athlete of the week

Indoor track’s Emma Kelley: The undefeated triplet leading Division III

Kelley has won eight straight track heats in races ranging from 400 to 800 meters.

| Senior Sports Editor

‘We feel great’: An interview with the women’s soccer goalkeeper ahead of the Sweet 16

Sophomore Sidney Conner, who was named the University Athletic Association’s Sophomore Rookie of the Year this week, said the Bears are “really prepared” to face UW – La Crosse Saturday.

| Senior Sports Editor

How WU’s quarterback went from never playing in college to leading a team that’s 4-2

In his first season of action at WashU, Rush has posted a 65.3% completion percentage and a 148.6 passer rating.

| Staff Reporter

From pole vaulting to speaking Norwegian, Ariana Miles does it all

Miles, who ranks second on the team in points this year, is primed to lead the Bears’ attack heading into UAA competition this weekend.

| Senior Sports Editor

Exploding Kittens and coffee: One receiver’s strong start with the Bears

Before the Washington University football team’s dominant 41-7 victory over North Park Saturday, sophomore Collin Hoyhtya had only played one game for the Bears, but it was a phenomenal start to his career.

| Senior Sports Editor

Why Sergio Rivas, who leads men’s soccer with four goals in three games, says he peaked in middle school

Rivas may be a machine on the field, but off the soccer pitch, he is an economics major who will never turn down a game of chess.

| Senior Sports Editor

‘I’m gonna put all my time and effort into it’: Baseball’s Caleb Durbin talks wrestling, getting on Tim Van Kirk’s level and post-collegiate ball

Durbin has gotten a hit in 11 of the Bears’ first 12 games, was honored as the Division III National Hitter of the Week in early March and has not stopped since, scoring 15 runs and driving in another 13.

| Senior Sports Editor

As tennis season heats up, what’s it like to be competing again?

Across her first two seasons on the Washington University women’s tennis team, junior Hannah Johnston posted a 6-1 record in singles. Now, after winning her first match of the year in the Bears’ victory over Northern Iowa last Saturday, she’s looking to add to that record.

| Senior Sports Editor

Two years after shaking with nerves in his first appearance, Matt Lopes cannot wait to get back on the mound

This year, with ace pitcher Matt Ashbaugh having graduated, Lopes looks poised to play a key role in the Bears’ pitching successes.

| Contributing Reporter

One swimmer’s journey from professional table tennis to WU’s first pandemic-era in-person competition

If Kevin Hao was rusty after an extended break from competition, he didn’t show it.

| Senior Sports Editor

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