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Field Hockey Qualifies For First ECAC Division Tourney

Field Hockey Qualifies For First ECAC Division Tourney

Kayla Simas, Managing Editor
November 11, 2016
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... Read more »

Olson Helping Pace Volleyball Team

Olson Helping Pace Volleyball Team

Kayla Simas, Managing Editor
October 21, 2016
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... Read more »

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, 2016
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... Read more »

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, 2016
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... Read more »

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, 2016
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... Read more »

Softball Improves With Nine More Wins From Last Season

Kayla Simas, Sports Editor
April 29, 2016
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, ... Read more »

Arcabascio Plays With Only One Number In Mind: #26

Arcabascio Plays With Only One Number In Mind: #26

Tatiana Parish, Staff Writer
April 28, 2016
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... Read more »

Stockton Becomes Third Player To Score 100 Points

Stockton Becomes Third Player To Score 100 Points

Kayla Simas, Sports Editor
April 24, 2016
Filed under Sports

Tied at 8-8 with the Chestnut Hill Griffins, the Mercy Mavericks won the ensuing face-off. After calling a timeout, they got a shot off but it was no match for the Griffins goalie, as he made the stop. Feeling up to the challenge, the Mavericks stepped up their game as Michael Schneider made two key ... Read more »

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 »

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