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Football

Highlander Staff, Reporter

December 3, 2014

The football team finished off the season Nov. 15 against Stevenson University in a thrilling and well fought finish, although the Cougars finished with a 36-14 loss. The Cougars went into the game having lost the previous six games and carrying a 1-8 record for the season. They toppled FDU 35-0 at season's start and were...

Women’s Soccer

Donya Forst, Print Editor

December 3, 2014

The women's soccer team is heading to the NCAA tournament's Round of 16 for the third year in a row. A Freedom Conference championship victory over DeSales University, 2-1 on the road entered the Cougars into the tournament, while a win over Cabrini College 4-0 in the first round, and a 2-1 win over Brandeis University in...

Men’s Basketball

Nick Ciocchi, Reporter

November 12, 2014

The men’s basketball team passed their first test in a scrimmage with Elizabethtown College. Last year, the Cougars made it to the MAC Finals but fell short against DeSales in overtime. This season, with five seniors leading the team, they expect big results. Sophomore guard Andrew Moran thought the scrimmage showed what the team is do...

Striving for a season of success

Felicia Glover, Reporter

November 12, 2014

Basketball season is starting and the women’s team is prepared to conquer. Coach Allison Kern  feels the team has a strong and positive culture. “Our team's commitment to our identity and the development of our culture makes me proud. It's been very evident in our fall recruiting and it takes a lot of work to be consistent.” "We’re...

Men’s Soccer Stands Tall

Nick Ciocchi

October 29, 2014

With only couple of bumps in the way, the men’s soccer team has started the season off on a hot streak. In mid Oct., the Cougars fell to Eastern with a score of 1-0. The Cougars had close opportunities from Rob Wiacek and Nate Mansfield in the overtime period. Chris Panagacos and Derek Antonini also had shots to get by the...

Women’s Soccer Team Goes Beyond Goals

Caitlin Meehan, Reporter

October 29, 2014

The women's soccer team is  undefeated in the 2014 NSCAA Division III conference, and it has been ranked as high as number nine in the nation this season. "I'm proud that we have been able to remain undefeated in the conference.  Every year our goal is to remain undefeated in conference and to give up zero goals in conference...

Volleyball Team Thrives Under New Coach

October 15, 2014

With a new coach, nine first years, nine returning players, and five common goals in mind, the women’s volleyball team is looking to make an unexpected run at a conference championship. Head Coach Kelly Fry returns as coach for the Cougars after leaving for graduate school after the 2004-2005 season. Fry is overwhelmed with...

Cougars Claim First Home Shutout

Highlander Staff Reports

October 1, 2014

Another one for the record books: The  football team registered its home win verses Fairleigh Dickinson University - Florham last weekend. The Cougars never trailed in the game, coming out on top 35-0. Linebacker and sophomore business major Rob Hart was a big part of the win against FDU-Florham. “I think this win just...

New Fence is the Gateway to Conference Play

Melanie Quintanilla, Reporter

October 1, 2014

The installment of a new fence around Anderson Field has brought the  space up to code, and it meets the requirements of a regulation softball field. “Getting the new fence was very important for the softball team and the softball program as whole. We can host sanctioned events here at Misericordia University. Previously, ...

Baseball Looks to Defend Consecutive Conference Titles

Nick Ciocchi, Reporter

October 1, 2014

The baseball team has a big target on its back this upcoming season.  The Cougars have won the past four Conference league titles and they are going for their fifth. The Cougars start with many returning players, having lost three seniors from last year.  The Cougars went 31-15 last year with a .670 pct and 17-4 in the conference...

Cross Country Creates Dream Team Atmosphere

Donya Forst, Print Editor

October 1, 2014

After a summer of rebuilding, regrouping and reevaluating, the men’s and women’s cross country teams are looking forward to running away with a Mid-Atlantic Conference title at the end of the season. For the first time in school history, the women’s cross country team was nationally ranked at spot number 10 in the Mideast...

B-Ball Team: ‘We Are One!’

Nick Ciocchi, Reporter

September 16, 2014

Is this the year for the Men’s Basketball team? Every time players break their huddle, they exclaim three words: “We are one!’’ With a heartbreaking loss in the conferences finals last year versus DeSales University, the team is out to turn many heads throughout the conference this year. The Cougars are bringing back...

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