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Men’s hockey predicted to rank second in the AHA this season

by Shawn Lynch

    With the announcement of an NHL lockout this season, hockey fans at NU are frantically searching for a fix to calm their addiction. Luckily, their search needs to stretch no further than Niagara University’s own campus, where the men’s hockey team is preparing for its 2012 campaign. While the snow has yet to fall and the temperature still hangs above 50 degrees, it’s never too early to get excited about NU hockey.    The Purple...

Men’s soccer remains undefeated

by Shawn Lynch

    The leaves are turning and that means it is football season at Niagara University. While you won’t see any hard hits, play-action passes or bubble screens on the field, a different kind of fútbol dominates NU’s turf. Some know it better as Niagara University men’s soccer.    With the season already under way, the Purple Eagles have hit the ground running winning six out of their first nine games.  But that doesn’t mean the...

Women’s soccer is prepared to begin conference matches

by Emily Kaufman

    The women’s soccer team has high expectations as players begin the nine conference games this season that will determine their place in postseason competition.  The team began the season playing high-caliber teams in non-conference matches, ending with a winning record of 5-4.     Jules Viviano, senior defenseman and co-captain, is excited and confident to begin conference play.     “I think we’re a better team across the...

New life for the men’s cross-country team

by Robert Crates

    It is a new year and a new beginning for men's cross-country. Hadara Katarski has assumed the position as the new head coach after just one year as the assistant coach at Niagara University and after years of experience at the Division III level.    The team returns six runners from last year, including two seniors in Ryan Kolano and Alex Schmitt. With only six returning members, the men's team has welcomed five new recruits.    The...

Women’s cross-country expects a great season

by Leanne Stuck

    With a brand new head coach and new freshman runners, NU’s women’s cross-country team is expected to have a promising season.     The girls had their season opener at the Little Three Invitational at St. Bonaventure, Junior Kimberly Vona placed as the champion. She had placed second in the Little Three Invitational last season and had made it her goal this season to place first. After the race, Vona said she was surprised that she...

Women’s rugby rebuilds

by Emily Kaufman

     This season, the women’s rugby team is going through a period of rebuilding and the players hope to come out strong for the spring semester. Comprised mostly of freshmen, the young team is bursting with enthusiasm and determination to learn the game of rugby.    “Even though we have a lot of new girls this season, our goal is still to get as far as we can in the playoffs,” said club president and co-captain Rebecca Oliver.   ...

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