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Head mens and women tennis coach Bill Austin has announced his retirement after 20 seasons. Assistant coach Chris Hayes will step up as head.

Tennis teams see new leadership for first time in 20 years

By Jack Murray, Staff Writer June 6, 2020
For the first time in 20 seasons, the Ithaca College women’s and men’s tennis teams will be under new leadership beginning in the 2020–21 season. 
Garret Eldridge, center, overseeing practice August 18, 2019 as assistant coach. He will now fulfill the role as head coach for mens soccer.

Men’s soccer assistant coach gets promoted to head coach

By Arla Davis, Sports Editor May 17, 2020
Ithaca College announced May 7 that Garret Eldridge, men’s soccer assistant coach, has been hired as the new head coach for the Bombers.
Senior runner Parley Hannan won the national title at the NCAA Championship race on Nov. 23. Hannan is the first Ithaca College cross-country runner to become a national champion.

Fall athletes thrive in postseason NCAA appearances

By Lauren White, Assistant Sports Editor December 4, 2019
As the fall varsity season came to a close, men’s soccer, women’s volleyball and the men’s and women’s cross-country teams advanced to NCAA tournaments.
The Ithaca College mens soccer team shares a motivational moment in a huddle before their game on Sept. 24, the Bombers currently hold a record of 6-1-1.

Head coach rebuilds men’s soccer program

By Emily Adams, Sports Editor September 26, 2019
Head coach Kyle Dezotell took control of the men's soccer program in 2017. Since then he has led the team to a ranking of No. 12 in the nation.
Senior Marissa Harris takes video for an Instagram story during the field hockey teams practice Sept. 15 in Higgins Stadium. Harris, a former member of the team, has been running its social media since 2018.

Social media showcases fun side of varsity sports

By Emily Adams and Lauren White September 26, 2019
Many varsity athletic teams at Ithaca College engage with their social media followers on Twitter or Instagram pages for promotion and recruitment.
Senior midfielder Jack Monnes dribbles past SUNY Cortland midfielder Jake Keller during the Bombers game Sept. 21 against the Red Dragons in Higgins Stadium. The squads tied 2–2.

Men’s soccer ties No. 10 SUNY Cortland in double overtime

By Ariel Dowdy, Staff Writer September 23, 2019
The No. 21 Ithaca College men's soccer team tied No. 10 SUNY Cortland 2–2 Sept. 21 in Higgins Stadium.
Senior midfielder Jack Monnes dribbles past Messiah freshman defender Jake Lent-Koop during the Bombers game against the Falcons on Aug. 31.

Men’s soccer earns huge win over No. 5 Messiah College

By Emily Adams, Sports Editor September 1, 2019
The Ithaca College men's soccer team defeated No. 5 Messiah College 1–0 Aug. 31 to complete their successful doubleheader weekend.
Senior defender Justinian Michaels celebrates with his team after scoring the first goal of the game against New York University on Aug. 30. Michaels spoke at the ceremony before the game honoring Jase Barrack, a club soccer player who died suddenly in May.

Men’s soccer dominates in game dedicated to club soccer player

By Emily Adams, Sports Editor September 1, 2019
The Ithaca College men's soccer team honored Jase Barrack, a club soccer player who died suddenly in May, during their game against NYU on Aug. 30.
Senior defender Justinian Michaels will be one of several significant returners for the mens soccer team this season. The team expects that its strong upperclassman leadership will be crucial this season.

Men’s soccer focused on earning an NCAA tournament bid

By Willy Wright, Staff Writer August 29, 2019
The men's soccer team suffered the disappointment of not being selected to the NCAA tournament in 2018, and it is hungry for redemption.
From left, junior striker Jonathan Kyriakidis, freshman midfielder Alex Cabeca, junior defender Luke Bugoni, and sophomore midfielder Alex Leahy after winning the Eastern Development Program championship.

Men’s soccer teammates secure summer league championship win

By Emily Adams, Sports Editor August 28, 2019
Four men's soccer players competed for Eastern FC's U23 team this summer and won the Eastern Development Program championship.
Senior striker Nate Mansfield looks to steal the ball from Mike Park, Skidmore College senior midfielder, during the Blue and Golds 1–0 win at Higgins Stadium on Oct. 30

Men’s soccer wins tournament quarterfinal against Skidmore

By Ty Cunnington, Staff Writer October 30, 2018
The Ithaca College men's soccer team is going to the Liberty League Conference semifinals with a victory against Skidmore College.
Freshman midfielder Alex Leahy cuts between two Wells College defenders on Sept. 7. The Bombers won the match 2–1 in overtime, and have played five overtime games so far this season, with a record of 2–0–3

Men’s soccer shows superiority in extra frame

By Emily Adams, Staff Writer October 2, 2018
The Ithaca College men's soccer team is 2–0–3 in overtime games this season. They attribute the success to a strong midfield and immense depth.
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