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Alex Holmes , Sports Editor

Alex is a senior, majoring in Communication Arts and minoring in Psychology. This is her fourth year on staff. Alex is a sister of Alpha Delta Pi sorority and avid country music fan.

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Women’s golf finishes fourth at Wooster Invitational

April 20, 2017

The women’s golf team came in fourth at the College of Wooster Spring Invitational on Saturday, April 15, and Sunday, April 16. “We had our second lowest two-day tournament score since Denison last...

Joe Nagel, ’19, pitches during the game against Thiel College on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. The Gators won 16–3 against the Tomcats.

Baseball splits wins in Ohio Wesleyan doubleheader

April 20, 2017

The Allegheny baseball team split a doubleheader against Ohio Wesleyan University on Saturday, April 15. “Our pitching was phenomenal all weekend. They combined for four runs the first game. We lost...

Tennis teams find success in Washington & Jefferson matches

April 13, 2017

The men’s and women’s tennis teams came out 9–0 and 8–1, respectively, against Washington & Jefferson College on Saturday, April 8. “It was our first match against one of the teams in the...

Men’s golf finishes first at The Hershey Cup

April 6, 2017

The men’s golf team finished first of 15 teams at The Hershey Cup in Hershey, Pennsylvania on Sunday, April 2 and Monday, April 3. “I think everyone contributed really well. It was our first tournament...

Track & field teams place third at NCAC championship meet

March 9, 2017

The men’s and women’s track and field teams found success at NCAC Championships on March 3 and 4, both placing third overall in the conference. “The team as a whole really brought their A game,...

Men’s and women’s tennis teams prepare for spring season openers

March 2, 2017

The men’s and women’s tennis teams will begin spring season competition on Saturday, March 4, but they have been preparing for the season since Jan. 24. “Our spring season is a lot longer, and we...

Matt Nardozzi, ’19, celebrates finishing the mile and breaking the Allegheny record with a time of 16:03.82. Nardozzi also broke records in the 400 IM and the 1,000 free.

Swimming and diving finish sixth in conference

February 16, 2017

The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams competed in NCAC Championships on Feb. 8 through 11, finishing sixth overall in the conference. “We were all really excited about going, and I think...

Women’s basketball to host ‘Play 4 Kay’ game for Kay Yow Cancer Fund

February 9, 2017

The women’s basketball team will host their ninth annual “Play 4 Kay” game on Saturday, Feb. 11. “It’s become an initiative from our Women’s Basketball Coaches Association,” said Head Coach...

Track and field teams compete at Mount Union Invite

February 9, 2017

The men’s and women’s track and field teams competed in the Jim Wuske Invitational at the University of Mount Union on Saturday, Feb. 4, earning multiple personal records and top finishes. Mid-distance...

Danny Litwin, ’17, competed in the men’s 200 breaststroke at the meet against The College of Wooster on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. Litwin placed second with a time of 2:16.92.

Swimming & diving teams recognize seniors

January 26, 2017

The swimming and diving teams honored seven seniors during their last home meet as Gators on Saturday, Jan. 21. The men’s team won 136-135 over The College of Wooster for the first time since 2013 and...

Women’s basketball begins conference play

December 8, 2016

The women’s basketball team started off conference play on Friday, Dec. 2, and Saturday, Dec. 3, with back-to-back losses to Wittenberg University and DePauw University. Forward Olivia Barkley,...

Conor Macomber, ’17,  blocks Zach Howarth of Carnegie Mellon University on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016. The Gators lost 71-58 to the Tartans in their last non-conference game of the season.

Men’s basketball closes non-conference play with 71-58 loss to Carnegie Mellon

December 1, 2016

The Allegheny men’s basketball team lost 71-58 to Carnegie Mellon University on Wednesday, Nov. 30. Guard Jamison Nee, ’20, said the team tried to play at a faster pace than they had played in previous...

Defenseman Taylor Redman, ’20, fights for the puck against a player from The College of Wooster on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016. The Gators lost 9-2 to the Fighting Scots at home.

Club hockey faces Wooster at home

November 17, 2016

The Allegheny club men’s hockey team fell 9-2 against The College of Wooster on Friday, Nov. 11. “We played well defensively and stuck to our strategy, but we got tired and couldn’t keep up with...

Women’s basketball confident in young team

November 10, 2016

The women’s basketball team has begun preparations for the 2016-17 season with a younger and larger team than recent years. “We have a lot of youth on our team this season, so there’s a lot more...

Cross country teams take first at NCAC Championships

November 3, 2016

The men’s and women’s cross country teams competed in the NCAC Championship meet on Sunday, Oct. 30. The women placed first out of eight teams with 47 points and the men finished first out of nine...

