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From left, senior outfielder Hudson Hassler and sophomore catcher Haley Petrucci will look to get back in the Liberty League championship with a squad that only rosters three seniors.

Softball looks to ignite young core in championship push

By Billy Wood, Sports Editor February 29, 2024
The Ithaca College softball team is adjusting to having a younger team this season. In spite of this, its high-powered hitting and new age pitching staff will look to get back to the promised land to dethrone a modern day Goliath.
Senior Jacob Wachs prepares to hit the ball back to his opponent. The 2024 Ithaca College mens tennis season is under way with promising first-year students and new coaching staff.

Men’s tennis has big hopes this season with new faces

By Ben Hanan, Contributing Writer February 29, 2024
The Ithaca College men’s tennis team is gearing up for another spring after coming off a rough  2023 season where the Bombers maintained a 1–7 conference record and a 6–10 regular  record. Thankfully, a new face is trying to right the ship.
From left, junior captain Eliana Chelnick, senior captain Isabelle Bennett and new head coach Tom Rishcoff will look to lead the Bombers back to prominence after a 2023 season that saw the team finish with an 8–10 record.

Women’s tennis returns to the court with young squad

By Flynn Hynes, Assistant Sports Editor February 29, 2024
As the new season approaches, the Ithaca College women's tennis team prepares to embark on another year of competition with a revamped squad. 
From left, senior attackman Charlie Niebuhr and senior midfielder Kyle Savery. Going into their senior year, the two are emphasizing leadership and are welcoming in new head coach Tommy Pearce.

New faces add extra man advantage to men’s lacrosse

By Jacob Infald, Staff Writer February 29, 2024
With the 2024 season on the horizon, the Ithaca men’s lacrosse team has been preparing to enter a new era. After over 30 years at the helm, former head coach Jeff Long stepped down on June 1, 2023, and was replaced by Tommy Pearce.
From left, senior pole vaulter Matthew Weil and sophomore multi-eventer Noah McKibben. Weil aims for a personal best, while McKibben expands his skill set, competing in the 60m dash and 110m hurdles, as well as combined events for the first time.

Men’s track and field aims to vault over national competition

By Augustine Daudu, Staff Writer February 28, 2024
The Ithaca College men’s track and field team is readying itself for the outdoor track season following a 2023 season where the Bombers sent three runners to the NCAA outdoor track and field championships.
Sophomore infielder Riley Brawdy fields a ball during the Ithaca College baseball teams 8–5 comeback win over the SUNY Brockport Golden Eagles on May 2.

Baseball secures comeback win over Brockport

By Billy Wood, Staff Writer May 4, 2023
The Ithaca College baseball team defeated the SUNY Brockport Golden Eagles 8–5 on the Valesente Diamond at Freeman Field on May 2.
From left, sophomore Taylor Crain and senior Caroline Herz of the Ithaca College womens tennis team aim to compete for their first conference title in program history.

Women’s tennis team has big expectations with small roster

By Lucas Jafet, Staff Writer March 1, 2023
The Ithaca College women’s tennis team is gearing up for another run at the Liberty League title after it lost to Vassar College in the semifinals last season.
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.
From left, senior infielder Allison DellOrto and sophomore pitcher Anna Cornell of the Ithaca College softball team are looking to reclaim their Liberty League title this season.

Softball team swings for the fences under new head coach

By Tobiah Zboray March 1, 2023
After a season in which the Ithaca College softball team fell short in the Liberty League tournament, the team is looking to bring the Bombers their first conference championship since 2019. 
From left, Bombers graduate student forward Luka Radovich looks to shoot over RPI junior forward Avery Eugster.

Top-seeded men’s basketball falls to RPI in conference semifinals

By Billy Wood, Staff Writer February 25, 2023
The Ithaca College men’s basketball team lost to the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Engineers 49–44 in the Liberty League Semifinals on Feb. 24 in the Ben Light Gymnasium.
Sophomore forward Annabella Yorio drives to the basket while RPI senior forward Heather Converse tries to defend.

Women’s basketball cruises to conference championship game

By Flynn Hynes, Contributing Writer February 25, 2023
The Ithaca College women's basketball team defeated the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Engineers on Feb. 24 in a 73–39 blowout in the Ben Light Gymnasium. 
The Bombers bench looks on during a game against Union College on Feb. 3. The Bombers won the matchup 64—48 despite having four inactive athletes at the time.

Women’s basketball works to overcome thin roster

By Alliey Magistro, Staff Writer February 15, 2023
When the Ithaca College women’s basketball team beat the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Engineers on Jan. 28, it did so with just nine active players and seven unable to suit up.
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