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Football Looks To Make More History

Football Looks To Make More History

September 21, 2019

Misericordia’s football team has experienced a ton of growing pains since the program has gotten o...

Captain’s Corner

Mike Diakunczak, Columnist

September 9, 2019

For this week’s Captain Corner, I went with a two-sport athlete who seems to rarely have free time. However, her work ethic is impressive and truly admirable. Junior Dani Clifford, a dual major in statistics and sports management, is involved with more than any person should handle. Being a two-sport athlete, especially in...

Important Offseason Ahead For Men’s Basketball

Ryan Coyle, Reporter

September 9, 2019

The men’s basketball team will focus on improving players' 'skill sets and team chemistry this offseason with the goal of returning to the MAC playoffs. To return to the top of the conference and win championships again, the Cougars need to have a strong offseason, said assistant coach Alexis Nunez. The team will complete...

Captain’s Corner

Mike Diakunczak, Columnist

April 25, 2019

Kaila Quinlivan, junior and nursing major, is working her way to being one of those most dominant attacks that women’s lacrosse has ever had. Allow me to introduce the powerhouse with some of the accolades she has earned over the last two years. She has started 40 games and tallied up 152 points with 92 goals and 60 assists....

Captain’s Corner

Mike Diakunczak, Columnist

March 21, 2019

For this week’s Captain’s Corner, I decided to switch it up and profile a coach instead of an athlete this year. Aaron Mershman was named the new offensive line and strength and conditioning coach for the  football team last August. Coming off another 1-9 season and the departure of another offensive lineman coach, Mershman...

Captain’s Corner

Mike Diakunczak, Columnist

February 24, 2019

Jenna Chilcote, sophomore nursing major, loves being a base for the cheerleading squad, a base that was part of the last two squads to finish second and sixth at Nationals for the game day routine. I could have mentioned Chilcote’s position on the team and left it at that. However, it is hard to ignore the passion she has for...

Recruiting is on for Esports Coaches, Players

Recruiting is on for Esports Coaches, Players

February 24, 2019

The university is forming an esports team. Esports, or competitive video gaming, is a popular activity...

Women’s Undefeated Basketball Team Faces Toughest Task Against DeSales

Women’s Undefeated Basketball Team Faces Toughest Task Against DeSales

Parker Abate, Reporter

January 18, 2019

The women’s basketball team is off to the best start in program history after racking up 16 straight wi...

Captain’s Corner

Michael Diakunczak, Columnist

December 13, 2018

Parker Abate, senior outfielder, made an appearance in this column last spring.   However, after an unforgettable 2018 season for the mighty Cougars, Abate offered to come back to let off some steam for the upcoming 2019 season. “It seems like this year coming up is more important than any other successful season we have...

Team Wraps Up Playing ‘Champion Level Football’

Sierra Crane, Reporter

December 13, 2018

The football team has ended its historic season by making history one more time. The team hosted its very first bowl game against Ursinus College Nov. 17. It is the first time in football history that a team has advanced beyond regular season play to a championship game. Ultimately, the Cougars lost 14-70. “It’s tough...

Captain’s Corner

Mike Diakunczak, Columnist

November 26, 2018

Nicole Joers, sophomore psychology major, is a singles player  for the  women’s tennis team, and she wishes she'd always played the sport. “I wish I would’ve played competitively throughout my whole high school career, but I didn’t believe in myself. I wanted to continue in college because I genuinely love the sport...

Football Marks Historic Season

Sierra Crane, Reporter

November 25, 2018

The football team made history, ending regular season play 8-2.   The Cougars have had only one win in each of the past six seasons. This year players responded to the formidable challenge and lost only the first and last games of the season.    Mark Ross, head coach, said there is much cause for celebration.  Ross credit...

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