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Streaking Volleyball Too Much for Dickinson

According to coach Harleigh Chwastyk, success “starts with the first pass.”And with that first pass, the Swarthmore women’s volleyball team propelled themselves past the Dickinson Red Devils on Saturday afternoon in straight sets – 25-3, 25-17, and 25-10. The Garnet are now riding on a nine-game, 27-set winning streak that has only been matched once, by… Keep Reading


Men’s, Women’s Tennis Are Strong in Tournament Play

The Swarthmore men’s and women’s tennis teams each had successful weekends, winning several matches in elimination-style tournament play. The men hosted the Tim Berman Invitational and sent players to the Saint Joseph’s Invitational, while the women competed in the USTA-ITA Southeast Regional Woman’s Championship, held at the University of Mary Washington. The men sent Irving… Keep Reading

Athlete of the Week/Sports

Amanda Beebe

Amanda Beebe ’15 Whitehouse Station, New Jersey / Hunterdon Central WHAT SHE’S DONE: Placed 6th in the McDaniel Women’s Fall Invitational and 2nd in the Swarthmore Fall Invitational as the sole female Garnet golfer. FAVORITE CAREER MOMENT: Making first team All-Conference this past spring as a freshman. SEASON GOALS: For the spring season, I really… Keep Reading


Golf Takes Its First Swings in Fall Tournaments

Golf may be a spring sport above all, but competition takes place year-round. The Swarthmore golf team started off its 2012-13 campaign last weekend with the Penn State Harrisburg Fall Classic, and then hosted the Swarthmore Fall Invitational on Monday. During the weekend tournament in Harrisburg, the Garnet placed 14th overall with a team score… Keep Reading


Women’s Club Soccer Gets Off to a Running Start

According to its club sports handbook, the Swarthmore College athletics department currently recognizes eight groups as official club sports: men’s rugby, women’s rugby, men’s ultimate Frisbee, women’s ultimate Frisbee, men’s volleyball, men’s fencing, women’s fencing and men’s badminton, which is now defunct. Currently looking to join this group is the Swarthmore women’s soccer club, which… Keep Reading


Garnet Volleyball Sets Sights High

As the Swarthmore College volleyball team opened its season last week at the Haverford Invitational, it faced many question marks. Having graduated a strong senior class led by Genny Pezzola, a player described by Head Coach Harleigh Chawstyk as “the best volleyball player in school history,” the Garnet entered the season looking to prove that… Keep Reading

Out of Left Field/Sports

Should Stephen Strasburg Have Been Shut Down?

Imagine you are the general manager of the Washington Nationals. You have been in control of the National League East Division all season and are looking towards the playoffs in October. The Nationals have never been to the playoffs before and, since their move to Washington, have only once even posted a .500 record. So… Keep Reading


Matt Midkiff Joins Garnet Baseball as Head Coach

Garnet baseball enters a new era this spring under a new head coach, Matt Midkiff, who is taking the reins after former coach Stan Exeter’s departure to Ursinus this summer. Midkiff was an assistant coach at Swarthmore during the 2007-08 seasons, but comes to the college from Eastern, where he coached the Eagles for the… Keep Reading

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