There are many Club Sports at Haverford, and they are all awesome:

  • Badminton
  • Equestrian
  • Golf
  • Rowing
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Ultimate

Badminton (Raptors)

Practice: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday (8-10pm) @ GIAC Court 3

Level of intensity: Practice year-round, compete in tournaments against other colleges in the Spring.

Factiod: All equipment provided, so anyone can become a Raptor.

Website: www.haverford.edu/organizations/badminton

Equestrian

Practice: Weekly lessons @ Willow May Farm in Newton Square, PA

Level of intensity: 8 week commitment for the semester to lessons, open riders of all levels (beginners included), no formal competitions.

Factoid: A bi-co club with a private stable and lessons from trainer Julie Fitzpatrick that can teach you how to ride a horse!

Website: http://www.haverford.edu/organizations/equestrian

Golf

Practice: Driving range and practice rounds at local courses

Level of intensity: Member of the National Collegiate Club Golf Association, with opportunities for intercollegiate competition. 

Factoid: Haverford is adjacent to the Merion Golf Club, host of multiple U.S. Open Championships, and the golf club may play on the West Course and driving range.

Website: http://www.haverford.edu/organizations/golf

Rowing

Practice: Monday to Friday from 4:00-7:00pm at the boathouse in the Fall and Spring, with races on Saturdays. During the winter we workout in our Erg room on campus. Crew also takes an awesome spring break trip to Florida!

Level of intensity: 5k head races in the Fall and 2k sprint races in the Spring. The team competes against other colleges, including varsity programs in the Mid-Atlantic Rowing Conference

Factoid: Crew welcomes rowers of all skill levels, and most of our team learns how to row in college!

Website: http://blogs.haverford.edu/crew/

Rugby

Practice: Weekly during the Fall and Spring. The Women practice Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 4:30-6:30 at the Graduate School pitch in Bryn Mawr, with games on Saturdays.

Level of intensity: Full contact- Both Men and Women’s Rugby compete against other colleges several times each year.

Factoid: The Angry Young Newts began playing in the 1970s, and the Bi-Co women’s team are known as the Horned Toads.

Websites: http://www.haverford.edu/organizations/rugby

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Soccer

Practice: Teams practice during the week when fields are available, usually from 4-6pm, in the Fall and Spring.

Level of intensity: Club Soccer plays games each semester against other colleges.

Factoid: Soccer is the only sport at Haverford where both club and varsity programs exist, because the clubs were established before the school made the decision not to allow both club and varsity programs, and so they were grandfathered in.

Websites: http://www.haverford.edu/organizations/soccerclub

www.haverford.edu/organizations/womensoccer

Ultimate

Practice: Monday to Friday on the Duck Pond field, with tournaments and games against other schools each semester.

Level of intensity: The Ultimate teams generally field both an A and B team, allowing for a range of intensity levels. The Sneetches and Donkeys often send a team to the regional tournament where they can qualify for nationals.

Factoid: The Donkeys (Men’s team) were founded in 1978 as Haverford’s Best and Only Ultimate team, and the Sneetches (Women’s team) placed 3rd at DIII Nationals in 2012 and 2013!

Websites: http://www.haverford.edu/organizations/bigdonkey

www.haverford.edu/organizations/sneetches 

 

Club Sports at Haverford are mostly student run, with the incredible help of the director of Student Activities, Lilly Lavner. The students work hard to organize their teams and make their seasons happen, from budgeting, running practice, all the way to competing.

Each team relies on it’s members for it’s success, and everyone plays a role. Club sports at Haverford are always welcoming to new athletes. Team leaders have the opportunity to grow and strengthen their team because the clubs are almost entirely student controlled, so a committed group of students can make a huge difference!

So, if you want to try a sport at HC, the club sports programs are there for you!

And now, courtesy of Dhario DeSousa, captain of the Badminton Team, a window into the club sports world at Haverford:

Haverford Raptors Season Summary

On behalf of the captains of the Haverford Badminton team, I submit the following progress report for the fall/winter of the 2014-2015 season:

During the first half of the 2014-15 season, the Raptors completed their first ever joint undefeated season, building upon the momentum generated by their 2013-2014 campaign. In the marquee matchup of the season, the Raptors defeated Division I Villanova for the third consecutive year. The men’s team, captained by the extremely talented Dhario DeSousa, lost just one match while disheartening ‘Nova on their home court. The women’s team, also captained by the extremely talented Dhario DeSousa, similarly performed spectacularly, dropping just two matches en route to clinching the overall victory for the Raptors.

The other major match played by the Lady Raptors was against the Varsity Bryn Mawr badminton team. The Mawrters, perhaps afraid of the fearsome Raptor triumvirate lead by Elizabeth Rule, Hannah Baker, and Sherilyn Galvez, played an illegal lineup against the Raptors. This TKO gave the Raptors their first, albeit well-earned, victory against the Tri-Co rival.

