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Katie-Rose Alligood prepares for last season at Mercer

Katie-Rose Alligood prepares for last season at Mercer

Kyle Mullins, Contributing Writer

September 21, 2016


Filed under Player Spotlight, Sports

From a young age, Katie-Rose Alligood said she was pushed to be an athlete. By the time she could walk, her father — a former college football player — had her with a softball and a soccer ball. Her introduction to sports at such an early age has translated into a success while at Mercer Uni...

Jake Flath: The newest — and youngest — kid on the block

Jake Flath: The newest — and youngest — kid on the block

Hayes Rule, Staff Writer

January 30, 2016


Filed under Football, Player Spotlight, Sports

Everyone who went to college remembers the feeling of that first day on campus. Most likely leaving home for the first time, the new college student enters an unknown environment with new faces and places to discover. Although, that new student is not alone -- hundreds or even thousands of other peop...

Player Spotlight: Paige Alsten

Player Spotlight: Paige Alsten

Emma Peel, Staff Writer

November 12, 2015


Filed under Player Spotlight, Sports, Uncategorized

Paige Alsten, a native of Lighthouse Point, Florida, has become a dominant presence in Southern Conference volleyball. Measuring 6 foot, 3 inches tall, Alsten is a natural at the net and plays the position of middle blocker. Throughout the 21 games the team has played so far this season, Alsten has totale...

Player of the Week: Darious Moten

Emma Peel

February 11, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Player Spotlight, Sports

Darious Moten, a fifth-year engineering student and forward on the celebrated Mercer Men’s Basketball Team, is a few short months away from rounding out his career as a Bear. A Carrollton, Ga., native, Moten has had a major impact on the basketball team, especially in the last three seasons. As a junior,...

Player of the Week: Precious Bridges

January 29, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Player Spotlight, Sports

Senior Precious Bridges has been a vital part in the success of the Mercer Women’s Basketball Team in recent years. The West Palm Beach native has been a starter since 2011, her freshman year with the Bears. She chose Mercer based on academics and athletics and has not been let down. "It has been...

First Week Freshman Athlete

First Week Freshman Athlete

Amanda Barrentine

August 27, 2014


Filed under Player Spotlight, Sports, Volleyball

The campus came alive this week with the start of classes as well as the largest freshman class that Mercer University has seen so far. Several of those freshmen are the newest recruits to Mercer Athletics, and for volleyball player Morgan MacGilvary, it was her first week here at Mercer. Originally...

Player Spotlight: Lacey Fears

Player Spotlight: Lacey Fears

Carly Innarino

October 24, 2012


Filed under Player Spotlight, Sports

So far this season, junior Lacey Fears has proven to be one of the best women’s golfers in the Atlantic Sun Conference. Fears has already earned two Atlantic Sun Player of the Week Honors this season, along with winning the LPGA Invitational and placing second in the Eat a Peach Collegiate. After a ...

Coaching Spotlight: Ryan Bailey

Marin Guta

October 10, 2012


Filed under Coaching Spotlight, Sports

Veteran cross country coach, Ryan Bailey, has led the Mercer Bears to a successful season this fall. The team placed third in the University of Georgia and University of Auburn races. They were also invited to compete in the coveted “Gold Race,” which included some of the top cross country programs...

Coaching Spotlight: Damian Elder

Sara Cuevas

September 26, 2012


Filed under Coaching Spotlight, Sports

Coach Damian Elder started his first fall season as head coach of the Women’s Volleyball team and led the Bears to an excellent home court debut. Having coached in the Pacific-12, the Southeastern Conference and the Southern Conference, Coach Elder brings experience, good energy and a positive change...

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