Mercer Cluster

Mercer linebacker remains humble after breaking history

Otiwu plays in a game.

Ivia Rollins, Contributing Writer

November 23, 2019

This season, Otiwu made history for the entire Mercer football team for 21 tackles in a single game, the largest total amount of tackles in a game. He played in 11 games this season and has 31 solo tackles.

Player Spotlight: Mercer wide receiver makes Sports Center’s top ten highlight reel

Wide Receiver Tucker Cannon watches Mercer face off against Austin Peay in between plays.

Jen Jones and Conner Hendricks

November 7, 2019

“If you would have asked me what I wanted to be when I was eight years old, it was to play in the NFL,” Cannon said. “It was always my dream to play in college and then after.” 

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

17-year-old Jake Flath joins Mercer's football team this Spring

Hayes Rule, Staff Writer

January 30, 2016

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...

Jestin Lewis: For the love of a game

Jestin Lewis: For the love of a game

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor

January 27, 2016

Basketball for most is a just a game. You watch, cheer and some play but at the end of the day it's just a game, but for senior Jestin Lewis it is so much more than just a game. "It was my first love. That's been my favorite sport since I was a baby," Lewis said. "My mom and my dad got me into it. M...

Player Spotlight: Paige Alsten

Middle blocker Paige Alsten and outside hitter Morgan MacGilvary jump to block the ball in their Oct. 29 match against University of Tennessee Chattanooga. The bears wore pink in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Emma Peel, Staff Writer

November 12, 2015

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...

Mercer’s new faces on the hardwood

Players prepare for the new season.

Hayes Rule, Staff Writer

October 29, 2015

The 2015-16 Mercer Men’s Basketball team will feature five new faces donning orange and black this season as three freshman and two transfers join the squad.   Andrew Fishler, Center A big man epitomizing the phrase at 7-foot-1, Andrew Fishler transferred from Gulf Coast State College in Pan...

Player Spotlight: Katelyn Dimopoulos

Katelyn Dimopoulos, a junior at Mercer University, plays for the Mercer women soccer team.

Slayten Carter, Staff Writer

October 15, 2015

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...

player spotlight: #8 Charlayna Braxton

player spotlight: #8 Charlayna Braxton

Ashley Mann

September 21, 2011

Junior volleyball player Charlayna Braxton enjoys the team aesthetic the Mercer volleyball team offers. The Powder Springs native sat down with The Cluster to answer a few questions. Cluster: When did you first begin playing volleyball? Braxton: I began playing volleyball in middle school. When I tried o...

player Spotlight: Katlin Marrin

(photo courtesy of Marrin, shown her at the Just Us Girls golf camp, had a stellar season in her sophomore year, finishing in a tie for 25th at the A-Sun tournament.

Ashley Mann

April 27, 2011

A native of Ontario, Canada, sophomore Kaitlin Marrin journeyed to the United States to play golf at the collegiate level. Cluster: How old were you when you first began playing golf? Marrin: I started late. I began playing when I was 15. I played other sports beforehand, so learning how to pick up...

Player Spotlight

(photo courtesy of International student Fernando Armendaris has turned the men’s tennis team into an Atlantic Sun competitor in 2011. Learning the game in Ecuador, Fernando made strides in doubles play this year, helping MU to a 9-11 record.

Ashley Mann

April 13, 2011

A native of Quito, Ecuador, senior Fernando Armendaris traveled to America to follow his passion for playing tennis. Cluster: How did you first get involved playing tennis? Armendaris: Both of my parents are tennis players. When I was five years old they took me to a tennis academy in Ecuador. When ...

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