Sports Shorts

Viktor Stalberg gets roster spot

Who could forget Viktor Stalberg?  The former UVM Hockey player led the team with 46 points last year and is looking to do the same thing this season for Toronto.  Stalberg led the Toronto Maple Leafs in goals during the preseason.  With this performance, he was able to clutch a spot on the 23-man roster.  He made his NHL debut on October 1st, and got an assist against the Montreal Canadiens.

Men’s cross country ranked in regional poll

The men’s cross country team was recently ranked 15 in a regional poll by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.  UVM is only one of three America East teams to be ranked in the Northeast region. The Catamounts have placed second as a team in their past two races. Senior Doug Maisey has led the team throughout both races, coming in as runner-up for each.  The cross country team will host the America East Cross Country Championship on October 31, in Williston, at the Catamount Family Center.

Women’s Field Hockey falls to Dartmouth

Vermont opened the game with a goal by senior Chelsea Stevenson in the first 10 minutes.  however, only four minutes later was Dartmouth able to get on the board, bringing the game to a 1-1 tie.  After intermission, the Catamounts were able to grasp the lead once again with a goal by junior Brittanie Booker.  But Vermont was unable to keep the lead.  Dartmouth got another goal, with eight minutes left in the game, bringing the game into overtime. The first overtime remained scoreless. In the end Dartmouth was able to get one last goal in the second overtime to give them the win.  This loss brings the field hockey team to 1-9 this season.

America East Launches S.T.A.R.S.

The America East conference just launched its new sportsmanship initiative for October.  The initiative is called S.T.A.R.S., which stands for Student Athletes Advancing Respect through Sports.  This program is all about college athletes reaching out to young athletes to show them the meaning of sportsmanship.  These young athletes will have the opportunity to come to campus, watch some sports games, meet with the athletes, and really get a first hand look at what sportsmanship is, on and off the court.  The University of Vermont will be part of this program. To learn more about upcoming S.T.A.R.S. events, check out