Sports

FAFFA created to support VWU Women’s Sports

6 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

6 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

7 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

7 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

7 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

8 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

8 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

VWU pitchers named Preseason All-American

8 months ago Megan Sherman Comments Off on VWU pitchers named Preseason All-American
Following successful seasons last spring, Hanna Hull and Jacob Pilarski of the softball and baseball teams both earned a spot on the Preseason All-America list. Both of these players are entering their junior seasons this year. “To me, earning the preseason title is just motivation to keep getting better. I feel very honored, however I Read More

Women’s basketball season ends in overtime

8 months ago Joshua Gray Comments Off on Women’s basketball season ends in overtime
The women’s basketball ODAC tournament began on Feb. 22 in Salem, Va., and for the women’s basketball team, this tournament is something most of the players on the current roster are very familiar with. However, the team suffered an overtime loss to Randolph-Macon with a score of 72-66. Senior Amanda Gerni led all Marlin scorers Read More

Tennis welcomes new teammate from Cambodia

8 months ago Alex Cortright Comments Off on Tennis welcomes new teammate from Cambodia
Timothy Tep joined the Virginia Wesleyan tennis team this year all the way from Cambodia. Tep grew up in Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, with the tennis gene from the multiple athletes within his family. His father, Tep Rithivit has quite the impact on the sport of tennis in his country as he helped Read More