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New Men’s Volleyball Ready to Debut

Michael Diakunczak, Reporter

December 16, 2017

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

Captain’s Column

Anthony Vega, Reporter

October 4, 2017

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If you ever wondered what it would be like to be the captain of the volleyball team, here is your chance. I was able to sit down and interview senior medical imaging major Paige Shaughnessy. She is in her eleventh year of volleyball, and her fourth and final season for the Cougars. Chosen by her coach to be one of the two team...

Is a New Football Tradition Forming?

Is a New Football Tradition Forming?

October 4, 2017

Dominic Augustine A new post-game football culture is starting to take hold. While tailgates, those celebrations of food and drink  before football games, are th...

‘Heartbreaking’ Injury Ushers in New Quarterback

‘Heartbreaking’ Injury Ushers in New Quarterback

Michael Diakunczak, Reporter

October 1, 2017

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Sophomore quarterback Brady Williams is having his debut after an unfortunate turn for the football team’s senior quarterback. Williams, who...

Donald Stacknick is New Assistant Athletics Director

Donald Stacknick is New Assistant Athletics Director

Michael Diakunczak, Reporter

September 19, 2017

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The university is welcoming Donald Stacknick, Laplume Township, as Assistant Athletics Director. Donald...

Football Competitions Aimed at Win

Kenneth Grady, Reporter

September 19, 2017

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Football players hope competitions last spring will convert into wins this season and in the future. Players broke into eight different teams to according to a drafting process created by senior players. Teams competed, one against the other. Each week, until every team had played. The one with the best record at the end...

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