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Mens Lacrosse Aiming For the Cage

Danny Wengiel, Reporter

February 15, 2013

The men's lacrosse team has great expectations for the 2013 season after finishing the 2012 season with the best record in school history. “The intensity level has been great," said senior captain Kyle Calabro. "Practices have gone really well and if we keep practicing relentlessly and our work ethic stays high, we should...

Women’s Soccer Final Four

Lindsay Usarzewicz, Reporter

February 15, 2013

With the largest incoming first year class, a football team, and now the women’s soccer team making university history, 2012 proves memorable to all Cougars. Head coach Mark Stauffer and his team set a goal to make it to the Final Four in 2012, after losing early in the national tournament in 2011. With hard work and experien...

All-American Durling

Ryan Osadchy, Reporter

February 12, 2013

Senior baseball player Kenny Durling was named a second-team pre-season All-American by d3baseball.com. Last season, Durling hit a .396 and led the Freedom Conference, gaining 67 hits, 16 doubles, 113 total bases and 52 RBI. The center fielder earned MU records for total bases and RBI and finished fourth in the Freedom Conference...

Team Defends MAC Title

Jimmy Fisher, Reporter

February 12, 2013

The end of the winter season marks a shift toward spring sports and fans are keeping their eyes on the defending MAC champion softball team. The Cougars began preparations to defend their title after coming off a 28-17 record from 2012. Head coach Jen Probst was very pleased with her team’s effort in keeping  in shape...

Metz Field House Perfect Fit For Athletes

Danny Wengiel, Reporter

February 12, 2013

The new Metz Field House offers all of the equipment athletes dedicated to their fitness need. The Field House between the baseball field and football stadium behind Gildea Hall includes a weight room, a trainer room, two classrooms, and multiple locker rooms for teams use. Men’s lacrosse head coach Jim Ricardo said...

Coach Rebounds Player’s Life

Josh Horton, Reporter

February 12, 2013

Just over a year ago, power forward Steve Ware was on the verge of becoming another homeless man in Atlanta, Ga. Until one phone call changed his life. MU men’s basketball graduate assistant Brandon Chambers went home to Virginia for Christmas break last season and knew his best friend, former college roommate, and high...

Disney World Brings Magic For Cougars

Christa Porasky and Brittany Lovette

January 29, 2013

Cougar cheerleaders placed fourth at the Universal Cheerleading Association National Championship in Orlando, Florida. Led by coaches Tara Sinclair and Courtney Coletti, the team managed to beat last year's fifth place ranking. The 20-girl squad  practiced hard to place at Nationals. Beginning in early August, the team attended...

Showcasing High School Soccer

Tori Dziedziak, Reporter

January 29, 2013

The women's soccer team is sponsoring the annual Girl's College Showcase for high school soccer players again this February. The Showcase, to be held Feb. 23 and 24, gives individual players and girls from club teams and high school teams to get in the game. U-16 and U-19 teams are encouraged to participate. Head coach...

Lady Cougars Face Tough Loss to Lady Monarchs

Arthur Dowell, Web Master

January 29, 2013

After a remarkable run through the NCAA Tournament, this season isn't what the women's basketball team was expecting. The Cougars look to change their game play with eight Mid Atlantic Conference games left. “The team comes out quick and gets into an early roll,” said senior Guard Tyann McDaniel. “But the second...

Cougars Sink a Win Against Kings

Arthur Dowell, Web Master

January 29, 2013

The men’s basketball team has not been able to get into a groove and stay consistent in a bumpy 2013 season. Looking at a team that is 4-2 in MAC play, most sports fans would probably not assume they're looking at one with a losing record of 8-9. The  men’s team is not exactly what fans got used to after coming off...

Coaching Change Causes Competitiveness, Confidence

Jimmy Fisher, Reporter

January 29, 2013

With Feb. 16 marking the end of the regular season, teams have less than a month to go, but the swim team team is way ahead: Swimmers finished their season with their final meet against Messiah, and results are promising. Swim coach Matt VanDerMeid, the team’s new head coach. led the men’s team to a 4-5 record, and they...

McDaniel Shoots 1,000

Josh Horton, Reporter

January 29, 2013

When chasing the 1,000-point milestone in basketball, the first 999 points are the easy ones. Senior shooting guard Tyann McDaniel finally knocked the milestone off  her "to do" list Jan. 12 in a 66-59 to Freedom Conference foe, FDU-Florham. For McDaniel, 1,000 points was something she put on her list of goals upon arrival...

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