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From the original cover in 1997: John Dockery ’66, the only alumnus to earn a Super Bowl ring (click the white arrow on the right to see full image), displays mementos of his varsity sport. Such three-letter men have given way to single-sport stars like Naomi Miller ’99, a striker on the women’s soccer team. Updated 6/26/19: In 2013, Matt Birk ’98 became the second alumnus to earn a Super Bowl ring, playing for the Baltimore Ravens.

Sports

The rise of specialization, year-round competition, proprietary training, and recruiting in student athletics

6.28.19

Students at Fezokuhle Primary School in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, get outside for a soccer break—and a lesson about gender roles.

South African teens learn about leadership and health through their country’s most popular sport.

8.19.10

Nick Gates ’91, who founded Coaches Across Continents, works with coaches (above) and youths (at right) in Tanzania in 2009.

Nick Gates ’91 has founded Coaches Across Continents to use soccer as an educational technique in Africa.

July-August 2010

The men's and women's squads lead the Ivy League.

January-February 2010

Soccer’s Lizzy Nichols ’10 uncorking one of her killer kicks. Though she’s a defensive specialist who plays center back, Nichols has a knack for free kicks and penalty kicks, and ice water in her veins.

Soccer’s Lizzy Nichols has a gift for penalty kicks.

September-October 2009

Soccer and basketball updates

January-February 2009

Fall semester soccer results to date

November-December 2008

Football and soccer previews...

September-October 2008

An injury endangers a striker's season...

September-October 2008

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