The Vermont Cynic

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...

Men’s soccer starts season off strong

Valerie Courtright, Senior Staff Writer

September 4, 2018

As students return to campus, men’s soccer action returns to Virtue Field. The Catamounts are ambitious for this year, following an America East regular season championship in head coach Rob Dow’s first season. “The spring semester offseason was awesome,” Dow said. The guys focused on ...

Unexpected upsets from the World Cup

Unexpected upsets from the World Cup

Valerie Courtright, Senior Staff Writer

August 30, 2018

Emma Pinezich This summer’s FIFA World Cup had a little something for every fan tuning in from around the world. The tournament had drama, great goals, upsets, memorable games and the emergence of new national heroes. Drama started the day before the tournament when Spain fired Julen Lopeteg...

Rare two-way players upgrade roster

Rare two-way players upgrade roster

Nickie Morris, Assistant Sports Editor

August 29, 2018

Valentina Czochanski Many players try to go from pitching to hitting because of injuries, but never has true stardom been found in both positions since Babe Ruth. Ruth retired in 1948, and since then two-way players have rarely seen MLB success. There have been some converted players who ha...

Former women’s basketball coach receives severance

Former women's basketball coach receives severance

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

May 22, 2018

Former UVM women’s basketball coach Chris Day will be paid a severance equivalent to his annual salary over the next year, according to a May 7 Burlington Free Press article. Day was hired by UVM in May 2016 following the release of former head coach Lori McBride. McBride was fired in 2016 from the ...

Women’s basketball coach resigns

Women's basketball coach resigns

Joey Waldinger, Assistant News Editor

April 26, 2018

The UVM women's basketball coach has resigned following investigations into his verbal conduct with players. Chris Day stepped down April 26 after two years of coaching, according to a UVM Athletics press release today. The press release did not give a reason for his resignation.   The Universit...

Basketball coach reflects on team’s success

Men’s basketball head coach John Becker cuts the net last year after beating University at Albany, securing their spot in the March Madness tournament. It was Becker’s second America East championship win.

Curt Berry, Staff Writer

April 12, 2018

Hanging on the wall of John Becker’s office are pictures of his most memorable moments as head coach at UVM. There are dozens of them.  Becker took over as men’s basketball head coach in 2011. He won two America East championships and almost 70 percent of the games he has coached. He is also a three-tim...

Women’s lacrosse falls to Albany

Women's lacrosse falls to Albany

Sabrina Hood, Staff Writer

April 11, 2018

Women’s lacrosse failed to register their first conference win of the season, succumbing to a 17-8 loss to the University at Albany Apr. 4. Albany remains undefeated in the conference. “Our girls continued to fight, but it was a tough hole to dig ourselves out of,” head coach Sarah Dalton said. ...

Club baseball keeps ‘Bring it Back’ movement alive

Nickie Morris, Staff Writer

April 11, 2018

Burlington’s Centennial Field is the oldest minor league baseball stadium in the country, housing the Vermont Lake Monsters in the summer. In the spring and fall, it sits empty. UVM has no Division I varsity baseball team. Jim Carter has coached club baseball since 2009. Before, he coached the va...

Men’s lacrosse team uses strong defense to snag win

Sophomore Ben French and freshman Liam Limoges double-team an opposing player in the UVM Lacrosse 14-7 win against UMass Lowell. French and Limoges scored scored 4 and 5 goals each respectively.

Locria Courtright, Assistant Sports Editor

April 10, 2018

The Catamounts improved to 10-1 on the season, their first double-digit win season since 1997, according to UVM athletics. The No. 14 Catamounts defeated the University of Massachusetts Lowell River Hawks 14-7 April 7. Prior to the game, UVM athletics held a ceremony honoring the alumni and students ...

Lacrosse senior dreams of pro future

Maddie Allan, Staff Writer

April 5, 2018

Senior Ian MacKay’s collegiate lacrosse career will draw to a close this spring, but the captain isn’t done with the sport. Following his career as a Catamount, MacKay is hoping to play professionally. “The pro field draft is coming up in April,” MacKay said. “I definitely have that date circl...

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