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Athlete of the Week: Will Yorke ’20

Athlete of the Week: Will Yorke ’20

Elise Covert, Senior Writer

March 5, 2020

Bison men’s lacrosse attacker Will Yorke ’20 earned national accolades this week, being named as the U.S. Lacrosse Player of the Week, announced on March 2. The senior captain from Chicago has notched 25 goals to lead the national rankings, and he only needs nine more to surpass his career-best 2018 total. The...

Athlete of the Week: Ellie Mack ’20, Women’s Basketball

Athlete of the Week: Ellie Mack '20, Women's Basketball

Elise Covert, Senior Writer

February 27, 2020

Ellie Mack ’20 joined elite ranks this weekend. A senior forward on the women’s basketball team, Mack scored her 1,000th point on Feb. 22 against Lehigh. She became the 26th Bison basketball player to ever hit the 1,000-point career milestone. “Scoring my 1,000th point was a very special moment...

Athlete of the Week: Georgia Lewis ’22, Women’s Water Polo

Athlete of the Week: Georgia Lewis ’22, Women’s Water Polo

Elise Covert, Senior Writer

February 21, 2020

The Bison women’s water polo team is off to a red-hot start in 2020 with a record of  10-1. Goalkeeper Georgia Lewis ’22 is a force to be reckoned with in the cage and has been an important factor in the Orange and Blue’s early success. Hailing from Redwood, Calif., Lewis earned recognition as...

Athlete of the Week: Alexandra Butz ’21

Athlete of the Week: Alexandra Butz ’21

Elise Covert, Senior Writer

February 14, 2020

Pole vaulter and high jumper Alexandra Butz ’21 has been an influential factor in the success of the Bison women’s track and field team for the past three seasons. Butz initially chose the Orange and Blue for the team’s competitive record and close-knit family community. “It seemed like the...

Athlete of the Week: Maddie Hartigan ’22, Women’s Swimming and Diving

Athlete of the Week: Maddie Hartigan ’22, Women’s Swimming and Diving

Elise Covert, Senior Writer

February 7, 2020

For the first time since 1998, the Bison women’s Swimming and Diving team reached double-digit victories in dual meet competition this season. Their 10-1 record extends an outstanding two-year stretch, going 18-2 in dual meets (13-2 in the Patriot League) over the past two seasons. Maddie Hartigan...

Athlete of the Week: Zach Hartman ’22, Wrestling

Athlete of the Week: Zach Hartman ’22, Wrestling

Elise Covert, Senior Writer

January 30, 2020

In his second year representing the Orange and Blue, Zach Hartman ’22 has surged to become one of the team’s top performers. The sophomore from Belle Vernon, Pa. was named a co-captain for the 2019-2020 season alongside senior teammate Drew Phipps ’20. It is a fitting title for Hartman; he values...

Athlete of the Week: Abby Kapp ’21, Women’s Basketball

Athlete of the Week: Abby Kapp ’21, Women’s Basketball

Elise Covert, Senior Writer

January 23, 2020

The Bison women’s basketball team remains a perfect 7-0 in Patriot League play, and guard Abby Kapp ’21 has been instrumental in their success so far this season. The junior from Barto, Pa. is no stranger to success on the court, having won a Pennsylvania state title at Boyertown Area High School...

Athlete of the Week: Rade Joksimovic ’20, Men’s Water Polo

Athlete of the Week: Rade Joksimovic ’20, Men’s Water Polo

Leah Fogelsanger, Senior Writer

December 5, 2019

The underdog Bison men’s water polo team has had many successes this season, and nobody can deny the substantial impact that senior Rade Joksimovic has had on this team over his past four seasons. The No. 12 ranked Bison held off the ninth-ranked, undefeated Harvard Crimson in an eventful 13-12...

Athlete of the Week: Sophie Bullard ’20, Volleyball

Athlete of the Week: Sophie Bullard ’20, Volleyball

Leah Fogelsanger, Senior Writer

November 22, 2019

Over the past four years, Sophie Bullard ’20 has played an extensive and crucial role for the women’s volleyball team. This past weekend, in the team’s season closing game against first-place Colgate, Bullard stood out among the rest of her teammates and dominated the court despite the eventual...

Athlete of the Week: Tyler Keiser ’21, Football

Athlete of the Week: Tyler Keiser ’21, Football

Leah Fogelsanger, Senior Writer

November 14, 2019

This past weekend, the Bison football team defeated the Lehigh Mountain Hawks in a decisive manner by a score of 20-10. The Bison dominated the Mountain Hawks throughout all four quarters and emerged victorious. Tyler Keiser ’21 proved to be among the most notable players this weekend as he kicked...

Athlete of the Week: Logan Schofield ‘20, Men’s Water Polo

Athlete of the Week: Logan Schofield ‘20, Men’s Water Polo

Leah Fogelsanger, Senior Writer

November 8, 2019

The No. 15 Bison men’s water polo team defeated Johns Hopkins (15-7) and La Salle (21-3) this past weekend. The team is on a winning streak, as the Bison have improved to a record of 17-7 overall and 8-1 in the Patriot League. Logan Schofield ’20 helped lift the Bison past their league opponents by ...

Athlete of the Week: Ali Russo ’20, Women’s Soccer

Athlete of the Week: Ali Russo ’20, Women’s Soccer

Leah Fogelsanger, Senior Writer

October 31, 2019

Heading into their final game of regular-season competition, the Bison women’s soccer team is looking for another win to help place them in the Patriot League Tournament. While each of the 26 members of the team has put in the work on and off the field, Ali Russo ’20 exemplifies what it means to...

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