The men’s soccer team celebrates a win against the College of Wooster on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. The Gators beat the Scots 4-0 in the last home match of the 2016 season. During pregame warm ups on Tuesday, the team recognized their departing 12 seniors.

Men’s soccer celebrates senior class

October 27, 2016

The men’s soccer team recognized 12 seniors at their last home game of the season against the College of Wooster, finishing with a 4-0 win. “That was the best I’ve seen us play in a very long time....

Swimming and diving teams stay positive for season

October 27, 2016

Though the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams opened their 2016-17 season with a loss to Grove City College, both Allegheny teams were happy with their performance. “We had a pretty solid...

Battle 4 Bridget

October 20, 2016

The women’s volleyball team hosted its Battle 4 Bridget fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 15. The team used the opportunity to raise awareness of fallopian cancer and raise money to donate to the Yolanda...

Gator athletics welcomes new coaching staff

October 13, 2016

Campus: Why did you decide to be a fitness coach? Craft: I got my start in conditioning from my high school strength and conditioning coach who was also our head football coach, and I really feel like...

Gator athletics welcomes new coaching staff

October 13, 2016

Campus: Why did you decide to be a coach? McCormick: One of the biggest influences in deciding to be a coach was the fact that the people who had the biggest impact on my life were coaches. There’s...

Men’s tennis sends four athletes to ITA Regionals

September 29, 2016

The men’s tennis team sent four athletes to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Central Region Championship  in Kalamazoo, Michigan, on Sept. 24 and 25.  “As a whole, our team did well with...

Women’s soccer celebrates 30 years at Allegheny

September 22, 2016

The women’s soccer team is celebrating 30 years as an athletic program at Allegheny College this year, and is planning a celebratory weekend during Homecoming. “We’ve always held ourselves to really...

Karissa Welker, ’18, spikes the ball over the net against Westminster College on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016. The Gators hosted the Allegheny Gator Invitational Sept. 9-10, finishing out the weekend 3-1.

Women’s volleyball hosts annual Allegheny Gator Invitational

September 15, 2016

The women’s volleyball team hosted its annual Allegheny Gator Invitational, closing the weekend 3-1 against Thiel College, D’Youville College, Westminster College and Grove City College. “We did...

Wide-receiver Alex Hutchin, ’18,  catches a pass in endzone on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016 in the season opener game against Thiel College at Robertson Athletic Complex.

Gator football shows promise

September 8, 2016

The Gator football team opened the 2016 season with a 44-21 loss to Thiel College on Saturday, Sept. 3. “They did a lot of things well,” said Head Coach BJ Hammer. “Our kickoff returns were fantastic—Jake...

Men’s soccer uses opening weekend to prepare for season

September 8, 2016

The men’s soccer team started off the 2016 season at the Christopher Newport Tournament in Newport News, Virginia, ending the weekend with a 2-2 tie against Virginia Wesleyan College and a 2-0 loss to...

Interim Head Coach Pam Monnier participates in a drill during the women’s soccer practice on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016 at Robertson Athletic Complex. Monnier took on the position of head coach in August 2016. The women will open the season on Friday, Sept. 2, 2016 at Nazareth College in Rochester, New York.

Pam Monnier takes over as head coach for women’s soccer

September 1, 2016

The start of the 2016 season brought changes to the women’s soccer team when head coach Michael Webber announced his resignation and Pam Monnier was moved from assistant coach into the position of interim...

#Battle4Bridget motivates Gator volleyball to succeed in season

September 1, 2016

Women’s volleyball Head Coach Bridget Sheehan is taking a leave of absence during the 2016 season following a diagnosis of Fallopian cancer in summer of 2016. “It was a shock to all of us,” said...

New face in Gator athletics

August 25, 2016

Justin Smith, Offensive Tackles Coach Campus: Why did you decide to be a coach? Smith: A man I highly respected was my football coach in college [and] my mentor. I truly wanted to follow in his footsteps...

McKenzie Bell, ’16, goes for a ground ball in the game against Wittenberg University on Sunday, April 10, 2016. This season, Bell broke the point record on March 23 and was named NCAC Player of the Week on April 10.

McKenzie Bell breaks point record and earns NCAC Player of the Week

April 14, 2016

Since sixth grade, senior McKenzie Bell has played lacrosse, finishing her final season on the field this year. “My middle school started a team, and it was something new to try that a bunch of my friends...

Track and field teams place fourth at championships

March 10, 2016

The Allegheny men’s and women’s track and field teams competed in the NCAC Championships on March 4 and 5, with both teams placing fourth. “We had to overcome a lot of roadblocks we were not expecting,”...

