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Educate Through Sports

Educate Through Sports gives an insight into the life of Division 3 athletes at Washington College, documenting the experiences of new freshmen who are balancing their sports with their studies. Explore their stories by clicking on the photos below.

  • Men’s lacrosse freshman Keita Christophe ’17 has long been familiar with the responsibility of balancing academic and athletic endeavors. Having excelled in both fields at McDonogh School, he is now aiming to further his education in the same vein at Washington College.

  • Derek Stiles is a freshman soccer player from Hillsborough, New Jersey. A Hodson Trust Scholar and a sports writer for campus newspaper The Elm, Stiles has hit the ground running during his first semester in Chestertown. He sat down with us to answer a few questions about his first few months at Washington College.
  • Having already traded the warmer shores of Royal Palm Beach, FL for Chestertown, freshman volleyball player Alexis Jordan has a clear idea of where she’ll be in a few years’ time. After graduating from Seminole Ridge High School, she made the trip up the East Coast, hoping to play volleyball and feel like “more than just a number.”
  • After travelling 2,300 miles from Cedar City, Utah, freshman soccer player Julia Jakus seems most at home when she’s on the move. A planned international studies major, Julia intends to weave French into her degree at Washington College and wants to study abroad in both Africa and Europe.
  • Freshman field hockey player Allison Remenapp is no stranger to Washington College, having already played for the Maryland State Championships at Roy Kirby Jr. Stadium on two occasions with Century High School’s field hockey team. Now that she’s enrolled, Remenapp wants to dig her heels in deep. She hopes to live on campus for all four years and to use her spring semesters to get involved with as many extra-curricular activities as possible.