Find your ‘why’

2 weeks 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

5 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

5 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

5 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

6 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

7 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

Swimming competes in ODAC championships

7 months ago Luke Chiasson Comments Off on Swimming competes in ODAC championships
The Virginia Wesleyan University Swimming team completed their first season of competition this past weekend at the ODAC Championships in Greensboro, NC. The men finished in 9th place accumulating 119.0 points while the women finished in 10th place with a team total of 86.0 points. Individual highlights include many new school records being set for Read More

The Dugout

7 months ago Luke Chiasson Comments Off on The Dugout
Now that my Super Bowl hangover is over and I am (almost) over Nick Foles beating my New England Patriots, I guess it is time to move onto the next major sporting event that is going on: the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The casual Olympics watcher may see “Olympic Athletes from Russia” Read More

Swimming finding their stroke

10 months ago Luke Chiasson Comments Off on Swimming finding their stroke
The first year Marlin swim teams took their talents to Lexington, VA for the Washington & Lee Invitational on Dec. 3 and 4. The men and women both finished 5th, but in the process, individuals on both teams shined and set new school records. Junior Hayley Heath shined in the 200m individual medley with a Read More

The Dugout

10 months ago Luke Chiasson Comments Off on The Dugout
The much anticipated College Football Playoff bracket was revealed on Dec. 3, and Clemson, Oklahoma, Georgia, and Alabama were selected as the top four teams amid controversy around the final spot being awarded to Alabama. The semi finals will be played on New Year’s Day and the Championship will be played on Jan 8, 2018, Read More