McKenzie Bell, ’16, attack, looks for a teammate to pass to during the women’s lacrosse game against Augustana College on Tuesday, March 1, 2016. The Gators fell 9-8 to the Vikings in their first game of the season.

Gator lacrosse falls to Augustana, looks forward to upcoming season

March 3, 2016

The Allegheny women’s lacrosse team started out the 2016 season with a 9-8 loss to Augustana College on Tuesday, March 1. “Our energy was awesome and I’m proud of how we played our first game,”...

Swimming & diving competes at NCAC Championship

February 18, 2016

The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams closed the 2015-16 season finishing seventh and eighth, respectively, at NCAC Championships. “Conference is a lot more stressful than dual meets,”...

Women’s track & field works together for personal bests

February 11, 2016

The Allegheny women’s track and field teams came home with two wins and five top-three finishes at the Jim Wuske Invitational at the University of Mount Union on Saturday, Feb. 6. Following a previous...

Super Bowl 50

February 5, 2016

Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. EST on CBS The Campus polled the Allegheny College community this week for Super Bowl 50 predictions. The poll closed Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 at 1 p.m. Fifty-five participants...

The swimming and diving team took their annual training trip to Coral Springs, Florida over winter break. The team held  two-a-day practices and had an informal meet against Wittenberg College.

Swimming and diving teams train in Florida for two weeks over

January 28, 2016

The Allegheny swimming and diving teams went to Coral Springs, Florida over winter break for a training trip and team bonding. “Being in the nice weather and on the beach was nice, and not having...

The Allegheny Equestrian Club earned high point at the Horse on Course show in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015. The team will host a show this weekend in Coolville, Ohio.

Equestrian Club earns high point at Horse on Course

November 19, 2015

The Allegheny Equestrian Club achieved high point at the Horse on Course show in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Saturday, Nov. 14. The team is currently among West Virginia University and Seton Hill University...

Men’s basketball prepares for 2015-16 season

November 12, 2015

The men’s basketball team is preparing to kick off the 2015-16 season with a new coach and game strategy. Bob Simmons was hired as the head coach for the men’s basketball team in July, coming to Allegheny...

Women’s volleyball places seventh at championships

November 12, 2015

The women’s volleyball team ended its season and placed seventh in the NCAC conference tournament on Nov. 6-7, 2015. “We really kept a good energy level. They were very focused and ready to play this...

Cross country teams win 2015 NCAC championships

November 5, 2015

The men’s and women’s cross country teams both won the NCAC conference championship on Oct. 31. After the men and women were named NCAC champions, interim head coach Jordan Hill was named NCAC Coach...

Head Football Coach Mark Matlak gives a pregame speech to the team. Matlak has announced his retirement at the closing on the 2015 season.

Coach Matlak announces postseason retirement

October 29, 2015

A press release on Tuesday, Oct. 27, announced that Head Football Coach Mark Matlak plans to retire at the end of this season after 14 years at Allegheny College. The announcement came three weeks prior...

Men’s soccer falls 2-1 against Oberlin College

October 22, 2015

The men’s soccer team fell 2-1 in an overtime game against Oberlin College on Tuesday. Oct. 20. “We rebounded from a rough game on Saturday, it was an important game for us and we played at a high...

Women’s volleyball succeeds with positive attitude

October 22, 2015

The volleyball team continued its fight for a spot in the conference championship with a 3-2 win over Oberlin College on Wednesday, Oct. 21. “[Wednesday] night’s game was important. We were playing...

Women’s basketball prepares for upcoming season

October 15, 2015

The women’s basketball team is building relationships with Allegheny faculty through its faculty mentor, Kristen Webb. In addition to her role as a faculty mentor, Webb is an assistant professor of...

Manning succeeds in ITA Regionals

October 1, 2015

Allegheny tennis players Thomas Manning, ’16, and Tyler Triolo, ’16, competed in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association  Division III Central Regional Tournament in St. Louis, Mo. on Sept. 25-27....

Lucas Morton, ’16, misses a touchdown pass during the game against Kenyon College on Sept. 26, 2015.

Football team falls 32-17 to Kenyon in Homecoming game

October 1, 2015

The Gators football team fell to Kenyon College 32-17 in the Homecoming weekend game, leaving the Gators 0-4 in the season. Head Coach Mark Matlak said the team showed a strong effort level and played...

Golf places second at John Carroll

September 24, 2015

The Allegheny women’s golf team came in second in the John Carroll University Invitational, coming in at 692 points over the course of two days, 27 points behind St. Francis Universtity, the first place...

