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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 ...

Team dynamic to drive or hinder ski team’s season

Team dynamic to drive or hinder ski team’s season

January 20, 2017


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Sports

"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...

Goaltending leads men’s hockey past Maine

Goaltending leads men’s hockey past Maine

December 1, 2016


Filed under Game Recaps, Sports

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...

Giving thanks to year in sports

November 24, 2016


Filed under Columns, Sports

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it seems necessary to give thanks to the past year in sports, with 2016 consisting of many highs for sports fans around the country. *** On behalf of the city of Cleveland, I give thanks to Lebron James. King James ended Cleveland’s 52-year title drought, wi...

Catamounts earn conference honors

November 19, 2016


Filed under Sports

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...

UVM to name all the student sections

October 16, 2016


Filed under Sports

In an effort to increase student interest, the UVM athletic department has announced they will be naming the student section in all of its sports facilities. Nora King ‘16, director of fan engagement, is collaborating with SGA on the project, King said. It has been decided that the UVM ...

NCAA’s actions send a message

John Suozzo

September 25, 2016


Filed under Columns, Sports

Collegiate athletic championships will need to find a new home this season after the NCAA removed all championship games from North Carolina, in response to the HB2 “bathroom bill.” HB2 is a law mandating that all people must use the bathroom of the gender they were assigned at birth, a...

Catamount hockey adds nine new first-year players

September 24, 2016


Filed under Sports

Catamount men’s hockey is welcoming nine first-years to the team for the 2016-2017 season. Joining the returning Catamount players will be first-year goaltender Stefanos Lekkas, first-year defenders Max Daigle, Matthew O’Donnell, Jake Massie and Corey Moriarty as well as first-year fo...

Men’s soccer jumps to national stage

Anthony Clark

September 23, 2016


Filed under Sports

Coming off an America East Championship last year and starting the 2016-2017 season by receiving a national ranking, the UVM men’s soccer team is once again a force in Division I soccer. The Catamounts are currently having one of the best starts in program history, having won seven out of...

Walk-on tells his story of success

Walk-on tells his story of success

May 19, 2016


Filed under Sports

When people picture collegiate walk-on athletes, they typically recall, “Rudy” Ruettiger, the diminutive defensive end who walked onto Notre Dame’s football team in 1974 and inspired the 1993 hit-movie Rudy. However, there are student athletes on most college campuses that share similar stories of ...

Catamounts to thank fans at event

April 29, 2016


Filed under Sports

On the 10th Fan Appreciation Day, UVM athletes will express their thanks to the fans who have supported them all year. The event will take place at Virtue Field April 30 as the men's and women's lacrosse teams take on Binghamton University in the last regular season home game of the year. The...

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