The Raptors, despite playing a relatively light schedule, have set the bar high for the 2015 calendar year. Although captain Dhario DeSousa will be missed (and—to a much lesser extent—co-captain Jason Haas), juniors Hannah Baker and Elizabeth Rule are capable of filling their admittedly large shoes. Buoyed by a strong rookie and sophomore class, the Raptors look to make a strong statement in the second half of the 2014-2015 season and beyond.

Bonus Club:

Lame Ducks Ice Hockey –  Hockey for everyone! Sunday nights from 11:00pm to 1:00am, with a Wawa hoagie run after! Meet in the South Lot at 10:45, skates and sticks are provided, or bring your own.  Probably the most fun you can have on Sunday night.

www.haverford.edu/organizations/lameducks

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  • 25 March 2015
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…don’t worry, we won’t have any wrenches to throw.

But we will have a trove of dodgeballs and nerf guns ready for some capture the flag pickup games, so come play some nerf!

This Saturday, November 8th, from 2pm to 5pm it is OPEN SEASON with foam projectiles, and those who own their own nerf arsenals are encouraged to come out to Ryan Gym in full force with their armaments.

Just show up, bring some friends, and play some nerf to blow of steam, it will be a blast(er).

 

 

Check it out and pass it on through fb:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1405085299781654/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

Dodgeballaz

Fear the foam

 

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  • 30 October 2014
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Coxswain-ClinicHey there ‘fords,

Want to be a part of an awesome team sport? Want to get off campus and row on a beautiful river? Want to race boats?

Then you should come to the coxswain clinic hosted by Haverford Crew and learn more!

The clinic will meet in the GIAC lobby on Monday 9/22 @ 4:15pm and run until about 5:30. No experience necessary and no commitment required – just come out to learn something new.

If you are interested, or have questions, or just want to chat, email Leeser (wleeser@haverford.edu).

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  • 18 September 2014
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Battlefield Nerf is on for Spring 2014! The tournament will be played on Saturday, April 12th between 11:30am to ~ 5pm in Ryan Gym. Sign ups are live here: bit.ly/1ewNMmr

Get a team together, play some Nerf, and have a blast(er)! Cool prizes, too!

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  • 16 March 2014
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She is awesome

Tei Shi will be jamming out this Friday (2/21) in Lunt

This is Tei Shi. She makes great music and you have the chance to see her this Friday!

Check her out on soundcloud- Nervermind the End is beautifully sad with a great rhythm to keep you swaying along as she broods. Make the most of the meditative powers of the a dark, snowy wintertime with Tei Shi and her plaintive groove.

Also, this article as a bonus: www.gorillavsbear.net/2014/02/06/tei-shi-x-lil-sad-nevermind-the-end/

Be there on this Friday, Feb. 22 @ 10p in Lunt!!!!

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  • 18 February 2014
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Winter is coming, you need an extra layer of insulation for survival. It is time to partake in shameless carnivory by eating Barbecue. Hip bbq joints in Philadelphia are a relatively recent phenomenon, but they are here and they are smoking, rubbing, and saucing meat. Fette Sau, Barbacoa, and Blue Belly are three such institutions and they are considered to be among the best that the city has to offer.

Fette Sau

1208 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19125

Mon-Thurs 5pm-11pm, Fri 5pm-12pm, Sat Noon-12am, Sun Noon-11pm

German for fat pig, Fette Sau sounds a little pretentious until you realize what it means, but it’s still in German. Angela Merkel does not call to mind down and dirty American food. Also, this restaurant is imported from NYC, so it’s not a Philly original, but when it comes to BBQ in the Northeast one can’t really enforce originality. Putting my quibbles aside, this place is known for a cafeteria style serving line where you get meat by the pound. They are known for their dry rub brisket and ribs, and all of their meats are “hormone, antibiotic, and steroid free”. When you place your order, they carve out your portion from on the spot, and give you some dinner roles for making an impromptu sandwich. On the side, their roasted mushrooms have a following, but they don’t offer the traditional lineup of bbq sides like cornbread, mac n’ cheese, and collard greens. The fanfare here is about meat and atmosphere, and they have some great patio seating that is heated for year round enjoyment.

Directions: Take the MFL to Girard, walk east along Girard until you hit Frankford Ave, then make a left. Fette Sau will be just up the street on the left.

das meat.

meat.

 

Barbacoa

64 Rittenhouse Place, Ardmore, PA 19003

Tues-Thurs 5pm-9pm, Fri/Sat 5pm-10pm, Sun 4pm-8pm, Closed Mondays.

