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Mursuli has big cleats to fill

Mursuli has big cleats to fill

Rose Scoggins, Contributing Writer

September 21, 2016


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, 2016


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, 2016


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, 2015


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 28, 2015


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, 2015


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, 2015


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, 2015


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, 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...

MU Women's Soccer will face the University of Florida in NCAA Tourney

MU Women's Soccer will face the University of Florida in NCAA Tourney

Marin Guta

November 10, 2014


Filed under Breaking, News, Soccer, Sports

The Mercer University women’s soccer team will play No. 8 University of Florida in the NCAA Tournament in Gainesville, Fl. After third-seeded Mercer beat top-seeded Samford University by 2-1 on Sunday, the team automatically earned a bid in the NCAA tournament. The victory was even sweeter considering...

Fall Sports Overview

Emily Rochefort

November 5, 2014


Filed under Golf, News, Soccer, Sports, Volleyball

Men’s Soccer   In another overtime game, the Mercer Men’s Soccer Team came out victorious against the Wofford Terriers 3-2. In the exciting Tuesday night matchup, the Terriers scored first, making the score 1-0 in the 27th minute. The Bears did not answer until 40 minutes later, when Will...

Fall sports overview

Emily Rochefort

October 22, 2014


Filed under Golf, Soccer, Sports, Volleyball

Women’s Soccer   After a full 90 minutes and two overtimes, the Mercer Women’s Soccer Team could not overpower the Furman University Paladins, tying the team 0-0. In the Oct. 5th contest, the Bears outshot the Paladins 16-12 but could not find the back of the net. Senior Tess Patton led th...

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