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Men’s soccer jumps to national stage

Men’s soccer jumps to national stage

Anthony Clark
September 23
Filed under Sports

Coming off an America East Championship last year and starting the 2016-2017 season by receiving a national ranking, the UVM men’s soccer team is once again a force in Division I soccer. The Catamounts are currently having one of the best starts in program history, having won seven out of...

New playoff creates excitement

September 18
Filed under Columns, Sports

he newly minted College Football Playoff has been an improvement for college football not only in the season’s final weeks, but in the opening weeks as well.The College Football Playoff, which began in 2015, signaled an end of the 15-year, computerized BCS experiment, which often left teams and fans wi...

Field hockey season starts off strong

Field hockey season starts off strong

September 16
Filed under Sports

The UVM field hockey team has come out strong to start off the 2016 season.The Cats are 4-1, and are undefeated at Virtue Field.The Catamounts were also one of only 17 teams in the country to start the season going 2-0.The last time UVM field hockey started off 2-0 was in 2007, when they advanced to th...

UVM senior finds success once again

UVM senior finds success once again

Ben Steinlauf
September 15
Filed under Player Profiles, Sports

A men’s soccer senior attacker is looking to add to his impressive list of accomplishments as he hopes to help UVM repeat as conference champions. Brian Wright has already shown that he means business, tallying four goals and seven assists in the first six games of the season. Already ...

Player sits for anthem, exercises a basic human right

September 10
Filed under Columns, Sports

An athlete’s refusal to stand during the national anthem has set off a debate over the role celebrities play in social issues and activism.Colin Kaepernick, quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, said he couldn’t “show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of co...

Virtue Field expanded with new renovation

Virtue Field expanded with new renovation

Anthony Clark
September 9
Filed under Sports

UVM sports fans and athletes alike have something new to look forward to when they enter Virtue Field this year. The days of standing on the sidelines to catch a game are officially over and a new era of sitting comfortably, except after a Catamount goal, is ushered in as the University u...

Men’s soccer blanks LIU to stay undefeated

Men’s soccer blanks LIU to stay undefeated

September 8
Filed under Game Recaps, Sports

The UVM men’s soccer team defeated Long Island University Brooklyn 3-0, boosting the Catamounts to a 4-0-0 start and winning the Peter Baldwin Memorial Classic Sept.4.The Peter Baldwin Memorial Classic is a tournament hosted by UVM that is in its 25th season, the second under the name.Prior to the 2015-1...

LGBT law causes Cats to cancel game

LGBT law causes Cats to cancel game

Jack Estrin
September 3
Filed under Sports

Due to North Carolina’s controversial HB2 law, on Aug. 24, the UVM athletic department announced the cancellation of the women’s basketball team’s game in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The law “prevents transgender people from using government-run bathrooms based on their gender identity,”...

Women’s soccer aims to exceed last season’s record

Women’s soccer aims to exceed last season’s record

September 1
Filed under Sports

Last season was one of the best in recent history for the UVM women’s soccer team.The Catamounts finished with a record of 8-8-2, according to UVM athletics.Head coach Kristi Lefebvre lead the program to eight wins, a feat that hasn’t been accomplished since 2005 according to UVM athletic records...

Cats ready to follow up championship year

Cats ready to follow up championship year

August 31
Filed under Sports

The UVM men’s soccer team is poised for another successful season and hopes to build on their America East champion- ship and NCAA Tournament appearance from the 2015 season.The team kicked off its season with an impressive 3-2 overtime victory over California State University, Fullerton Aug. 26.T...

Walk-on tells his story of success

Walk-on tells his story of success

May 19
Filed under Sports

When people picture collegiate walk-on athletes, they typically recall, “Rudy” Ruettiger, the diminutive defensive end who walked onto Notre Dame’s football team in 1974 and inspired the 1993 hit-movie Rudy. However, there are student athletes on most college campuses that share similar stories of ...

Near-sighted NFL draft strategies

May 6
Filed under Columns, Sports

Patience is a very valuable trait in the NFL world for players, coaches and front offices as well as the entire fan base; it’s also something that has, unfortunately, grown nearly extinct. Gone are the days of drafting a quarterback in the first round with the intention of having him sit and learn...

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