Even in the off-season, Washington College athletes are training hard.
On a recent Wednesday morning, we caught members of the field hockey team and the men’s soccer team going through their paces in the newly renovated Johnson Fitness Center. By training in the off-season, athletes build strength, endurance and agility that promises to make them formidable opponents on the playing field. “We are very fortunate to have a full-time strength and conditioning staff dedicated to developing our athletes,” said Roy Dunshee, head coach for men’s soccer. Rachel Boyle, head coach for field hockey, concurs. “ Now we have a state- o-the-art facility that matches our trainers’ cutting-edge knowledge.” For her athletes, off-season training “provides a forum where team bonding occurs, where perseverance is taught, and where a sense of accomplishment can be attained. This level of training brings us closer to reaching our goals for a 2013 championship season.”
The Día de Fútbol is an annual community-bridging event run and organized by WC students, staff, and faculty volunteers. Local children and their families are invited to campus to participate in a day of soccer, family literacy, and genuine intercultural exchange.