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Mercer lacrosse coach Kyle Hannan resigns after eight seasons

Mercer lacrosse coach Kyle Hannan resigns after eight seasons

Jenna Sanders, Contributing Writer

August 21, 2020

Mercer University’s men’s lacrosse coach Kyle Hannan resigned Aug. 6, making Chad Surman the new head coach, according to Mercer University.

Men’s Lacrosse wins by 12 in season opener

Men’s Lacrosse wins by 12 in season opener

Samantha Homcy, Contributing Writer

February 12, 2020

Mercer men’s lacrosse has officially kicked off their 2020 season, and it’s already looking to be one for the books.

After a high-scoring lacrosse season, Hailey Rhatigan is excited for the next three years

Hailey Rhatigan is a freshman on the Women's Lacrosse Team. She is a Midfeilder with a game high total of 14 shots on goal and 7 goals.

Sarah Dockery, Contributing Writer

April 10, 2019

For freshman Mercer lacrosse player Hailey Rhatigan, lacrosse has long been a family sport. Now that she’s a thousand miles away from home, finding a sense of a second family on the women’s lacrosse team has been integral to the success of her first season. Rhatigan is currently the highest scorer on ...

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

Mercer Women's Lacrosse Head Coach Samantha Eustace shows she's still got it. Photo provided by Mercer Athletics.

Kyle Mullins, Sports Editor

September 11, 2018

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...

Athletes keep it cool in the off-season

Football player Mitch Payne plays in a SAE Philanthropy Volleyball Tournament alongside teammates.

Sophie Peel, Staff Writer

April 28, 2016

“Turn the music back on!” Kayla Potts yelled loudly on the UC gym floor at 10 p.m. Monday night. Kahlia Lawrence and Sydni Means chided her out of embarrassment. Twenty seconds later and the music resumed in the fairly crowded gym. “If you yell loud enough, they will respond,” Potts...

Club lacrosse earns first program victory

Mercer club lacrosse earned its first victory as a program this year with a 14-4 win over Marshall.

Hayes Rule, Staff Writer

March 30, 2016

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

Lindsay Zeltwanger gives insight into the world of lacrosse.

Sophie Peel, Staff Writer

March 30, 2016

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

Midfielder Kelly Hagerty runs the ball at practice, defended by midfielders Anna Schneeberger (left) and Lindsey Zeltwanger.

Sophie Peel, Staff Writer

February 25, 2016

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...

Mercer Athletes share their New Year’s Resolutions

William Teischmann, a men’s lacrosse team player, speaks about his New Year’s resolution.

Sophie Peel, Staff Writer

January 27, 2016

Athletes of Mercer share their commitments for New Year—and give insight on what inspired the resolutions, what fueled them and what will sustain them. Chase DuBois (Men’s Lacrosse): DuBois originally said his resolution was to conquer the inner female dog within—or, as he so kindly reworded it, kill ...

Top ten moments in Mercer 2014-2015 sports

A group of spirited students, some representing the organization Mercer Maniacs, cheer on a Mercer football game.

Nicholas Wooten, Managing Editor

August 14, 2015

1. Kirsten Stevens no-hitter It reads like a Hollywood script. Coming off a rough outing against University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in the first game, Stevens mowed down Furman batters in the second to the tune of 11 strikeouts. It was the first no-hitter in Southern Conference tournament...

Lacrosse drops home finale to Air Force, struggles against Presbyterian

(photo courtesy of Mercer Marketing) Air Force proved to be too strong of a test for Mercer in their final home game of the inaugural 2011 season. A big second-quarter push put the Falcons up at halftime 6-2.


April 13, 2011

With only one contest remaining in the 2011 season, the sun is setting on the lacrosse team as they search for their second win of the season. Recent losses to Air Force and Presbyterian have shown improvement, though, for a young team in need of experience. In their final home game of the season, the Be...

Mercer Lacrosse wins first game in program history

(Alex Lockwood / Cluster Staff) The lacrosse team had plenty of reason to celebrate during the team's first victory in program history, 17-13, over Carthage College.


March 30, 2011

  It took nine hard losses to finally win the first game of the 2011 inaugural season, but the Bears were victors in front of nearly 300 fans at Bear Field as they overtook Carthage College, a Division III school from Wisonsin, 17-13. The Bears grabbed the lead in the first period and never ...

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