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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 29, 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...

Things to know about…Lauren Gassie

Emily Rochefort

October 10, 2014


Filed under Soccer, Sports

Senior Lauren Gassie has been a standout player on the Mercer Women’s Soccer Team since her first season in 2011. As a four-year starter in the midfield position, Gassie has always had a prominent role on the team. Gassie is a native of Winter Park, Fla., where she played club and high school soccer...

Fall Sports Overview: Sept. 21- Oct. 3

Emily Rochefort

October 10, 2014


Filed under Golf, Soccer, Sports, Volleyball

Women’s Soccer In its last non-conference game of the season, the Mercer Women’s Soccer Team overwhelmed the University of South Carolina-Aiken 5-0. Four of the five goals in the contest were scored in the first half. Maddie Clark, Tess Patton, Brianna Stampler and Lauren Gassie all found the back...

Coaching spotlight: Tony Economopoulos

Caroline Carlton

September 25, 2014


Filed under Soccer, Sports

Tony Economopoulos is in his third season as the head coach of the women’s soccer team at Mercer University. Upon his hire, he was classified as an “exceptional candidate” by Athletic Director Jim Cole. During his time at Mercer, Economopoulos has proved just that. In his inaugural season as head...

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