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Athlete of the Week: Tyler Peterson ‘19

Athlete of the Week: Tyler Peterson ‘19

Lauren Whelan, Sports Co-Editor

November 9, 2017


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Now in his third season for the Orange and Blue, men’s soccer co-captain Tyler Peterson ’19 has been a standout player on the field, most recently gaining attention after being one of three Bison named to the All-Patriot League Third Team for the 2017 season. “It felt good to be recognized...

Athlete of the Week: Christine Bendzinski

Athlete of the Week: Christine Bendzinski

Lauren Whelan, Sports Co-Editor

November 2, 2017


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As the women’s cross country team rolled to a three-peat win at the Patriot League Championship, Christine Bendzinski ’18 took the individual title for the second straight year. “It felt great to have the performance I did. It was kind of gutsy from the beginning, and it's not typically our...

Athlete of the Week: Colin Jonov

Athlete of the Week: Colin Jonov

Lauren Whelan, Sports Co-Editor

October 26, 2017


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As Colin Jonov ’18 took the field for Bison football on Oct. 21, he was unaware of how important his contributions would be for the team that day. Returning an intercepted pass 95 yards for a game-winning touchdown in overtime against Lafayette, Jonov’s impressive play garnered national attention...

Athlete of the Week: Will Bordash

Athlete of the Week: Will Bordash

Lauren Whelan, Sports Co-Editor

October 19, 2017


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When Will Bordash ’18 finished in the top 20 runners competing in the 5.2 mile race at the recent Penn State National Open, his placement was no surprise; his performances this year have been stellar, and his last season for the Orange and Blue is proving to be one that will leave a permanent mark...

Athlete of the Week: Charlie Niehaus ‘18

Athlete of the Week: Charlie Niehaus ‘18

Lauren Whelan, Sports Co-Editor

October 5, 2017


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As he entered his last season for the Orange and Blue, Charlie Niehaus ’18 was no stranger to the net; in fact, he began his season continuing a streak of 53 consecutive starts in goal for the Bison. A key player on the men’s water polo squad, Niehaus’s early season performances have been a standout...

Athlete of the Week: Dani Kaufman ’20

Athlete of the Week: Dani Kaufman ’20

Lauren Whelan and Elise Covert

September 28, 2017


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Soccer has always been an integral part of Dani Kaufman’s ’20 life. “I started playing soccer with my local park district soccer team when I was around five years old,” Kaufman said. Now a key member of the Bison women’s soccer team, Kaufman serves as the primary goalkeeper for the Bison,...

Athlete of the Week: Emily Finn ’18, field hockey

Athlete of the Week: Emily Finn ’18, field hockey

Lauren Whelan, Sports Co-Editor

September 21, 2017


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In her final season for the Orange and Blue, Emily Finn ’18 is making her mark in the net on the field hockey pitch. Despite the team’s recent loss to top-10 nationally-ranked opponent Maryland, Finn made a career-high 21 saves in a valiant effort for the Bison. “It always feels good to perform...

Athlete of the Week: Sophie Bullard

Athlete of the Week: Sophie Bullard

Lauren Whelan, Sports Co-Editor

September 7, 2017


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Sophie Bullard ’20 is only in her second season for the Orange and Blue, but is already turning heads with her standout performances on the volleyball court. After opening the season with the Bison Invitational, Bullard was named the MVP of the tournament, Bison Athlete of the Week, Patriot League...

Athlete of the Week: Abdullah Anderson ’18

Athlete of the Week: Abdullah Anderson ’18

Lauren Whelan, Sports Co-Editor

August 31, 2017


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As he laces up his cleats for his senior season, Abdullah Anderson ’18  caught the eye of college football crowds across the nation. Anderson has been named to the 2018 watch list for the Reese’s Senior Bowl, an all-star game between the north and the south which consists of 110 players from...

Athlete of the Week: Reggie Harris ’19

Bri Pomonis, Sports Co-Editor

April 20, 2017


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In just his second year wearing Orange and Blue, Reggie Harris ’19 has hugely contributed to his track and field team’s success, and has set high expectations for the his next two seasons. Growing up an injury-prone multi-sport athlete, Harris was introduced to track and field in sixth grade after...

Athlete of the Week: Emily Konishi ’19

Elise Covert, Sports Co-Editor

April 13, 2017


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Emily Konishi ’19 knows that she may not be the biggest player in the pool, so she strives to be the fastest and smartest. After swimming for a few years, Konishi began playing water polo, wanting to follow in her older brother’s footsteps. “I was timid at first because I wasn’t used to...

Athlete of the Week: Mike Castellani ’17

Elise Covert, Sports Co-Editor

April 6, 2017


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Mike Castellani ’17 has been playing baseball for as long as he can remember. While he played multiple sports as a child, he became hooked on baseball from his first season of T-ball. Hailing from Avon, Conn., Castellani was a varsity baseball player for three years in high school and named...

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