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n Record: Won 11, Lost 7

Jack Emmer, Head Coach

Ranked No. 5 Nationally "**^

NCAA Tournament Semifinalist




The Birds

Directed by Robert Lecky Stone, Jr.

Setting and lights designed by Waiter Romanchul<

Costumes and masks designed by Walter Romanchuk

Choreography by Don Hogle

Old Comedy, such as that of Aristophanes, devel-
oped directly out of the festivals to worship
Dionysus, the god of wine. These festivals were origi-
nally drunken orgies in the streets, with the crowds
carrying huge phallic symbols and screaming insults
at all who refused to participate. The comic plays
which evolved were therefore bawdy and fast-paced.
The spirit was high, and the cast enjoyed performing
as much as the audience did watching.

Unfortunately, Aristophanes wrote for a small city
where every audience member was familiar to all
others, at least by name and reputation. This gave
the playwright the opportunity to use personal, inside
jokes to supplement the main sexual and verbal
humor of his script. The Greek is filled with refer-
ences to specific people, as well as with hundreds of
puns. Many of these are lost in translation.

The purpose of this production of "The Birds" at
the University Theatre was to perform the play in the
spirit which the playwright intended. The modernized

translation by William Arrowsmith and numerous
changes by director and cast were designed to make
the stock elements of the play more obvious to a
modern audience. Many of the personal references
were cut, and new puns were added. The caricatures
of each part were also modernized (as with one bird
imitating Groucho Marx) to allow the audience to
identify them more easily.

This production was also a tremendous educa-
tional experience. For the actors, wearing face
masks and phalluses gave an entirely different
approach to character development than modern
theatre requires. Facial reactions and thought
processes were ignored, and vocal variety with phys-
ical action was stressed. This was also an experi-
ence for the director, who had never been formally
trained in the use and handling of a chorus or in the
use of face masks.

Lecky Stone, Director


Brad Listen, Dan Scott, Don Hogle, Alex Bourdrez, John Ellis. Win Harrington, Mike Gallagher, Peter Goss, Gray
Coleman, Skip Forsyth, Peter Quinn. Pam Wise, Craig Strachan, Brian Garr, Rick McHan, Bobby Ramirez, Johnny
Hargrove, Chris Willet, Margot Marcucci, Bill Hirschmann.

Morris Udall

October 28, 1975 Sponsored by the 1976 Mock Democratic National Convention

Parents' Weekend


16-21. Madison; 9-9, Centre; 14-26, Randolph-Macon; 14-27, Southwestern; 13-29, Hampden-Sydney; 3-13, Sewanee; 0-54, Bucknell; 0-35,

Denison; 3-26, Coast Guard; 28-26, Georgetown.

Hopes were high on August 26 when nearly a
hundred young men reported for four weeks of
preseason workouts. In an effort to turn the W&L
football program around, Head Coach Bill McHenry
and his staff had spent the off-season recruiting as
well as encouraging a rigorous weight program. The
result was a youthful and strengthened look for the
75 Generals. The experienced core of the previous
year's team returned, giving the offense a strong
passing attack featuring senior tri-captain Jack
Berry at quarterback with senior split end Mark
George and junior tight end Tony Perry.

The Generals came through preseason practices
and scrimmages in excellent physical condition, and
an attitude of determined optimism prevailed as they
approached what was to be a key game, their season
opener with Madison.

Under the lights in Harrisonburg the Generals suf-
fered a heartbreaking defeat at the hands of the
Madison Dukes. Down by 17 at half, the defense held
Madison scoreless for the remainder of the game.
The offense fought hard only to fall a touchdown shy
of a big victory. The score was 21-16.

The loss of running back Raynard Scott to a knee
injury hurt the Generals the following week as they
returned home to take on the Centre College Colo-
nels. Again having to battle back from a deficit, the
offense finally put together a lasting offensive drive.
Quarterback Berry brought the team to a tying score

with minutes left. A last second field goal attempt
was just wide, and the score remained 9-9.

