Softball Plans to go Deep in Post-season Run

Mark down Softball’s name into the Southern California Athletic Conference (SCIAC) post-season tournament, as their road to reclaim their second SCIAC post-season Championship in program history begins this Friday, May 4 at 4 p.m. against Pomona-Pitzer College.

Softball Plans to go Deep in Post-season Run

Making Leaps & Bounds in Track & Field

he Whittier College Track and Field season has gone from good to great with their Southern California Intercollegiate Athletics Conference (SCIAC) qualification. The Men’s Track and Field team competed in the SCIAC No. 3 meet last weekend at Occidental College, finishing 2–2. Many of the men podiumed, including third-year Miguel Redmond, who finished second in Pole Vault, first-year Garrett Silva, and who finished third in Pole Vault, and first-year Hakim Williams, first-year Michael Badillo, first-year Gabe Pridgen-Daniels, and second-year Ray Ray Roberson, who finished third for the Men’s 4x400meters…

Making Leaps & Bounds in Track & Field

Sportlight: Matthew Macey takes a swing at Team of the Week

Whittier College is full of amazing athletes who bring forth their all and showcase their talents. For some of the athletes that pour all their blood, sweat, and tears into every game, their efforts often go unrecognized. This is not the case for fourth-year first-baseman Matthew Macey however, whose  accomplishments were noticed as he was named part of d3baseball.com’s, Team of the Week. Macey’s outstanding talents have been a work in progress from a very young age. …

Sportlight: Matthew Macey takes a swing at Team of the Week

Sportlight: Hannah Duran-Wright jumps into the record books

On March 31, first-year Hannah Duran-Wright hopped, skipped, and jumped her way into history as she broke Whittier College’s school record for the Triple Jump event. She represented the Purple and Gold with a record-breaking performance, as the Poets would play host for the first time in Track and Field since 2009. The Southern California Intercollegiate Atheletic  (SCIAC) event took place on the newly-renovated Aubrey Bonham Track and Memorial Stadium. Whittier College’s All-Time Record for the event is now held by Duran-Wright, with her Triple Jump at 10.43 meters. ...

Sportlight: Hannah Duran-Wright jumps into the record books

Poets wedge their way into SCIAC tournament

As the Pro Golf Association (PGA) tour comes to a climax, Whittier College’s Women’s Golf Team is approaching the end of their own season. On April 7, Women's Golf tee’d off in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Number Two Tournament at Brookside Golf Course. This tournament showcased their season, as they finished fourth the first day and sixth the second day in SCIAC Number Two Tournament.  

Poets wedge their way into SCIAC tournament

Sportlight: Nicholas Madeiros drives his way to the top of the green

When he was 11 years old, fourth-year Nick Madeiros fell in love with the game of golf. He was a scholar athlete all four years of high school and First-Team All-League for three years.  He won three junior tournaments in high school.  In his collegiate career, he was First-Team All-League and Athlete of the Year both his first and second year...

Sportlight: Nicholas Madeiros drives his way to the top of the green

SCIAC Champions Celebrate With A Trip To Spain

Spring break proved to be epic for the Whittier College Women’s Soccer Team. From Friday, March 16 to Sunday, March 25, the team had the opportunity to venture abroad to Spain, where they explored the cities of Barcelona and Madrid. The Poets played a series of games while abroad, winning one and losing two...

SCIAC Champions Celebrate With A Trip To Spain

Sportlight: Brooke Geske puts her competition in the deep end

Qualifying for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III National Championships is every Division III athlete’s dream, but achieving such an honor as a first-year is almost unheard of.  Breaking through the barriers, first-year Whittier College Women’s Swimming participant Brooke Geske has been given the opportunity to participate in the NCAA Division III National Championships for Swimming & Diving from March 21 to 24 in Indianapolis, Indiana. ...

Sportlight: Brooke Geske puts her competition in the deep end

Poet Baseball takes a swing at SCIACS

Baseball season for Whittier is now underway. Poets are going to compete for a possible playoff opportunity in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) standings. This will be a long season, with three months of play and a total of forty games. A successful season for this team would mean getting into SCIAC playoffs and ending their three-year playoff drought...

Poet Baseball takes a swing at SCIACS

New renovations hit it out of the park

Poet Baseball opened their gates to a newly renovated baseball stadium and field at Whittier College. Formerly known as Memorial Field, the gates for Hugh B. Mendez Stadium and Adam Elberg Field opened on Feb. 2. Additions to the stadium and baseball field include a new entrance gateway that leads from the parking lot to the stadium alongside the right field line, a three-tunnel batting cage, and lights and bullpens down the left field line... 

