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Athlete of the Week: Christian Klipstein ’19, Men’s Lacrosse

Athlete of the Week: Christian Klipstein ’19, Men’s Lacrosse

Leah Fogelsanger, Senior Writer

April 25, 2019


Filed under Bison Athlete of the Week, Lacrosse, Men, SPORTS

The men’s lacrosse team has hit their stride, as they secured a win against top-ranked Lehigh on April 20. The current three-game win-streak can be largely attributed to none other than senior goalie Christian Klipstein ’19. Klipstein stopped 15 shots in a must-win game against Lehigh to keep the...

Athlete of the Week: Tommy Sopko ’21, Men’s Lacrosse

Athlete of the Week: Tommy Sopko ’21, Men’s Lacrosse

Leah Fogelsanger, Senior Writer

April 18, 2019


Filed under Bison Athlete of the Week, Lacrosse, Men, SPORTS

With their 17-4 victory over Lafayette on April 13, the men’s lacrosse team set several team records. The 13-goal margin of victory was the largest since a 17-2 decision in a 2011 game. Tommy Sopko ’21 was a standout in the game, scoring four of the seventeen goals and logging an additional assist.   The...

Athlete of the Week: Kali Hyham ’21, Women’s Water Polo

Athlete of the Week: Kali Hyham ’21, Women’s Water Polo

Leah Fogelsanger, Senior Writer

April 11, 2019


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Kali Hyham ’21 is a force to be reckoned with on the Bison women’s water polo team. As one of the sole utility players on the team, Hyham’s skill-set allows her to be versatile, filling many different roles. In a three-game weekend at Harvard on April 6-7, Hyham contributed with goals on the scoreboard and was...

Athlete of the Week: Jamie DeWitt ’19, Women’s Lacrosse

Athlete of the Week: Jamie DeWitt ’19, Women’s Lacrosse

Leah Fogelsanger, Senior Writer

March 21, 2019


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The Bison women’s lacrosse team started Patriot League play on a positive note in an 11-8 victory against American University on March 17. In a season that featured a tough out-of-conference schedule, the win gave the team a new energy as they prepare for their upcoming games. In their win against...

Athlete of the Week: Charlie McFarland ’19, Men’s Swimming and Diving

Athlete of the Week: Charlie McFarland ’19, Men’s Swimming and Diving

Leah Fogelsanger, Senior Writer

February 28, 2019


Filed under Bison Athlete of the Week, Men, SPORTS, Swimming & Diving

The Bison men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams hosted the 2019 Patriot League Swimming and Diving Championship meet on Feb. 20-23. The men’s team finished third with 397 points. Charlie McFarland ’19 was a key contributor to his team’s success. He broke the 31-year-old record for...

Athlete of the Week: Kate Walker ’19, Women’s Basketball

Athlete of the Week: Kate Walker ’19, Women’s Basketball

Leah Fogelsanger, Senior Writer

February 21, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Bison Athlete of the Week, SPORTS, Women

With only four games left in regular season play, the Bison women’s basketball team is determined to finish out the season with another chance at a Patriot League Championship. Kate Walker ’19 stands out as a major influence, guiding the team to a current record of 22-4 and a 12 game winning...

Athlete of the Week: Will Yorke ’20, Men’s Lacrosse

Athlete of the Week: Will Yorke ’20, Men’s Lacrosse

Leah Fogelsanger, Senior Writer

February 14, 2019


Filed under Bison Athlete of the Week, SPORTS

With the Bison men’s lacrosse season now underway, attacker Will Yorke ’20 proved to be a major standout in the Orange and Blue’s first two contests of the year. Yorke scored five of the Bison’s nine goals in the game against Bryant on Feb. 10, their second game and first win of the season.   Building...

Athlete of the Week: Ally Furano ’21, Women’s Water Polo

Athlete of the Week: Ally Furano ’21, Women’s Water Polo

Leah Fogelsanger, Senior Writer

February 7, 2019


Filed under Bison Athlete of the Week, SPORTS, Water Polo, Women

The women’s water polo team started their season with three big wins at the Bruno Classic on Feb. 2-3. Ally Furano ’21 was a key contributor to the team’s opening weekend success, scoring a team-high 13 goals and recording four assists.   The weekend was a strong start to her second...

Athlete of the Week: Julie Byrne ’19, Women’s Swimming and Diving

Leah Fogelsanger, Contributing Writer

January 31, 2019


Filed under Bison Athlete of the Week, SPORTS, Swimming & Diving, Women

Julie Byrne ’19 has been a crucial member of the Bison women’s swimming and diving team during her time at the University. Byrne specializes in the backstroke, medley swimming, and fly. She holds several program records, including fourth-fastest 200 backstroke (1:58.74), fifth-fastest 100 backstroke...

Athlete of the Week: Jimmy Sotos ’21, Men’s Basketball

Leah Fogelsanger, Senior Writer

January 24, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Bison Athlete of the Week, Men, SPORTS

Jimmy Sotos ’21 clinched a last-second win for the men’s basketball team against Patriot League rival Lehigh on Jan. 19. As the seconds counted down, Sotos understood he “had to make a play and quickly.” The Bison’s starting guard sunk the game-winning layup with 1.2 seconds remaining on the...

Athlete of the Week: Kaitlyn Slagus ’19, Women’s Basketball

Athlete of the Week: Kaitlyn Slagus ’19, Women’s Basketball

Leah Fogelsanger, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018


Filed under Bison Athlete of the Week, SPORTS

As the winter sports season kicks off, it is common to hear Kaitlyn Slagus’ ’19 name among the news, a senior forward for the women’s basketball team. Both on and off the court, Slagus tries to promote a team mentality that focuses on hard work and confidence. “I want our team to work...

Athlete of the Week: Bridgette Holland ‘20, Volleyball

Athlete of the Week: Bridgette Holland ‘20, Volleyball

Leah Fogelsanger and Brittany Willwerth, Staff Writer and Sports Co-Editor

November 15, 2018


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Bridgette Holland ’20 had an outstanding season as a middle blocker on the Bison Women’s volleyball team. After finishing this season, Holland looks back at her past three seasons as a Bison. “Though they might not be my favorite memories, two that I remember strongly were my first full practice...

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