The Vermont Cynic

Decorated skier cites drive to the key of her success

Sabrina Hood, Sports Writer

April 9, 2017


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A UVM nordic skier was honored with a major award twice in one week. Senior Alayna Sonnesyn won the NCAA All-American First Team Title for finishing second in the women’s 15K freestyle race. UVM finished in fifth place overall with 355 points, according to UVM athletics. “I did not want to put too much pres...

Senior Catamounts take a bow

Locria Courtright, Assistant Sports Editor

April 6, 2017


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With the season over, three men’s basketball players have played their last game in green and gold. The class of 2017 consists of two four-year seniors, as well as a transfer who joined the team as a junior. The four-year seniors compiled a career record of 94-45. Kurt Steidl Though his career didn...

Vermont first-year skier wins national title

Greg Mandozzi, Sports Writer

April 2, 2017


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Vermont continued its historic year in sports with yet another achievement, this time from the skiing team. First-year skier Paula Moltzan raced to victory at the 2017 NCAA Championship, winning the national title for women’s slalom. Part of a banner day on the slopes for the Catamounts, Moltzan’s...

Hockey goalie carries team to new heights

Hockey goalie carries team to new heights

Zach Falls, Staff Writer

February 9, 2017


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Men’s hockey is sitting in third place in the Hockey East standings according to league records. A centerpiece to the team’s overall success is standout first-year goaltender Stefanos Lekkas. Lekkas, a native of Elburn, Illinois, came to Vermont from the U.S. Hockey League, a junior hockey leag...

High-profile basketball recruit looks to begin season

November 12, 2016


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The men’s basketball team has had great success recruiting over the past few seasons, bringing in immense talent. Redshirt sophomore guard Ernie Duncan and junior guards Trae Bell-Haynes and Cam Ward are all examples of players who have excelled for the Catamounts. This season, UVM has brou...

Men’s basketball gains a local player

Men’s basketball gains a local player

October 22, 2016


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This year, a highly touted first-year men’s basketball player is the buzz around campus due to his Vermont roots. Ben Shungu, a 6-foot-2-inch guard, grew up locally in Burlington. “I have a lot of support everywhere I go,” Shungu said. “Playing in front of your hometown, representing your community and state--it’s special....

Former UVM recruit continues his road to recovery

Former UVM recruit continues his road to recovery

October 14, 2016


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Feb. 1, 2015 changed the life of one Catamount men’s basketball player forever. Before then, first-year Josh Speidel, a senior at the time attending high school in Columbus, Indiana, was preparing for his college career at UVM. The power forward was a standout basketball player that head coach ...

Women’s hockey: new player profiles

October 7, 2016


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EVE-AUDREY PICARD (Forward) Longueuil, Quebec Picard, a native of Longueuil, Québec, has some international experience under her belt. The forward was a member of Team Canada at the 2014 U18 Women’s World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. During the tournament, Picard posted six points, ...

UVM senior finds success once again

Ben Steinlauf

September 15, 2016


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A men’s soccer senior attacker is looking to add to his impressive list of accomplishments as he hopes to help UVM repeat as conference champions. Brian Wright has already shown that he means business, tallying four goals and seven assists in the first six games of the season. Already ...

UVM skier has local roots

March 5, 2016


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One first-year Catamount with local roots is establishing himself as a talented skier.Henry Harmeyer recently skied at the U.S. Cross Country Championships in Michigan.He finished third in the freestyle sprint and ninth in the 15K classic at the U.S. Cross Country Championships, according to UVM ath...

Bell-Haynes: from Canada, with love

Bell-Haynes: from Canada, with love

Ben Hakim

December 9, 2015


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Successful in Canada, Trae Bell-Haynes is now finding success against the best competition he’s faced in his life as he’s transitioned to U.S. Division I basketball.  Last year as a first-year student, Bell-Haynes was named to the America East All-Rookie Team. He finished second in the entire league in assists, averagi...

Spanish athlete adjusts to play in the U.S.

November 4, 2015


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Adjusting to life in a new country is never easy. Men’s varsity soccer midfielder sophomore Jaime Miralles is working hard on making his international transition a smooth one.  Miralles arrived at UVM after men’s soccer head coach Jesse Cormier scouted him from the Villarreal Fútbol Academy in Spai...

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