The Vermont Cynic

Women’s basketball falls after coach ejection

Sabrina Hood, Staff Writer

February 28, 2018

The women’s basketball head coach was ejected from a game Thursday night after Vermont was charged with two technical fouls. Vermont continued their losing streak, losing to the University of Maine Feb. 22 with a final score of 79-47 and Stony Brook University three days later, 55-49. Head ...

Profile on Stefanos Lekkas

Profile on Stefanos Lekkas

February 27, 2018

In his sophomore year playing for UVM Men’s Hockey, goalkeeper Stefanos Lekkas has established himself as one of the premier defensive players in the entire Hockey East conference, and has been named Hockey East’s Defensive Player of the Week numerous times throughout his career at UVM. Here’s...

Korean unity headlines the Pyeongchang Olympics

Locria Courtright, Assistant Sports Editor

February 23, 2018

The Baron Pierre de Coubertin designed the Olympic rings to represent the "united by Olympism," according to a Feb. 11, 2014 The Week article. Perhaps the biggest show of unity in Olympic history is happening right now, with two bordering nations still technically at war coming together in cooperat...

Basketball loses two-year win streak

First-year Ra Kpedi sets up against a UNH player Feb. 15. The Catamounts are currently 22-6.

Sabrina Hood, Staff Writer

February 22, 2018

For the first time in over two years, UVM men's basketball left the court with a conference loss. The Catamounts' win streak came to an end Sunday, Feb. 18 with a 69-68 loss to the University of Hartford at Patrick Gym. Senior forward Drew Urquhart posted a double-double in the defeat, with 15...

Sophomore hopes to join Olympic legacy

Sabrina Hood, Staff Writer

February 16, 2018

At five years old, UVM women’s hockey forward Ève-Audrey Picard decided that ice hockey would become her sport. The sophomore started learning to play after inspiration from watching her brother’s games. Since joining the UVM women’s hockey program, she’s set herself apart from the rest....

Swimming and diving achieves record GPA

Nickie Morris, Staff Writer

February 15, 2018

The women’s swimming and diving team was recognized for a victory outside of the pool this fall: academic achievement. The College Swimming Coaches Association of America  has named them a Scholar All-America Team, with a 3.47 team GPA, the highest ever recorded. Nineteen student athletes on t...

For sophomore, it’s grades before blades

Curt Berry, Staff Writer

February 14, 2018

Sophomore Ross Colton gets nods from peers in class who watched him play over the weekend. And when the Catamounts have been playing well, he and his teammates get a few extra looks. School is stressful. For Colton, getting out on the rink with his friends helps ease that stress. Game day for Colton bring...

Hockey wins, fails to Pack the Gut

Maddie Allen, Staff Writer

February 13, 2018

As the UVM women’s hockey team skated out for warmups, the student section, a sea of green and gold, roared with approval. The women’s hockey team held their fifth annual Pack the Gut game on Friday, facing off against the University of Connecticut. The Catamounts pulled out the 1-0 win in a ...

App rewards fans for game attendance

The Cat Pride Club app allows UVM athletics fans to see upcoming games, buy tickets and win points to buy merchandise. UVM athletics hopes the app will increase attendance.

Sabrina Hood, Staff Writer

February 8, 2018

Catamount fans can now be rewarded for their team loyalty when attending UVM games. Fans who download the Cat Pride Club app, available in the App Store and Google play, can accumulate points when attending games that enable them to win prizes from UVM athletics, said Nora King, director of marketin...

Vermont triumphs over Providence College

Sophomore forward Derek Lodermeier takes a shot against UMass Amherst Jan. 12. The Catamounts are 8-15-5 overall this season.

Curt Berry, Staff Writer

February 6, 2018

Fights, blocked shots, power play goals, a game winner, and free chocolate made for an exciting weekend at Gutterson Fieldhouse. Men’s hockey continued their hot streak this weekend, winning a game and tying another against No. 8 ranked Providence College. After these two games, Vermont improv...

Super Bowl LII: A tale of two quarterbacks

Super Bowl LII: A tale of two quarterbacks

Will Santacroce, Staff Writer

February 3, 2018

The Super Bowl is less than one week away, and it is poised to be an excellent game. The two top ranked teams in the NFC and AFC, the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots, square off in Minneapolis. The Eagles had quite the season this year, largely in part to their spectacular sec...

Celtics disturb the peace in the NBA

Greg Mandozzi, Staff Writer

February 2, 2018

As the midway point in the NBA season approaches, I seem to be watching a story of two conferences. The Golden State Warriors have taken care of business out on the west coast. With a 37-10 record, they are looking like the familiar high-flying team of the last few years. The star-studded Houston R...

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