The Vermont Cynic

Cats rally against cancer

Matt Chimenti-Carmen, Staff Writer

February 15, 2017

The Rally Against Cancer game began with the UVM crowd giving a warm welcome to two families that have children with cancer. Vermont athletics awarded each child their own Vermont Rally Against Cancer jersey. Following a lengthy period of cheers and applause, the families were escorted off the court and...

Cats set eyes on championship

Cats set eyes on championship

Zach Falls, Senior Staff Writer

February 15, 2017

Vermont men’s basketball has enjoyed a very successful start to their season thus far with a record of 23-5. The skill that the team has acquired over the years has gotten stronger with each class. The class of 2018 has lived up to the hype that surrounded them in the fall of 2014. With their 82-7...

Pep band energizes UVM

Pep band energizes UVM

Lindsay Freed, Staff Writer

February 13, 2017

The floor was vibrating as a group of around 20 yellow jerseys banged on cowbells. “The pep band adds the energy that’s needed at games,” sophomore Flannery Mehigan said. “I just want to get up and dance with them.” The Fighting Catamount Pep Band, which plays at UVM hockey, basketball a...

Cats finish great season

Matt Chimenti-Carmen, Staff Writer

February 13, 2017

The UVM women’s swimming and diving team wrapped up their season this past weekend at the America East Championships. The team placed third for the fifth consecutive year, setting a program record point total of 668. Prior to the championship meet, the team finished the season with a 6-1 record. ...

Cats ready for a new start

Cats ready for a new start

Locria Courtright, Assistant Sports Editor

February 10, 2017

A new coach and a new season provide optimism for Catamount women’s lacrosse. Last season, under head coach Jen Johnson, the Catamounts went 6-10 overall and 2-4 in America East, missing the conference tournament for the first time since 2012. This year, the Catamounts have been picked to finish f...

Hockey goalie carries team to new heights

Hockey goalie carries team to new heights

Zach Falls, Staff Writer

February 9, 2017

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...

Team dynamic to drive or hinder ski team’s season

Team dynamic to drive or hinder ski team's season

January 20, 2017

In pursuit of their seventh straight Eastern Intercollegiate Skiing Association title, UVM skiing prepares for a new season. The Catamounts open the season at the St. Lawrence Carnival in the Adirondack Mountains of New York Jan. 20. The nordic team will race at Mt. Van Hoevenberg, while the alpine te...

Anticipating sports in the year ahead

Anticipating sports in the year ahead

John Suozzo

January 19, 2017

"I’m looking forward to seeing how the men’s hockey team closes the season after their hot start in the first half of it. Coming off a mediocre season in 2015-16, it will be interesting to see how this team reacts to their recent success, especially due to the many first-years in primary roles on the t...

Basketball players win All-Tournament Honors

December 2, 2016

The Vermont Women’s Basketball team hosted the annual TD Bank Classic holiday tournament at Patrick Gym this past week. The team kicked off the weekend with a convincing victory over the New Jersey Institute of Technology, winning Friday night by a score of 64-42. Junior guard Sydney Smith and first-year...

Goaltending leads men’s hockey past Maine

Goaltending leads men's hockey past Maine

December 1, 2016

Despite a sluggish start, Catamount men’s hockey were able to find their way to victory on a Friday night at home. First-year goaltender Stefanos Lekkas stopped 36 shots, and senior forward Rob Darrar scored twice as the Catamounts prevailed 6-2 over the University of Maine Black Bears Nov. 18 at...

Catamounts earn conference honors

November 19, 2016

The America East Cross-Country Championship took place at the University of Maryland Baltimore County Oct. 29, with UVM placing fifth in the standings and three Catamounts coming home with America East Honors. Senior captain Patrick Coppinger was named to the All-Conference first team. Sophomores Samanth...

Basketball season is underway

John Suozzo

November 18, 2016

The UVM women’s basketball team fell in their season opener to Bryant University, 63-57, Nov. 11 at Patrick Gym, before winning against Dartmouth 2 days later. The game against Bryant was the first at UVM for new head coach Chris Day, who took over the team after a stint as an assistant coach at ...

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