Jack West spent the last two years of his undergraduate career as arguably the most critical member of the Washington University men’s soccer team. From 2014 to 2015, he tallied 14 goals and 10 assists in 37 games; in total, 17 more points than any other member of the team over the same time span.
The Washington University men’s and women’s cross country teams find themselves in similar positions heading into the 2016 season. Both put together strong performances at the conference, regional and national levels, both return a handful of top nationally-competitive runners and both must deal with the departure of one critical athlete.
Even without the team’s star, Daisy Ogede, the Washington University women’s track and field team still managed to shellac the rest of the UAA, scoring 48 points more than No. 16 Emory University and 59.5 more than No. 23 University of Chicago.
Even with junior and three-time University Athletic Association Most Outstanding Performer Daisy Ogede sitting out her final three events, the Bears still managed to lay an emphatic hammer down on the rest of the conference in the championship meet at Bushyhead Track this weekend.
The Washington University men’s and women’s tennis teams shared a similar fate this weekend, both reaching the University Athletic Association Championship before ultimately falling to No. 1 Emory University in the title match at Sanlando Park in Altamonte Springs, Fla.
As the school year races towards the finish line, so too does Washington University’s spring sports regular season.
The No. 14 Washington University golf team used a final round 307 to snag fourth place in its final match of the season at the 2016 Kathy Niepagan Spring Fling this weekend in Joliet, Ill.
It took 15 innings, 4 1/2 hours, six pitchers, 18 hits and one botched ground ball, but the Washington University baseball team pulled out a long-winded 6-5 victory over the University of Chicago Saturday afternoon, in the first game of a doubleheader.
Facing opponents with a combined 17-47-1 record heading into the weekend, the No. 18 Washington University softball team dominated and earned six victories.
The great baseball statistician Bill James gained fame for debunking the sport’s old cliche that pitching is 90 percent of the game. But for Washington University, as the team’s pitching goes, so do the Bears.