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Former women’s basketball coach receives severance

Former women’s basketball coach receives severance

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

2 days ago


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 of 2016 following the release of former head coach Lori McBride. McBride was fired in 2016 f...

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...

Women’s lacrosse falls to Albany

Women’s lacrosse falls to Albany

Sabrina Hood, Staff Writer

April 11, 2018


Filed under Game Recaps, Sports

Women’s lacrosse failed to register their first conference win of the season, succumbing to a 17-8 loss to the University at Albany Apr. 4. Albany remains undefeated in the conference. “Our girls continued to fight, but it was a tough hole to dig ourselves out of,” head coach Sarah Dalton said. ...

Club baseball keeps ‘Bring it Back’ movement alive

Nickie Morris, Staff Writer

April 11, 2018


Filed under Sports

Burlington’s Centennial Field is the oldest minor league baseball stadium in the country, housing the Vermont Lake Monsters in the summer. In the spring and fall, it sits empty. UVM has no Division I varsity baseball team. Jim Carter has coached club baseball since 2009. Before, he coached the va...

Men’s lacrosse team uses strong defense to snag win

Men’s lacrosse team uses strong defense to snag win

Locria Courtright, Assistant Sports Editor

April 10, 2018


Filed under Game Recaps, Sports

The Catamounts improved to 10-1 on the season, their first double-digit win season since 1997, according to UVM athletics. The No. 14 Catamounts defeated the University of Massachusetts Lowell River Hawks 14-7 April 7. Prior to the game, UVM athletics held a ceremony honoring the alumni and students ...

Lacrosse senior dreams of pro future

Maddie Allan, Staff Writer

April 5, 2018


Filed under Player Profiles, Sports

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


Filed under Columns

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


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Game Recaps, Sports

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


Filed under Player Profiles, Sports

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


Filed under Sports

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 ...

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