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Concussions cause problems for volleyball team

Concussions cause problems for volleyball team

Emma Peel, Staff writer

September 28, 2015

Three weeks into the 2015 Southern Conference volleyball season, three of Mercer’s volleyball players were already out with concussions. When one thinks “concussion,” volleyball is probably not the sport that immediately comes to mind. High-contact sports such as football and soccer are notorious...

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

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

August 18, 2015

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...

Volleyball hosts 5k for the Miracle League of Macon

April 2, 2015

About 60 people ran in Mercer University Volleyball’s first ever 5k last weekend. The 5k raised money for the team and for Miracle League of Macon, an organization that gives children with disabilities the opportunity to play baseball. In addition to being the first 5k that the team has hosted, it...

Sand volleyball ready to earn their rings

Justin Baxley

March 19, 2015

One of the two Mercer teams left in the Atlantic Sun Conference is the Women's Sand Volleyball Team, which has the hope to add to Mercer's collection of A-Sun titles.  The Southern Conference does not have a sand volleyball program, so unlike most Mercer sports who made the jump, the Lady Bears will...

Fall Sports Overview

Emily Rochefort

November 5, 2014

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

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...

Fall Sports Overview: Sept. 21- Oct. 3

Emily Rochefort

October 10, 2014

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...

Things to know about…Molly Locke

Emily Rochefort

September 25, 2014

Molly Locke, junior outside hitter for Mercer University’s Women’s Volleyball Team, has been a crucial part of the team since her first year as a freshman. In her sophomore season, Locke led the team with 278 kills, averaging 2.40 kills per set. She also led the team with nine double-double performances...

Fall sports overview

Emily Rochefort

September 25, 2014

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...

First Week Freshman Athlete

First Week Freshman Athlete

Amanda Barrentine

August 27, 2014

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...

Sand volleyball girls go above and beyond

Sand volleyball girls go above and beyond

Emily Rochefort

August 12, 2014

While other students spent their summer working jobs or enjoying the beach, four members of the Mercer University Sand Volleyball team dedicated part of their summer to service. For the first month and a half of their summer vacation, these girls devoted their time and energy into helping others on two...

Fall preview: who's who in the SoCon

Emily Rochefort

August 12, 2014

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...

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