The Vermont Cynic

Lacrosse senior dreams of pro future

Maddie Allan, Staff Writer

April 5, 2018


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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...

Hours of hard work reward record-breaking runner

Nickie Morris, Staff Writer

March 24, 2018


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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...

Sophomore hopes to join Olympic legacy

Sabrina Hood, Staff Writer

February 16, 2018


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At five years old, UVM women’s hockey forward Ève-Audrey Picard decided that ice hockey would become her sport. The sophomore started learning to play after inspiration from watching her brother’s games. Since joining the UVM women’s hockey program, she’s set herself apart from the rest....

For sophomore, it’s grades before blades

Curt Berry, Staff Writer

February 14, 2018


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Sophomore Ross Colton gets nods from peers in class who watched him play over the weekend. And when the Catamounts have been playing well, he and his teammates get a few extra looks. School is stressful. For Colton, getting out on the rink with his friends helps ease that stress. Game day for Colton bring...

Senior forward excels in starting position

Nickie Morris, Staff Writer

February 1, 2018


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When sophomore forward Anthony Lamb went down injured at the end of December, it looked like it was going to be a long season ahead for Vermont basketball. Having been used mostly off the bench for his first three years at UVM, senior forward Drew Urquhart rose to the challenge and became a key me...

Senior forward shines for women’s hockey

Maddie Allen, Staff Writer

January 25, 2018


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Senior forward MacKenzie MacNeil was named Hockey East Player of the Week following her strong play in the Theresa Humes Invitational. In the Catamounts’ game against Ryerson Dec. 29, MacNeil tallied three goals in the 8-2 win. “On the ice, Mackenzie brings exceptional speed to our team. She...

Sophomore forward brings repeated success on the court

Will Santacroce, Staff Writer

January 24, 2018


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Last year, sophomore forward Hanna Crymble started every game and led the women’s basketball team in points and rebounds. It was her first season on the team. Crymble was awarded the America East Conference Rookie of the Week four times that year and qualified for the All-Rookie team. This se...

Junior forward steps up for the big games

Junior forward steps up for the big games

Locria Courtright, Assistant Sports Editor

December 6, 2017


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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 ...

Goalkeeper says goodbye

Nickie Morris, Cynic Correspondent

December 2, 2017


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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...

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 ...

Newcomers set to play key roles for hockey

Locria Courtright, Assistant Sports Editor

October 17, 2017


Filed under Player Profiles, Sports

Twelve newcomers joined the men’s ice hockey team for the 2017-18 season. The group of first-years consists of two goaltenders, four defenders and six forwards.   Tyler Harmon, Goaltender Harmon joins UVM from the U.S. Premier Hockey League’s Jersey Hitmen, where he was named the leagu...

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,...

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