Well, we made it to October. The NFL continues to dominate sports headlines, but the magic isn’t there right now. Nope, not in football. It’s all in the diamonds. October is all about the baseball magic.
With schedules full of classes, work study jobs, volunteering and extracurricular commitments, many Macalester students don’t have joining an athletic team on their radar. The physicality of a sport, even if enjoyable, puts strain on one’s body in ways different than the stresses a tutor or part-time intern must face.
This past weekend, on what was possibly the perfect fall day, I attended a University of Minnesota football game along with some friends. Watching, or at least pretending to watch, football is a favorite autumnal pastime of mine, so perhaps I was driven to attend because Macalester’s lack of home games was leaving a void in my life.
This week The Mac Weekly caught up with sharpshooting midfielder Alan Schembri-Wismayer ’17 (Rochester, Minn.) to talk about soccer, Macalester and Malta. Schembri-Wismayer’s goal against St. Scholastica on Sept. 14 with 11 seconds remaining on the clock won the game for the Scots in a thrilling fashion, evening Macalester’s record to 3-3.
On Aug. 10, Heather Lendway ’06 won the 2013 USA Triathlon Olympic-Distance National Championships held in Milwaukee, Wis. Lendway was an All-American in distance freestyle swimming and a three-time MIAC champ. By winning Nationals, she qualified to participate in the World Championships next August in Edmonton, Canada. She is currently an assistant for the women’s…
Freshman 14: Led by talented first-year class, women’s cross country builds for short- and long-term success
In her first ever six kilometer cross country race, Kimber Meyer ’17 (Naperville, Ill.) placed first overall out of 56 runners at the Crown College Storm Invitational on Sept. 7, spearheading a definitive victory for the women’s cross country team. Meyer’s strong finish was followed by similarly impressive performances from several other team members, including…