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Mercer Says Farewell to Lacrosse Goalkeeper Mike Nugent

Mercer Says Farewell to Lacrosse Goalkeeper Mike Nugent

Kyle Mullins
April 14, 2016
Filed under Lacrosse, Sports

If you’ve never seen Mercer University lacrosse goalkeeper Mike Nugent play, then you have little time left to witness one of the best in the nation. It has been an impressive run for Nugent. Ever since joining the team his freshman year, he has started every single year and compiled a list of imp... Read more »

Mercer Coach: Samantha Eustace

Mercer Coach: Samantha Eustace

April 14, 2016
Filed under Lacrosse, Sports

Samantha Eustace came off the field after a windy morning practice the day before a conference game against Kennesaw State. She and the Mercer women’s lacrosse team are ready. “Our team has worked really hard in practice, in the weight room, and on their own,” Eustace said. Coming off on... Read more »

Inside the Den: Softball’s Kaytlin Haney

Inside the Den: Softball’s Kaytlin Haney

Justin Baxley and Hayes Rule
April 1, 2016
Filed under Golf, Lacrosse, Podcast, Softball, Sports, Tennis, Volleyball

https://soundcloud.com/the-cluster-sports/inside-the-den-softballs-kaytlin-haney What's it like moving from Texas to Macon, Georgia? Justin and Hayes are joined by softball's Kaytlin Haney on this week's episode of Inside the Den. The hosts talk to the senior about her career at Mercer as well as... Read more »

Club lacrosse earns first program victory

Club lacrosse earns first program victory

Hayes Rule, Staff Writer
March 30, 2016
Filed under Lacrosse, Showcase, Sports

About a dozen students congregated on Mercer’s Black Field. A few ragged white balls laid on the ground while some miniature pop-up soccer goals rested on the hill leading up to the newly-built football stadium. Few had equipment. There was no structure — no drills. It was simply a group of guys running around, ... Read more »

Zeltwanger leads by example

Zeltwanger leads by example

Sophie Peel, Staff Writer
March 30, 2016
Filed under Lacrosse, Sports

Lindsey Zeltwanger wasn’t allowed to join the neighborhood lacrosse team until she reached third grade. But even before then, she would tag behind her older sister and could catch and throw a lacrosse ball better than most of the older girls. “I started playing as soon as the older girls let me,” Zeltw... Read more »

Women’s lacrosse: New year brings new expectations

Women’s lacrosse: New year brings new expectations

Sophie Peel, Staff Writer
February 25, 2016
Filed under Lacrosse, Sports

The Mercer women’s lacrosse team is in their second competitive season, but there are some changes. With a new coaching staff, the players are starting fresh — again. This year’s team dynamic, including the relationship between player and coach, is nothing like last year, members of the group s... Read more »

Men’s lacrosse faces tough competitors

Men’s lacrosse faces tough competitors

Emma Peel, Staff Writer
February 25, 2016
Filed under Lacrosse, Sports

The Mercer men’s lacrosse team kicked off their 2016 season over the weekend against Towson. Although the Bears lost the hard-fought match, the game proved to be very instructive, showing the team what they will need to work on in order to meet future success. “Opening the season against a top 15 team ... Read more »

Top ten moments in Mercer 2014-2015 sports

Top ten moments in Mercer 2014-2015 sports

Nicholas Wooten, Managing Editor
August 14, 2015
Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Football, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Sports

1. Kirsten Stevens no-hitter It reads like a Hollywood script. Coming off a rough outing against University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in the first game, Stevens mowed down Furman batters in the second to the tune of 11 strikeouts. It was the first no-hitter in Southern Conference tournament... Read more »

Spring Sports Recap: April 2- April 12

April 21, 2015
Filed under Baseball, Lacrosse, Softball, Sports

Baseball In their third weekend of conference play, the Bears continued to shine, taking the series against The Citadel 2-1. The Bears struggled in the first game of the series, losing to the Bulldogs 4-0. Eric Nyquist, senior pitcher for the Bears, received the loss, making him 4-2 on the season. Of... Read more »

Athlete of the Week: Jackson Kleintz

April 2, 2015
Filed under Lacrosse, Sports

Jackson, a freshman attackman for the Mercer Men’s Lacrosse team, has had a phenomenal breakout season for the Bears. Hailing from Springside Chestnut Hill Academy in Philadelphia, Penn., Kleintz has made major contributions to the team’s winning record in SoCon play. The Bears suffered a number of ... Read more »

Spring Sports Recap: Mar. 17-Mar. 29

Spring Sports Recap: Mar. 17-Mar. 29

April 2, 2015
Filed under Basketball, Lacrosse, Softball, Sports

Baseball After a rough start to the season, the Mercer baseball team seems to be back on track after beating the University of Georgia in two midweek games and sweeping the East Tennessee State Buccaneers in the first conference series of the year. In their first meeting with the UGA Bulldogs, the... Read more »

Women's Lacrosse ready for inaugural season

February 11, 2015
Filed under Lacrosse, Sports

After a year of practice and hard work, the Mercer Women’s Lacrosse Team is ready to take the field against an actual opponent. Throughout the fall of 2013 and the spring of 2014, the team has been recruiting, practicing and preparing for its inaugural season. The team started with nine players in... Read more »

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