Category: Sports

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…

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…

Jaire Grayer: A True Patriot At Heart

On and off the court Grayer exceeds expectations as a player and a man of his community BY KIM BARTENFELDER STAFF WRITER Tackling his senior year, Jaire Grayer could not be more on top of his game. As a guard for…

Football Is Football

In the huddle with the Mason club team BY ZACH SEAY STAFF WRITER While some look at Mason as just another school without a football team, all it takes is a trip to the RAC Field every so often to find…

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…

Students Speak Out About Intramural Sports

Rules Regarding Gender in Sports Lead to Player Concerns BY SAMANTHA HADLEY CONTRIBUTOR Intramural sports have always been an easy and accessible way for students to remain active and compete in college. However, some of the rules in co-ed intramural sports…