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Captain’s Corner

Michael Diakunczak, Reporter

April 20, 2018

Filed under Columns, Sports

Kate Campbell, sophomore and starting goalkeeper on the women’s field hockey team, has played an impactful role for the past two years. In her freshman debut season, it did not take long for Campbell to see the field  between the two posts of the net. Out of 18 regular season games, Campbell had playing time 13, 12 as a starte...

Captain’s Corner

Michael Diakunczak, Reporter

March 21, 2018

Filed under Columns, Sports

Tony Harding, basketball’s starting forward and sophomore, has made an extraordinary impact during the last two seasons. Going into the 2016-2017 season as a freshman, Harding wanted to make an significant addition to the program by putting up an impressive stat line. Harding appeared in all 28 regular season games by being name...

Captain’s Corner

Michael Diakunczak, Reporter

March 1, 2018

Filed under Columns, Sports

Parker Abate, junior baseball outfielder, is heading into the 2018 season with a lot of momentum. Abate started his university baseball campaign in 2016 when he appeared in 39 games, starting in nine of them, and recording stats including a .320 batting average, two doubles, a triple, seven RBIs and 14 runs scored on the...

Captain’s Corner

Michael Diakunczak, Reporter

February 14, 2018

Filed under Columns, Sports

Football wide receiver and junior Josh Dieter has the potential to become a role model and leader heading into the 2018-2019 season. Dieter finished his junior season by starting all 10 regular season games and earning an impressive stat line of 26 catches for 328 yards and six touchdowns. In addition, Dieter returned 12...

Cheerleaders ‘Elated’ Over UCA Nationals Finish

Cheerleaders ‘Elated’ Over UCA Nationals Finish

February 14, 2018

After a very tough first day of competition in Disney World, the cheerleaders bounced back to finish second in the first ever National Gam...

New Men’s Volleyball Ready to Debut

Michael Diakunczak, Reporter

December 16, 2017

Filed under Featured Sports Story Carousel, News, Sports

Men's volleyball is set to debut in the spring semester.   The program marks the university's fifteenth sport added since it joined the NCAA Division III  in 1992.  The program now brings the number of intercollegiate offerings to 24. Men's volleyball joined fellow Middle Atlantic Conference schools such as Alvernia, Arcadi...

Captain’s Column

Anthony Vega, Reporter

December 4, 2017

Filed under Sports

Men’s soccer captain and senior business administration major Niko Amity has just finished his final season playing collegiate soccer for Misericordia. Amity finishes his career with 12 goals and 15 assists in 68 career games. He was also named to the All-MAC Freedom first team as a sophomore and second team as a junior and...

Football: Cougars Look to Make History Next Year

Michael Diakunczak, Reporter

December 4, 2017

Filed under Campus Life, Featured Sports Story Carousel, Sports

The football team again gave it a valiant effort but ultimately failed to make history in the fall season. Since the university began the program in  2012, the team has not won more than one game in regular season play. The record since the inaugural season has been 5-55, when all five wins have been a combination between ...

Coaches are Using Injury Prevention Programs

Keana Elsayed, Reporter

November 15, 2017

Filed under Featured Sports Story Carousel, News, Sports

Sports injuries are theme for the fall season. Athletes are ending their seasons early due to injury. Mark Stauffer, women’s soccer head coach, has faced multiple season-ending injuries to players on his team. He said knee injuries are most common. “These injuries have impacted us drastically as we have had six season-ending...

Captain’s Column

Anthony Vega, Reporter

November 15, 2017

Filed under Sports

Cheerleading captain and senior accounting and mathematics major Cori Aull is now entering her  fifteenth year cheering, and her fifth and final season for Misericordia. Chosen by her coach to be one of the four team captains this season, Aull understands the importance of  camaraderie. “Our team has a sisterhood that...

Captain’s Column

Anthony Vega, Reporter

November 3, 2017

Filed under Sports

It's no easy feat to lead, as the captain of the women’s soccer team, Alex Gallagher, knows well. The senior business administration major has played soccer since she was five years old, and this year marks her sixteenth season playing the game. Gallagher is serving as team captain for the second straight year. “A lot...

Student-Athletes Differ on Anthem Protests

Student-Athletes Differ on Anthem Protests

Michael Diakunczak, Reporter

October 18, 2017

Filed under Featured Sports Story Carousel, News, Sports, Top Stories

Members of the college community have differing views about athletes kneeling during the national anthem at sports events. Athletes in the Na...

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