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.

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…

Sports In Brief

BY NATALIE HEAVREN SPORTS EDITOR Men’s Soccer Men’s soccer improved to 3-2 in conference play and 5-6 overall. As of late Wednesday night, the Patriots are tied with St. Louis for fourth in the Atlantic 10. Tunde Akinlosotu, Colin Brezniak Pablo…

A Dutch Dream

Women’s soccer freshman soars to the top of the leaderboards BY NATALIE HEAVREN SPORTS EDITOR Twaalf doelen. Twelve goals. More than each of her teammates, more than anyone else in the conference, and more than all other freshman soccer players in…

Sports in Brief

BY NATALIE HEAVREN, SPORTS EDITOR Men’s soccer 10/10 Men’s Soccer improved to 4-5 and 2-1 in the Atlantic 10 on Wednesday night after their 3-0 victory at La Salle, who dropped to 2-9-1 overall and 0-3-1 in conference play. This…

Brad Edwards Receives a Five-Year Contract Extension

Breaking down Mason’s Athletic Director’s impact and the salaries of other A-10 schools BY NATALIE HEAVREN SPORTS EDITOR; DOMENIC ALLEGRA ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR On Sept. 19, George Mason Athletics announced that Athletic Director Brad Edwards would be receiving a five-year…

We’re Halfway There

An Update to the Seasons of Fall Sports BY NATALIE HEAVREN, SPORTS EDITOR As September comes to a close Fall sports almost halfway through their seasons. Here’s a look into what they have done so far. Women’s volleyball has struggled early…