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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...

Fall sports overview

Emily Rochefort

September 25, 2014


Filed under Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Sports, Volleyball

Women’s Soccer On Sept. 7, the Mercer Women’s Soccer Team defeated the Houston University Cougars 3-2. In the third minute of the game, Washida Blackman, senior forward for the Bears, scored off of a free kick from Sarah Daane. Just before halftime, junior Sydney Brogden increased the score to...

Fall preview: who's who in the SoCon

Emily Rochefort

August 12, 2014


Filed under Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Sports, Volleyball

Men’s Cross Country   At the last Atlantic Sun Conference Championship, the Mercer University Men’s Cross Country team finished seventh out of ten teams. The team graduated three seniors out of nine total members. “This upcoming season will be more of a building season with an incoming...

Women’s soccer claims second in A-Sun

Women’s soccer claims second in A-Sun

Bryson Jones

October 24, 2012


Filed under Soccer, Sports

In the last four games of the season, the Mercer women’s soccer team has won three of those matches, claimed a first-round bye in the Atlantic Sun Conference tournament, and broken a program record for wins in a season with 12 on the year. It is no doubt that head coach Tony Economopoulos has had a suc...

Men’s soccer still 1st in A-Sun

Carly Innarino

October 24, 2012


Filed under Soccer, Sports

In an unfortunate loss to the No. 17 team South Florida on Oct. 10, the Mercer men’s soccer teams’ four-game winning streak came to an end. USF proved to be the more dominant team for the duration of the first half until Mercer regrouped at halftime. Throughout the second half, Mercer nearly netted...

Day in the life: Joey Heavner

Carly Innarino

September 26, 2012


Filed under Soccer, Sports

At 9:45 p.m. on Wednesday night, senior Joey Heavner finally sits down to study for his econometrics exam in the morning. Along with most athletes, the Mercer men’s soccer player has quite an exhaustive and busy schedule with a limited amount of time to get his studies done. The standout soccer player...

Mind over Matters

Matt Williams

March 28, 2012


Filed under Soccer, Sports

After the disappointing finish to the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup, a game in which the United States Men’s National Team (USMNT) got up 2-0 over Mexico, but would go on to lose 2-4, the United States Soccer Federation relieved coach Bob Bradley of his duties. In his place, they hired Jürgen Klinsmann to...

Women's soccer hires Head Coach Tony Economopoulos

Bryson Jones

March 14, 2012


Filed under Soccer, Sports

  On Feb. 22, Mercer Athletic Director Jim Cole announced that former Georgia Southwestern head coach, Tony Economopoulos, will take over as the sixth women’s soccer head coach in program history, effective immediately. Since Dec. 8, the Athletic Department has been searching for a replacement...

Young men's soccer squad departs early at A-Sun, large strides made

Young men's soccer squad departs early at A-Sun, large strides made

Garret McDowell

December 7, 2011


Filed under Soccer, Sports

During one of the best stretches of Mercer men’s soccer history, it is difficult to look back and see what is and is not working currently. For the first time since the 2001 and 2002 seasons, the Bears have posted back-to-back winning records. After consecutive postseason runs, the Bears are hop...

Lady Bears make 2nd straight championship appearance, fall in double overtime

Lady Bears make 2nd straight championship appearance, fall in double overtime

Bryson Jones

November 16, 2011


Filed under Soccer, Sports

After an impressive first round win over the third seeded Jacksonville Dolphins, the Mercer Women’s Soccer Team set their sights on the second seeded ETSU Buccaneers. Just 12 days earlier, the Bears battled to a 2-1 loss at the hands of the Bucs in the regular season conference finale. Needless to say, t...

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