The next week the Generals traveled to tangle with
the Yellowjackets of Randolph-Macon. Unable to
take advantage of their opponent's mistakes, the
Generals lost, 26-14.

The team returned home on October eleventh to
face the "Fighting Lynx" of Southwestern University,
in front of the Homecoming crowd. Down by 13 at
half, the team showed encouraging effort by opening
up their attack in the third quarter. The final quarter,
however, proved to be Southwestern's, as they went
on to win 27-14.

The Generals' efforts continued to fall short. In the
next two games their opponents capitalized on their
errors; the 29-13 thumping by Hampden-Sydney and
the heartbreaking 13-3 loss to arch rival Sewanee
brought their record to 0-4-1. At this point in the
season the team entered the most difficult half of a
tough schedule. The strong Bucknell Bisons and the
Denison Big Red took advantage of the Generals on
consecutive weekends, 54-0 and 35-0.

Numerous injuries and a loss of spirit made a
comeback effort even more difficult. After losing to
Coast Guard in New London, 3-26, the Generals re-
turned to Wilson field to stage a stunning upset over
Georgetown (28-26) in the first annual 'Gobbler


Sal Abbruzzse. Mike AirhearL James Babcock, Phil Bailey. George Ballantyne, Mike Bamat,
Larry Banks, Tom Baynham, Bob Bender, George Berry, Jack Berry, Todd Bonanza, Charlie
Brown, Bob Burkholder, Michael Busbey, Eamon Cassell, Tony Ciucci, John Cocklereece, Don
Crossley. Steve DiBiagio, Mark Duncan, Rick Fink, George Fisher, Carl Folcik, Craig Forry, Skip
Forsyth, Bill Frear, Mike Gallagher, Mark George, Dean Greenberg, Tom Gregory, Jim Guynn,
David Hamra, Mark Healy, Ted Hissey, Bruce Howard, Ed Johnson, Rocky Joyner, Larry
Kanavas, Walton Kingsbery, Dan Kniffen, Rick Kulp, Grant Leister, Greg Lilly, Rob Lindsey,
Harry Mazaheri, Larry McNulty, John Miller, Robert Moorhead, Richard Moncure, Richard
Moran, Jack Norberg, Jeff Opp, Tony Perry, Steve Pittenger, Jack Reeves. Pat Reilly. Ed
Rodgers. Bob Rogers, Steve Schweierhof, Raynard Scott, Steve Scully, Bryan Sibson. Jeff Slat-
coff, Donnie Smith, Ken Smith, Scooter Smith, Keith Steele. Scott Swope, Bob Szczecinski. Dan
Thompson. Mark Travers, George Triplett. Tom Turco, Ed Tutak. Matt Valaes, Keith Van Lanen,
Preston Waldrop, Ed Wick, John Wilcox. Richard Wiles, Dan Williams, Bob Williams, Warren










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Standing: Coach Joe Lyies, Jeff Barr, Harry Hall, Alexander Bishop. Bill Stone, Robert Suit, Greer Barriault, Lawrence Daniel, Todd Tyson,

Woods King, Ed Grandes Del Mazo, Mike Monahan, Dave Norland. Charles Dauria, Ryland Owen

Kneeling: Malcolm Hastings, James McNider, Doug Hunter, Howard Collier, James Wilson. Bill Cogar, James Veghte, Mark Derbyshire, Mark



1-3. Villanova; 0-8, William and Mary; 0-5, University of Virginia; 2-5. Eastern Mennonite; 0-
5. West Virginia Wesleyan; 5-0. Radford College; 0-3, Lynchburg College; 0-2, Virginia Mili-
tary Institute; 5-0, Roanoke College; 0-1. Madison College; 1-0, Hampden-Sydney; 0-10,
Navy; 0-1 . Virginia Polytechnic Institute.

