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21 years as a race, 21 years as a marathon

I’ve lived 21 years as a sports fan. Franchises rise from the dregs of a league to the pinnacle of excellence in 21 years.

| Senior Sports Editor

The story behind Teri Clemens and WU’s first national championship

Teri Clemens coached the Bears to their first ever national championship. Here’s how she did it.

Ben Simon | Staff Writer

Underdog is a compliment to someone from ‘Believeland’

Less than six months after winning its first sports title in over 50 years, the city commonly referred to as “The Mistake on the Lake” is stepping up to the plate for a chance at another championship and to prove itself a legitimate sports city.

Isaac Jacobson | Contributing Reporter

The thrill of victory, the agony of defeat

The Washington University women’s soccer team rushed midfield on Friday afternoon after shocking the Division III soccer world with an upset, penalty-kick victory over the heavily favored Messiah College in the Final Four.

| Senior Sports Editor

Women’s soccer to battle for DIII national championship

Winter is coming, and while the thought of relaxing at home for the holidays may pacify some students, the Washington University women’s soccer team must stay sharp for its final week of tournament action. On Friday, the Bears will square off in the city of fountains against No. 1 Messiah College (22-0-2) with a chance to advance to the finals the next day.

Nivan Lakshman | Staff Reporter

Sailing team finds success amidst unique circumstances

The Washington University club sailing team practices 600 miles from the nearest ocean, but on June 1 and 2 the Bears finished 16th of 18 in the semifinals of the Gill College Sailing Coed National Championships, the premiere collegiate sailing regatta of the season. Held in Newport, R.I., the field featured a vast majority of teams from the quintessential Eastern maritime schools.

| Senior Sports Editor

Chess Club wins Division II championship

Harvard? Cornell? Neither Ivy League institution put up much of a fight against the Washington University Chess Club in its most recent major tournament.

Football clinches UAA title

The Washington University football team was staring at a bleak 1-4 record halfway through the season, but coach Larry Kindbom remained confident in his team, and the Bears focused on improving each week, knowing they could still finish the season on a high note. On Saturday, Wash. U.’s focus and perseverance paid off against Case Western Reserve University.

Women’s soccer wins 16th game

On its Senior Day, when teams honor the hard work and achievement of their longest-tenured players, the Washington University women’s soccer team notched another win, making another big step toward this season’s goals.

Danny Schwartz

Club water polo looks to defend national championship

The Midwest may not be known for the traditionally coastal game of water polo, but in the club sports world, Washington University is a hotspot. Ranked No. 1 among Division III club teams, the Bears are in the midst of defending a national title. Wash. U. competed in its first tournament of the season Sept. 15-16 in St. Peters, Mo.

| Sports Editor

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