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Basketball Squad’s Robinson Breaks 1,000 Point Mark

Basketball Squad’s Robinson Breaks 1,000 Point Mark

Kayla Simas, Managing Editor
February 7
Filed under Sports

Five-year-old William Robinson sits with his father, watching the New York Knicks play against the Chicago Bulls on television. He watches as Michael Jordan makes a sweep at the basket and made it in, one after another. Regardless of how upset Robinson saw his father get that the Knicks were losing, ...

Men’s Lacrosse’s Speicher Eyes Third Straight ECC Bid

Men’s Lacrosse’s Speicher Eyes Third Straight ECC Bid

Kayla Simas, Managing Editor
February 2
Filed under Sports

The Maverick lacrosse team was down by three points as it was playing under the spring sun of 2015 against the Rollins College Tars. The hopes at a Florida sweep were soon fading away as the minutes were counting down. It wasn’t too late though for Daniel Speicher, then a sophomore, as he broke thr...

Hickey Blessed To Play The Sport He Loves

Hickey Blessed To Play The Sport He Loves

Kayla Simas, Managing Editor
December 5
Filed under Sports

As Ryan Hickey walked out onto the court for his first appearance as a Maverick, he knew this game was different than any other game he’s ever played before. Looking around, he watched and heard the cheering crowd echo as he stood in the middle of the three leafed clover, right on the blue symbol....

Field Hockey Qualifies For First ECAC Division Tourney

Field Hockey Qualifies For First ECAC Division Tourney

Kayla Simas, Managing Editor
November 11
Filed under Sports

Electrified by a career-high two goals from sophomore Angela Robbins, the Lady Mavericks rang in a 3-1 victory against Newberry during their last day of regular season. This win quickly pushed the young team to the ECAC Division II Field Hockey League Tournament, for the first time ever. Ranking as...

Olson Helping Pace Volleyball Team

Olson Helping Pace Volleyball Team

Kayla Simas, Managing Editor
October 21
Filed under Sports

Before Peyton Olson steps foot on the court, she pauses for a minute. As she watches a few of her teammates dance before their home game against Roberts Wesleyan, she pulls out her phone. She presses play and hip-hop music begins, offering Olson a sense of motivation. She’s now ready to get out on the court an...

Escala Returns To Squad; Team Falls in ECC Semis, 2-0

Escala Returns To Squad; Team Falls in ECC Semis, 2-0

Kayla Simas, Managing Editor
October 21
Filed under Sports

Standing front row by the fence of the Mercy Field, Stephanie Escala was cheering on the Lady Mavericks during their 2014-2015 ECC finals. The game against the Bridgeport Purple Knights was ongoing and first goal went to Mercy in the 68th minute. Fourteen minutes later, Escala felt as though she had more anxie...

Watson and Men’s Soccer Eyes First Winning Season In Three Years

Watson and Men’s Soccer Eyes First Winning Season In Three Years

Kayla Simas, Managing Editor
October 4
Filed under Sports

Waiting off to the side during a 98-minute lightning delay after the first half against American International Yellow Jackets in 2015, Daniel Watson hoped with everything he had, the Mavericks would pull through in the next half. Once back on the field, Watson and sophomore Carvajal each forced the Yello...

Ballin Showing Heart As She Ends Her Field Hockey Career

Ballin Showing Heart As She Ends Her Field Hockey Career

Kayla Simas, Managing Editor
September 29
Filed under Sports

Standing in a circle with twenty-two of her fellow teammates, Jackie Ballin awaits patiently for her turn to speak. She listens carefully as her teammates discuss their best attributes. Then it was her turn. Ballin steps up with a smile on her face and says strongly, “Heart.” That’s what s...

Softball Improves With Nine More Wins From Last Season

Kayla Simas, Sports Editor
April 29
Filed under Sports

It was the last game of the season. Marlena Marzigliano led off the game with a home run to left center, making the score, 1-0.  In the bottom of the half, Kielty tossed a 1-2-3 inning, as the Mavericks worked together adding a pair of runs to make it 3-0. Third inning struck with a RBI double, ...

Arcabascio Plays With Only One Number In Mind: #26

Arcabascio Plays With Only One Number In Mind: #26

Tatiana Parish, Staff Writer
April 28
Filed under Sports

It's all about the number 26 to Brooklyn native Nicholas Arcabascio. While some pick a number randomly, or after a major leaguer ball player, Arcabascio wears it for a real idol, his grandfather, who has supported him in every step of his baseball career. Arcabascio attended Xaverian high school...

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