The Vermont Cynic

Athletes have the right to kneel for national anthem

Greg Mandozzi, Staff Writer

October 5, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports

Week three of the NFL season is usually the time of year where we see what teams are made of. We notice who might be championship material. We get to see what teams are outshining expectations and what teams are rebuilding for the future. But, this past weekend, we saw a lot more go on around...

UVM athletics unveils counseling program

UVM athletics unveils counseling program

Madelaine Allen, Staff Writer

October 3, 2017


Filed under Sports

UVM athletics has unveiled a new counseling and psychology program. The Catamount Sports Psychology and Counseling program will combine efforts from the Center for Health and Wellbeing and UVM athletics. “UVM is the first school in the America East conference to implement a program of this kind,” Athle...

Fantasy Football Picks for Week 4

Nick Sullivan, Staff Writer

September 28, 2017


Filed under Sports

MUST STARTS: QB Tom Brady (NE) – Brady has already racked up eight touchdowns and thrown for over 1,000 yards throughout three games without an interception. This week he faces an immobile Cam Newton and the 2-1 Panthers who have only scored one touchdown over the last two weeks. Do I need to say ...

Field hockey falls 1-0 against Holy Cross team

Field hockey falls 1-0 against Holy Cross team

Julia Higa, Staff Writer

September 28, 2017


Filed under Game Recaps, Sports

The field hockey team suffered a 1-0 home loss against the College of the Holy Cross Crusaders. The Tuesday afternoon loss took the team to a 3-4 record for the season. “We knew it was going to be a tough match today,” head coach Kate Pfeifer said. The only goal of the game was scored within the first si...

Women’s hockey prepares for a new season

Women’s hockey prepares for a new season

Locria Courtright, Assistant Sports Editor

September 27, 2017


Filed under Sports

As the calendar nears the end of September, the women’s hockey season draws closer. The Catamounts are coming off a season in which they finished with a record of 15-14-9, including a victory over Providence College in the Hockey East quarterfinals. They fell 3-2 in double overtime to eventual Hockey Ea...

Champions League starts season with all eyes set on Real Madrid

Eribert Volaj, Sports Editor

September 14, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports

The 63rd season of the UEFA Champions League will kick off this week, over three months after Real Madrid won their 12th title. Real Madrid became the first team since AC Milan in 1990 to win back-to-back Champions League titles after defeating Juventus 3-1 in the final. Led by forward Cristiano Ronaldo and f...

Men’s soccer beats Yale in second shutout of season

Men’s soccer beats Yale in second shutout of season

Sabrina Hood, Senior Staff Writer

September 13, 2017


Filed under Game Recaps, Sports

The men’s soccer team secured a 1-0 win against the Yale University Bulldogs Saturday at the Rally Against Cancer game. This is the second shutout win in a row for UVM, giving the team a 3-2 record for the season thus far. This was the first time UVM played against Yale in 20 years, according to...

5 UVM athletes to look out for this season

Locria Courtright, Assistant Sports Editor

September 12, 2017


Filed under Player Profiles, Sports

As the fall sports season begins, UVM sports teams welcome new players to bolster their lineups. Here’s a look at five new student-athletes to watch out for in the 2017-18 season. Geo Alves Junior Geo Alves transferred from Division III Dean College. He started his UVM soccer  career strong,...

Men’s soccer team bounces back after home defeat

Men’s soccer team bounces back after home defeat

Locria Courtright, Assistant Sports Editor

September 11, 2017


Filed under Game Recaps, Sports

The past and present of UVM men’s soccer collided on a chilly Friday night, as UVM welcomed former head coach Jesse Cormier– now with the Florida Gulf Coast University Eagles– at Virtue Field. The past prevailed when the Eagles defeated the Catamounts 4-0 in the Peter Baldwin Memorial Classic....

Alumnae go professional

Locria Courtright, Assistant Sports Editor

September 8, 2017


Filed under Sports

Three Vermont women’s hockey alumnae have taken their talents to the professional level this year. Goaltender Madison Litchfield ‘17 signed with the National Women’s Hockey League’s Boston Pride. Defender Rachael Ade ‘17 also decided to play in New England, joining the NWHL’s Connecticu...

Women’s soccer defeats Brown in overtime

Women’s soccer defeats Brown in overtime

Sabrina Hood, Sports Writer

September 7, 2017


Filed under Game Recaps, Sports

The UVM women’s soccer team successfully snatched an important win Saturday  against Brown University. “They’ve been working hard and this was their only game this week, so it was nice to have it come out with a win,”  said head coach Kristi Lefebvre. First-year midfielder Ella Bankert scored t...

Cinderella cup runs excite American fans

Locria Courtright, Assistant Sports Editor

August 31, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports

Every year, the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup produces Cinderella runs, or games resulting in low ranking teams making it farther than expected. In the 2017 edition, two teams stood out with their surprise runs and are still being talked about. Christos FC was the first team to win fans’ hearts across th...

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