On the sidelines of a matchup with rival Dartmouth, women’s lacrosse coach Sarah Dalton is watching with quiet intensity. She’s standing stoically, except when you look down: her toes are tapping nervously in white-and-green Adidas. “I’m passionate,” says Dalton, “in terms of caring about the team, the program, the game. But I’m not someone who is ra-ra, jumping around.”
For a cycling team, showing up at the collegiate national championships with a fleet of scorched mountain bikes is not a good look. When the UVM cycling team flew to Missoula, Montana, for October’s USA Cycling Collegiate MTB Championships, most of their bikes took the longer, cheaper road, shipped via FedEx.
Being brothers and being teammates are similar, but not the same. When Robin Duncan is asked to evaluate the basketball strengths and weaknesses of his older brother Everett, he says quietly, “Everett can shoot. He’s a glue guy, a good leader. His weakness? He likes to yell at me a lot.”