Athlete Profile

Three ACL tears later, Maggie Brett is WashU’s leading scorer

Senior Maggie Brett, soccer’s leading scorer, tore her three ACLs. In her first full season for WashU, she’s been a key part of the Bears’ offense.

| Managing Editor

Entering a different gear: varsity softball players Emily Talkow and Alex Rubin cycle across America

4,500 miles. 147,000 feet of climbing. 100 days on a six-member biking crew.

| Contributing Writer

Caleb Durbin got drafted in 2021. Now, he’s raking in the minors

Durbin is currently playing in high A for the Rome Braves, and his batting average has slowly climbed over the past month.

| Managing Sports Editor

Athlete of the Week: Sam Weaver dishes on building a team dynamic and leading a young team

A sophomore from Apex, North Carolina studying global health and Spanish, Samantha Weaver has become an integral member of the Washington University women’s basketball team this season.

| Senior Sports Editor

St. Louis native Kristina Schmelter looks back on playoff run and the year to come

The Washington University women’s basketball team made it to the Elite Eight last season before falling to the top seed in the NCAA playoffs. I sat down with St. Louis native Kristina Schmelter, one of the team’s two seniors, to talk about her experience on the team and what she expects from the year to come.

| Senior Sports Editor

AOTW: Talking academic excellence and playoff preparation with Katy Mockett

Katy Mockett has started all but one game in the last two years for the Washington University women’s soccer team. Ahead of Saturday’s first round playoff matchup with Maryville University in Tennessee, I sat down with Mockett to discuss how she balances academics and soccer as well as her mentality heading into the playoffs.

| Senior Sports Editor

Athlete of the Week: Connor Mathes looks back on leadership, competition and leaping saves

Men’s soccer’s goalkeeper, senior Connor Mathes, began his college career over three years ago at Division I Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. Now Mathes, who is from Overland Park, Kansas, is preparing for his final regular season game as a Washington University Bear.

| Senior Sports Editor

Athlete of the Week: Justin Hardy reflects on a year of basketball and another one heating up

Sophomore forward Justin Hardy helped lead the men’s basketball team to a second-place finish in the University Athletic Association last season. In the lead-up to the No. 7 Bears’ Wednesday night exhibition match against Division I Missouri State, Hardy and I sat down to reflect on his experiences with Wash. U. basketball and his expectations of what is to come.

| Senior Sports Editor

Athlete of the Week: Tackling a healthy sports-life balance with Jeff Gurley

Jeff Gurley is a senior from Leawood, Kan. who is majoring in Political Science. He plays linebacker on the Washington University football team. Last year, he earned All-Collegiate Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) second team honors as well as Google Cloud Academic All-District and Academic All-CCIW honors. In our first installment of our Athlete of the Week series, I sat down with Gurley to talk about his future plans, his experience as a Wash. U. student-athlete and what he does off the gridiron.

| Senior Sports Editor

Kicking his way to the top: Johnny Davidson, from new punter to star quarterback

From the day he arrived on campus, senior Johnny Davidson was determined to play a significant role in helping his team. Davidson’s teammates and coaches reflect on his role on the team as a punter then as starting quarterback.

Miguel Campos | Staff Reporter

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