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Men’s soccer holds four fastest goals in conference heading into SoCon tournament

Men’s soccer holds four fastest goals in conference heading into SoCon tournament

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor
November 8
Filed under Showcase, Soccer, Sports

When it comes to scoring goals early in games, no team is better in the Southern Conference than the Mercer Bears -- and it’s not even close. Over the course of a regular season in which the Bears went 12-6 (7-3) and earned the second seed in the SoCon tournament, Mercer found a knack for jumping on to...

Women’s Soccer overcomes initial slump, gains momentum going into tournament

Women’s Soccer overcomes initial slump, gains momentum going into tournament

Cody Moran, Staff Writer
October 27
Filed under Soccer, Sports

Mercer’s women’s soccer team is diligently preparing for the upcoming SoCon tournament on Oct. 26-Nov. 6. The team had a rough start this season. But after pulling off a six-game win streak, they’ve built some momentum to carry into the tournament. “It started off slow for sure,” said Mad...

As part of Breast Cancer awareness month, Kirby Southard dons pink for mother

As part of Breast Cancer awareness month, Kirby Southard dons pink for mother

Caitlyn Patton, Contributing Writer
October 27
Filed under Football, Soccer, Sports

Millions of people in the United States are affected by cancer, and October has been recognized for years in many ways across the country as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Kirby Southard, the senior center for Mercer’s football team, is no stranger to pink. Every October he wears pink in his un...

Mursuli has big cleats to fill

Mursuli has big cleats to fill

Rose Scoggins, Contributing Writer
September 21
Filed under Showcase, Soccer, Sports

The face minding the net for the Mercer Bears women’s soccer team this season is new, but not unfamiliar. Cristina Mursuli is Mercer’s new full-time keeper, but she has plenty of experience with the program, including being on the team in 2014 when they brought home a Southern Conference Champ...

Mercer Maniac president knows saying goodbye won’t be easy

Mercer Maniac president knows saying goodbye won’t be easy

Katie Atkinson, Staff Writer
February 11
Filed under Basketball, Football, Soccer, Softball, Sports, Tennis, Uncategorized

After his very last basketball game, a high school-aged Thomas Norton couldn’t bring himself to walk away at first. He sat in a corner of the locker room alone, holding onto his things and not yet ready to leave. He hesitated even when his father came to retrieve him. Years later, he’s ...

Top five Mercer sports moments of the fall semester

Top five Mercer sports moments of the fall semester

Hayes Rule, Staff Writer
January 30
Filed under Basketball, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Sports

5. Jama runs away from competition for Julius Johnson Invitational win Men’s cross country runner Ahmed Jama took the reigns as a freshman for Mercer last semester, leading the Bears in all five of the team’s races -- but that doesn’t tell the whole story for the Woodstock, Georgia, native. ...

Athlete Superstitions: Success is in the Quirks

Athlete Superstitions: Success is in the Quirks

Sophie Peel, Staff Writer
December 1
Filed under Basketball, Football, Showcase, Soccer, Sports, Tennis, Uncategorized

Stephen Curry melts hearts when he kisses his daughter. During his playing days, Hall of Fame third basemen Wade Boggs fielded exactly 150 ground balls and feasted on chicken. Basketball legend Michael Jordan always wore his lucky University of North Carolina basketball shorts under his uniform. Tiger...

Keepers of the Goals: Dual profile on soccer’s stars

Keepers of the Goals: Dual profile on soccer’s stars

Sophie Peel, Staff Writer
October 29
Filed under Soccer, Sports

Soccer is a team sport, yet one person on the field has the extra responsibility of preventing a game-winning shot from slipping through their hands. “The goalkeeper has to play well for the team to play well”, said Mercer University junior and goalkeeper Jeremy Booth. Luckily for Mercer ...

Player Spotlight: Katelyn Dimopoulos

Player Spotlight: Katelyn Dimopoulos

Slayten Carter, Staff Writer
October 15
Filed under Soccer, Sports

Katelyn Dimopoulos couldn’t find a better way to spend her Friday night. The junior scored the lone goal in their victory against Middle Tennessee Sept. 17. “I haven’t scored in like a year. It feels so good to score.” Dimopoulos said. Having been on the soccer field her whole life, D...

Mercer Men’s and Women’s Soccer Previews

Mercer Men’s and Women’s Soccer Previews

Gabe Garcia, Contributing Writer
August 31
Filed under Soccer, Sports

Men’s Soccer 2014 Southern Conference Soccer Coach of the Year Brad Ruzzo and his team had an impressive run in their debut season in the SoCon claiming the regular season championship. Ruzzo also led the team to the SoCon Tournament final where a late goal by the Furman Paladins was enough to s...

Mercer to hold ‘Fan Appreciation Day’ as new year begins

Mercer to hold ‘Fan Appreciation Day’ as new year begins

August 18
Filed under Football, Soccer, Sports, Volleyball

Young cubs and seasoned bears descend upon the Macon campus as a new school year and fall sports season dawns. To celebrate the occasion, Mercer Athletics is hosting a Fan Appreciation Day Saturday (Aug. 22). The day begins at 9 a.m. as the Lady Bears’ volleyball team take the floor for their annua...

Top ten moments in Mercer 2014-2015 sports

Top ten moments in Mercer 2014-2015 sports

Nicholas Wooten, Managing Editor
August 14
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...

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