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Seniors tabbed to lead men’s lacrosse team

Sabrina Hood, Cynic Correspondent

December 10, 2017


Filed under Sports

The UVM men’s lacrosse team has announced their captains for the upcoming season. The team anticipates a stronger and more cohesive season, which begins in February. The team gave the most votes for senior midfielder Ian MacKay and senior defender James Leary to captain again. Last season, th...

Men’s hockey scores young commitments for the future

Locria Courtright, Assistant Sports Editor

December 8, 2017


Filed under Sports

Two 15-year-old hockey players have announced their commitment to Vermont men’s hockey. Defenseman Austin Cook announced his commitment Nov. 27, according to a tweet by his current team, Selects Hockey Academy at South Kent School in South Kent, Connecticut. “Congratulations to U-15 defenseman A...

Men’s basketball wins tournament in the Bahamas

Men’s basketball wins tournament in the Bahamas

Aryanna Ramsaran, Cynic Correspondent

December 7, 2017


Filed under Sports

While most students headed home for Thanksgiving break, the Vermont men’s basketball team packed their bags for the Islands of the Bahamas Showcase in Nassau, Bahamas. The tournament took place Nov. 17-19. The Catamounts played the Bradley University Braves in their first game. The game was cl...

Junior forward steps up for the big games

Junior forward steps up for the big games

Locria Courtright, Assistant Sports Editor

December 6, 2017


Filed under Player Profiles, Sports

A UVM women’s hockey player recently received an award from the Hockey East conference. Junior forward Alyssa Gorecki was named Hockey East Player of the Week Nov. 13. Gorecki received the award for her two goals in Vermont’s upset of reigning national champions No. 3 Clarkson University. A ...

New generation leads Vermont to semifinal

Will Santacroce, Cynic Correspondent

December 3, 2017


Filed under Sports

The men’s soccer season came to a disappointing end last Wednesday night when the Catamounts lost 1-0 at home in the semifinal match of the America East Tournament. The University at Albany, the reigning champions, went on to play the University of Massachusetts Lowell in the finals. Albany took...

Goalkeeper says goodbye

Nickie Morris, Cynic Correspondent

December 2, 2017


Filed under Player Profiles, Sports

Graduating senior Lena Benwood finished her UVM athletic career with the final women’s field hockey game of the season at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Vermont’s nominee for the America East Fans’ Choice Player of the Year, Benwood started all 17 games for the Catamounts this seas...

Crew club represents Vermont in the national stage

Crew club represents Vermont in the national stage

Locria Courtright, Assistant Sports Editor

December 1, 2017


Filed under Sports

Last month, the University of Vermont club crew team managed a major success. At the Head of the Charles Regatta in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the men’s crew team placed second in the collegiate fours event which uses four-person boats, while the women’s team placed third in the same event. Acc...

Woodsmen club gets back to the glory days

Woodsmen club gets back to the glory days

Maddie Allen, Cynic Correspondent

November 30, 2017


Filed under Sports

Some students like to run, some students like to swim and some like to saw through massive oak trees. The Woodsmen Club competes in Timbersports competitions that test their strength, speed and reflexes. “We do a combination of sawing events and chopping events with axes,” senior captain Caro...

Men’s soccer season comes to end in semis

Men’s soccer season comes to end in semis

Maddie Allen, Cynic Correspondent

November 17, 2017


Filed under Game Recaps, Sports

Men’s soccer saw their season come to an end Wednesday at Virtue Field as they lost 1-0 to the University at Albany in the semifinals of the America East Tournament. The Catamounts controlled play for most of the first half and held the majority of chances, but they were still unable to capitali...

Midfielder leads soccer to final appearance

Midfielder leads soccer to final appearance

Sabrina Hood, Cynic Correspondent

November 16, 2017


Filed under Player Profiles, Sports

Women’s soccer played in the America East championship game for the first time in the program’s history. Senior midfielder Brooke Jenkins played a crucial role in this achievement. In the Oct. 26 quarterfinal game against University at Albany, Jenkins scored the winning goal, which prevented ...

Women’s hockey defeats reigning national champs

Women’s hockey defeats reigning national champs

Locria Courtright, Assistant Sports Editor

November 15, 2017


Filed under Game Recaps, Sports

After 60 minutes of gameplay, UVM poured onto the ice to mob sophomore goaltender Sydney Scobee and celebrate the victory. Women’s hockey hosted No. 3 Clarkson University Golden Knights, the reigning national champions, Friday afternoon. The Catamounts defeated the Golden Knights by a score of...

School responds to sports kneeling protest

School responds to sports kneeling protest

Locria Courtright, Assistant Sports Editor

November 14, 2017


Filed under Sports

Six members of the Saint Michael's College men's basketball team, as well as a number of team staff, took a knee during the national anthem before an exhibition game against UVM Nov. 4. The gesture was met with hostility from the audience of home Catamount fans. Some audience members shouted at the players...

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