Cross-country teams set to start season despite recent heat wave

While it may be hard to fathom because of this week’s intense heat wave, it’s running season for the Washington University men’s and women’s cross country teams.

| Senior Sports Editor

Youthful men’s soccer team eager to begin 2014 campaign

With only seven upperclassmen on the team, the No. 24 Washington University men’s soccer team, led by 18th-year head coach Joe Clarke, will be relying on a lot of young talent to make the playoffs after a one-year absence.

| Senior Sports Editor

Football to build on last season’s playoff appearance

Coming off a season that featured their first playoff appearance in 14 years, the Washington University football team isn’t resting on their laurels and is hungrier than ever to build on last year’s success.

| Associate Editor

In the coaching box with new volleyball coach Vanessa Walby

Vanessa Walby overtakes the No. 11-ranked Bears after a successful six-year stint at the University of Chicago, a University Athletic Association (UAA) conference rival.

| Senior Sports Editor

Women’s soccer wants deeper playoff run after record 2013

Following a record-setting 20 victories last season, but a third consecutive heartbreaking defeat in the NCAA Quarterfinals, the No. 4 Washington University women’s soccer team returns to the field this fall hungrier than ever for a deep postseason run.

| Senior Sports Editor

UW-La Crosse’s Josh Whitman named new athletic director

After a lengthy search to find a replacement for longtime Director of Athletics John Schael, Josh Whitman has been named Washington University’s next athletic director, Provost Holden Thorp announced in a press release Wednesday. Whitman will take over the role Aug. 1.

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Women’s tennis clinches a third place finish in the UAA

In its final tournament before the NCAA Championships, the No. 9 Washington University women’s tennis team bounced back from a loss in the conference semifinals with a spirited performance to earn third place in the University Athletic Association Championships in Altamonte Springs, Fla. The Bears cruised past No.

Albert Mo | Contributing Reporter

Men and women sweep UAA track titles for first time since 2009

For the seventh time in school history, the Washington University men and women’s track-and-field teams both won University Athletic Association outdoor titles by scoring across a variety of events over the weekend in Chicago.

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2013-14 athletics achievements by the numbers

2013-14 was a banner year for Washington University athletics. Three teams earned No. 1 rankings, and 10 University Athletic Association championships were brought back to the Danforth Campus. Ten student-athletes were named UAA MVPs, and the Bears’ rosters featured 28 All-Americans. Here is a review of each team’s accomplishments from the year through April 27.

Men’s tennis rolls to second straight UAA championship

The No. 2 Washington University men’s tennis team cruised through University Athletic Association competition en route to its second straight conference championship in Altamonte Springs, Fla., this weekend. The Red and Green’s opponents never won more than two matches in each round as the Bears topped ranked foes at each stage of the three-day tournament.

Gad Choi | Contributing Reporter