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Softball’s Cusumano Is Striving For Greatness

Tatiana Parish, Staff Writer
March 20, 2016
Filed under Sports

Feeling nervous, McKaily Cusumano walked up to the mound in her first career game with the lady Mavericks. Cusamano held the softball as she analyzed the batter to figure out if she was going to rely on slugging as a power hitter or trying to make contract as a slap hitter. She would up her arm... Read more »

Mendez Ready To Be ‘The Change They Asked For’ On Baseball Squad

Mendez Ready To Be ‘The Change They Asked For’ On Baseball Squad

Tatiana Parish, Staff Writer
March 18, 2016
Filed under Sports

Baseball runs in Randal Mendez's blood, as he comes from a long line of baseball players in his family. It all started when he was five years old, playing in his local community. He remembers being excited as he gripped the bat and walked up to hit for the first time. He hit the ball as hard as... Read more »

Davidson and Lady Mavs Start Out At 5-1

Davidson and Lady Mavs Start Out At 5-1

Kayla Simas, Sports Editor
March 17, 2016
Filed under Sports

Less than a minute on the clock, the Mavericks needed one goal in order to force the game into overtime against Roberts Wesleyan College. Grace Davidson, with a clear vision and full heart of the game, was unstoppable. She had the ball on the attacking end and dodged her defenders, as she headed ... Read more »

McDonough Overcomes Health Scare And Begins Seasons With Scoring Eruption

McDonough Overcomes Health Scare And Begins Seasons With Scoring Eruption

Kayla Simas, Sports Editor
March 10, 2016
Filed under Sports

The summer before Bobby McDonough’s sophomore year would be a summer he'd never forget. It would be a summer that would change his life forever. It started with not feeling well for a little while. Then, one day as McDonough was hanging out in his kitchen, he passed out. With no recollecti... Read more »

Men’s Basketball Wins First Ever PostSeason Game; Falls In Semifinals, 103-102

Men’s Basketball Wins First Ever PostSeason Game; Falls In Semifinals, 103-102

Tatiana Parish, Impact Staff
March 10, 2016
Filed under Sports

With nine seconds left on the clock, the game was tied, 69-69. It was the quarterfinals of the East Coast Conference (ECC) tournament.  The University of the District of Columbia’s Firebirds were the third seed and had possession. The ball was passed to forward Joseph Nickerson at the top of the key.... Read more »

Kielty One Of Many Talented Pitchers This Year

Kielty One Of Many Talented Pitchers This Year

Tatiana Parish, Staff Writer
February 19, 2016
Filed under Sports

Maybe it was the feel of the horse or the sounds Thunder made when she was around. Maybe it was the way he responded when she brushed its hair. Maybe it was the freedom she felt when she made jumps with Thunder, and the pair rode free together. Jackie Kielty, a business major who is a junior starting... Read more »

Jennings Finding Groove Behind The Arc

Jennings Finding Groove Behind The Arc

Tatiana Parish, Staff Writer
February 19, 2016
Filed under Sports

With thirty-two seconds remaining in the game, the Mercy Mavericks are down by three. They have been going back and forth with Nyack all night. Raphael Jennings, at the time a sophomore guard, enters the game. The Mavs have been struggling all game on the offensive end. Guard Tyseem Lyles passes... Read more »

Wilcox Named Captain; Men’s Lacrosse Wins First Game

Wilcox Named Captain; Men’s Lacrosse Wins First Game

Kayla Simas, Sports Editor
February 17, 2016
Filed under Sports

A game winning goal less than 40 seconds into overtime would just about make any athlete’s infinite moment stick out forever. For Nick Wilcox, a junior who’s majoring in mathematics, is no different. Wilcox was only four years old when he began playing lacrosse, thanks to his father’s encouragement. ... Read more »

Goodson Leaves Senior Season On A High Note

Goodson Leaves Senior Season On A High Note

Kayla Simas
February 16, 2016
Filed under Sports

Some athletes start playing a sport for as long as they can remember while there are others that start their careers later in life. Deasia Goodson, a senior majoring in sociobiology, falls into this category. She never even played sports until she was in the eighth grade, yet middle school w... Read more »

Lyles Battles Back From Injury; Team Sits At 2-4

Lyles Battles Back From Injury; Team Sits At 2-4

Marie Roser, Managing Editor
December 10, 2015
Filed under Sports

Tysem Lyles opened his eyes and took a look around. He was lying on the ground in the middle of the basketball court with trainers gazing over him. His gasping and sobbing was heard in the background noise. The last memory he had was going down the court with his teammate and was passed the ball. As... Read more »