Sports

VWU pitchers named Preseason All-American

3 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

3 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

3 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

Marlin swim moves program forward in second ODACs

3 months ago Co-Written Comments Off on Marlin swim moves program forward in second ODACs
The men’s and women’s swim team at Virginia Wesleyan participated in the ODAC tournament from Feb. 15 to Feb. 17. As a team, the women finished in tenth place while the men finished in ninth.   Many school records were shattered during ODACs in the swim program’s second year of competition. For the women’s program, Read More

Women’s track and field hits ground running at ODACs

3 months ago Megan Sherman Comments Off on Women’s track and field hits ground running at ODACs
The women’s indoor track and field team competed in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Championships on Feb. 24 in Salem, Va. The team would end the day placed sixth. The bulk of the women’s points at ODACs came from the 400-m dash where three Marlin runners placed in the top ten. Senior Kwonsha Washington placed Read More

In a Lane of her own

3 months ago Joshua Gray Comments Off on In a Lane of her own
Whether it’s breaking records or propelling the team to a win, freshman track runner Jaylyn Lane is a force to be reckoned with. Although she is only a freshman, her confidence and leadership would strike some to infer that she was a senior. Lane currently sits at the top of the ODAC for the long Read More

Macedo earns 400th win

3 months ago Alex Cortright Comments Off on Macedo earns 400th win
Men’s basketball head coach Dave Macedo earned his 400th win on Dec. 8, 2018 at Roanoke College with a score of 65-56. Macedo has been head coach of the Marlins for 19 seasons, and coached his team to a National Title in 2006. “I don’t pay attention too much to that stuff, but my kids Read More

The eating habits of Virginia Wesleyan athletes

3 months ago Megan Sherman Comments Off on The eating habits of Virginia Wesleyan athletes
A full class schedule, workouts, work and then still practice in the evening is about as demanding as a full-time job, if not moreso. The schedule of a student-athlete can be grueling, and running out of fuel is not a far-fetched concept or concern. In order to prevent burning out, what student-athletes nourish their bodies Read More

Men’s throwers top ODAC

3 months ago Joshua Gray Comments Off on Men’s throwers top ODAC
When it comes to track and field, shot-put and weight throw are two events that tend to be overlooked. However, throwers Coby Cockrell and Quentin Webert have made their presence known as they top the ODAC in the weight throw. The success of the men’s track team, and specifically the shot-put and weight throw events, put Read More

Women’s basketball takes Puerto Rico

3 months ago Alex Cortright Comments Off on Women’s basketball takes Puerto Rico
The women’s basketball team traveled to Puerto Rico this past December for their Nancy A. Kelly ‘15 Memorial Trip. Not only was this a business trip, but the team toured the streets of San Juan, went night kayaking and enjoyed team bonding with each other on the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico. This trip has Read More