The Vermont Cynic

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...

Underdogs bring the madness in NCAA tournament

Underdogs bring the madness in NCAA tournament

Locria Courtright, Assistant Sports Editor

April 3, 2018

The NCAA men’s basketball tournament is the home of the unpredictable — they don’t call the tournament “March Madness” for nothing. This year’s tournament has lived up to the moniker in the form of two teams: the University of Maryland Baltimore County and Loyola University Chicago. The...

Winningest group of seniors in history say farewell

Locria Courtright, Assistant Sports Editor

March 28, 2018

With the end of this year’s season, a special group of seniors bids farewell to UVM men’s basketball. They end their careers as the winningest senior class in program history, along with two America East regular season titles and one tournament championship. Trae Bell-Haynes, Guard Crafty, creative, and exc...

Lacrosse returns to winning ways after loss

Locria Courtright, Assistant Sports Editor

March 28, 2018

One of the many marks of a great team is how they deal with adversity, and UVM men’s lacrosse showed that they can deal with it well. Coming off of a 21-5 loss to No. 1 University at Albany March 17, the No. 16 Catamounts rebounded with a 10-6 home win over the Binghamton Bearcats at Virtue Field March ...

Hours of hard work reward record-breaking runner

Nickie Morris, Staff Writer

March 24, 2018

Junior sprinter Justin Liechty broke the 400-meter school record for the third time this season at the America East Championships. The meet took place Feb. 23-24 in Boston. The men’s team finished seventh overall in the meet, while the men’s 4x400 relay team, also led by Liechty, broke another sc...

Women’s basketball shows potential

Sabrina Hood, Staff Writer

March 22, 2018

The UVM women’s basketball season ended in defeat, but the team believes the program’s future is bright. The season ended March 3 when they lost the America East quarterfinal game against the No. 2 seed University at Albany 60-42. “The Albany game was our worst nightmare, because they found ...

Men’s basketball hits the road for NIT

Locria Courtright, Assistant Sports Editor

March 11, 2018

Though UVM men’s basketball will not participate in the NCAA tournament, they will still take part in the postseason. The Catamounts will participate in the 2018 National Invitational Tournament and will be the No. 6 seed in their portion of the bracket. They will visit No. 3 seed Middle Tennes...

Late shot shocks Catamounts in title game

Locria Courtright, Assistant Sports Editor

March 10, 2018

With one swish of the net as the final seconds ticked off, the University of Maryland Baltimore County broke the hearts of the Vermont Catamounts and their fans. Jairus Lyles made a 3-pointer with 0.6 seconds to go as the Retrievers celebrated the America East tournament title at Patrick Gym after a 65...

Women’s lacrosse wins and loses at home

Locria Courtright, Assistant Sports Editor

March 8, 2018

Vermont women’s lacrosse embraced MAACtion this week, as two teams from the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference visited Virtue Field. UVM hosted Siena College Wednesday Feb. 28 in a game that saw history made. Junior midfielder Elise Koehl tied a school record with eight goals in the game as ...

Men’s basketball heads to America East championship

Senior Trae Bell-Haynes drives to the rim against Albany Jan. 24. The Catamounts are headed to the America East championship this weekend after beating the Seawolves Tuesday, March 6

Locria Courtright, Assistant Sports Editor

March 7, 2018

Vermont men’s basketball is headed to the America East championship. For the third year in a row, UVM men’s basketball will play for a spot in the NCAA tournament and for the America East title. Top-seeded Vermont defeated No. 5 Stony Brook 70-51 at Patrick Gym yesterday to punch their t...

Catamounts stomp over Black Bears

Curt Berry, Staff Writer

March 6, 2018

Vermont took the first step towards America East glory, defeating the University of Maine on the back of a superb second half performance. UVM outplayed Maine Saturday night, winning 75-60, and advanced to the semifinals. They will play Stony Brook University March 6. Senior guard Trae Bell-H...

New format improves NBA All-Star Game

Greg Mandozzi, Staff Writer

March 2, 2018

In the middle of the NBA season, with injuries and fatigue affecting many players, the All-Star weekend provided a break from day-to-day basketball activities. The league’s brightest stars came together in one city to put on a show for the basketball world in a newly structured NBA All-Star gam...

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