Sports

Marlins benefit from 91 years of wisdom

3 months ago Maggie Hunter Comments Off on Marlins benefit from 91 years of wisdom
With 10 years of coaching at Virginia Wesleyan, 69 years of coaching in total and 91-and-a-half years of age, current assistant track coach Richard Drake has spent three-fourths of his life on the track and is not slowing down. “He has high energy, to the point where I have to hold him back, when he Read More

Basketball season previews

3 months 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

4 months 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

Davidson goes back to back to back to back

4 months ago Megan Sherman Comments Off on Davidson goes back to back to back to back
Those who took a bathroom break while streaming Virginia Wesleyan women’s soccer away against Randolph potentially could have missed Alex Davidson’s historic night –  she scored four goals, and she did so in just four minutes. Davidson is a junior forward and Virginia Beach native. She transferred to Virginia Wesleyan her sophomore year after playing Read More

Volleyball makes program history

4 months ago Megan Sherman Comments Off on Volleyball makes program history
The Virginia Wesleyan women’s volleyball team defeated rival Christopher Newport University (CNU) for the first time in the program’s fifteen year history on Sept. 19. The match came down to the fifth set where the Marlins sealed the win with a score of 15-13. CNU was ranked twentieth in the nation at the time of Read More

Tina Hill: the new Marlin in charge

4 months 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

Meghan Wood reaches 1,000 assists

4 months ago Megan Sherman Comments Off on Meghan Wood reaches 1,000 assists
Junior setter Meghan Wood eclipsed 1000 career assists in the volleyball team’s loss to Salisbury on Sept. 26. Wood recorded 23 assists in the match and currently has 328 assists on the year. She is just the eighth player in Virginia Wesleyan program history to reach this milestone. Wood has found herself in the rotation Read More

Fall Sports Preview

4 months ago Megan Sherman Comments Off on Fall Sports Preview
Women’s Soccer The women’s soccer team returns a roster filled with scorers for the 2018 season. Anna Pedicone, last season’s ODAC Rookie of the Year, and Alex Davidson, an All-ODAC second team honoree, led the team in scoring last season and are expected to pace the offense again this year. In goal, the Marlins rely Read More

Women’s soccer takes Europe

4 months ago Jordan Esposito Comments Off on Women’s soccer takes Europe
The Virginia Wesleyan women’s soccer team embarked on an unforgettable trip through Europe this past summer. It was a journey that took them through some of the biggest soccer countries in the world and allowed them to not only test themselves against stiff overseas competition, but to experience other parts of the world and bond Read More

Once a Marlin, always a Marlin

4 months ago Megan Sherman Comments Off on Once a Marlin, always a Marlin
The Virginia Wesleyan men’s basketball team added alumnus Nick Doyle to the coaching staff this past summer. Doyle was a 2016 graduate who played for Coach Macedo and the Marlins for two years. Prior to that, Doyle played two years at Division I University Delaware State. During his time here, he averaged 8.4 points per Read More