of last year when Olivia Lillegraven had to watch from the sidelines as the Washington University women’s soccer team was upset 1-0 by University of Puget Sound in the first round of the NCAA playoffs.
With the bases loaded and two outs against Webster University on April 17, it was just another high pressure at bat for senior Chris Lowery, Washington University baseball’s corner outfielder. Already leading 5-2 and given a chance to break the game open, Lowery smacked a two-run single through the middle of the infield for his record-breaking 217th career hit in front of a home crowd at Kelly Field.
Back in the day, he yearned to be in the starting lineup, hoping for a chance to showcase his talents for the Washington University men’s tennis team. Now in his last season as a senior, Kevin Chu is a team captain who became the 16th player to reach 100 career wins on April 4.