The Vermont Cynic

Celtic Cats Celebrate Irish Traditions

Seneca Hart, Staff Writer

15 hours ago


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...

Men’s Soccer beats Siena

Aryanna Ramsaran, Staff Writer

September 24, 2018


Filed under Game Recaps, Sports

The men’s soccer team came back with a win after losing their four-game winning streak to Colgate Sept. 16. The Catamounts won 1-0 against Siena College Sept. 18, bringing their record to 6-2 before the start of their America East conference games. Head coach Rob Dow said the team improved mo...

Women’s hockey skates into new season

Nickie Morris, Assistant Sports Editor

September 19, 2018


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Game Recaps, Sports

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


Filed under Game Recaps, Sports

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


Filed under Columns, Sports

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


Filed under Columns, Sports

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


Filed under News, Sports

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


Filed under Headliners, News, Sports

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

Basketball coach reflects on team’s success

Curt Berry, Staff Writer

April 12, 2018


Filed under Sports

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...

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