Lack of experience was the major problem
for the soccer team this year. A majority of
the team were freshmen and sophomores; as
a result, it was a rebuilding year.

The schedule was tough, however, with op-
ponents like Virginia, Navy, and Madison.
The Generals' final record, 3-10, did not in-
dicate the calibre of the team, as several of
their losses were by one or two-goal margins.

Although the offense twice made as many
as five goals, the scoring was, for the most
part, sporadic.

With much of the pressure being placed on
the defense, it was overworked and often un-
able to hold off effectively the opposing team.

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Robert Benfield, Brian Carroll, Jeff Gould. Charles Habliston, Truman Jones, Kendall Jones, James Lancaster, IVIIcfiael Levine, Shaun
Levesque, Franklin H/lclntyre, Ralpfi Neil. James Page, Scott Price, Henry Roemer, Crawford Sites, Stepfien Stahl, Reid Taylor, Richard Taylor,
Gardner Umbarger, Scott Wash


The cross-country team had high hopes of winning the
V.C.A.A. Championship Meet this year. An enthusiastic atti-
tude was sparked by a strong top five and by the idea that the
harriers would be running on their own territory. Their hopes
were dashed on November 8.

A week before the state meet, W&L was crushed by power-
ful Eastern Mennonite and Madison College on a swift, flat
course. Revenge was to be had when these teams ran on the
hilly W&L course in the V.C.A.A. State Meet. In the meet, how-
ever, W&L placed a distant fourth.

Number one for W&L was Tern Washington, who captured
eighth place. Jim Frantz, Paul Thomson, Al Weeks, and Mike
Burns rounded out the top five with 12th, 17th, 18th and 35th,

W&L's team was in good position the first two miles, but
from there it was "downhill." Washington and Frantz began to
lose contact with the front runners and got caught up in the
mud with the rest of the pack.

Nonetheless, the team posted a rather impressive seasonal
record of 8-5. The top five ran with a close time spread
averaging between one and two minutes.

The highlight of the season came when the top five went to
Waltham, Massachusetts for the Division III, N.C.A.A. Cross-
Country Championships. Not faced with any pressure to
improve their records, the harriers ran well in a field of over
five hundred runners.

FIRST ROW: Tern Washington, Paul Thomson, Dave Nicholson, Mike Burns
SECOND ROW: Coach Miller, Jim Frantz. John Plowden, Bill Welch, Henry Hairston
THIRD ROW: Tom Peletier, Allen Weeks, Walter Scott, George Ward. Ferris Mack


forfeit, Chnstopfier Newport; 25-30, Davis and Elkins; 42-15, Shepard College; 15-43, Virginia Military Institute; 29-26, Roanoke; 30-25, Nor-
folk State; 42-20, Lynchburg; 50-15, Christopher Newport; 50-15, Virginia Wesleyan; 25-30, Bridgewater; 39-18, West Virginia Tech; 20-35,
Eastern Mennonite; 21-32, Madison.

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Directed by Hugh J. Sisson, V

Setting by Walter Romanchuk

Lights by Scott Silverlight

CAST: David Minton. Paul Cella, Brock Johnson, Mark L. Mitchell

. . . well, well, so there's an audience. It's a public show, you buy
your seat and you wait, perhaps it's free, a free show, you take your
seat and you wait for it to begin, or perhaps it's compulsory, a com-
pulsory show, you wait for the compulsory show to begin, it takes
time, you hear a voice, perhaps it's a recitation, that's the show,
someone reciting, selected passages, old favourites, a poetry mati-
nee, or someone improvising, you can barely hear him, that's the
show, you can't leave, you're afraid to leave, it might jae worse else-
where, you make the best of it, you try and be reasonable . . . that's
the show, waiting for the show, to the sound of a murmur, you try
and be reasonable, perhaps it's not a voice at all, perhaps it's the
air, ascending, descending, flowing, eddyirig, seeking exit, finding
none, and the spectators, where are they, you didn't notice, in the
anguish of waiting, never noticed you were waiting alone, that's the
show, waiting alone, in the restless air, for it to begin . . .

