As director of sports information, Brian Laubscher puts in long hours to make sure W&L athletic teams get the recognition they deserve.
W&L Athletics Archive (71 Stories)
Three donors have recognized the role coaches play in educating and mentoring W&L students, both in the competitive arena and in the classroom.
As construction continues on W&L's new, state-of-the-art Richard L. Duchossois Center for Athletics and Recreation, we offer a virtual tour—no hard hat required!
Mary-Frances Hall '18 is the 23rd W&L student-athlete selected to receive a scholarship over the last 15 years.
W&L clinches fund-raising goal of $50 million for athletic facilities.
With the support of teammates, professors and friends, Nicholas George '18 was able to balance two majors and a spot on the basketball team.
The awards were presented during W&L's Athletics Awards Ceremony on May 15.
Emily Perszyk ’18 reflects on what W&L has to offer in the classroom and on the court — and how it led to her interest in the study of taste, smell and flavor.
W&L women track athletes teamed up with Rockbridge Area Community Services for RunJumpThrow, a national program that teaches kids about physical activity.
Murtha is the first W&L men's basketball player selected to compete in the contest in program history.
The Department of Physical Education, Athletics and Recreation will operate with the use of transitional spaces until the expected completion of the project for the start of the 2020-21 school year.
LeRose previously served as the program's assistant head coach and coach of tight ends and wide receivers.
Brett Strohsacker ’06, who played soccer and majored in mass communications at W&L, has worked his way to the top of the Philadelphia Eagles PR team.
A week of activities to mark the 45th anniversary of Title IX will culminate in a W&L visit by soccer great Mia Hamm on Feb. 1.
W&L will name its new indoor athletics and recreation facility for Duchossois '44 in recognition of his leadership support of the project.
Multiple teams won ODAC championship titles and saw NCAA Tournament action, while honors stacked up for individual Generals.
W&L was one of only 195 schools to have both its men’s and women’s programs receive the award.
The Washington and Lee Department of Athletics held its annual Athletics Awards Ceremony at Lee Chapel on May 17.
Recent Washington and Lee graduate Jillian Katterhagen (The Woodlands, Texas/The Woodlands) has been selected as the Old Dominion Athletic Conference's 2015 representative for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award.
The Old Dominion Athletic Conference announced on Monday that Washington and Lee University has swept the conference’s top scholar-athlete awards for the first time since the 2010-11 school year.
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) released its 2015 winter postgraduate scholarship winners and Washington and Lee's Rick Sykes '13 was among the 29 Division I, II and III men that were recognized.
Washington and Lee University's athletic teams set a new record when 224 students earned scholar-athlete awards during fall term of last year. The number of award recipients increased by more than 30 compared to previous fall terms.
The Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) announced its 2014 Team Academic Awards on July 30, and Washington and Lee was one of 20 men's golf programs nationally to receive President's Special Recognition by the organization.
The Old Dominion Athletic Conference released its 2013-14 All-Academic Team on Wednesday and Washington and Lee once again led the league in number of athletes honored.
The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) released its Division III men's and women's tennis All-America teams recently and Washington and Lee placed two athletes on both the men's and women's lists.
Many in the University community are well informed as to the athletic exploits of W&L's 472 varsity student-athletes. The accomplishments are many. Thus far in 2013-14, the Generals have already won three conference titles while claiming just better than 60 percent (169-111-6, .601) of their athletic contests.
There has been a renewed interest in the W&L Polo Association (Polo Club) this year and the organization received U.S. Polo Association (USPA) recognition for the first time since 2008. W&L played its first matches at the end of March in the Virginia Polo Center against two teams from the University of Virginia. Although W&L […]
Some of the craziest moments in sports come from the most unlikely of scenarios. Who saw Wichita State's run to the Final Four coming last spring? Or, for that matter, the same runs from in-state programs George Mason and VCU? America loves to pull for an underdog, and that's exactly what you'd call the 2013–14 Washington and Lee men's basketball squad.
Congratulations to Dr. Erika Proko Hamilton, a member of the Washington and Lee Class of 2003. A star tennis player during her student years, and a new member of our Athletic Hall of Fame, Erika just received a new honor, this one from the NCAA.
The men's and women's lacrosse teams at Washington and Lee got training from the Marine Corps on Wilson Field.
The Hall of Fame Ceremony will be available live on the Generals' website.
Cerino coaches Charlotte Hounds; Stagnitta leads Denver Outlaws.
James Urban '96, a Cincinnati Bengals assistant coach, gets some airtime on HBO's "Hard Knocks."
The Cleveland Plain Dealer is counting down the 100 best all-time players for the Cleveland Browns, and Washington and Lee alumnus Walt Michaels comes in at No. 21.
Fred Perry, the last British player to win the Wimbledon men's title until Andy Murray did it this year, was W&L's tennis coach in the 1940s.
Riley Hampsch, a junior at Washington and Lee, has been fighting cancer since she was three-years-old.
