In this episode of the Siefer’s Scoop podcast, I explore how Middlebury student-athletes have engaged in political activism this semester. I interview a host of athletes and coaches to learn about how our sports teams are fulfilling their civic duties, whether it be registering to vote or calling representatives to ensure justice for Breonna Taylor.
The podcast features Brinlea La Barge ’23, a member of women’s tennis; Beatrice Donavan ‘23, a member of women’s soccer; Charles Roselle ’21, a member of men’s football and lacrosse; Courtney Gantt ’22, a member of women’s swim and dive; Bob Rueppel, head coach of the men’s and women’s swimming programs; and Erin Quinn, Middlebury Athletic Director.
Editor’s note: Brinlea La Barge is a sports editor at The Campus.
Blaise Siefer ‘23.5 is a sports staff writer.
Siefer is majoring in Sociology and minoring in Spanish.
For three semesters in 2021 and 2022, Siefer served as Senior Sports Editor. He also co-founded a Middlebury sports recap podcast, PFL Weekly, which is released on all major streaming platforms every Tuesday.
Siefer is also the Co-Founder and Co-President of Middlebury Club Soccer.