Cross-country achieves personal records

September 17, 2015

The Calvin Knight Invite brought many personal best times and high ranks for the Gator cross-country teams. Logan Steiner, ’16, finished Saturday’s 8K with a career best time of 25:01.7 and was named...

Women’s soccer beats Grove City 1-0

September 17, 2015

The women’s soccer team beat Grove City College 1-0 on Tuesday, bringing home the first win of the season and making the record 1-5. Assistant Coach Pam Monnier said the women worked harder than they...

Cody Schultz, defensive line coordinator and Head Coach Mark Matlak walk off the field after a 37-21 Gator loss to Thiel on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015.

Football falls to Thiel in season opener game

September 10, 2015

The Gator football team opened its 2015 season at Thiel College, falling 37-21. “Our team responded well even when Thiel scored. We didn’t put our heads down and defense improved in the second half,”...

Tennis teams host 11th Nancy and Heath Harvey Gator Invitational

September 10, 2015

The Allegheny men’s and women’s tennis teams kicked off the fall season with the Nancy and Heath Harvey Gator Invitational, both closing 1-1 for the weekend. The invitational is named after a previous...

Men’s soccer defeated by Grove City

September 3, 2015

The men’s soccer team opened the 2015 season with a 4-0 loss to Grove City College on Tuesday, Sept. 1. “The execution was not very good and led to a 4-0 loss. We are a work in progress with fitness...

Women’s volleyball opens season with match against Fredonia State

September 3, 2015

The volleyball team kicked off its season will a match against State University of New York at Fredonia, ending with a 3-1 loss. “We did really well fighting back while we were down and fighting through...

Haag, Pickett qualify for USGA Amateur Four Ball Championship

August 27, 2015

   Robby Pickett                                         Collin Haag   Robby Pickett, ’16, and Collin Haag, ’17, members of the Allegheny men’s golf team, qualified...

Randy Moore named director of Peak Performance

August 27, 2015

Randy Moore was hired as Allegheny College’s first director of Peak Performance and fitness through the NCAA Strategic Alliance Grant. Each year only a few schools are chosen to receive the grant to...

Gator athletics hires fall assistant coaches

August 21, 2015

Kyle Derickson, Offensive Coordinator Campus: Why did you decide to come coach at Allegheny? Derickson: I was a history major and the history here is awesome, from being 200 years old to the...

Men’s baseball team wins at Oberlin, going on 10 game win streak

April 23, 2015

The men’s baseball team spent last weekend at Oberlin College, bringing a 10 game winning streak home with them. “It was a tough weekend, but we fought for the victories,” Kelly Swiney, head coach,...

Sun Mo Koo, ‘16, waits for a volley while partner, Sloane Prince ’16, makes a return during the women’s tennis match against Westminster Wednesday evening. The team won 9-0, making it three wins in a row.

Women’s tennis makes history, end 30-year streak

April 16, 2015

The women’s tennis team beat Kenyon College pulling out a historic 5-4 win. The last time the Gators won against the Ladies was the 1984-85 season. “It was a very big deal and is close to our hearts....

Kirstie Oravec, ’16, Mikaela Pope, ’17, and Andrea Brush, ’16, took a picture together as part of DIII Week. This week was to recognize student athletes at D III schools.

Student athletes recognize DIII Week as a celebration of athletics

April 16, 2015

Allegheny celebrated Division III Week from April 6-10 and recognized the students involved in the variety sports on campus. “DIII week is a relatively new, nationwide week to encourage students not...

Spring sports teams travel south for break for training and games

March 26, 2015

Men's & Women's Tennis The men’s and women’s tennis teams travelled together to Hilton Head, South Carolina for the break. The women went through the trip undefeated, while the men ended the...

Men’s tennis falls to Case Western

March 5, 2015

On Saturday, Feb. 28 the men’s tennis team travelled to Case Western Reserve University for the first match of the spring season. “Case is ranked number eight in the country and number two in our...

Ice hockey team closes season

February 26, 2015

The Allegheny hockey team finished their season recognizing their seniors and facing Washington & Jefferson. Though the team ended the season with a 2-10 record, they are looking ahead at improving...

Rachel Steiner, ‘18, talks to Fred Evanoff, diving coach, about her dives at the Kenyon Fast Chance meet on Feb. 21. Steiner placed second in the event and earned a qualifying score for NCAA Regionals.

Swimmers get second chance to break records at Fast Chance meet

February 26, 2015

The Gator men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams ended conference competition on a high note at NCAC Championships, but a few swimmers and divers practiced an extra week to compete at the Kenyon...

Men’s and women’s swimming and diving competes in NCAC Championship Meet

February 19, 2015

Last weekend the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams competed in the NCAC Championship meet at Denison University and had many finals competitors. Head coach Kirk Kumbier said the team did...

