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From left, senior defender Maggie Mandel and senior goalkeeper Lexi Held are aiming to get a spot in the NCAA tournament and are preparing for a rematch in the Liberty League Championships.

Women’s lacrosse search for redemption with a veteran squad

By Alliey Magistro, Staff Writer February 29, 2024
The Ithaca College women’s lacrosse team has been vigorously preparing for their upcoming season and are ready to take another swing at the No. 3 William Smith College Herons, the defending Liberty League Champions that knocked them off a year ago.
From left, sophomore Isaias Torres and junior Winnie Pierre-Louis are each looking to take their games to the national level in the 2023–24 season.

Wrestling sees fresh faces in conference competition

By Jacob Infald, Contributing Writer November 9, 2023
The Ithaca College wrestling team is looking to build upon a second-place finish at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships and fight for another chance at a national title.
The Ithaca College mens club rugby sevens team celebrates after winning the National Small College Rugby Organization National Qualifier on April 16.

Rugby sevens team qualifies for nationals for the first time

By Casey Koenig, Staff Writer April 27, 2016
The men's rugby sevens team qualified for the Sevens Nationals after winning the National Small College Rugby Organization National Qualifier on April 16.
Junior Winston Wenham, who transferred to Ithaca College from Syracuse University for the spring semester, plays in the men’s lacrosse game March 1 in Higgins Stadium.

Junior transfer takes on Division III men’s lacrosse

By Matt Hornick, Staff Writer March 8, 2016
Junior Winston Wenham transferred from Syracuse University where he played Division I lacrosse for the Orange to Ithaca College where he is now a starting defenseman for the Bombers.
From left, freshman Britney Swarthout passes the baton to sophomore Sophia Feuer during a track and field practice Nov. 5 at Butterfield Stadium.

Women’s indoor track and field takes strides to continue success

By Lauren Murray, Contributing Writer November 11, 2015
The women's track and field squad look to continue its success from last year after capturing its eighth Empire 8 Championship title.

The Hot Stove: Athletes’ pursuit of perfection flawed

By Steve Derderian, Columnist March 17, 2015
Columnist Steve Derderian argues that athletes should not seek out perfection through sport.
Junior captain wrestler Alex Gomez tries to hook the leg of senior Ken Anderson from Wartburg College in the 133-pound NCAA Championship match March 15 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Junior wrestler will skip next season after NCAA Championship loss

By Meghan Graham, Staff Writer March 19, 2014
Junior wrestler and team captain Alex Gomez to take year off from team following NCAA championship loss.
Ithaca College Equestrian Team looks to make the jump to varsity.

Making the jump: Equestrian team seeks varsity status

By Mark Warren, Staff Writer February 19, 2014
The equestrian team is hoping to achieve varsity status in upcoming seasons.

Baseball squad earns second chance at National title

By Steve Derderian, Assistant Sports Editor May 28, 2013
The Bombers baseball team found a way to seek redemption in the Division III College World Series Monday evening after a loss early on in the tournament. Anchored by a rejuvenated pitching staff, which included the return of senior Jasper Adams, the Bombers have avoided elimination from World Series play by winning three consecutive games.…

Baseball squad earns second chance at National title

By Steve Derderian, Assistant Sports Editor May 27, 2013
The Bombers baseball team has been a part of the college baseball World Series in Appleton, Wis. this week. The team's victory over Linfield College Monday evening sets them to take on the University of Southern Maine Tuesday afternoon.
Bombers Assistant Lacrosse Coach Ansley Jemison poses Monday afternoon outside of the Akwe:kon residence hall, a part of the American Indian Program at Cornell University.

Assistant coach teaches game based on lessons of his ancestors

By Mark Warren, Staff Writer May 1, 2013
Ansley Jemison surveys the field from the sidelines of Higgins Stadium with his thick arms crossed and his brown eyes focused. Looking over the Bomber defense he notices a player out of position. He puffs on his whistle and the echo freezes all of the players in place. He calmly walks over to the defender…

Diving pair dreams big

By Doug Geller, Contributing Writer January 26, 2012
When athletes on the men’s diving team are up on the board, the pool turns silent and they are left alone with their thoughts. After the meet ends, however, the conversations between senior captain Derek Rand and junior Martin Brown could help each diver make some loud statements at the end of this season. Both…
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