Baseball, softball alumni take the field again

3 weeks ago Luke Chiasson Comments Off on Baseball, softball alumni take the field again
Alumni weekend is always a time to catch up with old friends and professors, but it is also a time for former student-athletes to see their old teammates and coaches. For roughly 40 alumni, the first annual baseball and softball slow pitch softball game was the perfect opportunity to do both. The score did not Read More

Basketball season previews

3 weeks ago Luke Chiasson Comments Off on Basketball season previews
As the weather (finally) turns to sub 80 degrees, that only means one thing is coming…basketball season. The National Basketball Association (NBA) tipped off last week, but here at Virginia Wesleyan, we’re ready to cheer on the men’s and women’s basketball teams in the Jane P. Batten Student Center. Both teams started practice Oct. 15, Read More

Gearing up for the Major League Baseball Postseason

1 month ago Luke Chiasson Comments Off on Gearing up for the Major League Baseball Postseason
Ahhhhh, the cold air, the scent of pumpkin spice is seemingly everywhere and the leaves are changing colors…it’s officially fall. Wait? What? Sorry, I forget I’m not in Massachusetts anymore, it’s still 85 degrees and humid in Virginia Beach, but there’s still some pumpkin spice and it’s October so it’s still fall… I guess. Nonetheless, Read More

Tina Hill: the new Marlin in charge

1 month ago Luke Chiasson Comments Off on Tina Hill: the new Marlin in charge
For the first time since 2007, Virginia Wesleyan athletics has a new face in charge with Tina Hill becoming the University’s new Executive Director of Athletics. Hill is no stranger to the Old Dominion Athletic Conference or Virginia as she comes to Virginia Beach after being the Athletic Director at Randolph College, located in Lynchburg, Read More

Find your ‘why’

2 months ago Luke Chiasson Comments Off on Find your ‘why’
Ahhhh, nothing like the start of the school year.  Upperclassman are all reuniting while the first years are bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, trying to navigate their way through an all-new experience. While it is easy to get distracted by many things in the beginning of the year, I challenge you to find your passion and do Read More

Renn set to retire

7 months ago Luke Chiasson Comments Off on Renn set to retire
“It has just been a fun ride.” After 25 years of dedication to Virginia Wesleyan, Executive Director of Athletics, Joanne Renn will be retiring in June. President Miller and Coach Renn announced the decision in front of the athletic department on April 19. “Several months ago, Joanne came to me and told me she thought Read More

Changes on horizon for Marlin athletics

7 months ago Luke Chiasson Comments Off on Changes on horizon for Marlin athletics
There is no doubt that Virginia Wesleyan athletics are on the rise on the national level, with women’s soccer making back-to-back NCAA tournament appearances, softball claiming the 2017 National Championship and holding the #1 ranking in the country for over a calendar year and, men’s golf claiming an individual National Championship, but now under new Read More

Using sports to take your mind off of classwork

7 months ago Luke Chiasson Comments Off on Using sports to take your mind off of classwork
Now that Villanova proved they are the best team in college basketball by dominating March Madness, it is officially baseball season. The start of the Major League Baseball season is a time for hope, unless you are a Miami Marlins or Tampa Bay Rays fan, then you have no hope, but for fans of the Read More

Getting ready for March Madness

8 months ago Luke Chiasson Comments Off on Getting ready for March Madness
It’s March, baby, and we all know what that means: the NCAA basketball tournament is here and it is time to drop all responsibilities to watch basketball. As a die-hard sports fan, this upcoming weekend is truly my favorite weekend of sports all year. There are games on all day Thursday-Sunday with upsets, buzzer beaters, Read More

The Dugout

9 months ago Luke Chiasson Comments Off on The Dugout
In recent years, sports and real world events often intertwine with sports serving as a healing mechanism for the grieving public. For example, President George W. Bush’s iconic first pitch at Yankee Stadium after 9/11. This simple event that takes place before every Major League Baseball (MLB) game will always be remembered as a moment Read More