Baseball prepares for 2015 season

February 19, 2015

The Gator baseball team is preparing for its opening weekend of games. “We are preparing how we prepare for every game,” Paul Vojtek, ’15, said. “We have been working hard at practice and we...

Men’s and women’s track performs well at Case Western invite

February 12, 2015

The Allegheny men’s and women’s track teams showed strong performances at the Mount Union Jim Wuske Invitational. On the men’s side, John Hughes, ’18, ran a season best in the mile and placed...

Women’s tennis starts spring play

February 12, 2015

The Allegheny women’s tennis team opened its spring season with a loss to Case Western Reserve on Feb. 7. Case, currently ranked 23rd in the nation, put up a tough fight for the Gators. “They are...

Women’s lacrosse prepares for competitive 2015 season

February 5, 2015

The women’s lacrosse team is off to a cold start of the 2015 season with indoor practices and preparation for the season to come. “Our biggest goal is winning the conference championship,” head...

R.J. Baker, 15, helps Ben Field, 8, practice his batting swing.

Gator baseball gives back to community, hosts Winter Camp for local kids to learn the game

February 5, 2015

The men’s baseball team is hosting their annual Winter Camp for the children in the Meadville area. “The camp is an opportunity to give back to kids,” Ben Murray, ’15, said. “We remember when...

Swim team travels to Florida for annual training trip

January 22, 2015

Over winter break the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams went to Coral Springs, Florida for a two week training trip. “The practices were hard, and personally felt harder as it went on...

Football ends 2014 season with a loss to Wittenberg

November 20, 2014

The football team ended their season Saturday, Nov. 15 with a 52-21 loss to Wittenberg University. The Wittenberg loss left the team with a season record 1-9. “We played a good first half, but had...

Megan Feeney, ‘17, was chosen as NCAC Swimmer of the Week for her performance at the Penn State Behrend meet on Saturday, Nov. 1.

Women’s swimming & diving starts season strong, Feeney named NCAC Swimmer of the Week

November 13, 2014

The women’s swimming and diving team has started their 2014-2015 season with a win against Penn State Behrend. The women swam were able to beat Penn State 193-92. “We were confident going into the...

The Allegheny women’s basketball sent a #22 jersey to Lauren Hill to be auctioned for donation to cancer research. The Gator jersey was sold for $250.

Women’s basketball supports NCAA player Lauren Hill

November 13, 2014

The Allegheny women’s basketball team has shown their support for a fellow college student and basketball player. Lauren Hill, a freshman student at Mount St. Joseph Univeristy, was diagnosed with...

Izaak Miller, ’18, passes the ball down the field during the game against Wittenberg University. The Gators lost 2-1 in the final game of the season.

Men’s soccer makes coach winningest in program and beats DePauw for first time

November 6, 2014

On Oct. 21, the men’s soccer team beat The College of Wooster 5-1 earning Coach Angelo Panzetta the honor of winningest coach in program history, then continued the winning streak on Oct. 25, beating...

Samuel out for remainder of season following accident

October 30, 2014

Over fall break, Allegheny volleyball player Taylor Samuel, ’16, was injured in a car accident with two other Allegheny students. Samuel was bruised, and suffered a concussion and injured right elbow...

The football team lost 37-9 to Oberlin College during the Bicenntenial Homecoming weekend  Following the game, the team gather on the field for their post-game meeting. The team has a current record of 1-5 and has not won a home game since 2012. The team will face DePauw University on Sat. Oct. 25, at 1 p.m. at Frank B. Fuhrer Field.

Gator football falls 37-9 to Oberlin during Bicenntenial Homecoming weekend game

October 23, 2014

Last weekend the Allegheny football team played Oberlin College for the Bicenntenial Homecoming game, ending with a 37-9 loss. “We had the yardage and our kicking game was good,” Coach Mark Matlak...

(left to right) Jessica Mrdjenovich, ’16, Madison Caufield, ’18, Rachel Vigliotti, ’16 and Iffie Uwazie ’16, went to Oakland Catholic High School together and continue playing basketball together at Allegheny.

Four women from same high school play together

October 2, 2014

This season is the first time the women’s basketball team will have four women from the same high school on the team in Coach Kate Costanzo’s time at Allegheny. Jessica Mrdjenovich, ’16, Rachel...

First football win in two seasons

September 25, 2014

Last Saturday, the Allegheny football team won their NCAC opener against Hiram. “I was ecstatic for them,” Coach Mark Matlak said. “We’ve had a lot of guys that haven’t stuck with it, but for...

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