Samuel Beckett — The Unnamable













Dabney Stuart





Edward Pinney

John Handelman


Lawrence Lament

Military Science



John Jennings, Paxton Davis



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Emory Kimbrough



Charles Boggs
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Robert Stewart



Louis Hodges


Henry Ravenljorst

Foreign Languages

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Russell Knudson




James Starling

and Hickman

Royal Ruth

'tRomas Nye

Physical Education

1 Dennis Bussard

2 Jack Emmer

3 Norris Aldridge

5 George O'Connell

6 Joe Lyies

7 Gary Franke

8 William Stearns

9 Norman Lord

10 Tom Jones

11 Boyd Williams

12 John Hughes

13 Verne Canfield

14 Dick Miller

15 Buck Leslie


James Shillington



Founders' Day

January 19, 1976


Maynard Ferguson with the W&L Jazz Ensemble — January 20, 1976

The National Lampoon Show

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The Visit

Directed by Rob Mish, III

Setting by Walter Romanctiuk, Jr.

Lighting by Sam Steves, Scott Silverlight

"The Visit is a story that takes place in a little town in Central Europe,
written by one who by no means sets himself apart from these people
and who is not so sure that he himself would act differently ... I
describe men, not marionettes, tell a story, not an allegory; I set up a
world, not the moral ... I don't even try to confront my play with the
world, because all this kind of thing happens naturally, by itself, as
long as the audience is still a part of theatre.

"Tragedy presupposes guilt, despair, moderation, lucidity, vision, a
sense of responsibility . . . Comedy alone is suitable to us. But the trag-
ic is still possible even if pure tragedy is not. We can achieve the tragic
out of comedy. We can bring it forth as a frightening moment, as an
abyss that opens suddenly.

"Claire Zachanassian represents neither justice nor the Marshall
plan, not even the Apocalypse; let her be just what she is: the richest
woman in the world, able, because of her fortune, to behave like a
heroine in Greek tragedy, absolute, cruel — perhaps like Medea. '

— Friedrich Durrenmatt

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Cast: Brock Johnson, Carol Phemister, Hunt Brown, Phyllis Davis, Warren Mowry, Margaret Marcucci, Lecky
Stone, Dan Scott, Brad Listen, John Hollinger, Chris Willet, Michael Kurilecz, Stewart Barroll, Michael Hollinger,
Michael Gallagher, Terry Dreith, Mary Muldoon, Beth Burns, Caroline Burns, Gray Coleman, Bill Hirschmann, Paul
Morella, Neil Johnson.


Fancy Dress Weekend 1976



to riqht (Kneeling): Mike Missal, Mickey Knapp, Bruce Williams, Kim Sims, Mike Wenke, John Podgajny (Captain), Bob Forlenza, Drew
s, Pat Dennis, Frank Friedman. (Standing): Dennis Bussard (Assistant Coach), Bill Murphy (Assistant Coach), Dave Leunig, Bob Flint, Don

Berlin, Norm Kris'toff, Ardith Collins, Jeff Baum, Chris Larson, Ray Bolding, Jim Berlin, Verne Canfield (Head Coach)

Washington and Lee's basketball
Generals won the Virginia College
Athletic Association title for 1976 with
a 13-1 mark in league competition
and boasted a 19-7 record overall.

The big disappointment of the
season was that the Generals were
not invited to this year's NCAA
Division III Finals. Certainly the team
deserved to go.

As far as victories went, the team
came within one win of tying the
school record of 20 held by two
previous W&L teams. Accordingly,
this year's team will be remembered
as one of W&L's finest.

The Generals went undefeated the
entire month of January and went on
to win 13 games in a row before
losing to Old Dominion College — a
Division II team.

This was the tenth straight year
Verne Canfield has coached his team
to a winning season.

