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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...

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...

Volleyball battles for A-Sun positioning

Volleyball battles for A-Sun positioning

Bryson Jones

October 24, 2012

In their last 5 matches, the Mercer women’s volleyball team has come up victorious in only two of those competitions. While playing some of their best volleyball to date, some efforts weren’t strong enough to secure those all important conference wins and they now see themselves in a battle to earn ...

Day in the Life: Lizzie Knapper

Day in the Life: Lizzie Knapper

Marin Guta

October 24, 2012

Volleyball player, dual math and psychology major Lizzie Knapper contributes much to her team’s advancement. Knapper ardently supports her teammates by attending every volleyball practice and tournament while also staying connected to the school community. Mercer students usually spot Knapper attending...

Athletes prepare for upcoming seasons, strive towards success

Bryson Jones

August 15, 2012

As the school year begins, several athletic teams across campus are already in preparation for their competitive seasons. Men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross country, and volleyball have all begun preseason training. The men’s soccer team brings a wealth of experience onto the...

Coaching Spotlight: Volleyball's Damien Elder

Coaching Spotlight: Volleyball's Damien Elder

Bryson Jones

February 8, 2012

Since the end of November, the Mercer Women’s Volleyball team has been looking for a replacement for former Head Coach Noelle Rooke who resigned on Nov. 29. The search was a long and tedious one, but all prayers were answered on Jan. 17 when the Mercer Athletic Department announced the hiring of Damian...

Volleyball pressured to win with A-Sun berth on the line

Volleyball pressured to win with A-Sun berth on the line

Garret McDowell

November 2, 2011

In their final home conference match of the year, the Mercer Bears volleyball squad missed a chance to grab an advantage and control its own destiny for the postseason with a tough loss to cap off an up-and-down two weeks for Mercer volleyball. The Bears are 10-17 overall and 3-7 in the Atlantic Sun Co...

coaching spotlight: Noelle Rooke

coaching spotlight: Noelle Rooke

Garret McDowell

September 21, 2011

For nearly a decade, Coach Noelle Rooke has repeatedly taken Mercer Volleyball into the Atlantic Sun tournament, and she has reached her 200th win as a head coach. She has taken the Bears to new heights and onto the cusp of greatness. Former Atlantic Sun Coach of the Year sat down with The Cluster and ...

Volleyball goes on 3-0 streak, takes down powerhouse UGA

Volleyball goes on 3-0 streak, takes down powerhouse UGA

Garret McDowell

September 21, 2011

The current three-match winning streak (as of Sept. 17) for the Mercer Bears Volleyball team is part of a 4-2 stretch since the last match of the Bear Brawl. The Bears have really turned it around after six straight tough losses to begin the season. Despite a two-match stretch of not winning a set (Samford a...

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...

Recreational leagues set to kick off in early September

Samir Moussawel

August 18, 2011

Make way for another exciting year with the annual intramural leagues. Designed with all the student body in mind, these programs have all kinds of sporting activities that can suit the taste of even the pickiest of Mercer sports enthusiasts. Coming this fall, Mercer offers season-long leagues of soccer,...

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