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Athletics is the front porch of a college – where we gather to socialize and develop camaraderie that is associated with the college experience.

Inspiring Champions

Washington College is deeply committed to the development of our student athletes academically, athletically, and socially.  We pursue excellence in everything we do.

Preparing Leaders

Athletics contributes to our College through its achievements in the classroom and in competition.  It increases Washington College’s national and regional visibility, promotes school pride, enhances campus life, and engages alumni, parents, and friends.

Enduring Values

The financial support we receive through athletics fundraising enhances our ability to create a first-class environment for our student athletes and gives our coaches the resources necessary to elevate our programs to unprecedented levels of success.



To learn more about supporting WC’s student athletes,
contact Fannie Hobba Shenk ’84 P’15 fshenk2@washcoll.edu or 410-810-5764.


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    Former NFL quarterback Don McPherson visited Washington College on Monday, September 23, to address issues of gender identity and domestic violence. McPherson’s presentation, “You Throw Like a Girl,” focused on gender roles and healthy relationships. McPherson’s visit was sponsored by the College’s Office of Student Development, Student Affairs,  Public Safety, Athletics, the Gibson-Wagner Psychology Department Fund - all in partnership with the Mid-Shore Council on Family Violence.
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    Following the Boat Dedication, Alumni hit the Chester River to try out the new fleet.
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    Besides the introduction of WC’s new Director of Waterfront Activities and head sailing coach, the fall semester brought about the acquisition of a new fleet, complete with colorful, new logo-branded sails.  To honor those whose contributions made this possible, the new vessels were blessed with water from the Chester River.
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    Going up against six other teams in head-to-head racing, Washington dominated during three full round robins for a total of 63 races. The performance qualified Washington, along with second-place Cornell, for one of the final two spots at the Prosser Trophy, the Middle Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association’s Team Race Championships, to be hosted April 6-7 by Hobart and William Smith.

    Full coverage at washingtoncollegesports.com
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    The Washington College women’s lacrosse team joined with its visiting opponent - Elizabethtown College - today to pay tribute to the Seton Hill University women’s lacrosse team.  The Seton Hill team was involved in a tragic bus accident Saturday which claimed the lives of their head coach Kristie Quigley, her unborn baby, and the bus driver, Anthony Guaetta.
    The Shorewomen wore crimson and yellow ribbons in their shoes, wrote “SHU” on their bodies, and made signs of support for the Seton Hill team. Prior to this afternoon’s game, both teams joined hands around the draw circle during a moment of silence. Elizabethtown is also planning to honor Seton Hill prior to its next home game on Thursday.
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    Photos from the women’s basketball game against Dickinson on January 8th. The Shorewomen won, 61-45, as part of a Faculty & Staff Appreciation Double-Header.  Several members of the faculty and staff came out to enter the spirit contest, show their support, and win prizes at halftime.

Our Top 3 Questions

  • How do I set up a monthly gift?

    To set up a recurring gift, contact Kate Goldberg, Director of Advancement Services at kgoldberg2@washcoll.edu or 410-810-5724.

  • Why should I give to Athletics?

    Gifts to Athletics provide additional funding to WC’s teams beyond a team’s budget.

    Team budgets often do not support important expenses like pre-season trips, video scouting equipment, or post-season banquets. Those are paid for through donations and each team’s own fundraising efforts. (Almost all WC athletes take part in fundraising, from clinics for local students to fruit sales).

  • Will my gift to Athletics count as my Washington Fund gift?

    No. As always, we ask all donors to consider matching their gift with a similar, separate gift to The Washington Fund.

    Annual unrestricted gifts to The Washington Fund are critical to the ongoing financial health of the College. They support the academic programs, student life, financial aid, career services, research, senior thesis – everything that allows students to thrive.

    By giving to The Washington Fund, you elevate the Washington College experience for all students.