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THE ITHACAN

The Student News Site of Ithaca College

THE ITHACAN

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...

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. 
Graduate student diver Abby Marraccino was initially recruited to the Ithaca College gymnastics team before getting cut during her first year. Since then, she has been a standout athlete on the swimming and diving team.

Former gymnasts find new home with swimming and diving team

By David Schurter, Staff Writer March 1, 2023
The Ithaca College gymnastics team has been known to be extremely selective with its recruits. Unfortunately, the program does not have enough space to keep everyone on the roster.
Sophomore swimmer Kerry O’Brien swims the 200-yard butterfly during the Bomber Invitational, which took place Dec. 2–4. The women’s team took first place, while the men finished in second.

Swim and dive teams dominate in the first half

By David Schurter, Staff Writer December 6, 2022
With the fall semester coming to a close, the Ithaca College swimming and diving teams wrapped up the first half of the season with the excitement of the 11th annual Bomber Invitational.
From left, junior midfielder Brianna Lennon, senior Julia OSullivan and sophomore attacker Maizy Veitch compete in their respective sports. The Ithaca College field hockey, gymnastics and womens lacrosse teams were among the 10 programs that received funding from this donation.

IC alumna donates over $600,000 to women’s sports

By Tommy Mumau, Sports Editor April 18, 2022
All Ithaca College women’s athletics programs are now endowed, after an anonymous alum donated over $600,000 to 10 women’s teams.
From left, senior Meghan Matheny and graduate student Ava Lowell. Matheny and Lowell were two of four Ithaca College athletes to win individual national titles for the swimming and diving team and track and field teams this season.

Four Ithaca College student-athletes win national titles

By Aidan Charde, Assistant Sports Editor March 22, 2022
A total of four Ithaca College athletes won national titles over the past week, garnering two individual NCAA championships each for the Bombers’ track and field and swimming and diving programs. 
From left, senior Michael Sheehan, freshman Ryan Pillion and Kevin Markwardt, head coach of the mens and womens swimming and diving teams stand on the deck at Kelsey Partridge Bird Natatorium.

Swimming and diving coach transitions into new role

By Tommy Mumau, Assistant Sports Editor November 11, 2021
The Ithaca College swimming and diving program is currently in the midst of its first full season with Kevin Markwardt as the head coach for both the men’s and women’s teams.
Freshman runner Lizz Eberhardt trains in the pool for track and field practice. The team holds practices in the pool every Friday at 6:45 a.m. in the Athletics and Events Center.

Track and field train in the pool to avoid wear and tear

By Ryan Lemay, Staff Writer December 11, 2017
To avoid unwanted damage on their feet, the Ithaca College Track and Field teams do some of their training in the pool for a safer way to practice.
Senior diver Kloe Boeckel practices a new routine during practice Tuesday in the Athletics and Events Center pool.

Women’s swimming and diving team approaches historic milestone

By Doug Geller, Staff Writer February 6, 2013
Ithaca College women's swimming and diving team stay on path to four straight state titles
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