Sports

Find your ‘why’

4 months 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

Softball wins consecutive national title

8 months ago Megan Sherman Comments Off on Softball wins consecutive national title
The Virginia Wesleyan softball team won the Division III National Championship for the second consecutive year on May 29 in Oklahoma City. After splitting the first two games of the championship series with Illinois Wesleyan the Marlins earned a 3-1 victory in the winner-take-all championship game. In this final game of the season sophomore pitcher Read More

Baseball having best season since 2010

9 months ago Megan Sherman Comments Off on Baseball having best season since 2010
The Virginia Wesleyan baseball team has made its presence known nationally this season and it has the resume to prove it. The team boasts a 14-3 ODAC record, which currently puts the squad in second place in the ODAC. The Marlin bullpen is extensive, which is why pitching has been an essential part to the Read More

Renn set to retire

9 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

Track makes history at final ODAC meet

9 months ago Corey King Comments Off on Track makes history at final ODAC meet
Virginia Wesleyan’s men and women’s track teams finished their outdoor track season on the highest note in school history. Many athletes on both teams finished first in events as well as having many young names stepping up throughout the tournament.   The men’s team had first place finishes by freshman Jordan Ard in the 100m Read More

Changes on horizon for Marlin athletics

9 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

Softball K’s cancer…again

9 months ago Jenna Whitener Comments Off on Softball K’s cancer…again
The Virginia Wesleyan University softball team held their annual Strikeout Cancer Day during a double header against Emory and Henry College on April 22. All proceeds from the games, which were originally scheduled for April 7 but were rescheduled due to rain, were donated to the American Cancer Society to fund research to end cancer. Read More

Everybody loves Grayson

9 months ago Megan Sherman Comments Off on Everybody loves Grayson
Women’s lacrosse player and mother, Megan Schallock, includes her son in her success on and off the field A 7-3 record, 21 goals and 10 assists is a notable start to the season for a lacrosse player. Not to mention a senior lacrosse player who juggles the stress that intensifies as graduation grows closer. That Read More

Using sports to take your mind off of classwork

9 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

Marlin tennis keeps swinging

9 months ago Jenna Whitener Comments Off on Marlin tennis keeps swinging
Instead of taking time off from practice or going on vacation, both the men’s and women’s tennis team of Virginia Wesleyan University packed their gear and headed to Hilton Head, South Carolina where they competed in the Spring Tennis Fest hosted by Professional Tennis Registry. While there, the teams competed in matches against teams from Read More