John Bernard "Jay" Handlan '52, one of the most prolific scorer's in the history of Washington and Lee basketball, died on January 10 in Ormond Beach, Fla. He was 84.
Washington and Lee senior running back/placekicker Luke Heinsohn (Charlottesville, Va./Covenant) received the 2012 Willie Lanier Award as the top college division football player in Virginia.
Joseph F. Lyles, who coached and taught at Washington and Lee University for 50 years, died yesterday, Nov. 13, in Roanoke. He was 83.
Washington and Lee cross country and track teammates Molly Ortiz, a senior from Ketchikan, Alaska, and Annelise Madison, a junior from Roka, Neb., teamed up this summer for a fascinating internship experience in Ghana. Molly and Annelise volunteered with the Ghana ACT (Alliance for Community Transformations) education program. They spent eight-and-a-half weeks teaching English, math, science […]
Jake Pelton, a senior safety on the Washington and Lee football team from Charlottesville, is one of 25 players from around the country named to the first team of the D3football.com Preseason Division III All-America team. A business administration major, Jake is a three-year letter winner and a 2012 team captain. He was an honorable […]
Washington and Lee University senior swimmers Brian Stirling of Skillman, N.J., and Chris Washnock of Greer, S.C., have won NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships for participation in a winter sport.
FOREST, Va. — The Old Dominion Athletic Conference has announced that Washington and Lee University has claimed the Dan Wooldridge Overall Sports Champion Cup for the ninth-straight year. The cup, sponsored by Farm Bureau Insurance, is presented to the school that exhibits the best all-around athletic program in the conference. Points for the Commissioner's Cups […]
Washington and Lee Director of Athletic Jan Hathorn announced that Scott Abell has been promoted to head football coach effective immediately. Abell had previously served as the program’s assistant head coach and offensive coordinator. “It's not often that an institution is in the position of having the right person for the job already on our […]
Washington and Lee’s Frank Miriello has announced his retirement as the school’s head football coach effective immediately. Miriello will remain as an instructor of physical education through the remainder of the current term. "A few weeks ago I celebrated my 67th birthday and on that day I found myself pausing and reflecting on my life’s […]
Two members of Washington and Lee's Athletic Hall of Fame — Lisa Dowling Costello, of the Class of 1993, and the late Rob Lindsey, of the Class of 1976 — have been elected to the Hall of Fame of US Lacrosse's Greater Baltimore Chapter. The induction ceremony will be held Jan. 21. Lisa held 10 school records […]
Fifty years ago this week, Washington and Lee was embarking on a new venture in intercollegiate athletics when the formation of the College Athletic Conference (CAC) was announced. Given both the recent shuffling of conference memberships on the NCAA Division I level and the serious conversations about paying D-I athletes $2,000 a year for "cost of […]
In October, Washington and Lee's athletic director, Jan Hathorn, was honored with induction into the Athletic Hall of Fame at her high school, Marcus Whitman Central School, in Rushville, N.Y. She was one of five inductees. A 1978 graduate of Marcus Whitman, Jan competed in soccer, tennis, softball, swimming and basketball. She was an All-League […]
Mike Neer’s retirement lasted 16 months. The former Washington and Lee basketball Hall of Famer, a member of the Class of 1970, is headed back to the hardwood this winter as the new head coach at Hobart College in Geneva, N.Y. In April 2010, Mike stepped down after 34 years as the coach at the […]
It was a classic case of role reversal for Christina Douglas, a member of Washington and Lee's Class of 2013 and a varsity tennis player for the Generals. Christina had been taught the game by her mother, Christine, a former University of Virginia tennis player. But last week at the USTA Eastern Adult League Championships […]
Washington and Lee senior Matt Simpson has already had an exciting summer, and it's only going to continue on Aug. 18, when Matt competes in Vilnius, Lithuania, with the United States National Goalball team in the Great Lions Cup featuring the world's national teams. Goalball is a sport designed for athletes who, like Matt, are visually impaired. Invented in […]
Former Washington and Lee women's basketball captain Bethany Dannelly, of the Class of 2005, has just been named an assistant coach at Colby College, in Maine. Bethany still holds the career records for assists (459) and steals (197) as the Generals' point guard. She never had fewer than 84 assists and 42 steals in a […]
Good luck to Allison Lemon, a brand-new graduate of Washington and Lee. This week, she is competing in the famed Roanoke Valley Horse Show, but it may be a long time before the former captain of W&L’s riding team sees the inside of a show ring again. As the Roanoke Times explains, Allison has been riding since […]
With nine starters back on offense and nine on defense from the team that won the Old Dominion Athletic Conference last fall, Washington and Lee's football team is not going to sneak up on any opponents this fall. And now the Generals have been ranked nationally by The Sporting News in its 2011 College Football […]
