The Agony of Defeat: Life Lessons from Losing

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Norwich athletes of yesteryear reflect on setbacks, embarrassment, and defeat—and what they learned in the process. ✯ NEW CONTENT ✯ Scroll to the bottom to see even more alumni stories of lessons... Read More

The Thrill of Victory

Castleton base runner and Norwich first baseman Seth Knihtila ’12 dive for the bag in the heart-stopping, game-clinching last play. (Photo: Matt Albury '10.)

By Dusty Shimkus ’13. Success is counted sweetest By those who ne’er succeed. – Emily Dickinson. After regaling you with tales of failures and lessons learned, we feel inclined to turn the mood... Read More

Changing Gears

This pennant donated to the Sullivan Museum and History Center by Ron Lotz ’60 commemorates a 1910 football game between Norwich (17) and UVM (0).

NORWICH ATHLETIC EQUIPMENT: 100 YEARS OF TRANSFORMATION. Martin Wasserman ’55 suffered an injury on the field and his football jersey, ripped during the play, had to be cut off him. (War Whoop photo.) The... Read More

Gaining Ground

Joya Clark ’14 (running with ball against Colby College, 2011) was a star rugby player as a Norwich student. (Photo: Jennifer Langille.)

Joya Clark ’14, Assistant Men’s Rugby Coach, by Baylee Annis ’14. “I think of rugby as a sport of evasion, power, fitness, finesse, and beauty.” – Joya Clark ’14 Joya Clark ’14 (running... Read More

Setting the Record Straight: Corrections from the fall 2015 issue

In the Brief Case (page 6), we misspelled the last name of Paul Berthiaume ’59. In the Book Report (page 52), we stated, “Heidi Passalacqua P’15 is the daughter of retired Army Colonel John D. Kraus... Read More


Roller hockey team

Norwich roller hockey team 1890. The first ice hockey was played at Norwich in 1909; however, roller skates are mentioned in the Reveille “Barracks and Parade” (quotes heard around campus) section... Read More


When I was six, my father started the first-ever girls’ softball league in my hometown. When I was seven—after small-town politics prevented the girls from using the boys’ Little League diamond—he... Read More

The President’s View – Winter 2016

I believe participation in athletics transforms young people in a way that few activities can. By competing on one or more of our sports teams, Norwich students learn the true meaning of teamwork, communication,... Read More

Your Letters – Winter 2016

Remembering Harriet Seaver I read in the Northfield News that Harriet Seaver passed away in Northfield at age 100. She and her husband, Hillard, ran the Norwich Bookstore for 39 years. Remember Harriet,... Read More

Bound for Glory

Cheered on by this year’s rooks, the NU football team charges onto Sabine to take the field against Becker College. The Cadets emerged victorious, defeating the Hawks by a score of 31-14. (Photo: Mark Collier.)

Success Abounds at This Fall’s Homecoming. Cheered on by this year’s rooks, the NU football team charges onto Sabine to take the field against Becker College. The Cadets emerged victorious, defeating... Read More