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Cats ready for a new start

Cats ready for a new start

Locria Courtright, Assistant Sports Editor
February 10
Filed under Sports

A new coach and a new season provide optimism for Catamount women’s lacrosse. Last season, under head coach Jen Johnson, the Catamounts went 6-10 overall and 2-4 in America East, missing the conference tournament for the first time since 2012. This year, the Catamounts have been picked to finish f...

Hockey goalie carries team to new heights

Hockey goalie carries team to new heights

Zach Falls, Staff Writer
February 9
Filed under Player Profiles, Sports

Men’s hockey is sitting in third place in the Hockey East standings according to league records. A centerpiece to the team’s overall success is standout first-year goaltender Stefanos Lekkas. Lekkas, a native of Elburn, Illinois, came to Vermont from the U.S. Hockey League, a junior hockey leag...

Pats clinch big win in overtime

Pats clinch big win in overtime

John Suozzo, Staff Writer
February 6
Filed under Columns, Sports

Super Bowl LI will go down as one of the greatest NFL games of all time. The New England Patriots completed the largest comeback in Super Bowl history to defeat the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in overtime at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. The Patriots trailed 28-3 in the third quarter, coming back to tie the...

NCAA playoff schedule affects ratings negatively

January 21
Filed under Columns, Sports

The NCAA needs to adjust their playoff schedule if they want to receive media coverage and television ratings comparable to those of the National Football League. The new College Football Playoff, used to determine the NCAA national champion, is a new format which concluded its third season in 2017. This...

Team dynamic to drive or hinder ski team’s season

Team dynamic to drive or hinder ski team’s season

January 20
Filed under Sports

In pursuit of their seventh straight Eastern Intercollegiate Skiing Association title, UVM skiing prepares for a new season. The Catamounts open the season at the St. Lawrence Carnival in the Adirondack Mountains of New York Jan. 20. The nordic team will race at Mt. Van Hoevenberg, while the alpine te...

Anticipating sports in the year ahead

Anticipating sports in the year ahead

January 19
Filed under Sports

"I’m looking forward to seeing how the men’s hockey team closes the season after their hot start in the first half of it. Coming off a mediocre season in 2015-16, it will be interesting to see how this team reacts to their recent success, especially due to the many first-years in primary roles on the t...

European soccer leagues provide intrigue

December 4
Filed under Columns, Sports

Barring Leicester City’s shocking Premier League title win, last season saw all the top contenders win their respective major leagues. Barcelona, Juventus, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain all won their domestic leagues as expected, but they are finding it harder to dominate this time around. Real...

Fantasy football: what to watch

December 3
Filed under Columns, Sports

WHO I LIKE QB, Drew Brees (NO) – Brees continues to dominate as a standout fantasy starting quarterback, not just because of his ability to throw well, but because he is able to throw the ball to any target. He connected with eight different receivers last week, and an upcoming matchup against the porou...

Basketball players win All-Tournament Honors

December 2
Filed under Sports

The Vermont Women’s Basketball team hosted the annual TD Bank Classic holiday tournament at Patrick Gym this past week. The team kicked off the weekend with a convincing victory over the New Jersey Institute of Technology, winning Friday night by a score of 64-42. Junior guard Sydney Smith and first-year...

Goaltending leads men’s hockey past Maine

Goaltending leads men’s hockey past Maine

December 1
Filed under Game Recaps, Sports

Despite a sluggish start, Catamount men’s hockey were able to find their way to victory on a Friday night at home. First-year goaltender Stefanos Lekkas stopped 36 shots, and senior forward Rob Darrar scored twice as the Catamounts prevailed 6-2 over the University of Maine Black Bears Nov. 18 at...

Giving thanks to year in sports

November 24
Filed under Columns, Sports

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it seems necessary to give thanks to the past year in sports, with 2016 consisting of many highs for sports fans around the country. *** On behalf of the city of Cleveland, I give thanks to Lebron James. King James ended Cleveland’s 52-year title drought, wi...

Catamounts earn conference honors

November 19
Filed under Sports

The America East Cross-Country Championship took place at the University of Maryland Baltimore County Oct. 29, with UVM placing fifth in the standings and three Catamounts coming home with America East Honors. Senior captain Patrick Coppinger was named to the All-Conference first team. Sophomores Samanth...

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