Author Archives: Natalie Heavren

About Natalie Heavren

I'm Natalie! I'm a Communication major with minors in Sports Analytics and Sport Communication. I have a passion for sports and my favorite way to watch Mason Basketball games is as a member of Green Machine.

Four Takeaways from Women’s Basketball’s Win Over Dayton

BY NATALIE HEAVREN, SPORTS EDITOR “Unbelievable atmosphere, unbelievable win for our team, I’m just really really really happy for this group of young women,” said head coach Nyla Milleson to open the press conference. “…On a very emotional day with…

Jewel Triggs reflects on her time at Mason

BY NATALIE HEAVREN, SPORTS EDITOR Jewel Triggs’ basketball story began in Thibodaux, La. when she was just six years old. As most parents do, Triggs’ parents threw her into all kinds of sports including basketball, softball and volleyball. She would…

Three Takeaways from Women’s Basketball’s Loss to VCU

BY NATALIE HEAVREN, SPORTS EDITOR Women’s basketball fell to Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) 62-38 on Sunday afternoon, dropping to 5-7 in conference play while the Rams improved to 12-1. Here are three takeaways from the loss. Sometimes the odds just aren’t…

Three Takeaways from Women’s Basketball’s Win Over La Salle

BY NATALIE HEAVREN, SPORTS EDITOR Women’s Basketball defeated La Salle University 59-42 Thursday night to improve to 13-11 overall and 5-6 in conference play. “I thought we came in really, really focused tonight,” said head coach Nyla Milleson. “I thought our…

Three Takeaways From Men’s Basketball’s Win over UMass

BY NATALIE HEAVREN, SPORTS EDITOR Mason improved to 9-3 in conference play and 15-10 overall Wednesday after defeating the University of Massachusetts in overtime 80-75. After the game, head coach Dave Paulsen said, “I thought that was a heck of a…

Five Tips for a Long-Distance Relationship

Advice for how to make your relationship last BY NATALIE HEAVREN SPORTS EDITOR Distance is not what ruins long-distance relationships. It can make some issues more difficult to resolve, but it is not what ruins long-distance relationships. Here are five tips…

Wrestling With A Passion

Redshirt senior Matthew Voss shares his wrestling story at Mason BY NATALIE HEAVREN SPORTS EDITOR “I started wrestling when I was six years old, and I’ve been doing it ever since,” said redshirt senior Matthew Voss. “I would be wrestling around…