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Student honors fallen marine

Posted on April 21, 2014 by Justicia Barreiros in Sports, Sports Feature, Uncategorized

Brandon Sodergren crosses the finish line at the Army Marathon in 2013.

Brandon Sodergren is a senior criminology major, member of the wrestling team and a student senator. Before attending USM, Sodergren served in the Marines for six years beginning in 2006, including two tours–one in Iraq and one in Afghanistan–as an infantry machine gunner. Now he spends his free time running marathons and fundraising in honor […]

Head Coach Bergeron optimistic for championships after men’s tennis wins ten straight matches

Posted on April 18, 2014 by Justicia Barreiros in Sports, Sports Feature

This week the Huskies’ men’s tennis team added two more wins, improving their record to 10-3 while remaining undefeated in the Little East Conference with a record of 4-0. The Huskies are also undefeated at home and have won the last ten matches straight. In the match against Salem State University Tuesday, the Huskies performed […]

Paying to play: USM students and officials talk about cost of sports

Posted on April 14, 2014 by Justicia Barreiros in Sports, Sports Feature

USM's #7 Jennifer Poulin vies for the ball during a field hockey game in September.

There’s no doubt that college sports are expensive, but although the majority of the expenses are covered by the university, student athletes still have to pay out of pocket occasionally. Raquel Heitor, a freshman on the women’s lacrosse team, believes that lacrosse is the most expensive sport for students. “It might be second, but it’s […]

Who will lead the pack this summer?

Posted on April 07, 2014 by Justicia Barreiros in Sports

As the weather warms up and athletic events move outdoors, so begins the season for marathons, dashes, and road races. Here’s the inside scoop on upcoming USM races, muddy obstacle courses, 10k road races and the toughest challenge of all. USM starts the running season with two organized events; the Husky Dash 5k and the […]

From small town life to the international games: Ben Towne shares Olympic experience

Posted on March 10, 2014 by Justicia Barreiros in Sports

Ben Towne (right), clinic coordinator of athletic training at USM, pictured with USA skeleton Bronze Medalist Matt Antoine (left) during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

The opportunity of a lifetime was years in the making for Ben Towne, lecturer and clinic coordinator of athletic training at USM, who returned to Maine just last week after traveling with the U.S. Olympic teams to Sochi, Russia. Towne was chosen to be one of 17 athletic trainers to travel to the 2014 Winter […]

Healthy or not: the truth about athletes’ diets

Posted on March 03, 2014 by Justicia Barreiros in Sports

The difference between a nutritional diet and unhealthy habits can make or break a student athletes’ performance. Many student athletes find it difficult to keep their diet on track when their sport is off season. “When I’m out of season, I’ll eat more junk food—you know chips, salsa—everything you shouldn’t be eating,” said Sabrina Sodders, […]

USM athlete will donate kidney to save her father’s life

Posted on February 14, 2014 by Justicia Barreiros in Sports

Demi Ruder, sophomore social work major and captain of the volleyball team, is the perfect match to save her father’s life. Her father, Michael Ruder, was diagnosed with kidney failure last May. “It was out of the blue. They called it an autoimmune disease, so no one knows why it happened or where it came […]

USM athletes bridge community gap and mentor youth basketball

Posted on January 27, 2014 by Justicia Barreiros in Sports, Sports Feature

The Athletics Department has been engaging with the town of Gorham to improve relations and build community as a whole. The Second Annual ‘Town of Gorham Night’ took place at the men and women’s basketball games on Tuesday, Jan. 21 at the Warren Hill Gymnasium.  Cheered on by the crowd, third and fourth grade students […]