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All-American status: Santini ’18 discusses his role during his senior soccer season and how the team qualified for postseason play

The Gettysburg men’s soccer team made the playoffs for the first time in the career of Patrick Santini ’18 and first time since 2010. Santini led the conference with 20 goals — including two hat-tricks during the season. Santini was named a First Team All-American by the United Soccer Coaches and a Second Team All-American by …

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All-American status: Hilfrank ’18 took on each cross country race ‘with an open mind’

Elizabeth Hilfrank ’18 claimed All-American status this past cross country (XC) season — the third to do so in school history. She snagged XC Scholar-Athlete of the Year, claimed all-region honors and locked up a first-team all-conference spot. At one point during the season, she won three straight races. I had the chance to speak …

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All-American status: Gibbons ’18 breaks down her junior basketball campaign and the keys to success as the team enters the playoffs

As a junior, Emily Gibbons ’18 claimed D3hoops.com All-America Honorable Mention, All-Mid-Atlantic Region First Team, Centennial Conference Player of the Year, and All-Centennial Conference First Team — and became the top rebounder in Gettysburg College women’s basketball history earlier this February. She is now apart of a team during her senior season, which has won …

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Downie ’18 discusses rugby culture and how she is an ‘anomaly’ in the sport

I had the chance to sit down with Laurel Downie ’18 and learn about her lifetime of rugby experience, the players who typically come out to play in college and the ‘bond’ that all rugby players share. She has been on the Gettysburg College Women’s Club Rugby team for four years.   Andy Milone: Tell …

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Writer Jonathan Dee reveals why he wrote a novel set in the post-9/11 period

Jonathan Dee, an American novelist and non-fiction writer, came to speak at Gettysburg College on Monday, Oct. 16. Dee was a finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize. He read from the prologue of his recently published novel, “The Locals” — set the day after September 11, 2001, and he also held a brief Q&A. Two …

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Club Rugby President Zach Blackmore provides insight on the culture and expectations

I had a chance to chat with Club Rugby President Zach Blackmore and learn more about his motivations for playing, the season in general and some of the culture that comes along with club sports. Jordan Merrifield: Why did you want to join rugby in the first place? Zach Blackmore: Well, it’s a sport that a …

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