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Lacrosse player Michael O’Brien plans to make most of high expectations

Lacrosse player Michael O’Brien plans to make most of high expectations

Jose Gonzalez

February 27, 2019


Filed under Lacrosse, Player Spotlight, Sports

As the 2019 Mercer lacrosse season gets underway, all eyes seem to be on junior defenseman Michael O’Brien. O’Brien was honored this pre-season with his selected to the Preseason All-Southern Conference Men’s Lacrosse Team. The honor is not the first of his career. According to O’Brien, ...

Mercer’s lacrosse teams looking to improve in the new season

Mercer’s lacrosse teams looking to improve in the new season

Sterling Neill

February 12, 2019


Filed under Lacrosse, Sports

This past offseason has been a busy time for both the women’s and men’s lacrosse teams. Each team has been working tirelessly to improve themselves after a fall season that saw Mercer’s women’s team 9-11 and the men go 4-10, respectively. As SoCon play approaches once again, each team is focused on hon...

In three years, Women’s Lacrosse Coach helps build championship winning program

In three years, Women’s Lacrosse Coach helps build championship winning program

Kyle Mullins, Sports Editor

September 11, 2018


Filed under Lacrosse, Sports

Samantha Eustace took charge of a recently created Mercer Women’s Lacrosse program three years ago, and in those three years managed to build a team that would become the 2018 Southern Conference champions. Eustace has coached lacrosse for over a decade now, but coming to Mercer was the first tim...

A Night to Remember

A Night to Remember

Avery Braxton, Staff Writer

April 8, 2018


Filed under Lacrosse, Sports

Mercer Men’s Lacrosse is built 41 members strong. Only 40 of those men show up on the roster though. And while one member does not score goals or win faceoffs, his impact can still be felt on and off the field. John Michael Night signed to be a Mercer Lacrosse player nearly three years ago, du...

Senior lacrosse player ready for his final season as a bear

Senior lacrosse player ready for  his final season as a bear

Al Kessler, Staff Writer

February 23, 2017


Filed under Lacrosse, Sports

A native of Fayetteville, Georgia, Kevin Yoggy is gearing up to play in his final season for the Mercer Bears. Yoggy’s older brother Eric also played for the men’s lacrosse team, and the two played together during the 2014 and 2015 seasons. For his career, including the team’s season-opening loss to Ve...

Audrey Allen plans to finish her final season on top

Audrey Allen plans to finish her final season on top

Kyle Mullins, Staff Writer

February 23, 2017


Filed under Lacrosse, Sports, Spotlight

“I’m a very aggressive player,” Allen said. “So I think the fact that I got to push people around and beat people up a little bit was appealing to me.”

Mercer Says Farewell to Lacrosse Goalkeeper Mike Nugent

Mercer Says Farewell to Lacrosse Goalkeeper Mike Nugent

Kyle Mullins

April 14, 2016


Filed under Lacrosse, Sports

If you’ve never seen Mercer University lacrosse goalkeeper Mike Nugent play, then you have little time left to witness one of the best in the nation. It has been an impressive run for Nugent. Ever since joining the team his freshman year, he has started every single year and compiled a list of imp...

Mercer Coach: Samantha Eustace

Mercer Coach: Samantha Eustace

April 14, 2016


Filed under Lacrosse, Sports

Samantha Eustace came off the field after a windy morning practice the day before a conference game against Kennesaw State. She and the Mercer women’s lacrosse team are ready. “Our team has worked really hard in practice, in the weight room, and on their own,” Eustace said. Coming off on...

Inside the Den: Softball’s Kaytlin Haney

Inside the Den: Softball’s Kaytlin Haney

Justin Baxley and Hayes Rule

April 1, 2016


Filed under Golf, Lacrosse, Podcast, Softball, Sports, Tennis, Volleyball

https://soundcloud.com/the-cluster-sports/inside-the-den-softballs-kaytlin-haney What's it like moving from Texas to Macon, Georgia? Justin and Hayes are joined by softball's Kaytlin Haney on this week's episode of Inside the Den. The hosts talk to the senior about her career at Mercer as well as...

Club lacrosse earns first program victory

Club lacrosse earns first program victory

Hayes Rule, Staff Writer

March 30, 2016


Filed under Lacrosse, Showcase, Sports

About a dozen students congregated on Mercer’s Black Field. A few ragged white balls laid on the ground while some miniature pop-up soccer goals rested on the hill leading up to the newly-built football stadium. Few had equipment. There was no structure — no drills. It was simply a group of guys running around, ...

Zeltwanger leads by example

Zeltwanger leads by example

Sophie Peel, Staff Writer

March 30, 2016


Filed under Lacrosse, Sports

Lindsey Zeltwanger wasn’t allowed to join the neighborhood lacrosse team until she reached third grade. But even before then, she would tag behind her older sister and could catch and throw a lacrosse ball better than most of the older girls. “I started playing as soon as the older girls let me,” Zeltw...

Women’s lacrosse: New year brings new expectations

Women’s lacrosse: New year brings new expectations

Sophie Peel, Staff Writer

February 25, 2016


Filed under Lacrosse, Sports

The Mercer women’s lacrosse team is in their second competitive season, but there are some changes. With a new coaching staff, the players are starting fresh — again. This year’s team dynamic, including the relationship between player and coach, is nothing like last year, members of the group s...

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