Sports

Why we play

By Annie Shriver – 4 months ago

When I was little, “athlete” meant the people on TV, the big names everyone knew, the people on baseball cards and football cards and on the posters I put up…

After offseason drama, new NBA season ripe with storylines

By Dean Kopitsky – 4 months ago

Basketball fans, rejoice. The high flyin’, slam-dunkin’, star-makin’, pragmatically commissioned, concussion-free, guaranteed-contract-having, guilt-free sweetness of the National Basketball Association makes its return this October. It seems like only yesterday that…

Field hockey topples Montclair

By Daniel Bonfiglio – 4 months ago

The Vassar field hockey team has enjoyed an impressive start to its 2018 campaign, strong enough to see the Brewers rise to a #16 national ranking. However, a matchup against…

Why We Play: Sophie Nick

By Sophie Nick – 4 months ago

In my experience, the most successful sports teams experience a moment—usually during a game or practice—where something clicks and the pieces finally come together to create one cohesive unit. For…

Unjust Ronaldo red shows need for VAR

By Desmond Curran – 4 months ago

If you ever feel inept, remember that touchline referees exist. Though touchline referees are easily forgotten, this past week soccer fans were all rudely reminded of their presence in perhaps…

Women’s soccer picks up third straight win

By Max Swan – 4 months ago

“Tight-knit, hard-working, supportive.” These words, offered by first-years Emma Tanner and Madio Wallner and sophomore Emma Trasatti, define the culture of the women’s soccer team. That ethos was evident on…

New lifting coach impresses varsity athletes from day one

By Fiona MacLeod – 4 months ago

As Vassar’s varsity athletes prepare for another new year of competition, they are joined by more fresh faces than just incoming first-years. After a year of coaching changes and inconsistent…