Do you see a little bit of Edvard Munch's The Scream (see below) in this? Munch painted it in 1893, just ten years before it was published in Alice Katharine Fallows' piece in The Century Magazine for May 1903 entitled Athletics for College Girls.
The Scream by Edvard Munch, Norwegian Expressionist, 1863-1944.
The first page of the piece.
Closeup of the illustration. The reproduction is horrible but it could be the degree of difficulty at the time of scanning a charcoal illustration overlaid with watercolor washes.
This one is called Basket-Ball, Bryn Mawr. I have no idea how that game was being played.
Float-Day, Wellesley. Harding did a great job conveying the mood and dusky evening atmosphere.
Field-Day, Vassar. Lots of great action here but the faces of the athletes are too similar compared to the variety of faces in the crowd.
A Hockey-Game. It's what was later called Field Hockey, and it's the entire illustration from which the detail at the top of this piece came. Great action as well, and a similarity of faces and expressions. Where was the art director and the editor?