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University names Jermaine Truax as new Director of Athletics

University names Jermaine Truax as new Director of Athletics

Brittany Willwerth, Sports Co-Editors

April 26, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Top Stories

After a national search lasting several months, the University Department of Athletics announced its new director of athletics and recreation on April 19. Jermaine Truax, the current Deputy Athletic Director at Loyola University Chicago, will now fill the position left by former Athletic Director John...

Van Hoose throws no-hitter in series against Lehigh

Michael Caruso, Senior Writer

April 26, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Men, SPORTS

The Bison continued their dominant Patriot League streak with a 2-1 series against Lehigh from April 21-22. In the first game, Connor Van Hoose ’18 pitched a no-hitter, the fifth no-hitter in the University's history. He later went on to be recognized by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association...

The student side of the student-athlete

The student side of the student-athlete

Elise Covert, Sports Co-Editor

April 26, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

Bison athletic teams have seen unprecedented success on the field, court, and track this academic year. But as fans, we are less privy to the remarkable student-athlete success that occurs in the classroom. The Patriot League is one of only two Division I conferences in the nation to require certain...

Men’s lacrosse secures share of regular season Patriot League title, falls in quarterfinal game

Men’s lacrosse secures share of regular season Patriot League title, falls in quarterfinal game

Brittany Willwerth, Sports Co-Editor

April 26, 2018


Filed under Lacrosse, SPORTS

The No. 10 Bison men’s lacrosse (11-4, 7-1 PL) team battled Lehigh (8-6, 5-3 PL) in front of large crowd consisting of alumni, parents, and fans on April 20. With a final score of 14-7, the team claimed a portion of the 2018 Patriot League regular-season championship title, its first since 2011. Prior...

Women’s tennis concludes season at Patriot League Tournament

Bri Pomonis, Senior Writer

April 26, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Tennis, Women

The Bison women’s tennis team closed out their season on April 20 at the 2018 Patriot League Tournament at Army West Point. The fifth-seeded Bison fell to fourth-seeded Lehigh in a 4-0 sweep for the Mountain Hawks in the quarterfinals. Three of the day’s six singles contests and one of three doubles...

Men’s and women’s track teams take home first place

Men’s and women’s track teams take home first place

Kaelyn Long, Staff Writer

April 26, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Track & Field

The Bison track and field team hosted the Bucknell Team Challenge on April 21 at Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium. The men’s team finished in first place with a total of 204 points, while the women’s team also secured the top position with 212 points. On the men’s side, Reggie Harris ’19...

Bison Softball secures spot in Patriot League Tournament

Alexa Girasole, Senior Writer

April 26, 2018


Filed under Softball, SPORTS, Women

The Orange and Blue secured their spot in the Patriot League Tournament after sweeping Colgate on April 21-22. They are now second in the league with a 12-3 record, only trailing Boston University in the standings. Tara Baglivo ’21 went 5-for-7 over the course of the series and 3-for-4 in game...

Athlete of the Week: Connor Van Hoose ’18, Baseball

Athlete of the Week: Connor Van Hoose ’18, Baseball

Lauren Whelan, Senior Writer

April 26, 2018


Filed under Bison Athlete of the Week, SPORTS, Uncategorized

Right-hander Connor Van Hoose ’18 pitched the fifth no-hitter in Bison history as the baseball team faced off against Lehigh on April 21. Consequently, Van Hoose was named the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association’s National Pitcher of the Week, a testament to his success. Despite...

Beyond the Bison: Ryan Donato: From the classroom to the ice

Beyond the Bison: Ryan Donato: From the classroom to the ice

Patrick Dempsey, Senior Writer

April 26, 2018


Filed under Beyond the Bison, SPORTS

Seniors at Harvard University, including 22-year-old Ryan Donato, are less than one month away from commencement and receiving a degree from one of the most prestigious academic institutions in the world. However, Donato will have no time for senioritis, as he will need all the motivation he can get to...

Women’s lacrosse falls to Lehigh

Anslee Krouch, Senior Writer

April 26, 2018


Filed under Lacrosse, SPORTS, Women

The women’s lacrosse team (3-12, 1-7 Patriot League) fell to the Lehigh Mountain Hawks on April 22 by a final score of 14-5. With this loss, the Bison are out of contention for the Patriot League Tournament. The Orange and Blue saw a 2-0 lead at the start of the game with goals by Audrey Walsh...

Bison place among elite competition at Outdoor Classic meet

Bison place among elite competition at Outdoor Classic meet

Elise Covert, Sports Co-Editor

April 19, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Top Stories, Track & Field

The Bison track and field teams hosted the Bison Outdoor Classic, one of the premier meets on the East Coast, on April 14-15 at Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium. Competition kicked off on a beautiful Saturday before the spring chill returned to the air Sunday, but the Orange and Blue excelled in all...

Van Hoose hits career milestone, Bison move into third place in League standings

Michael Caruso, Senior Writer

April 19, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Men, SPORTS

The Orange and Blue defeated Holy Cross in a double-header on April 14, moving up to third place in the Patriot League standings. Behind impressive performances from Connor Van Hoose ’18 and Jeff Gottesman ’19 on the mound, the Bison were able to win with scores of 6-0 and 2-1. In game one, Van...

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