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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.
From left, junior midfielder Meara Bury transitions the ball upfield as Knights junior midfielder Hanna Pochobradsky defends along the sideline.

Field hockey extends winning streak with victory over Knights

By Tess Ferguson, Sports Editor October 5, 2023
The Ithaca College field hockey team extended its winning streak to five with an evenly matched, 1–0, victory over the SUNY Geneseo Knights on Oct. 4 at Higgins Stadium.
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.

Volleyball bounces back with victory over SUNY Geneseo

By Farrell Hudson, Contributing Writer September 17, 2023
The Ithaca College volleyball team got back to their winning ways against non-conference opponent SUNY Geneseo Sept. 16, emerging victorious in the fifth and final set following an arduous seesaw battle. 
From left, senior outside hitter Alexandra Montgomery looks on while first-year outside hitter Gabriella Gonzalez-Abreu goes up to spike the ball.

Volleyball drops to Johns Hopkins in three sets

By Farrell Hudson, Contributing Writer September 17, 2023

The Ithaca College volleyball team had its four-game winning streak snapped at the hands of the eighth-ranked Johns Hopkins Blue Jays Sept. 15, dropping in three sets, (25–22), (27–25) and (25–22).  The...

From left, SUNY Geneseo senior third baseman Iris Kahris and first-year student shortstop Bella Nadzan cover third base as Ithaca College sophomore third baseman Sela Scheinman slides in.

Bombers post consecutive shutouts to sweep SUNY Geneseo

By Ryan Collins, Contributing Writer May 4, 2023
The Ithaca College softball team swept its double header against the SUNY Geneseo Knights on May 3 at Kostrinksy 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.
First-year setter Maddie Cox sets up a shot for sophomore middle blocker Aleka Darko during the Ithaca College volleyball teams 3–2 win over SUNY Geneseo on Sept. 3 in the Ben Light Gymnasium.

Volleyball splits Saturday series at Bomber Invitational

By Aidan Charde, Sports Editor September 5, 2022
The Ithaca College volleyball team had highs and lows Sept. 3, winning a five-set match over the SUNY Geneseo Knights before falling in three sets to the No. 19 Gustavus Adolphus College Gusties.
From left, Sophomore Alexa Darko and Faith Sabatier both led the team in kills, with 23 and 5 respectively, in the teams contest against Swarthmore College on Sept. 2

Bombers win close season opener against Swarthmore

By Aidan Charde, Sports Editor September 4, 2022
In a tumultuous game that took until the final set to be decided, the Ithaca College volleyball team came out on top 3–2 in the Ben Light Gymnasium to open the season on a high note.
From left, seniors Elizabeth Pillow and Amberly Christiansen of the Ithaca College field hockey team. The team is looking to compete at the National level after falling in overtime in the Liberty League Championship in 2021.

Field hockey sets sights on conference and national titles

By Tobiah Zboray, Staff Writer August 31, 2022
After a trip to the Liberty League Championship game in 2021, the Ithaca College field hockey team is looking to improve its success going into the 2022 season. 
From left, sophomore Faith Sabatier and senior Grace Isaksen of the Ithaca College volleyball team. Despite a good Liberty League performance in 2021, the Bombers are looking to improve on their record.

Volleyball expecting big season with young roster

By Nicolas Rosado, Staff Writer August 31, 2022
The Ithaca College volleyball team is ready to begin its second season back since the COVID-19 pandemic with the upcoming season quickly approaching.
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