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Women’s soccer team finishes season 16-4, Icen named SoCon player of the year

Photo provided by Mercer Athletics.

Jen Jones, Sports Editor

November 22, 2019

Nicole Icen was also named SoCon player of the year. She is the first player to win honors since 1998, according to Mercer Athletics.

Player Spotlight: Women’s soccer player scores three goals in a single game

Nicole Icen runs out to face Davidson at Bettes Stadium.

Jacob Lugenbeel, Contributing Writer

September 28, 2019

A rising star has been spotted on the Mercer Women’s Soccer team; freshman Nicole Icen from Marietta, Georgia, scored three goals in a single game against Davidson College, leading the Bears to victory.

Mercer women’s soccer gearing up for 2019 season

The Mercer Women’s Soccer Team huddles together during a game.

Samantha Homcy, Contributing Writer

September 11, 2019

Mercer’s women’s soccer season is in full swing, and the team is looking to reestablish their Southern Conference dominance after a loss to Eastern Tennessee State in the first round of the playoffs last year.

Practice makes confidence: Men’s soccer team kicks off season

The men's soccer team engaging in an afternoon workout after their victory against Georgia Southern.

Jacob Lugenbeel, Contributing Writer

September 11, 2019

From summer training to the first game of the year on Aug. 30, the men's soccer team gets focused.

Trevor Martineau, Men’s Soccer Red Hot Going Into SoCon Tournament

Trevor Martineau, soccer team freshman forward, has been awarded three SoCon Player of the Week awards. Photo by Mitch Robinson.

Ryan Weaver, Lead Sports Writer

November 4, 2018

Mercer Men’s soccer has been in fine form the last two months of the season and their work has earned them the Southern Conference regular season title along with a first round bye in the conference tournament. Both the team and freshman forward Trevor Martineau began to heat up once they moved...

Men’s Soccer Clinches SoCon Regular Season Crown

Forward Trevor Martineau (#13) anticipates the ball. Photo by Chris Smith.

Christian Hartley

October 24, 2018

For the first time since 2014, the Mercer men’s soccer team won the Southern Conference regular season championship. For Mercer, who is now 5-0 in conference action for the first time in school history, the title means a crucial first-place seed in November’s tournament. The title came after ...

Women’s Soccer Season So Far

The women's soccer start has started the season strong with a total of 29 goals so far. Photo by Mitch Robinson.

Ryan Weaver, Lead Sports Writer

September 23, 2018

The Mercer women’s soccer team is off to a good start to the 2018 season, going 5-3-2 over the first 10 games and having scored 29 goals. “I think we've done well,” said star forward Abigail Zoeller. “We definitely have shown growth from day one.” Head coach Tony Economopoulos said he...

Men’s soccer to face Coastal Carolina in NCAA Tournament

Men's soccer to face Coastal Carolina in NCAA Tournament

Hayes Rule, Lead Writer

November 14, 2017

When it mattered most, they found a way to win. Mercer men’s soccer has experienced more than its fair share of close games this season, boasting a whopping 13 overtime appearances since August. In the first 11 overtime games, the Bears won only two of them; they finished with a 1-6-4 record in e...

The Cluster Roundup: The sun begins to set on football and soccer season as basketball looms just on the horizon

The Cluster Roundup: The sun begins to set on football and soccer season as basketball looms just on the horizon

Kyle Mullins, Sports Editor

November 10, 2017

Men’s Soccer The Men’s soccer team overcame their first obstacle to a SoCon championship Saturday with a victory over Wofford College. They beat the Terriers at home 2-1. The final score does not reflect how dominant Mercer remained during the match, outshooting their opponent 8-1 in just the first...

How this Mercer soccer player overcomes diabetes

Mercer's Ally Fordham (21) and Emma Chandlee (3) celebrate after Fordham scored the first goal in the first 45 seconds of their soccer game against the Citadel at Mercer on Wednesday, October 25.

Jenna Eason, Editor-in-Chief

November 5, 2017

Prick. Test. Zip. Ally Fordham is ready to play a soccer game. Fordham plays for the Mercer University’s women’s soccer team, and she has Type I diabetes. “It was a bit of a shocker when it came to me,” Fordham said about when she first found out she was a diabetic. “Once I kind of got a gras...

Men’s Club Soccer proves itself capable at first ever tournament

Men's Club Soccer Team.

Kyle Mullins, Sports Editor

October 2, 2017

The Mercer men’s soccer club team has only been around for as long as this year’s senior class, but the amount of growth they’ve seen in the past year puts them as possible contenders with schools like the University of Georgia. The executive board of the team, President Juan Munoz, Vice Pres...

Mercer Sports: The Cluster Roundup

Haley McDuffee plays against KSU.

Kyle Mullins, Sports Editor

August 30, 2017

Men’s Soccer The men’s soccer team fell in their first game to Georgia State 0-2 and their second match to the South Carolina Gamecocks 1-2. On Sept.1, the team will be hosting the Big South/ Socon Challenge at Bear Field where they will play against teams like Gardner-Webb, Wofford and Winthro...

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