Barbacoa has the advantage of being close to home, so if you have a bbq craving that just can’t wait, this might be your best option. They specialize in fire-roasted peruvian chicken, which they brine for 12 hours, and cook on spits over hardwood coals and oak logs. They also offer bisket, St. Louis ribs, and Nowegian salmon, along with the classic sides: corn bread, mac n’ cheese, slaw, etc. Menu note: they are the only restaurant in this trio to offer traditional corn bread and a salmon option. Barbacoa offers 10% off take-out orders on Tuesday and Wednesday, so you can pop by and grab some of their Peruvian chicken to drag back to your cave and gnaw on the bones.

Directions: Walk along Lancaster until you get to Cricket Ave. then turn right. Make the first left onto Cricket Terrace, then a right on Rittenhouse Pl. Barbacoa will be on the right.

Barbacoa

The Ardmore Platter

Blue Belly BBQ

600 Catharine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Sun, Wed, Thurs: 12–8 pm, Fri/Sat: 12–9 pm, Closed Mondays

Of all the restaurants discussed in this post, Blue Belly comes the closest to a southern bbq joint. Of course, they own their northern identity- a “blue belly” was a northern soldier during the Civil War. What they have in common with their southern counterparts is a respect for the side item. When you order a platter of Berkshire pork, grass-fed beef, or organic chicken, you get your choice of three sides. None of the “sides extra” nonsense. Sides are sacred, a part of the bbq ritual, and Blue Belly gets it right. Additionally, their loaded tater-tots have bacon, cheese, pulled pork, scallions, and sour cream so that you can start your meal off right. The chef, Gene Giuffi, also runs the upscale restaurant Cochon, so you are eating serious food in the laid back tradition of bbq at Blue Belly.

Directions: Take the train to Market east, or the NSHL/MFL to 5th, then walk along Market until you get to 6th. Walk south on 6th until you get to 6th and Catherine, Blue Belly is on the right near the corner.

Ribs, Corn Cakes, Mac, Tater Salad

The rib platter from Blue Belly

 

Go forth and feast on tasty bbq!

 

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  • 5 December 2013
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Hello Fords!

 

Welcome back from break!  Hopefully everyone has rested up nicely during their time off and has hit the ground running!

We would like to announce a bit of change in the office.  The desk has moved…

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….and the interns are confused…

 

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VERY confused!

 

But have no fear, Fords.  We haven’t gone far.  We are simply at the end of the hallway near room 205.  Still in Chase!

If you need to get to the office to pick up Independence Passes or other needs, simply walk up the stairs, turn right, then turn right again, and embrace the warm smiles of our amazing interns.

The SAO Welcomes You!

new location

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  • 22 October 2013
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I'm serious, he will mess you up.

Cruz is pumped for some Nerf and he is looking fierce.

(11/8) Update: Signups now available on Haverticket! go.haverford.edu/tickets/

 

Hey ‘Fords,
It’s time again for Battlefield Nerf! Darts will fly, chaos will ensue, and champions will be crowned.
The event will take place on Saturday, November 16th and sign-ups are live now!

Sign up here!

For those new to BFN, or in need of a refresher here is what it’s all about:

Sign-ups: Just pick a team name, team captain, and up to 5 other players for your team. After this, your Captain will get all the important info about match times.

Rules of the Game:
The objective is to capture the other team’s flag and return it safely to your flag area.
A maximum of 6 players per team may participate.
The game is played on the honor system; if you get tagged, you are done, and you call yourself out.
Each team’s flag will be positioned in front of their starting bunker area.
To capture the flag, an individual must successfully return the opposing team’s flag to their flag area. In order for a capture to count, the capturing team’s flag must be in it’s home flag area. That is, both flags must be together in a flag area.
If the flag carrier is tagged, they drop the flag immediately. There may be no exchanging of the flag between teammates at any time. If the flag is dropped, it can be picked up by either team.
No shooting while holding the flag. This means that in the event of a 1 on 1 situation, the last two players must duel.
A tagged player may rejoin the game by touching their own flag, so long as it is within the original flag area. In order for players to rejoin, the team must return their flag into the home area if it has been taken by the other team.
The round ends when all of the players on one team are eliminated, or when a flag is captured.
The matches will be best 2 of 3 rounds.

Prizes: 1st place – Six $10 Gift Cards to Chipotle and BFN Shirts; 2nd place – BFN Shirts; 3rd place – Six $5 Gift Cards to Kiwi

Once again, matches will be held Saturday, November 16, from 12:00 p.m. to 6 p.m in Ryan Gym.
Note: Please show up 10 min prior to your match, although you only need to be present for your team’s matches.

It should be pretty awesome, so sign up your team and come play some Nerf!

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  • 22 October 2013
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