New renovations hit it out of the park

Poet Basketball getting their hoops up for playoffs

There is only one goal that the Purple and Gold hope to achieve this season, which is to make the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Postseason Tournament. Both Men and Women’s basketball sit in 5th place in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Standings (Men 8-6, Women, 7-8) as they gained another win this season against Occidental College (Oxy).... 

Poet Basketball getting their hoops up for playoffs

Sportlight: Louis Kurihara shoots for the stars

On Jan. 29, the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) named Louis Kurihara, fourth-year guard for Men’s Basketball, Athlete of the Week. When graduation comes and he finally hangs his jersey for the Purple and Gold, Kurihara plans to test his skills at the professional level by playing overseas in Japan...

 Sportlight: Louis Kurihara shoots for the stars

Men’s Lacrosse Team making their Marks

As many Poets know, the Whittier College Men’s Lacrosse Team has received a change in staff. Former Head Coach Brian Kelley has stepped down, passing the line of qualified coaches down to none other than the new Head Coach, Nicholas Marks...

Men’s Lacrosse Team making their Marks

Serving it up with Women’s Tennis Coach, Yep

On Jul. 20, 2017, Kristen Yep was named Head Women’s Tennis Coach. The hiring of Yep is the latest development in the transformation of the Whittier College tennis program. Yep, a 16-year veteran of the game, is an outstanding addition to the coaching staff... 

Serving it up with Women’s Tennis Coach, Yep

Women’s Basketball ballin’ in Texas

From Nov. 16, 2017 to Nov. 20, 2017, Whittier College Women’s Basketball team traveled up north to Spokane, Washington and McMinnville, Oregon. This was the team’s first time traveling out of state this season. ...

Women’s Basketball ballin’ in Texas

Purple and Gold Poet Classic for the win

From Friday, Nov. 24 to Sunday, Nov. 26, the Whittier College Men’s and Women’s Basketball Teams competed in the Whittier College Annual Purple and Gold Poet Classic Tournament. Although some games were cut close, both Poet teams proved themselves champions as each gained a win against their opponents. 

Purple and Gold Poet Classic for the win

Kingsbury turns over the Whittier Softball throne

Head Softball Coach Dee Dee Kingsbury announced her resignation from the Whittier Athletic Department on Tuesday, Nov. 7, as she takes on a new role as a Student Academic Counselor at Cal State Fullerton. Continuing the Poet legacy, Trisha Senyo will take up the Whittier College Softball Team’s upcoming season...

Kingsbury turns over the Whittier Softball throne

Women’s Volleyball bumps themselves to the top

Through many hard-fought games, the Whittier College Women’s Volleyball team is set to leave for Southwestern (TX) to compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III West Regionals...

Women’s Volleyball bumps themselves to the top

Defining the term: giving "sports" a sporting chance

The word “sports” captures all levels of endurance, pain, and commitment found in a diverse group of athletes. Each sport requires a specific skill set relative to their game that separates one sport from the next. Although sports may differ in rules, the strive to win is within each athlete. 

Defining the term: giving "sports" a sporting chance
The Quaker Campus

Occidental rejects NCAA equipment regulations

Occidental College made headlines after announcing the sudden end of their 2017-2018 football season. On top of the Team’s deficiency in players, the established National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) equipment requirements were not met, leaving the members at high risk of injury. With lack of proper equipment, the Occidental Football Team had no other choice than to forfeit their entire season... 

The Quaker Campus
Occidental rejects NCAA equipment regulations

The Shoes: the sole of Poet football

The Whittier College Football Team earned their first win in over two years due to Occidental College’s team having to forfeit the Homecoming game scheduled for this Saturday. This forfeit can be seen as an advantage for the Poets, ending their winless drought and bringing home Myron Claxton’s bronzed cleats, better known as The Shoes, back to Whittier College. Although the Poets have the win, the cancelation of the game disappointed the Whittier College Football Team... 

The Shoes: the sole of Poet football

How Men’s Basketball keeps their head in the game

Whether it is a good night’s rest, a quick moment to mentally prepare, or something as simple as the choice in music before a game, every sports team has its own rituals. For the Whittier College Men’s Basketball Team, those rituals are fairly new and changing. Like every sport here on the Whittier College Campus, each member participates in practices and their own personal pregame rituals to pump themselves up in order to take on the opponent. 

How Men’s Basketball keeps their head in the game