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Women’s Soccer Kicking it into Postseason

Jimmy Fisher, Reporter

November 19, 2013

The women’s soccer team isn’t finished yet – they’re taking their season into the middle of November, a feat every team hopes to accomplish. The women completed yet another strong regular season by finishing with an overall record of 18 - 2 - 1, the exact same record the team finished with at the end of t...

Stellar Season for Sophomore Goalie Pasquini

Jimmy Fisher, Reporter

November 5, 2013

Sophomore goal keeper Angela Pasquini earned Freedom Conference Player of the Week honors four straight weeks during October for her play in the net. Pasquini said she is honored by the recognition, but she credits her teammates rather than her own play. “It was a big deal,” said Pasquini. “I had no idea wh...

Gridiron Gang Grinds to Endline

Nick Vitale, Reporter

November 5, 2013

The Cougars amped up their second season, improving in more ways than one. Although they still haven’t received their first W, as the team hits the midway mark they have many achievements to be proud of. The football team had the most exciting game a few weeks ago going into overtime against the King’s College ...

Cougars Seeded Second in Freedom

Jimmy Fisher, Reporter

November 5, 2013

The men’s basketball team is picked to finish second in the Freedom Conference, according to the 2013-2014 pre-season Coach’s Poll as originally reported by the university’s athletics site. The Cougars earned 40 voting points and even had one first place vote but still find themselves tied with fellow Freedom Conf...

Swim Team Looks to Start Season with Splash

Arthur Dowell, Web Editor

October 21, 2013

Second year head swim coach Matt VanderMeid’s goal is simple: to stay on top. The men’s team had its best finish in school history with a second place finish in the Mid Atlantic Conference. The women finished in third place. Both teams look to capitalize on the their strength and hope to win the MACs at season...

Underwood Presents, Encourages Students with ‘Life on an Athlete’

Nick Vitale, Reporter

October 21, 2013

Former NCAA All-American international distance runner John Underwood visited campus Sept. 29 to talk to student athletes about how drugs and alcohol and basic lifestyle habits affect an athlete’s ability to perform. Underwood connected with students on a personal level and helped them understand the danger of drug...

Bressler Captures Goucher Invitational Title

Jimmy Fisher, Reporter

October 21, 2013

Junior women’s tennis player Brittany Bressler had not received a lot of playing time this fall sea- son, but showed that she belongs on the courts with the best. Bressler, along with the rest of the women’s tennis team, competed in the team’s first ever Goucher Invitational in Townson, Maryland Sept. 28 and ...

Sophomore QB Rushes Through Competition

Jimmy Fisher, Reporter

October 7, 2013

The football team is still looking for its first victory, but with sophomore quarterback Jeff Puckett on the field, Cougar fans may cheer a win sooner than they expect. Puckett has already shown great flashes of leadership and excellent ball-playing skills since he was selected as the team’s starting quarterback during...

Non-Athletes Wanted for Sports

Nick Vitale, Reporter

October 7, 2013

All students - with or without athletic experience - can sign up to play intramural volleyball, kickball and even softball if they act fast. Students may sign up with a group of teammates or as single players. “People want to put full teams in. A lot of other kids decide to sign up as individuals,” said or...

Coaches: No Rest for Future Winners

Arthur Dowell, Web Editor

October 7, 2013

It may be a new soccer season, but both the men’s and women’s teams are playing as if they had not taken months off. With a 6-2 record through month’s end, the men’s team is outscoring opponents 12 goals to 5. Both teams finished the 2012 season in the NCAA tournament with disappointments - the men’s...

Football Helps to Fight to End Duchenne

Courtney Garloff, Print Editor

September 23, 2013

For one weekend in September over 500 schools and their football teams will join together to fight a common and fatal enemy: Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. High schools, colleges and universities across the country will unite to support Coach to Cure Muscular Dystrophy Sept. 27 and 28. Duchenne is a specific form of muscular...

XC Team On Pace For Victory

Jimmy Fisher, Reporter

September 23, 2013

Both the men’s and women’s cross-country teams are making high place finishes at their meets only a couple of weeks into the season. On opening day at the Misericordia Invitational, the men’s team finished second out of six teams while the women’s finished third of seven teams. In the Lebanon Valley Classic, the...

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