Rocky Start for the top-ranked men’s lacrosse team

Sarah Pardus
Chief Copy Editor

Despite their rocky start to the season, hope is not lost for men’s lacrosse. Before the season began, the

Men’s Lacrosse before a game in 2012 (Photo: Goucher Men’s Lacrosse Facebook Page)

Men’s Lacrosse before a game in 2012 (Photo: Goucher Men’s Lacrosse Facebook Page)

Landmark Conference coaches voted Goucher as the top team in the conference for the 4th year in a row. While this doesn’t mean the Gophers have won anything yet, it is a confidence boost to know other teams see them as a threat. As head coach Brian Kelly put it in an interview before the men played their first game, “We hope to live up to the expectations the coaches have for us because one of our top goals each and every season is to win the Landmark Championship, but we are well aware that we haven’t won a thing just by being picked to win. We’re going to have to go out and earn it on the field against some very worthy opponents. The Landmark Conference seems to be getting better and better every year. We’re anxious to get the season under way.”
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Athlete Profile: Desirae Moten, track and field.Christine Cherry Sports Editor

Christine Cherry
Sports Editor

Small, but mighty. Small, but fast. It’s easy to focus on her petite exterior when

Desirae Moten slows down for a picture in the SRC (Photo: Christopher Riley)

Desirae Moten slows down for a picture in the SRC (Photo: Christopher Riley)

talking about freshman Desirae Moten’s athletic endeavors in sprint events on the track. The 200m specialist from Philadelphia, Pa. joined the Gophers this past season on the track. When asked why she chose Goucher, Moten answered, “[What] I enjoyed every time I visited [was] the energy the students had, and how encouraging and helpful they were … they said Goucher is about encouraging and helping you find the right paths.” And one of those ‘paths’ Moten decided to take was joining the track team, after competing all four years of high school.
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A former figure skater’s musings on Olympic figure skating

Rachel Brustein
Co-Features Editor

Every year, football fans across the country have the opportunity to root for the team of their choice in their favorite sport’s biggest event – the Super Bowl. Figure skating fans only get this opportunity every four years, when the Winter Olympics roll around. While there are figure skating nationals every year, they do not get the same coverage or hype as the Olympics.

American Figure Skater Gracie Gold (Credit: Google Images)

American Figure Skater Gracie Gold (Credit: Google Images)

After watching Nationals this past January, I was anxious to see which skaters made the Olympic team. Unlike many sports, where there is a “winner-take-all” system, the judges who pick the Olympic figure skating team look at a skater’s body of work from the entire season, and how skaters have improved from previous seasons – which means the top three skaters or pairs in each event (men’s, ladies’, pairs, and ice dance) who place at nationals don’t automatically qualify to the Olympic team.
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Sharnell Huff scores 1,000 career points

June Chiango
Staff Writer

When something happens for the first time in thirteen years, there is reason to celebrate. Sharnell Huff, a senior on the women’s

Sharnell Huff poses for a picture infront in the main gym (Photo: Christoher Riley)

Sharnell Huff poses for a picture in front in the main gym (Photo: Christoher Riley)

basketball team, is celebrating 1,000 points scored in her career. The last time a Gopher achieved such a record was in 2001. It’s obvious that Huff has an inner passion for basketball. She commented, “Just the intensity of the game and competing is what I love.”
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Athlete Profile: Shannon Sanders, indoor track and field

Christine Cherry
Sports Editor

Although it’s just his first year as a Goucher Gopher, Shannon Sanders ‘16 is no stranger to the oval. The sprinter transferred from

Shannon Sanders ‘16 at the Muhlenberg Invitational (Photo: Athletics website)

Shannon Sanders ‘16 at the Muhlenberg Invitational (Photo: Athletics website)

Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA, to Baltimore “for better opportunities,” he said. “I felt that Goucher had more to offer, and would put me in a better place in the future.”
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