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Men’s soccer player was drafted in Major League Soccer

Stephan Toljan, Senior Staff Writer

1 hour ago


Filed under Sports

Men’s soccer forward Geo Alves, a senior, was drafted in the third round of the 2019 Major League Soccer SuperDraft Jan. 14 by D.C. United, according to UVM athletics. Alves now joins a small group of 14 other athletes who have gone on to sign professional contracts during or after their time at U...

Beginning ski season dispels the winter month blues

Beginning ski season dispels the winter month blues

Lindsay Freed, Senior Staff Writer

6 days ago


Filed under Sports

Winters in Vermont can be rough, with daily temperatures fluctuating between cold and colder. One of the best ways to deal with the winter blues is find a way to make the season more fun. There are plenty of options to choose from, including  ice hockey, bobsledding, ice skating and even competitive i...

New recruits prepare to hit the field

New recruits prepare to hit the field

Ashley Miller, Staff Writer

6 days ago


Filed under Sports

The men’s lacrosse team ended 2018 with a successful 12-4 record, said Chris Fiefs, men’s lacrosse head coach. The 2019 team is preparing for their spring season with new recruits and intentions of reaching the America East Championship, according to UVM athletics. Last year, the Catamount...

Women’s hockey plays to fight cancer

Women’s hockey plays to fight cancer

Ashley Miller, Staff Writer

November 9, 2018


Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

The UVM women’s ice hockey team played a double header against the University of New Hampshire winning 1-0 Nov. 2 and tying 2-2 Nov. 3. Head coach Jim Plumer said that he anticipated UNH would show up looking for revenge Nov. 3. “Whenever you beat a team and play them again the next day, t...

St. Michael’s players kneel in protest

St. Michael’s players kneel in protest

Nickie Morris, Assistant Sports Editor

November 9, 2018


Filed under Sports

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...

Multipurpose center resolution reached

Multipurpose center resolution reached

Stephan Toljan, Staff Writer

November 1, 2018


Filed under Sports

             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


Filed under Sports

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

Men’s rugby to play for national championship title

Stephan Toljan, Staff Writer

October 31, 2018


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Game Recaps, Sports

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


Filed under Sports

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

Players take a hit, friendships don’t

Stephan Toljan, Staff Writer

October 8, 2018


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Columns, Sports

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...

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