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Junior Juliana Valli is a striker on the field hockey team and a physical therapy major in the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance. Valli is one of 13 health science majors on her team.

Student-athletes enhance their health science education on the playing field

By Ana Gavilanes, Contributing Writer October 17, 2023
Beyond their experiences in the classroom, student-athletes at Ithaca College are expanding their knowledge of the human body through the grind of practice sessions and the excitement of game days. 
Following the 2022–23 academic year, the Ithaca College athletic department initiated a string of new hires including five coaches and two administrators.

Major leadership turnover marks new chapter for athletics

By David Schurter, Staff Writer August 24, 2023

With a new academic year rolling around, a new athletic year begins. The 2023–24 year will mark a new chapter in Ithaca College athletics, with several new coaches and administrators taking over for...

Following Jeff Longs 36-year tenure is the Ithaca College mens lacrosse head coach, the program announced his position will be filled by Allegheny Colleges Tommy Pearce.

Men’s lacrosse names new head coach after long tenure

By Tess Ferguson, Sports Editor July 11, 2023
Ithaca College announced July 6 — after Jeff Long’s 36-year tenure — Tommy Pearce will join the men’s lacrosse program as head coach for the 2023–24 season. 
Jeff Long, head coach of the mens lacrosse team and former assistant coach for the womens soccer team, announced his retirement June 1 after serving the program for 36 seasons.

Longtime men’s lacrosse head coach announces retirement

By Tess Ferguson, Sports Editor June 2, 2023
Ithaca College announced June 1 that Jeff Long, head coach of the men’s lacrosse team, has retired after 36 seasons with the program.
Senior goalkeeper Ryan LaForty drops for a save during the Ithaca College mens lacrosse teams 10–9 overtime loss against Union College on April 22. LaForty tallied a season-high 19 saves during the game.

Men’s lacrosse falls short against Union on Senior Day

By Alliey Magistro, Staff Writer April 24, 2023
The stands at Higgins Stadium were packed and wild April 22 to see the Ithaca College men’s lacrosse team battle one of its toughest opponents, No. 14 Union College, on Senior Day.
Sophomore midfielder Chase Gulick wins the face off against Cougars senior midfielder Nick Mehnert. Gulick went 24–25 on the face off during the contest.

Men’s lacrosse takes down Cougars in 16–3 win

By Alliey Magistro, Staff Writer April 3, 2023
There was a big win at Higgins Stadium on March 29 for the Ithaca College men’s lacrosse team against the Misericordia University Cougars.
From left, Ithaca College sophomore midfielder Chase Gulick passes to first-year student midfielder Jace Dockx as Clarkson University junior defender Matt Szwagulinski attempts to intercept.

Bench provides key depth for men’s lacrosse team

By Aidan Charde, Sports Editor March 29, 2023
Before the 2023 season even began, the Ithaca College men’s lacrosse team was reminded of how important it was for the entire team to be ready for anything.
From left, sophomore Golden Knight midfielder Logan Wilkinson falls over after sophomore Bomber midfielder Jared Sedlock makes a move as junior Bomber defenseman Hunter Wallace blocks.

Men’s lacrosse secures comeback win against the Golden Knights

By Alliey Magistro, Staff Writer March 26, 2023
On March 25, the Ithaca College men’s lacrosse team took on the Clarkson University Golden Knights in a ruthless battle for the win.
Six current members of the Ithaca College mens lacrosse team, along with three former members, live together off-campus in addition to being teammates. According to a 2015 study by the NCAA, 43% of men and 36% of women who are student-athletes choose to live exclusively with other student-athletes.

Teammates build chemistry in off-campus housing

By Tess Ferguson, Assistant Sports Editor March 21, 2023
Alongside three of their former teammates, six members of the Ithaca College men's lacrosse team have shared an off-campus duplex home since August 2022. 
From left, sophomore Chase Gulick and senior Jake Erickson are looking to make an impact in a stacked Liberty League conference this season.

Men’s lacrosse takes aim at Liberty League Goliaths

By Alliey Magistro, Staff Writer March 1, 2023
The Ithaca College men’s lacrosse team has been preparing for its 2023 season since missing out on the postseason last October on a last-second goal.
Junior Ryan LaForty, who has started 12 games at goalie for the Ithaca College men’s lacrosse team this season, warms up for a game against Nazareth College on March 23 at Higgins Stadium.

Junior goalkeeper makes the most of starting opportunity

By Aidan Charde, Assistant Sports Editor April 26, 2022
For nearly three years, junior Ryan LaForty, goalie for the Ithaca College men’s lacrosse team, did not start a game in the net, until a mid-game switch March 2.
The Ithaca College mens lacrosse team suffered its second defeat of the year, snapping a seven-game win streak, after falling to St. Lawrence University 14–10 April 2.

Men’s lacrosse’s seven-game win streak comes to an end

By Liam Shields, Staff Writer April 3, 2022
The Ithaca College men’s lacrosse team’s seven-game win streak came to an end with a 14–10 loss to the St. Lawrence University Saints on April 2 at Higgins Stadium.
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