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
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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... 

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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
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Defeat threatens chance of post-season for Men’s Soccer

On Saturday Oct. 7, old rivalries were pit against one another as Whittier College faced off against Occidental College. The Whittier College Men’s Soccer Team’s post-season hopes were put on hold as they were defeated 1-0, dropping their overall record to 3-7 with five games remaining in the season...

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Defeat threatens chance of post-season for Men’s Soccer
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Women’s Soccer reigns victory over Caltech

On Monday, Oct. 9, the Whittier College Women’s Soccer Team gave it their all in a close, head-to-head game against California Institute of Technology (Caltech) at Whittier College’s very own Memorial Stadium. The team was able to pull out a win, proving the Beavers are no match for the Whittier College Poets, who rose 2-6 in the overall Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) standing... 

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Women’s Soccer reigns victory over Caltech

Men’s Basketball comes from the land down under

According to WCPoets.com, under the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) regulations, each Division III basketball team is allowed one international tour every three years. This year, the Whittier College team had the privilege of competing in Sydney, Australia. In late August, the Poets packed their bags and headed to the Southern Hemisphere.... 

Men’s Basketball comes from the land down under

Sportlight: seniors reflect on seasons

Catching up with Osvaldo Cerda, senior, cross country/track long distance runner, Alex Hernandez, senior lacrosse defenseman, and Zyania Morales, senior, water polo attacker...

Sportlight: seniors reflect on seasons

Poet Pride down in the Pits

Whittier College is home to several successful Division III (D3) athletic teams. Women’s Water Polo has two SCIAC Championships, Lacrosse dominates on the field, and Men’s Basketballdraws in more fans than any other sports team. Despite these successes, the College’s student body appears to believe that their sports teams don’t live up to a successful name. 

Poet Pride down in the Pits

Baseball Beat by Bruins; Hope to Bounce Back

The Whittier College Baseball team journeyed to Newberg, Oregon to take on the George Fox University Bruins in a two-day, three-game series from March 31 to Apr. 1. The Whittier College Baseball team journeyed to Newberg, Oregon to take on the George Fox University Bruins in a two-day, three-game series from March 31 to Apr. 1. The Poets were able to win one out of the three games played that weekend, which put the Poets’ season record at 7-20 overall, with a 3-9 record in Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) play.