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President Val Smith and the importance of Swat athletics

Recently, my friend and ex-baseball teammate from high school shockingly decided to transfer out of Oberlin College, a liberal arts school in Ohio. While he seemed perfectly content during his freshmen year at Oberlin, succeeding academically, as well as athletically as both a goalie for the soccer team and catcher for the baseball team, he… Keep Reading

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Athlete of the Week: Sarah Wallace ’18

What She’s Done: To start the 2016 season, Wallace, the 2015 Centennial Conference MVP, has not missed a beat. Last week, Wallace averaged 3.86 kills per set and 3.14 digs per set, helping spur her team to the Neumann Invitational title and a 5-0 record. In addition to being named the MVP of the invitational,… Keep Reading


For the Cubs, this could actually be the year

With the Major League Baseball Playoffs just around the corner, people are starting to wonder whether or not some of baseball’s hottest teams will pull through in the stretch-run. The Chicago Cubs, in particular, have been putting on a real show since the start of the season. The Cubs, the first to clinch their division… Keep Reading


Women’s tennis making strides

In the 2013-2014 season, the Women’s Tennis team finished with an overall record of 9-10 and a conference record of 7-3, good enough to qualify for the Centennial Conference tournament. After crushing Muhlenberg in the first round, the Garnet then lost to Johns Hopkins in the semifinal round. Going deep into the conference tournament was… Keep Reading


As autumn nears, college football takes the stage

Can you smell it in the air? The freshly cut grass, the pungent scent of brand new leather, the cookout on a hot Saturday, the sweat of thousands packed into a stadium? Probably not, because you’re at Swarthmore. Imagine for a moment that you’re down in Southeastern Conference-country. For you, college football is back and… Keep Reading

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Athlete of the Week/Sports

Athlete of the Week: Sierra Spencer ’18

What She’s Done: Two weeks ago, Spencer recorded four goals in three games. For her impressive performance, PhilaFieldHockey.com named her the the Student-Athlete of the week. This past week, Spencer continued her torrid start to the season. In Saturday’s contest against Immaculata, Spencer recorded two more goals, increasing her season total to six. She now… Keep Reading

Athlete of the Week/Sports

Athlete of the Week: Brittany Weiderhold ‘20

Hometown: Downington, Pa. What she’s done: As a first-year Forward on the Women’s Varsity Team, Weiderhold has already shown promise as a rising star. During the Garnet’s first regular season game against Rutgers University – Camden on Thursday, Sep. 1, Weiderhold scored her first collegiate goal to bring the final game score to 3 –… Keep Reading

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