The lone W&L win in the match came at No. 2 doubles, where senior captain Will Hall teamed with junior Jeremy Becht for an 8-6 win. This was not just another match. It marked an amazing comeback that seemed unthinkable seven weeks earlier when Will, playing in the tiebreaker of a doubles match against Christopher […]
Washington and Lee junior Jonathan Stutts, the starting shortstop on the Generals' baseball team, is scheduled to make his Rockbridge Rapids debut this Friday night, June 3, when the local team in the Valley League begins its third season at Smith Field. Stutts, who batted .318 in 31 games for W&L this spring, is the only […]
In the two years since he graduated from Washington and Lee, Isaiah Goodman has been establishing his career as a business analyst for Target at the company's headquarters in Isaiah's home state of Minnesota. Isaiah's video is prominent in a series on the Target website that features members of the Target team talking about their careers. In his […]
As captain of Washington and Lee's 1988 national championship tennis team, David McLeod, of the Class of 1988, was a competitor whose name is etched in the Generals' record books for career singles wins (70, tied for 6th) and doubles (59 with Bobby Matthews, 1st). He and his teammates were the first alumni to be inducted as a team into […]
When the Touchdown Club of Richmond named Washington and Lee football coach Frank Miriello as the Virginia Division II/III/NAIA Coach of the Year for 2010, it marked the first time that a W&L coach has ever received the honor. It was a special season for the Generals and Miriello. Not only did Miriello pass his […]
A year after he was killed in Afghanistan, Washington and Lee alumnus Chris Coffland's story continues to resonate in several different ways. Chris was a member of the W&L Class of 1988 and co-captained the 1987 Generals' football team. He had joined the Army Reserve a month before he turned 42, the enlistment cut-off date. An […]
The Washington and Lee Athletic Hall of Fame inducted its 23rd class last month. Former basketball coach Verne Canfield, former lacrosse player Don Carroll ’76, former football, lacrosse and wrestling athlete Robert Hull ’96, and former soccer, lacrosse and basketball player Karin Treese Bauer ’99 were the four honorees. • Verne Canfield served as the […]
Hamill Jones, a 2004 Washington and Lee alumnus and former captain of the Generals' basketball team, will soon be starting his second season as head varsity basketball coach of his prep school alma mater, St. Christopher's School, in Richmond, Va. His first team finished 9-9. Hamill is also teaching history there. But his St. Christopher's job […]
Former Washington and Lee tennis stars Robby (Class of 1994) and Chris (Class of 1996) MacNaughton are teaming up on Nov. 7 to run in the ING New York City Marathon, part of a group raising funds for Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. The MacNaughtons have a personal reason to support this cause: Stuart, the three-year-old […]
Fans of the Generals can now follow Washington and Lee's varsity athletic teams on both Facebook and Twitter. You can get the latest updates on all W&L's teams by "liking" the Generals' Facebook page. If you're a Twitter user, be sure to follow the Generals by going to http://twitter.com/wlugenerals. You'll get up-to-the-minute scores throughout the […]
Ginny Wortham, of the Class of 2007 and a member of the Generals' 2007 NCAA Division III national championship tennis team, is still competing and winning national championships. Earlier this month Ginny teamed up with her mother, Lindsay, to capture two titles at the USTA Mother/Daughter Grass Court Championships in Newport, R.I. The Worthams won […]
Congratulations to Washington and Lee alumnus Mike Pressler '82, who coached Team USA to a 12-10 victory over Canada in the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championship on Saturday in Manchester, England. The victory avenged a loss to Canada in the 2006 world championships. It was the ninth time Team USA has won the […]
Sometime in the next several weeks, the White Family Era in Washington and Lee men’s basketball will end when the Generals finish their season. After seven seasons of having a member of the family on the floor, Zac White will play his final game. Fans hope it will come later rather than sooner, as the […]
Four Washington and Lee athletes wee honored last week with induction into the Hall of Fame. The new inductees are: Gibby McSpadden, wrestling, Class of 1956 Glenn Kirschner, football, Class of 1984 Rebekah Prince, swimming, Class of 1996 Nathan Hottle, water polo and swimming, Class of 1997 The athletes were honored at a banquet on […]
Jack Vardaman, a 1962 Washington and Lee graduate, was a freshman on the W&L golf team when the Generals won the 1959 Virginia Intercollegiate championships. That tournament was held on the famous Cascades Course at the Homestead in Hot Springs, Va. (Sam Snead launched his career on the course, which has been named one of […]
Isaiah Goodman, who just graduated from Washington and Lee last month, is the cover story on the NCAA News at the moment. The NCAA News is an online magazine that the national organization publishes, and you'll find Kevin Remington's photo of Isaiah hanging from a wire on the wall of Wilson Hall prominently displayed on […]
For the sixth consecutive year Washington and Lee's varsity athletic teams won the Dan Wooldridge Overall Sports Champion Cup (sponsored by Farm Bureau Insurance®), emblematic of the top finishes in all conference sports. The Generals won six sports championships during the 2008-09 athletic season, and also claimed the Women's Commissioner’s Cup for the sixth successive […]