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From left, Hobart sophomore defensive back Mekhi Rogers rushes senior wide receiver Ben Marinnacio as he drives downfield.

Bombers show up big in fall sports season

By Tess Ferguson, Sports Editor December 2, 2023
Ithaca College athletics wrapped up its fall season with many achievements under each squad's belt. Football, field hockey and sophomore Kyla Eisman of women's cross country made it into NCAA tournament play.
From left, graduate student swimmer Katie Champagne and sophomore diver Eliza Salus are each looking to make appearances in both conference and national competition.

Women’s swim and dive sets the tone under new leadership

By David Schurter, Staff Writer November 8, 2023
Since 2017, Ithaca College athletics has competed as a member of the Liberty League. During this time, the college has won several Liberty League Championships across every sport in every season. The women’s swimming and diving program is one of those perennial championship teams and this season, they are looking to win their fifth straight Liberty League title.
From left, junior midfielder Julia Cascone and RIT senior defender Elle Hallock compete for a header as sophomore forward Riley Brodrick looks on.

Women’s soccer draws RIT without score

By Jess Moskowitz, Staff Writer October 25, 2023
On Oct. 24, the Ithaca College women’s soccer team took on the Rochester Institute of Technology Tigers at Carp Wood Field where both benches were electric from the start. 
From left, RPI junior defender Hannah Krieg attempts to avoid sliding sophomore forward Kaelyn Fernandez.

Women’s soccer battles to standstill with Vassar

By Rory Mastine, Contributing Writer October 22, 2023
Despite a lack of offensive production, the Ithaca College women’s soccer looked sharp on defense as they finished their penultimate home match with a physical 0–0 draw against the Vassar College Brewers Oct. 21 at Carp Wood Field.
Junior defensive specialist Ellie Benedict prepares to receive a serve during the Bomber Invitational, a home-opening tournament hosted Sept. 15–16 in the Ben Light Gymnasium.

Volleyball invitationals highlight loaded match schedule

By John Baker, Contributing Writer October 3, 2023
The Ithaca College volleyball team takes on a tall task every year, playing in several multi-header matchups against different teams; something atypical for other sports at the college.
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.
Sophomore tennis player Taylor Crain prepares to return a hit during the Bombers 5–4 win over the William Smith College Herons.

Sophomore standout dominates Liberty League tennis

By Billy Wood, Staff Writer April 18, 2023
Sophomore tennis star Taylor Crain was a first-year student phenom last season, racking up a 14–6 singles record, 12–7 doubles record and taking home Liberty League Rookie of the Year.
Senior outfielder Mike Nauta swings at a pitch in the Ithaca College baseball teams game against RIT on April 7.

Baseball team falls at home to RIT

By Billy Wood, Staff Writer April 11, 2023
The Ithaca College baseball team lost to the Rochester Institute of Technology Tigers 4–1 April 7 on Valesente Diamond at Freeman Field.
From left, senior Grace Isaksen, first-year student Amanda Zweifler, sophomore Peyton Miller and senior Jennifer Pitts celebrate a point for the volleyball team.

Athletics victory song makes dreams come true

By Aidan Charde, Sports Editor March 22, 2023
While “You Make My Dreams (Come True)” is far from a traditional victory song, Will Rothermel, former associate director of Athletics, said the energetic intro made it the perfect celebration song.
Sophomore Wenchard Pierre-Louis won his weight class to advance to the National Championship, one of four Bombers to qualify.

Four wrestlers punch their tickets to national tournament

By Dustin Terry, Staff Writer March 1, 2023
The Ithaca College wrestling team took second place in the NCAA Division III Mideast Regional, hosting the two-day tournament Feb. 24 and 25 in the Glazer Arena. 
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.
First-year student Caroline Armistead swims the butterfly during the 400-yard individual medley during day two of the Liberty League Championships on Feb. 16. Armistead came in 11th place in the event.

Bombers show out at Liberty League Championships

By David Schurter, Staff Writer February 21, 2023
The 2023 Liberty League swimming and diving championships are in the books and both the Ithaca College men’s and women’s teams made some waves once again. 
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