Category: Sports

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…

Breaking Down The Men’s 2018-2019 Nonconference Schedule

Tough opponents stand in the way of Mason’s chances of an NCAA tournament bid BY DOMENIC ALLEGRA ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR The nonconference schedule that awaits the Patriots this year is one of the hardest-hitting schedules Mason has had to face in…

“WE WANT TO MAKE IT TO THE NCAA TOURNAMENT”

BY DOMENIC ALLEGRA ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR With the addition of University of Virginia (UVA) center Jarred Reuter, as well as the addition of three new freshmen, Mason looks to move forward this year after last year’s step back. According to the…

Gold Rush

Mason fans prepare for 2018-2019 basketball season with on-campus festivities BY MANSUR SHAHEEN STAFF WRITER Mason basketball kicks off this week when the women’s and men’s teams begin their season with a doubleheader on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at EagleBank Arena. Festivities…

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…

The Best of Both Worlds

Junior volleyball player goes above and beyond in her academic and athletic careers BY KIM BARTENFELDER STAFF WRITER Junior Bailey Williams is revamping the image of student-athletes at Mason. Excelling on the court as an outside hitter for Mason’s women’s volleyball…

You Got A Friend In Me

Senior Catie Espinoza speaks on her impact of women’s volleyball BY DOMENIC ALLEGRA ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR It doesn’t take much to make someone smile. The smallest joke, or even smiling first, makes an impact on your teammates in any moment, especially…

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…

A Run Across The Pond

The Irish cross country runner is already making strides as a freshman BY DOMENIC ALLEGRA, ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR Siobhra O’Flaherty is a standout athlete. After women’s cross-country’s win at the Mason Invitational in September and their fourth-place finish at the Princeton…