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Athlete Profile: Oliver Stuart

Athlete Profile: Oliver Stuart

Ryan Weaver, Lead Sports Writer

October 23, 2018


Filed under Sports, Tennis

Olivier Stuart is one of the top performers in Mercer’s tennis program and even has a history of winning on the international stage with his home country of France, having trained and played for the national team since a kid. “I was like around 5 [or] 6 and my brother was already into it. So I just...

Mercer players break records in win against Western Carolina

Mercer players break records in win against Western Carolina

Kyle Mullins, Sports Editor

October 23, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

In the opening minutes of Mercer Football’s match against Western Carolina, the swiftness in which the Catamounts took their lead may have left Mercer fans with a feeling of dread about what was about to take place. Western Carolina scored in the first two minutes off of a 23 yard pass, while Mercer st...

Wide Receiver Marquise Irvin relishes final season

Wide Receiver Marquise Irvin relishes final season

Kyle Mullins, Sports Editor

October 19, 2018


Filed under Football, Player Spotlight, Sports

One of the most consistent players on Mercer’s football team, wide receiver Marquise Irvin, has remained a pillar in the team’s offense for the past four years and is now in his final season. As a freshman, he played in all 11 games and was named to the Southern Conference All-Freshman team. “I play...

A preseason look at senior catcher Megan Lane

A preseason look at senior catcher Megan Lane

Kyle Mullins, Sports Editor

October 19, 2018


Filed under Player Spotlight, Softball, Sports

Softball season hasn’t started yet, but that doesn’t mean the team hasn’t been hard at work preparing for the season. For senior Megan Lane, this preseason preparation gives her the opportunity to further adjust to her role as the team’s starting catcher, a role she only took up last season. ...

Orange and White Tip-Off Game Preview

Orange and White Tip-Off Game Preview

Keith Holmes Jr.

October 8, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Last season, the Mercer men’s basketball team had 19 wins and 15 losses. This was an improvement over the previous year with 15 wins and 17 losses. The Bears look to further expand their success into this coming season. The annual Orange and White game will be the first test of their preparedn...

Lauren Whyte: New Assistant Coach to Women’s Golf

Lauren Whyte: New Assistant Coach to Women’s Golf

Ryan Weaver

September 28, 2018


Filed under Golf, Sports

Lauren Whyte was named the new assistant golf coach for Mercer women’s golf by head coach Michele Drinkard back in early August. Whyte joins the Bears after playing two years at Baylor and then two at Denver. In the team’s press release on Whyte, Drinkard said she was “excited” for the ad...

Spotlight: Blake Garcia Brings New Perspective to Mercer’s Band

Spotlight: Blake Garcia Brings New Perspective to Mercer’s Band

Serena Golden

September 28, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Sports, Spotlight

Blake Garcia, director of athletic bands at Mercer University’s Townsend School of Music, started playing the trumpet in the third grade. The son of a classical guitarist, Garcia said that his whole family has been involved with music at some point. Although originally an aspiring performer, Garcia said he realiz...

Mercer Volleyball splits weekend at home

Mercer Volleyball splits weekend at home

Kyle Mullins, Sports Editor

September 24, 2018


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The Catamounts came to Hawkins Arena Friday night deciding they were determined to give the Bears a run for their money. The first set went to the Catamounts, 21 - 25. The two teams traded the lead until the last couple of points where Western Carolina ran off to finish the set. Even with impressive...

Women’s Soccer Season So Far

Women’s Soccer Season So Far

Ryan Weaver, Lead Sports Writer

September 23, 2018


Filed under Soccer, Sports

The Mercer women’s soccer team is off to a good start to the 2018 season, going 5-3-2 over the first 10 games and having scored 29 goals. “I think we've done well,” said star forward Abigail Zoeller. “We definitely have shown growth from day one.” Head coach Tony Economopoulos said he...

Bears pull off huge upset at #9 Samford

Bears pull off huge upset at #9 Samford

Christian Hartley, Lead Sports Writer

September 18, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

The Mercer Bears picked up right where they left off last week, knocking off conference rival, and No. 9 Samford on the road, 30-24. The Bulldogs were the SoCon preseason title favorite and showed the reason why early on in the game. Less than five minutes into the game, Samford struck first, t...

Bears fall at Memphis in season opener

Bears fall at Memphis in season opener

Christian Hartley

September 11, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

Saturday night was probably not the start to the 2018 season that the Mercer Bears had in mind. From the opening kickoff to the final play, the Bears were clearly outmatched by the Tigers, falling behind 28-0 after the first quarter of play. By halftime, the Bears had mustered up just 16 yards of to...

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...

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