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.

The Pieces Are There

BY NATALIE HEAVREN SPORTS EDITOR Mason women’s basketball has a lot of potential for the 2018-2019 season.   The team was picked to finish eighth in the Atlantic 10 (A-10) preseason poll, despite finishing fourth last season, their best performance since…

Mason Defeats Loyola University Maryland

Women’s basketball begins their season with a commanding win BY NATALIE HEAVREN SPORTS EDITOR Mason women’s basketball opened up the 2018-2019 season with a 70-38 victory over Loyola University Maryland. This marks their largest margin of victory in a season opener…

“This was a heartbreaking and devastating loss”

Men’s basketball loses their home opener BY NATALIE HEAVREN SPORTS EDITOR Mason men’s basketball opened their season with a heartbreaking close 72-71 loss to the University of Pennsylvania.  Mason got off to a slow start with redshirt junior transfer from…

Petrusa Puts Men’s Soccer Ahead

Mason Men’s Soccer advances to Atlantic 10 Championship Semifinals BY NATALIE HEAVREN SPORTS EDITOR “Defense wins championships” may be one of the most cliche phrases in sports, but it’s true for Mason men’s soccer, who recorded their third straight shutout Sunday…

A Look Into The Women’s 2018-2019 Nonconference Schedule

Women’s basketball looks to build off of last year’s historic season BY NATALIE HEAVREN SPORTS EDITOR Women’s basketball kicks off its season Nov. 6 at 4 p.m. vs. Loyola University Maryland at EagleBank Arena. Coming off of their best season in…

Different Year, Same Goals

BY NATALIE HEAVREN SPORTS EDITOR Coming off their best season in program history, Mason women’s basketball is looking to continue its success as it begins the 2018-2019 season. Mason, who finished fourth in the conference last season, was picked to finish…

Sports in Brief

BY NATALIE HEAVREN SPORTS EDITOR Men’s Soccer Men’s soccer shut out the University of Rhode Island (URI) Wednesday night, collecting a 2-0 victory over a team who came into the game with a RPI ranking of 19. URI played the…

A Goal-Den Opportunity

Clark Gronek’s journey to the limelight BY NATALIE HEAVREN SPORTS EDITOR One of the most universally known rules in soccer is that players are not allowed to touch the ball with their hands. However, for senior goalkeeper Clark Gronek breaking that…

Sports in Brief

BY NATALIE HEAVREN SPORTS EDITOR Women’s Basketball The 2018 Atlantic 10 (A-10) Rookie of the Year Nicole Cardaño-Hillary was named to the A-10 Preseason All-Conference First Team as well as the All-Defensive Team. She’s the first Patriot to be named…

The Dream is Alive

Women’s soccer win in double-overtime and advance to the Atlantic 10 Championship semifinals BY NATALIE HEAVREN SPORTS EDITOR Mason defeated the University of Massachusetts-Amherst 2-1 in double-overtime to advance to the Atlantic 10 Women’s Soccer Championship Semifinals in Dayton, Ohio. Prior…