Last Saturday, Smith’s field hockey team prepared to face off against MIT in the NEWMAC Finals.This was the first time the team had made it to the finals in 20 years. Smith ended their regular season play third in their conference with a record of 11-7 overall and 5-3 for conference play.
As the air turns colder and starts to bite, we look towards the end of the fall sports season. How did our teams perform this fall?
His eyes bulge preternaturally out of his head. His smile gapes across the entire stretch of his face, more of a deep chasm than an expression of mirth, exposing his tongue, but no teeth to speak of. His electric orange fur hangs long and straight from his head, and his rotund torso is supported by two knock-kneed legs jammed into ice skates. He is here. He is Gritty.
At Smith, we’re fortunate enough to have a variety of fitness options for athletes at all levels, including for-credit gym classes, drop-in get fit smith classes, club sports and varsity sports. As someone who’s been a member of our club ice hockey team since my first year, I want to emphasize how much I love the level of competition at the club level. Club teams welcome new and experienced athletes; I’ve been playing ice hockey since I was in second grade. Our team allows me to continue improving on my skills and play against both more competitive and less competitive opponents.
With its enormous south-facing windows and open layout, the Campus Center is one of the brightest and most inviting buildings on campus. If you’ve taken a walk through it at any point over the past week and a half, you’ve probably noticed the colorful ribbons tied around the staircase railings. These ribbons are part of an interactive project lead by Smith Wellness Services, Active Minds and the Community Health Organizers.