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Understanding Spin Rate And Baseball’s Tech Upgrade

Over the past several years, the art of throwing a baseball has undergone some pretty drastic changes. When it comes to both training and mechanics — the actual technique used to throw a pitch — a new wave of science and technology has arrived that has replaced some traditional methods. For the last century, the… Keep Reading


Men’s Lacrosse Seeks to Build off of Last Season’s ECAC Title

After last year’s unprecedented 10-6 regular season success, the Men’s Lacrosse team began preparations for the postseason with high aspirations for potential championship glory. Following an early exit from the program’s first Centennial Conference tournament at the hands of nationally ranked Gettysburg College, the team rebounded as the #1 seed hosts of the Eastern College… Keep Reading


Men’s Golf Swings Into Action

The Garnet Men’s Golf team returns to action next week, as they embark on a trip down to Sea Island, Georgia, where they will play their annual Spring Break season kick-off tournament. They began practice this week and already see promise for the upcoming season. “The spring season started on Monday. We went to the… Keep Reading


Garnet Softball Poised For Strong Season

The Garnet softball team has experienced their fair share of highs and lows over the past several years. In the 2014 campaign, the team went a dismal 11-22 overall and 3-13 in Conference play, a bit of a letdown after their 19-19 campaign in 2013. The woes continued for the Garnet, as the struggles from… Keep Reading


Men’s Tennis 2017 Preview

With spring just around the corner, it shouldn’t be surprising to learn that the Swarthmore Men’s Tennis team is getting ready for another successful season. While the Garnet lost Matt Hirsh ’16 and William Chung ’16 to graduation last year, they’ve filled their positions with three freshmen, Kevin Xu ’20, William Teoh ’20, and Max… Keep Reading


As Conferences Come to a Close, Garnet Just Need to Keep Winning

Coming off a narrow overtime loss to Franklin & Marshall two weekends ago, Swarthmore men’s lacrosse was anxious to face Dickinson in last Saturday’s matchup. The Garnet came to play, winning 7-5 in what was truly a hard-fought team effort. Matt Johnson ’18 broke the 5-5 tie when he buried a mid-range shot to give… Keep Reading


2016 Spring Sports Preview

Men’s Tennis: Even with a starting singles lineup composed of solely underclassmen (five freshmen and one sophomore), men’s tennis (13-6, 8-1 CC) put together the best 2015 campaign of any spring team. Though the team lost in the Centennial Conference championship to Johns Hopkins, the Garnet went undefeated against the other conference teams and was… Keep Reading

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