Sports

Women’s Golf continues to expand

3 months ago Megan Sherman Comments Off on Women’s Golf continues to expand
The women’s golf program has doubled in size this season, increasing their two-player roster to a four-player roster which is eligible for team competition instead of just individual. Through a busy month of April with matches nearly every weekend, different golfers have stepped up each match to instill a new culture into the women’s golf Read More

Cooper leads the way for Men’s Golf

3 months ago Megan Sherman Comments Off on Cooper leads the way for Men’s Golf
The men’s golf team at Virginia Wesleyan was led by Carter Morgan last season, but with his transfer to Old Dominion University, senior Keith Cooper has picked up the slack. Cooper not only led the team in their April 5 through 7 event at the Camp Lejeune Intercollegiate in Jacksonville, N.C., but he also set Read More

Coach Francis wins 100th game

3 months ago Megan Sherman Comments Off on Coach Francis wins 100th game
Head baseball coach Chris Francis earned his 100th win with the Virginia Wesleyan program in a 7-2 road win against Ferrum College on March 30. This season marks his fifth year as the head coach of the Marlin team. This is not the first time Francis has found himself on the coaching staff at Virginia Read More

FAFFA created to support VWU Women’s Sports

3 months ago Ashllee Spurlock Comments Off on FAFFA created to support VWU Women’s Sports
In an effort to show support for women’s sports and overcome the perception that they are boring compared to men’s, junior Kerri Wasko created the group Female Athletes for Female Athletes (FAFFA). Women sports are not often broadcasted in the media nor high in attendance. However, women’s sports are very similar to men’s sports.  For Read More

Marlin community strikes out cancer

3 months ago Megan Sherman Comments Off on Marlin community strikes out cancer
Despite the seeming never-ending rain, the softball team persevered to host their annual “Strikeout Cancer” event on April 20. This event is a part of a movement to raise money for cancer research and awareness. The team began their participation in the movement in 2009 where they raised $3,000. Then ten years later in 2018 Read More

Women’s lacrosse finding the answers

4 months ago Alex Cortright Comments Off on Women’s lacrosse finding the answers
Women’s lacrosse coach Kendyl Clarkson has entered her second season as the Marlins head coach, and she has been changing the program in many positive ways. Last year the team ended with a winning record of 8-7 and this year they are 3-3 so far. Sophomore goalie Jordan Moilanen said that they face harder competition Read More

Men’s lacrosse makes major improvements

4 months ago Joshua Gray Comments Off on Men’s lacrosse makes major improvements
For the past two seasons, the men’s lacrosse team has struggled to put together a winning season as a unit, but this year they look to defy previous years as they are off to a 4-1 start. The 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons resulted in records of 2-14 and 4-12 respectively. However, for the current 2018-19 Read More

Duplain returns to the softball field

4 months ago Megan Sherman Comments Off on Duplain returns to the softball field
2017 marked the year that the softball team captured its first Division III National Championship in program history. After such a successful season, returning players got the chance to defend their National Title and prepare with that distinction under their belts. However, Kaylah Duplain had to put away the glove and cleats for her sophomore Read More

Men’s basketball falls in ODAC quarterfinals

5 months ago Megan Sherman Comments Off on Men’s basketball falls in ODAC quarterfinals
The fourth-ranked Virginia Wesleyan men’s basketball team fell to fifth-ranked Washington and Lee University in the quarterfinals of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) tournament on Feb. 21 in Salem, Va. The final score was 77-69, and Lamont Steward led the Marlin’s scorers with 16 points with sophomore Tim Fisher following close behind with 15. Read More

Cockrell leads way for men’s track

5 months ago Megan Sherman Comments Off on Cockrell leads way for men’s track
The men’s track and field team yielded many athletes who found success. The team finished in fourth place with a first place finish in the weight throw and shot put by freshman Coby Cockrell. For Cockrell’s two-win showing, his toss of 47-11.25 in the shot put set the new school record. Another freshman who performed Read More