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GAME PREVIEW: Misericordia Vs. Wilkes

Mitchell Micale, Reporter

September 22, 2018

Filed under Sports, Top Stories

In Week 3, the Cougars were able to pull off one of the biggest wins in program history with a 36-35 final score over perennial powerhouse Widener. This has moved the Cougars to 1-1, (1-0) in the conference. But the 24 hour rule is up for the Cougars, and they now turn their attention to a Wilkes team (on Saturday, September...

Captain’s Corner

Mike Diakunczak

May 25, 2018

Filed under Columns, Sports

Levi Roberts, sophomore defensive center back for the men’s soccer team, is heading into the 2018 season as a player to look up to even though soccer was not his priority upon entering the university. “I chose Misericordia mostly because of the physical therapy program. Soccer was just an added bonus I get to enjoy.” He...

Athletes Approve of Under Armour Partnership

Nick Young, Reporter

May 25, 2018

Filed under Campus Life, Sports

The university’s sports teams are one year into a partnership with Under Armour to supply sports teams with gear, and athletes say they approve. Sophomore Dominic Pizzi, goalie for the men's soccer team, said the team received practice attire and game gear, and he received goalie gloves to use as well. “It's more of a ...

Captain’s Corner

Michael Diakunczak, Reporter

May 2, 2018

Filed under Columns, Sports

Carrie Kinney, sophomore base for the cheerleading squad, has found a passion in the sport. In addition, Kinney serves as midlayer when the team attempts to execute pyramids. Kinney began cheering only a few years ago in the beginning of high school at Holy Redeemer High School in Wilkes-Barre. “I developed a passion fo...

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 ...

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