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St. Michael’s players kneel in protest

St. Michael's players kneel in protest

Nickie Morris, Assistant Sports Editor

November 9, 2018

Protests for racial equality were present at UVM Nov. 4, but this time at Patrick Gymnasium. Seven players on the St. Michael’s College men’s basketball team kneeled during the National Anthem in support of Black Lives Matter. This is one year after they were booed for kneeling during the Nationa...

UVM club football ends season with a No. 2 ranking

club football player in playoffs

Stephan Toljan, Senior staff writer

November 6, 2018

The UVM men’s varsity football team has been undefeated since 1974. It’s hard to lose games when the team doesn’t exist. Although varsity football hasn’t been at UVM for 44 years, Catamounts who want to pad-up and hit the field can still do so with the men’s club football team. The team...

Multipurpose center resolution reached

Multipurpose center resolution reached

Stephan Toljan, Staff Writer

November 1, 2018

             The resolution to fund the construction of a new multipurpose center was unanimously approved by the Board of Trustees Oct. 26.             The Board discussed numerous issues, including a resolution that outlines the financing for the multipurpose center project.   ...

Transfer influences men’s soccer

Transfer influences men's soccer

Ashley Miller, Staff Writer

October 31, 2018

Men’s soccer forward Justin Frietas, a senior, has been a powerful presence on the field during his time playing for UVM. A force on and off the pitch, Frietas coaches and referees young players in the Burlington community, he said. “It’s always great to see these little kids come up and s...

Men’s rugby to play for national championship title

Blindside flanker Pat Rainford pulls away from the grip of a Quinnipiac Men’s Rugby Team player Oct 21. The team defeated Quinnipiac with a final score of 68-15.

Stephan Toljan, Staff Writer

October 31, 2018

If you have ever witnessed a student in Harris-Millis dining pour copious amounts of salt into his blue Powerade, it is most likely a rugby player. Off-field strategies like this have helped drive the UVM men’s club rugby team to its  No. 1 rank in the New England Wide Collegiate Rugby Conferenc...

Men’s hockey loses first home game

Men's hockey loses first home game

Regan Sebolt, Staff Writer

October 17, 2018

UVM men’s hockey lost their first home game of the season Oct. 11 against Laurentian University 4-1. An empty net goal deep in the third period put the game away. UVM offense started the first period winning a majority of the faceoffs, having good possession of the puck and getting 26 total ...

Celtic Cats Celebrate Irish Traditions

Seneca Hart, Staff Writer

October 15, 2018

During the 2018 spring showcase, the Celtic Cats appeared on stage dancing in routines that pulsed with the beat, while stepping and hopping in sync.Alek Fleury The Celtic Cats are UVM’s only Irish dance group, and perform at both on-campus events and local venues. The team has performed at loca...

Players take a hit, friendships don’t

Freshman Eleni Karabesini carries the ball through an open field tackle

Stephan Toljan, Staff Writer

October 8, 2018

On the corner of East Avenue and Main Street, by the light of the rapidly setting sun, the UVM women’s club rugby team assembles. The early evening is brisk and breezy, but head coach Doug Shimel ’87 — “Dougie” to his players — is wearing shorts and a t-shirt. The team spent Sept. ...

MLB wildcard system creates issues

MLB wildcard system creates issues

Nickie Morris, Assistant Sports Editor

September 28, 2018

Meredith Rathburn With the summer coming to a close, sports fans will soon see the end of the Major League Baseball season and the start of the always-exciting playoffs. With the MLB divided into two leagues, American and National, the postseason is divided into league division and champion...

Men’s Soccer beats Siena

Aryanna Ramsaran, Staff Writer

September 24, 2018

The men’s soccer team came back with a win after losing their four-game winning streak to Colgate Sept. 16. The Catamounts won 1-0 against Siena College Sept. 18, bringing their record to 6-2 before the start of their America East conference games. Head coach Rob Dow said the team improved mo...

Women’s hockey skates into new season

Nickie Morris, Assistant Sports Editor

September 19, 2018

Women’s hockey is skating into a new season after a summer of consistent strength and conditioning. Head coach Jim Plumer won the New England Division I Women’s Coach of the Year in 2017,  and is pleased with the team’s upcoming season schedule, according to UVM athletics. “I like our...

Men’s soccer secures winning streak

Valerie Courtright, Senior Sports Writer

September 12, 2018

UVM men’s soccer achieved a four game winning streak by defeating Fairleigh Dickinson University 4-0 Sept. 7 and Central Connecticut State 2-0 Sept. 9.  The win over Central Connecticut State allowed the Catamounts to take this year’s Peter Baldwin Classic Tournament title. Vermont hosts the Pet...

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