Senior John Podgajny had much to
do with the Generals' success,
averaging 17.7 points per game. Pod-
gajny ended his W&L career just 16
points short of 1,000 career points.

Leading the Generals' defense
were Jeff Baum and Bob Flint in
rebounding while freshman Mike
Wenke added an occasional steal.

Wenke, Dave Leunig and Ardith
Collins on offense gave the team
unexpected strength. Juniors Chris
Larson, Kim Sims, Don Berlin, and
sophomores Bob Forlenza and Pat
Dennis provided depth off the bench
for W&L. Senior Norm Kristoff, who
averaged 11 points per game last
year, missed a lot of action because
of a shoulder injury.

Next year's Generals should have a
good shot at capturing another VCAA
crown because the team will lose
only three graduating seniors.



Bridgewater, 67
Lock Haven, 70


Lynchburg, 81
Emory and Henry, 53


Lycoming, 75


Old Dominion, 78

W&L Opponent


Emory and Henry, 61


Christopher Newport, 69

86 York, 67


Virginia Wesleyan, 62


Eastern Mennonite, 72

86 Washington College, 67


Eastern Mennonite, 69


Hampden-Sydney, 68

84 Lynchburg, 85


Hampden-Sydney, 71


Randolph-Macon, 90

57 University of Virginia, 101


Bridgewater, 68


Allentown, 60

76 Eckerd College, 87


Christopher Newport, 60


Maryville, 82

60 St. Leo's, 54


Virginia Wesleyan, 62


Madison, 70



Left to Right (sitting): Peter Meem, David Winge, Bill Cogar, Robert Benfield, Bob Marvin, David Scott.

(middle row): Rod Scott, Robby Searles, Gordon Ross, David Norland, Gary Seldomridge.

(standing:) John Hudson, Noel Clinard, Chip Hoke, Tad Van Leer, Bill Tiers, Stewart Jones, Bill Gregg, Keith Romich, Charles Moon, Bil

Meyer, Coach Bill Stearns, Lt. Col. Louis McFadden.

The 1976 swimming season was probably W&L'S
finest^e^ Highlifl.hted by wins over ri^s VMI an^

IWillianfi and Mary, the Generals finisheH <ft/ith an 8^
dual meet record. The Generals also made a fin^
showing in the Division III National Swimming and
Diving Championships, which resulted in an 8th
place finish and six Ail-Americans.
, Heading the list of Ail-Americans was sophomore
%.^ohn Hudson, who became W&L's first national
^champion, by winning the 500 and 1650 yard freestyle
gyents. He also received All-American recognition
,for his performances in the 200 yard freestyle and
800 yard freestyle relay. Hudson was voted W&L's
.^Outstanding Swimmer and elected Co-Captain for
■^ next season.

"■""^ Tad VanLeer achieved All-American status for the
50 yard freestyle. The junior was also voted Go-Cap-
tain for next year. Senior Bill Cogar, W&L's diving
acer "received All-American honors for the oneffl£te«
diving event.

Freshman Keith Romich was named All-Americ?
for the 200 yard freestyle ,and 800 yard freestyle^
relay; senior Rod Scott attained All-American recog-
nition for his participation on the 800 yard freestyle
j>^ relay, as did freshman Chip Hoke.




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The wrestling team achieved its second consecutive winning season this
year. This goal was accomplished against formidable opponents: Duke, VMI, |
VPI, Davidson, Swarthmore, Temple, and Delaware. The final record of 8-7 was ^
due largely to the coaching of Head Coach Gary Franke and his assistant Jon |
Spear. i

The biggest dual meet win was a 22-15 verdict over Swarthmore (which lost |
only one other match all season). The team also performed well in the Citadel I
Tournament, with six finalists out of nine entries. The VCAA tournament, too, |
was successful: four wrestlers reached the finals and Jim Crytzer won his sec- I
ond consecutive title. •

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