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Georgetown Men’s soccer captures first ever National Championship

Georgetown Men's soccer captures first ever National Championship

Alex Cirino

January 15, 2020

Freshman goalkeeper Tomas Romero was the hero of the seven-round penalty shootout that saw the Georgetown University Men’s soccer team win the 2019 NCAA Division 1 College Cup championship. After a thrilling, back-and-forth game against the University of Virginia, the score remained 3-3 after regula...

Crew Captain finds value in grueling practices

Crew Captain finds value in grueling practices

Margot Durfee

December 20, 2019

It’s a winter morning—cold, silent, peaceful. Stepping into Wilson’s main entrance, however, you are met with an explosion of mechanical whirring, blasting music, and yelling echoing from the atrium. If you’ve come to school before 8 a.m. during the winter, you’ve likely seen the crew team lined...

Wilson grads triumph in collegiate basketball

Courtesy of Jay Heath

Alex Cirino

December 20, 2019

Jay Heath stepped onto the court for his collegiate debut on November 6—and what an atmosphere it was. There was a large home crowd on their feet during the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) season opener, Boston College vs Wake Forest. Wearing his signature number five, Heath went out as a starter for...

Lack of trainers impedes DCPS concussion policy

Lack of trainers impedes DCPS concussion policy

Ava Nicely

December 20, 2019

When senior Gabby Bagnoli tripped and hit her head on the ground during a soccer game in early November, she was immediately removed from the game and evaluated by the athletic trainer per the DCIAA Concussion and Head Injury Policy.   “They asked me a bunch of questions. Some of them were simpl...

Athlete of the Month: Claire Wigglesworth

Courtesy of Claire Wigglesworth

Alex Cirino

December 20, 2019

 Senior Claire Wigglesworth has been a part of the crew team since freshman year. After rowing in the top varsity boat and participating in the team’s rigorous practices, Wigglesworth wanted to push herself even more. Now a member of both the cross country and crew teams, balancing two very large...

Crew Team Rows into Winter

Max Gualtieri

December 20, 2019

The Wilson boys and girls crew teams have worked hard all fall, but each met different results at the peak of their season. Practicing five to six times a week and exercising outside of practice, both teams have worked tirelessly. The teams both placed well in their early races but when they got to the ...

Swim season off to turbulent start amid coaching, practice changes

Graphic by Aidan Holmes

Baraka Aboul-Magd

December 20, 2019

The temporary closure of the Wilson Aquatic Center, the addition of two new coaches, three shifts in practice location, multiple schedule adjustments, and uncertainty about whether transportation would be provided have frustrated swimmers as they begin the season. Due to Wilson’s temporary pool closure, th...

2019 Basketball Season Previews

Nacala Williams and Evan Vieth

December 20, 2019

Girls Basketball, Nacala Williams Coming off of a very successful 20-9 season, the girls basketball team will look to capitalize on its young, underclassman-heavy roster. The team only has six returning players from last season’s run to the DCIAA finals and are without any seniors this year.  One...

Wilson finalizes field renovation, installs new scoreboard

Wilson finalizes field renovation, installs new scoreboard

Alex Cirino

December 20, 2019

The brand new turf field has been in use since the beginning of the school year, however many more developments have been made as the stadium’s renovation finalizes. The biggest addition to the stadium is the new scoreboard that was changed from a black to green base. The official name of the renova...

Three athletes commit on National Signing Day

Courtesy of Mitch Gore

Chiara Purificato

December 17, 2019

Seniors Maisie Arlotto, Chance Legere, and Collin Bosley-Smith claimed their spots on collegiate sports teams on November 13. Students, parents, and coaches gathered in the Wilson atrium to watch them participate in National Signing Day.  There are many different ways to pursue an athletic career in co...

Nats capture first ever World Series title

Nats capture first ever World Series title

Jamie Stewart-Aday

November 20, 2019

The Washington Nationals are World Series champions, defeating the Houston Astros in a thrilling seven game series. The win is the Nationals first since they were founded in 2005, and the first championship for a DC team since 1924, when the Walter Johnson-led Senators took the crown. The season g...

Nkongolo remains soccer coach after tumultuous season

Nkongolo remains soccer coach after tumultuous season

Jamie Stewart-Aday

November 19, 2019

As the boys varsity soccer team prepared for playoffs, Coach Jean-Claude Nkongolo’s coaching status was unclear due to tensions between him and his players. Nkongolo ultimately remained the head coach and has no plans to leave. Nkongolo’s near exit raises questions about the role of parents in their children...

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